Archive for October, 2013

Patterson Crushes St. Alban’s 41-9 in Homecoming Blowout

October 28, 2013
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Patterson High School’s Clippers varsity football team crushed St. Alban’s by a score of 41 to 9 at Patterson’s homecoming game on Saturday, October 26th. Although St. Alban’s scored first with a two-point conversion in the first few minutes of the game, the Clippers dominated the field for the rest of the day, giving up only one touchdown, while scoring five of their own. St. Alban’s failed to score a single point in the second half.

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A Government Meltdown (OPINION)

October 13, 2013
(Cartoon by Shane Braden, Patterson Press)

The United States Federal Government entered a broad government shut-down on October 1, 2013 after Congress failed to agree on a spending bill that would keep the Government running. 800,000 of the 2.1 million federal workers are going without pay. Workers that are considered essential will continue to receive their paychecks, such as federal law enforcement agents, safety personnel, the military and even members of Congress.

Many Americans are wondering why the same Congressmen and Congresswomen who are responsible for the government shut-down are still receiving pay-checks, while so many ordinary workers are being forced to survive without any income. To make matters worse, low-income women and children are not guaranteed to receive government assistance because the federal funds that go into the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children ( WIC ) that provides food vouchers and health care services are not being disbursed due to the shut-down and the states may not have enough money to provide such things.

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A Smokey Decision (OPINION)

October 9, 2013
Illustration by Shane Braden, Patterson Press

Each year both men and women are arrested for possession of cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed. Are these arrests really worth it for society? Cannabis is the least harmful of all drugs. It can be used to help numb the pain of medical conditions such as many cancers and bone disorders such as multiple sclerosis. The majority of drug dealers today sell cannabis. It is reported that someone is arrested every forty two seconds for marijuana possession: that’s over 750,000 arrests for marijuana and one drug arrest every 21 seconds in the United States.

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Award-winning writer/film-maker M.K. Asante speaks to Patterson students

October 1, 2013
MK Asante in Philadelphia (Photo by Lee Steffen -- courtesy of

“Amazing!” Those were the words of Ms. Kimberly McIntosh, Professional School Counselor from Patterson High School, as she described the presentation from Baltimore City Community College’s Fall Speaker Series. Ms. McIntosh and several Patterson students were fortunate enough to attend the event (which took place on Wednesday, September 25 in the auditorium) and listen to M.K. Asante, a modern author, film-maker and now, hip-hop artist.

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