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The Struggle

December 10, 2013

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Alright, before I get into this and really give you a lot of stuff to think about, I really want to emphasize this; I’m not a lazy person. Like everybody, I think there’s a lot of merit to working really hard. So really, reme...

A Critique of the APUSH Textbook

December 10, 2013

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America: A Narrative History tells the story of a group of rich, white, male landowners who are slowly forced, kicking and screaming, to let other people live decent lives. George Tindall and David Shi excel especially in crea...

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 ...

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 a...

Liberty’s Newest Conspiracy Cove

November 7, 2013

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Formerly known as BFE, the barren and possibly irradiated wasteland of the back parking lot has long been regarded with quiet fear by underclassmen and upperclassmen alike. It is said that strange and unnatural occurrences hap...

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 star...

Portable temples of wonder

March 18, 2013

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Because half the school is gone—either the result a massive archaeological dig to help Mr. Kurtz to find his beard, or a wild stampede of water buffalo (oh wait, we don’t have a pool)—we now only have one respectable ba...

Classroom-Debater-Kid

January 3, 2013

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Quietly walking into class, you are fully prepared for the activity that you have been dreaming about for days: the debate on the two alternate meanings for the use of candles in The Crucible. In preparation you have spent many red-eye ...

Keeper-of-elevator-keys-kid

November 26, 2012

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Pain is only temporary, but greatness lasts forever," you told yourself as your leg contorted back at a grotesque angle and your kneecap exploded into a million pieces. Although the ordeal to get there was unpleasant to say the le...

Wiener-World- Fanatic

November 26, 2012

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You were there on the glorious day that its grill was first ignited. People told you that they wouldn’t dare go near that concessionaire whose welcome sign consisted of what appeared to be paint and/or sharpie on an irregul...

Turbo-freshman-HC-Kid

October 18, 2012

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Your friends told you to, "chill out" and "give it a few weeks", but such novices needn’t be listened to. You’re in high school now, and what you’re preparing for is no middle school dance at the local community center: ...

Wall Punching Kid

October 18, 2012

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Others simply consider it a temporary wall, just another necessity of the construction operation. But to you, it’s so much more. Anything could lie behind that nondescript wall outside of Schneider and Yuen’s rooms: an excav...

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