Archive for October, 2014

Teacher Talk: October 2014

October 24, 2014
Teacher Talk: October 2014

In this month of October something scary and fun happens: Halloween. So I decided to ask teachers a question that connects with that theme. My question was “What is your biggest fear and why?”. Here are some of the responses I got:

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Patterson hosts 4th annual community fair

October 20, 2014
A youth percussion band performs at the Community Fair (Photo: Patterson Press)

Patterson High School held it’s 4th annual community fair and back to school night inside the school’s cafeteria on September 25 from 5:30 to 8:00. It was held to motivate students to help and support their school and get help from their community.

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Secretary “Mama” Jones vows to beat breast cancer

October 20, 2014
Mr. Benton and "Mama" Jones (photo: Patterson Press)

When Patterson Principal Vance Benton and long-time secretary Linda Jones (known affectionately as “Mama Jones”) announced that they were having a “showdown” on Friday, October 17th, most teachers and staff members had no idea what to expect.

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Girls soccer team destroys Western

October 18, 2014
Teamwork was the key to winning this game. (Photo: Shane Braden, Patterson Press)

The Patterson girls soccer team won at home against Western 4 to 2 on Monday, Sept. 13th. They played hard to get the win and will continue to work hard to win upcoming games. The four players that scored a goal were Sha’Qwanna Carter, Keydi Pinto-Olivia, Vigueur Kibinda and Anna Zawacki. All of these players helped the team to win.

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My pain of the soul (POEM)

October 15, 2014

Original poem by Alex Hunt

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Volleyball team loses first home game, despite valiant effort

October 11, 2014
Despite losing each set, the Lady Clippers scored many times throughout the game (Photo: Stephanie Megginson, Patterson Press)

The Patterson volleyball team is one of the best girls teams in the school. However, they lost their first home game 3-0. Although they did not win any sets, the team did score several points during each set, keeping the game competitive. The Lady Clippers hope to do better in their next game.

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“No backpacks allowed!” (CARTOON)

October 11, 2014
"No backpacks allowed!" (Cartoon by Shane Braden, Patterson Press)

Original cartoon by Shane Braden, Patterson Press

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“What heat problem?” (CARTOON)

October 11, 2014
"What heat problem?" (Cartoon by Jamal Artis, Patterson Press)

Original cartoon by Jamal Artis (Patterson Press)

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Curfew law goes too far (OPINION)

October 11, 2014
(Illustration by Shane Braden, Patterson Press)

The Baltimore City Council passed a controversial new curfew law on August 8th, 2014. According to the Baltimore Sun, “[c]hildren under the age of 14 have to be inside by 9 p.m., while teens ages 14-16 have to be inside by 10 p.m. on school nights and 11 p.m. on non-school nights”. The curfew law stipulates that if you are under the minimum age and the police catch you violating the curfew, your parents have to pay a $500 fine.

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Girls soccer team scores a goal

October 10, 2014
A Patterson player stays one step ahead of her opponents (photo: Adiya Mason, Patterson Press)

The Patterson High School girls soccer team played a very good game against Poly on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Even though they lost 1 to 12 they still played a good game. Jackie Brock (number 4 on the team) played her hardest and showed great sportsmanship. Renee Ober (number 15) was the team member who gave us a point. The team is working hard for the next game and is hoping to win.

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Patterson participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

October 9, 2014

Patterson participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Sept. 5 to help raise money for ALS. ALS means amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the Yankees baseball player who died of it in 1941.

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