• Phones with classmates and collegues; are they damaging?

    Phones with classmates and collegues; are they damaging?

    Siera Lang, Writer

    June 6, 2018

    When students wait in class surrounded by people they do not yet know, they tend to retreat to their phones rather than introduce themselves. Simon Sinek, an author and motivational speaker, says that this is no fault of the students and warns millennials of the social dangers of overusing your cell...

    Student, Katie Snodgrass completes a creative, advanced sculpture in health class. The massive number of shares and likes in social media distracts designers and artists from the real creative process. Instead of focusing on the production of the artwork, reviewing others’ shares and artworks consume the time and the effort required to start your own project.

  • Art show showcases school’s true colors

    Art show showcases school’s true colors

    Grace Tasel, Writer

    June 6, 2018

    The art show on May 17 at Patterson Mill High School is an important tradition to students, artistic and otherwise. The Art Show allows students to be acknowledged and proud of the work they have created. Mrs. Santo-Comoglio or Mrs. C, the high school art teacher says the show “grows [the art program]...

    Mrs. C sorts through all the student work, in order to make sure all art students have at least one piece featured. Each art piece featured had to be matted, tagged and hung, a process that takes weeks.

    Grace Tasel

  • Senior Scenes draws curtain on 2018 drama productions

    Senior Scenes draws curtain on 2018 drama productions

    Skylar Cassel, Editor

    June 6, 2018

    With the seniors scrambling to graduate and head off to college, the drama company decided to give drama-involved seniors the chance to direct one-act plays on May 3 and 4 for an event called Senior Scenes. In Senior Scenes 2018, Ali Leary directed Post-Its and ‘dentity Crisis and Tony Marsee direc...

    Max Stover (11), Lizzie Gutridge (11), and Liz Tilley (12) in a scene of "'dentity Crisis." This play was the final act of the night, leaving the audience members slightly confused and thoroughly impressed.

    Skylar Cassel

  • Making a change; students march together to create a difference

    Making a change; students march together to create a difference

    Kassie Cucchiella, author

    May 7, 2018

    March for Our Lives was a student-led protest in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 additional events throughout the United States and around the world. Students and families from Patterson Mill and all over the country were brought...

  • Friends R Family hulas pre-exam stress away with luau

    Friends R Family hulas pre-exam stress away with luau

    Skylar Cassel, Editor

    May 7, 2018

    The sun shines down on Patterson Mill’s courtyard on May 4, filled with students laughing, chatting, eating pizza, and throwing plates of whipped cream in their teachers’ faces. This is the Friends R Family luau, which is intended to let students relax and have fun before AP exams and other stressful...

    Ryan Iacaruso (12) throwing a plate of whipped cream in Mr. Lurz's face on May 4, 2018 in the courtyard. Ms. Weakland, Ms. Brady, Mr. Yeager, and a handful of other teachers were also pied in the face.

    Skylar Cassel

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Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team checks winning the State Championship off their to-do list
Track and Field members run off to UCBAC

Track and Field members run off to UCBAC

June 6, 2018

Making softball history, banner goal finally achieved

Making softball history, banner goal finally achieved

May 18, 2018

Aitken-Geddes fights her way to the Governor’s Cup

May 11, 2018

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Spring strings: 2018 spring orchestra concert
Senior band members taken by “River of Life”

Senior band members taken by “River of Life”

June 6, 2018

Tri-M: Serving the school one note at a time

Tri-M: Serving the school one note at a time

June 6, 2018

Art show showcases school’s true colors

Art show showcases school’s true colors

June 6, 2018

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Staff spotlight: Mrs. Pastelak retires on a high note
Teacher Spotlights: Heart warming teacher Judith Robilotta sadly retires

Teacher Spotlights: Heart warming teacher Judith Robilotta sadly retires

June 6, 2018

Teacher Spotlights: Hard working teacher Anna Gardner sadly retires

Teacher Spotlights: Hard working teacher Anna Gardner sadly retires

June 6, 2018

Bailey and Phillips learning the lay of the land

Bailey and Phillips learning the lay of the land

March 6, 2018

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Phones with classmates and collegues; are they damaging?
Digital study resources saving student grades

Digital study resources saving student grades

May 7, 2018

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Phones with classmates and collegues; are they damaging?
Respect goes both ways: What teachers should and shouldn’t do
We should have driver’s education in public schools

We should have driver’s education in public schools

May 7, 2018

Prisons have unnecessary luxuries

Prisons have unnecessary luxuries

April 5, 2018

Schools in Finland pay for success

Schools in Finland pay for success

April 5, 2018

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Return of The Avengers (SPOILERS!)
A volleyball sensation, ‘The Miracle Season’
Cardi B proves “She Bad” in new album Invasion of Privacy

Cardi B proves “She Bad” in new album Invasion of Privacy

May 8, 2018

Rise out of your seat to watch NBC’s new show

Rise out of your seat to watch NBC’s new show

May 7, 2018

A Quiet Place: A silent twist on a horror movie

A Quiet Place: A silent twist on a horror movie

May 7, 2018

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Discovering the benefits of Discovering College

Aimee Wilson, Writer | June 6, 2018

Discovering College is a great two week program held at Harford Community College every summer, Monday through Friday, for Kids in 4th to 6th grade.  HCC has been offering summer camps for kids since the early 1980s, however the first camps were mostly all sports based.  Discovery College was started in 1986, and the Kids on Campus camp, which is the same camp for younger kids, started two years...

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Harry and Meghan; A royal fairy tale wedding

Emily Huddler, Author | June 6, 2018

The highly anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has happened. This $44.9 million wedding had fans of the royal family excited to see how everything looks for this extravagant wedding. Meghan Markle is an actress born in Los Angeles, California. She was a main character on Suits since 2011, but left the show in November 2017 since she was moving to the United Kingdom to marry...

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Ramadan: Fasting for a purpose

Abigail Wagner | May 18, 2018

Every year, Muslims from all over, participate in a fast in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar known as Ramadan. It lasts for a month and is part of the Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan cleanses the soul and focuses the thoughts of the participants on their deity Allah, the Quran their religious text, and charity. This year it starts on May 16th and lasts until June 15th; those who celebrate Ramadan...

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