Public Safety

Bullying is a serious problem in high school

November 10, 2017

As a high school student you are always judged based on sexuality, race, what you wear, and for who you are.

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Students respond to the heat crisis at Patterson

October 22, 2017

Editor’s note: The following three articles were written by students in Ms.Graham’s English 3 class in response to the heat crisis at Patterson and the article about it that appeared in the Baltimore Sun in late September. A related political cartoon by Patterson Press cartoonist Sharena Lawson can be seen on our Facebook page but we are unable to post it here due to technical difficulties we are having with the website.

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Patterson joins rally at City Council for banning styrofoam

May 10, 2017
Patterson joins rally at City Council for banning styrofoam

Ms. Hope took at least two Patterson students with her to a rally at a meeting of the Baltimore City Council on March 9, 2017. City Councilor Zeke Cohen and the committee urged the citizens of Baltimore City to work with a group called B-more Beyond Plastics (BBP) to ban Styrofoam because Styrofoam has affected the community of Baltimore City over the course of the years. Many of the City Council, committee, and the citizens of Baltimore City rallied in Annapolis to support the efforts to ban Styrofoam in Annapolis. 1st district Councilman Zeke Cohen said, “Talk to your city district representative and they will also take this fight to the Annapolis.” This led to the Baltimore City Council signing a resolution to support the bill in Annapolis.

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Discipline Problems at Patterson High School (VIDEO)

May 7, 2017

This video explores discipline issues at Patterson. The video was produced by Amadou Bah and Sartre Ndebaneza. This is a Patterson Press production in conjunction with Wide Angle Youth Media.

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Investigating Patterson’s rodent problem

April 12, 2017
Investigating Patterson’s rodent problem

Patterson is known for the roaches and mice that can be found all throughout the school. A lot of classrooms have mice living in the walls and sometimes during the day they make an appearance. So why does Patterson have this rodent and insect problem if the janitors clean every day–both after the students leave and during the day?

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New student group brings different cultures together to solve school problems

March 9, 2017

There is a new group in Patterson High School called SPIRIT. This group started on October 16, 2016 with about 60 students involved. The meaning of SPIRIT is Students Problem Idea Resolution of Issues Together. The purpose of this group is to bring different cultures together to find out the concerns they all have and find resolutions.

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CyberPatriot competition teaches students cyber-security skills

January 22, 2017
CyberPatriot competition teaches students cyber-security skills

CyberPatriot is a program in which students are given images (operating systems) that have some errors in it and we are supposed to secure them. As we secure the image we gain points each time and if we make it unsecured we will lose points.

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E.M.T. seniors visit Fire Academy

January 21, 2017
EMT students get hands-on experience (Photo: Patterson Press)

Every Wednesday and Thursday, the seniors in the E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) pathways at Patterson, Vivian Thomas, Douglass and Dunbar go to the Fire Academy on Pulaski Highway to learn E.M.T and fire training. This program prepares students for a career as an E.M.T. or firefighter after high school.

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Students testify at MTA bus pass hearing

January 21, 2017
Students testify at MTA bus pass hearing

Students, teachers, parents and others attended a public hearing on Thursday, January 5th to testify to City Council about the need to extend the MTA student bus pass to 8:00 PM. The hearing took place at Frederick Douglass High School at 4:00 PM.

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Clown scares sweep the nation

October 16, 2016
Clown scares sweep the nation

Clown scares have been a hot topic in the news lately. People dressed as clowns have been seen following people around. There have been reports of people having clowns following them in every state except Hawaii.

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Fear and miscommunication keeping ESOL students, native English speakers apart

September 25, 2016
Fear and miscommunication keeping ESOL students, native English speakers apart

Patterson High School is well known for its diversity of students from around the world. But students have developed a skeptical attitude toward each other which causes an strained relationship. ESOL students claim that they feel uncomfortable when they are with their classmates who are “English speakers”.

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Could our smart phones be making us dumber?

January 9, 2016

Kids today have phones, laptops, and other electronic devices that have games and are ways to communicate with others. The reason many kids have low grades and act rudely, and why people may say this generation is messed up, could be these electronic devices. Some of the people kids communicate with online could be a bad influence because these people are sharing inappropriate things, trying to make others think they are cool.

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