Think before you speak

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Losing a loved one is universally known as a hard thing to go through. Losing a person close to you, like a friend or family member, causes people around you to express their condolences and give you some slack to pull yourself...

Patriot Position

The Patriot Staff

March 1, 2019

Police departments in South Carolina have made millions of dollars by seizing money and property from citizens in the past three years. The justification is that criminals shouldn’t keep their dirty money, but often, law en...

You need to live by your words

Alex Turbeville, Managing Editor

February 16, 2019

Actions speak louder than words. That’s a phrase that I was told constantly growing up. But if Donald Trump’s State of the Union address is anything to go by, it’s a message the president doesn’t live by. A big theme of Presi...

Journalism: the ugly truth

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

February 16, 2019

Would you concede to the need to be duplicitous if it meant finding information that is of importance to the public? I’m taking a journalism ethics class this semester where we discuss the presiding principles that journali...

Keepin’ It Reel: Serenity

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

If you like movies that send your mind down a rabbit hole, like “The Matrix” or “Tron”, then “Serenity” is definitely the movie for you. It was certainly not the movie for me. Going into the theater I thought that ...

The three steps to success

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

A college degree is a noble goal to pursue, and the road to success is long and full of struggles that will grow you as person. During this journey, you can usually only possess two of the three things in the sacred triangle of t...

Northam’s dark past

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

On Feb. 1 photographs surfaced of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook, which appears to show the Democratic governor and another man, one wearing blackface and the other in a KKK white robe. The photo is very of...

Don’t be R. Kelly

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

On Jan. 3 the Lifetime network aired the first part of a six-part documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” based on the decades of allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse against R&B singer R. Kelly. Since the initial ep...

Keepin’ It Reel: Aquaman

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Most people know Jason Momoa previously from his character in HBO’s hit television series, “Game of Thrones,” but in 2017 he portrayed Aquaman in “Justice League.” Fans enjoyed Momoa’s character and requested for him to ha...

Distance does not spell disaster

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

It’s the end of winter break and everyone is coming back to campus. Personally, I think about all the friendly faces I hope to see around campus and in my classes. I am always looking forward to catching up since I last saw so...

Vaccinations aren’t evil

Alex Turbeville, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

The 20th and 21st centuries have been full of medical miracles that have saved the lives of millions. Between vaccines for polio, measles, mumps, yellow fever and more, countless people have suffered less from these diseases beca...

The art of listening

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

January 25, 2019

As the new year rolls around, many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions – some of us with better success than others. A lot of those resolutions are designed to benefit ourselves by either correcting a ...

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