The Patriot Press

Fly Assassin

Drew Brady, Senior Writer

October 30, 2014


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You hold one belief in common with Hamlet, Romeo, and almost every other Shakespearean character: if you wait too long to act, you end up dead around the corpses of your loved ones. Your call to action came one day when you were telling people how disgusting you think hunting is, and how awful it...

“I’m an adult!” kid

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Editor

September 3, 2014


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With your senior year comes the legendary eighteenth birthday, a day in which over-celebrating becomes the norm. The day arrives that you’ve long awaited, and you can now say, with unquenchable pride-"I’m an adult!" Your new lifestyle ignites with legalities you never thought you could experience...

Bathroom Vandal Kid

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor

September 3, 2014


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Another day, another boring math lesson. Sitting in class pondering the lessons learned from Wolf of Wall Street, you heed nature’s call and you head off to the oasis that is the portable bathrooms in the concrete jungles of portable city. When you enter the temple, you remember that your friend re...

Social Media Justice Kid

Galen Posch, Online Editor

May 6, 2014


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As you sift through your Facebook feed, you ignore the random inspirational quotes, pass over the selfies, and snub your fellow ailing student asking for advice on the Honors English group page. Only one thing can rouse you from your social media silence. It’s only when you see some cowardly wretch...

Easy College Elitist Kid

Galen Posch, Online Editor

May 6, 2014


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You’ve waited for five excruciating months, and finally, your moment of grace has arrived. The letter you hold in your hand will decide your fate, and by extension, the fate of the universe. Here, you will find out whether the effort put into filling out your application (no essay required of course...

Offensive Driver Kid

February 26, 2014


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He blows by you on Cemetery Road going 90-plus only when Deputy Montalvo is conveniently out of sight. When you pull into your parking space in the morning, you find him parked not inches, but entire feet over the freshly-striped white line that divides your spot from his. As you crawl out of your pass...

Overly Hipster Kid

February 26, 2014


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You see them walking down the hallways with their Goodwill ugly sweaters and too-tight skinny jeans. They have on their headphones listening to an underground Scottish indie band that you have never heard of. When questioned about their liking of The Killers they will defend to no end that they liked th...

Over-the-top-DECA-Kid

December 10, 2013


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Your second year of DECA now begins. G has now chosen you, yes you, to work in the infamous DECA Store. Your long awaited dream is finally smacking you upside your head. Your   expression has now exploded into gigantic face cramping smile. To think: G and the managers find you trustworthy enough to be...

This-is-it-Senior-Kid

December 10, 2013


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This is it; your senior year has finally arrived. You go through the halls knowing that this year will be your last. You suffer heavily from S.M.H.A.D.: Senior Memory Hyper-Awareness Disorder. Well-known symptoms of this condition are intense revelations that these are your last moments as a senior. Yo...

Kami Konnoisseur Kid

November 7, 2013


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Junior year is finally upon you. Gone are the days of hiding in the trunk of that cool senior that lives in your neighborhood to get the goods from off campus. Your parents just bought a new BMW for your birthday and you got the coveted off campus sticker so you’re all ready to explore the plethora o...

Swagged-Out Freshman

November 7, 2013


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For your first year of high school you decide you need to clear out the usual Hollister and Abercrombie. It’s high school; you need to mix it up. But what style will you choose? Motivated by the smooth flow of Tyga, Rick Ross and Drake you have a moment of clarity and decide to go for the swag look. ...

Food-Photographer-Kid

March 18, 2013


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The  life of an artist is the life you’ve chosen. To be considered as one of the greats like Leonardo Davinici or Joe Dapper is the ultimate dream of yours. Years of training have prepared you for your quest to fine arts stardom. From the humble beginning at Mrs. Calvo’s sweat shop, to your final po...

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