Archive for April, 2014

Weekly opinion poll #12

April 30, 2014
(Based on 9 students voting)

Should Patterson continue to search students’ bags for weapons?

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Weekly opinion poll #11

April 22, 2014
(Based on 4 students voting)

Do teenagers use their cell phones too much?

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Robotics club gears up for competition

April 15, 2014
Students build a robot (Photo: Regina Bell)

Last year, our Patterson High School Robotics Club won the 2013 Hopkins Robotics Cup. After working with another school, Ms.Ball wanted Patterson to have its own robotics club.

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Interview with Jacquelyn Kowalczyk, Class of 1961

April 15, 2014
Jacquelyn Kowalzyk (then Jacquelyn Prucha) as a senior (Photo: 1961 Clipper Yearbook)

As Patterson makes plans for a new building in the near future, the Patterson Press looks back at a time when our current building was brand new. For us as students at Patterson it may seem as if four years in this place is forever, but what if you were in Patterson when it first relocated to this spot we are at now? Even more, what if you were coming from the original Patterson building before the current one you’re in today? Patterson alumnus Jacquelyn Kowalczyk was a student during last few years of the original Patterson and the first year of the Patterson of today. In this interview we discuss what it was like to be one of the first students to graduate from the new building in 1961. We’ll also get a glimpse of how her life has flourished since being a student at Patterson.

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“Peace and Love” is theme of this year’s door decorating contest

April 15, 2014
Ms. Bridgeforth's door, 1st place winner (Photo: Shane Braden)

The SGA hosted a Door Decorating Contest in February with the theme of Peace and Love because it was Valentine’s Day. Ms. Bridgeforth’s class (Rm#212) won first place. Her door decoration was pretty, with hearts and stones. The 2nd place prize went to Ms. Holter’s class (Rm # 210). Her door was nice with pictures of two people and hearts with glitter.

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The “300”: Small track team leaves opponents in the dust

April 15, 2014
(Photo: Ty'Shawn Key)

Our Patterson boys track team of only ten Patterson Clippers recently went up against some of the biggest track and field teams in the city: Digital Harbor High School, Forest Park, and Dunbar. All of these schools hold records for some of the best times placed in relays, and have teams almost twice the size of ours or larger. However, even though we were amongst the smallest in size, we were amongst the biggest in heart! Our team of only ten people came in fourth against nine teams with a total of at least sixty people! We faced some of these “big dogs” head on and came out on top!

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Freshmen share their personal stories at emotional intervention

April 15, 2014
Freshmen share their personal stories at emotional intervention

The ninth grade girls spent a day in the gymnasium in February, where we participated in an emotional intervention called Point Break. (Ninth grade boys participated in the same program on a different day.) Almost all of us were in tears by the end of the day.

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Student mentors help freshmen avoid making the same mistakes

April 15, 2014
Illustration by Shane Braden

Individual Advancement Mentoring (I.AM) is a peer mentoring program started last year by my brother Alonzo Key. I.AM was created because too many students throw away their freshmen year.

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Weekly opinion poll #10

April 7, 2014
(Based on 13 students voting)

Do your teachers show favoritism?

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Rosa Parks: A Woman of Courage

April 2, 2014
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. (Photo: Wikipedia)

The winner of our Women’s History Month journalism contest

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Weekly opinion poll #9

April 2, 2014
(Based on 101 students voting)

Is bullying a problem at Patterson?

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