Opinion

Is keeping animals in zoos a good thing?

April 12, 2017
Is keeping animals in zoos a good thing?

By Sartre Ndebaneza, We are all familiar with taking a short walk in a park, visiting zoos, and even taking some food to feed those poor animals. How about giving your loved ones a visit to a Sea World show? How about protecting animals and providing them with good healthcare and feeding them? There are a lot […]

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EDITORIAL: Immigration ban is illegal and wrong

April 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Immigration ban is illegal and wrong

Most Americans are questioning if President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is legal or illegal. The order appears to be illegal because it puts limits on a particular group of people. Trump’s order is unconstitutional because it targets only one religion. The editors of the Patterson Press believe that everyone should be welcomed and treated fairly in the U.S. regardless of their religion, ethnicity and national origin. The beauty of the U.S. is its diversity. Immigrants also contribute a lot to America’s economy. What is still not understandable is why Trump kept people from those seven Muslim countries from re-entering the country when they were legal residents who already had green cards and had not done anything wrong.

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Why high school students should play sports (OPINION)

February 14, 2017

In my opinion, everyone should play a sport in high school. Students should play a sport because it helps keep them focused.

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Open letter to Donald Trump

January 22, 2017

Dear President Trump:

My name is Tatyana Matthews and I am a 17-year-old junior at Patterson High School in Baltimore, MD.

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The difference between love and lust

January 22, 2017

Love and lust are very confusing and similar things. The difference between the two is not that hard or complicated to figure out.

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Donald Trump’s beginning

January 22, 2017
Donald Trump’s beginning

In the month of November 2016, the United States elected a new president: Donald Trump. To many Americans, this was a very shocking election but to other Americans, it was the best. One thing that many Americans didn’t like was Donald Trump’s racial slurs. Many things he has said were about Mexicans, Muslims, African Americans/Blacks, disabled people, women and the LGBT community. Donald Trump’s slogan is ‘Make America Great Again’ which is supposedly what he is going to do, but is there a place for everyone in Trump’s America?

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Building over nature

January 21, 2017

For the longest time, we have been polluting the earth by making factories, littering and releasing toxic fumes into the air, which is harmful to humans and the earth.

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Baltimore City Schools should have more interactive field days

December 13, 2016

By: Christian Pietrowski Baltimore City Public schools aren’t as interactive as people may think. I think every city school should have at least one field day where the students go outside and play games and interact with each other. In other Maryland districts every school from elementary to High school do field days at least […]

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Freedom of the Press Matters (OPINION)

November 6, 2016

Freedom of the press is very important because it gives everybody a right to voice their opinions and express how people really feel. There have been more and more victims to police brutality every day. People’s families have been broken because of the deaths of family members at the hands of police abusing their authority. There are so many people who are hurt and angry. They all have stories to tell, and freedom of the press helps them tell their stories.

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Minimum Wage Cartoon

October 30, 2016
Minimum Wage Cartoon

Political cartoon by Morgan McCaffity

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Election 2016 Cartoons

October 30, 2016
Election 2016 Cartoons

Student-made political cartoons about the 2016 Presidential Election

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Forsett and The Ravens part ways

October 16, 2016

After a week 4 loss at home against the underrated Oakland Raiders, not even 72 hours after the game, the Ravens cut veteran running back Justin Forsett. I think that was a bit of a bad decision because their running back group needs a leader to set the example for the young backs the Ravens have.

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