An Editor’s Note: The Clery Act: is it useful?

Rebekah Davis, Assistant Editor

October 30, 2016

Filed under Editorials

For the few who’ve known about my front-page story as it has developed, they’ve asked me the same question: Is the Clery Act a useful tool for letting students know what’s happening on campus? My response – my opinion...

Be aware, be accepting

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

After every seven correct answers or so, I would hand Jake a puzzle piece. Jake would look at the piece for a moment, then his little hand would slide the piece into place. He had not seen this puzzle before and had not even...

Even costumes have meaning

Catherine Hyman, Copy Editor

October 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the past, Halloween has been one of the least divisive holidays on the calendar, bringing friends together with activities such as pumpkin carving, apple-bobbing and the most popular of all—wearing costumes. Although it is...

Life unplugged, life recharged

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I don’t know if many of you stayed on campus during Hurricane Matthew, but it was not a pleasant experience. I guess you could say I underestimated how powerful the storm would be. The winds were ferocious, and tree after tree...

Never work a day in your life

Rachel Droze, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Almost everyone, at some point or another has heard the famous quote from Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” From an early age, I knew I wanted to work in journalism....

Presidential candidates dubbed Fox, Hedgehog

Kylie Cracknell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Philosopher Isaiah Berlin first wrote about the fox and the hedgehog as a way to distinguish two different kinds of thinkers. More recently, former house speaker Newt Gingrich used the phrase to describe the presidential election....

Anna’s Adventures: Dolce Vita: a place for coffee, wine

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Reviews

As a college student and being over the drinking age, my two favorite beverages of choice are coffee and wine. Luckily, there is a place in Florence that serves both, Dolce Vita. Dolce Vita is located on Dargan Street in Downtown...

The Patriot Position: When class goes over

Editorial Staff

October 19, 2016

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"The bell doesn’t dismiss you; I dismiss you.” The editorial staff at “The Patriot” has heard this line several times during high school as class periods ended, and that mentality has carried into college. As students...

A mentality of seasons

Rebekah Davis, Assistant Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A season is a time. It’s a period, a stage. When you think about it, there are several seasons that each person is in. We age, we have class periods, the weather changes in seasons and, as “Rent” best stated, there’s 525,600...

It’s more than facts

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As we approach the middle of the semester, I find myself slipping into zombie mode. My attentiveness has slipped into a blank faced student sitting in class, praying my professor does not call on me to answer a question because...

Dating: end of an era?

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Ladies, don’t you just love it when a man holds a door open for you? Don’t you love when he takes the time to spark a conversation with you, in hopes that you both can exchange numbers because he is eager to get to know more...

Stress in college

Catherine Hyman, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As college students, we’re all painfully aware of growing stress rates as the semester moves forward. We’re only one third of the way through fall 2016, and as we approach midterms, many students do not know how to alleviate...

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