The Patriot Press

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Hallie Chen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

After five years of silence, the author of best-selling novels, including The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is back, but it’s not much to get excited about. John Green’s new young adult drama tells the story of sixteen-year old Aza, who suffers from chronic anxiety disorder. Her entire life, ...

A fantastic journey through America

Sami Beers, News Editor

May 6, 2014

Title: American Gods Author: Neil Gaiman Stars: 4.5/5 Summary: "A storm is coming", and Shadow seems to be caught right in the middle of it. After being released from prison Shadow learns that his wife has died which throws his life into freefall. However, as he begins his journey home he meets...

“16 Years Later”

Gabby Smith

May 6, 2014

Dead on the inside, alive on the out My whole life is a cloud of doubt. Sitting in my life hole of dis-pare I am so So unaware of the spot light that lay on me. I summon all my might to make a noise, any sound from within I can feel all eyes on my, watching wrongly upon my fail As I cannot make ...

Cheap date and Pike Place

Natalie Gress, Perspective Editor

May 6, 2014

Pike Place Market. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Founded in 1907 it is the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in the United States. Sometimes referred to as the "soul of Seattle" this local attraction is full of many secrets, eccentric people, hidden quests, quirky sights, and unique emerald g...

An entrancing journey to far-off lands

Sami Beers

December 10, 2013

Title:  Nation Author(s): Terry Pratchett Stars:  5/5 Summary:   "Once there were many people living here, and then the wave came." (Pg 85) When a wave sweeps through a small island chain in the Great Southern Pelagic Ocean it destroys everything in its path leaving Mau, a boy who has not q...


Featured Poet: Jarrett Hopewell

December 10, 2013

Our lives are masks that reveal only shadows of what we wish to present. If you were to take a quick glimpse into my thoughts and mind, you would be petrified. My outside view is not false, but instead it is just a courtyard to a mansion of obscurity. You might walk around the intense structure for an...

Cheap date and TeenTix

Natalie Gress

December 10, 2013

What is TeenTix you might ask? It is the best opportunity offered for teenagers in our hometown! If you have ever been in Drama 1 with Katherine Klekas, you might know what I’m talking about. This absolutely free membership offers teens between the ages of 13 and 19 a free pass into dozens of events a...

A Suspenseful Read for All-Hallows Eve

Sami Beers

November 7, 2013

Title:  Raven’s Gate Author(s): Anthony Horowitz Stars:  5/5 Summary: A sinister plot is boiling under the surface of Lesser Malling, and 14-year-old Matt Freedman is caught up right in the middle of it.  When Matt is given a choice between Jail and a foster program he chooses what he believ...

The Ever Growing Fire

Callan Moore

November 7, 2013

Sophomore Callan Moore's poem "The Ever Growing Fire" was submitted to Creative Communications where it was evaluated and sekected to be published into a Nation Wide Anthology. Like a shadow like a dream Her heart flew away as if it was never actually seen The pieces no longer fit So deep in the pit of...

Cheap date and a chick flick

Natalie Gress

November 7, 2013

Exploring an exciting and affordable afternoon in Seattle Can’t sleep? Instead of tuning into a late night talk show and pouring your emotions out on National radio, precede into an evening of entertainment for you and that special someone, or a movie night with friends. Sleepless in Seattle directe...

Cheap date and an action adventure

Natalie Gress

March 18, 2013

POW!  BIFF!  ZAP! Kick some action into your life this March with a thrifty adventure out of the norm After indulging in romantic comedies and chick flicks this past February, it might be time that you took a step back and broadened your perspective on the movie community. Do the unexpected an...

A winter treat for the holidays

Sami Beers

January 3, 2013

Title: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares   Author(s): David Levithan, Rachel Cohn   Stars: 4.5/5   Summary: Written in alternating perspectives, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares tells the story of Dash and Lily; complete strangers all alone for holidays in New York City for two very different...

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