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School Website Access Debate

February 17, 2011


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PRO by Davey Jackson There are times in life when it is completely acceptable to slack off and do nothing, like a lazy Saturday morning at home. But there are other times one should be actively mentally engaged in what they are doing — school obviously fits under the latter. The whole point of worki...

Life Swap

February 17, 2011


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Girl to Boy By Emma Gariety I slept in until about 11:00 and when I woke up, “Call of Duty” was just waiting for me. Sweat built up between my fingers and the controller as I sat playing “COD,” my eyes fixed on the screen for hours. If anybody is wondering what I’m talking about, I spent one...

A Helping Hand

February 17, 2011


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It’s easy to invest time in something that you’re passionate about, whether it’s participating in a sport or playing your favorite video game, but how many kids have passions that make a difference in the world? Community service and volunteer work are great ways to get involved in your community and ...

A New Beginning

January 27, 2011


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Have you ever moved anywhere and it was completely different from where you came from? I have. I moved from a town called Gardner, to here. I lived in the country and I moved to the city. That was totally different or me. In the country, you don’t have to worry about young kids playing in the roads...

TSA Editorial

January 24, 2011


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In the eyes of The Patriot staff, the true controversy regarding airport security isn’t about the TSA body scanners, but is shifting to those operating them. Those who believe body scanners are humiliating and intrusive need to realize all citizens retain the right to opt out of going through them,...

Football Sundays Bring Family Closer

November 22, 2010


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I get focused; it’s going to be a pass to Dad, the star player in all our games. “Hike!” My brother Sebastian yells. “Ahhh!” I scream, rushing at him, trying to throw off his pass. Dad gets the football; no point in trying now. Wait, he tripped over my sister Karmyn. FUMBLE! Yes, sweet victory. “It’s...

Flaws of Facebook

October 25, 2010


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It’s nearly undeniable that Facebook is becoming an epidemic for our generation. From Farmville to Facebook chat, this website is consuming the lives of kids our age. The various applications that Facebook has to offer have shifted from quick entertainment to an unconventional addiction. Social networking...

My Senior Angel

October 21, 2010


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It was a scene right out of a movie: I, the lowly freshman, was standing in the lunch line on the very first day of High School with no clue what I was doing. The cafeteria was bustling with strange noises, loud music, bizarre smells: I felt as if I was thrust into the Savannah at feeding time. All of...

Q+A Alana Steward

October 21, 2010


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Q: Why is it greater to be a Raider? A: Because we have such a diverse group of classes and activities that we get to be a part of. Q: What is your favorite part of the school day and why? A: Lunch time because I can talk to my friends and see them and not have to worry about getting in trouble for...

Church Protests Lack of Attention

October 19, 2010


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Last Sunday, members of The Marrow of Christ Baptist Church took to the parking lot of Shawnee Mission South to protest the lack of media coverage they had been receiving at their rallies. “The media has been conspiring against us for too long!!” said one Ricky Smith, passionate member of the Church,...

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