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The Charge

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The Charge

The Student News Site of Patriot High School

The Charge

Aniqa Ahmed

Aniqa Ahmed, News and Opinion Editor

Aniqa, pronounced un-ee-kuh, is a junior at Patriot High School and has been writing for The Charge since her freshman year. She enjoys journalism because of the community and passion within all the writers. When she’s not writing for The Charge, she can usually be found jamming out to Mitski, drawing for art class, or saving future haircuts to her Pinterest boards. 

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All content by Aniqa Ahmed
PWCS changed the mask policy from mandatory to optional for students, active since Feb. 22. Photo of Enkhmend Erdenbulgan (23).

Opinion: To Mask or Not to Mask

March 12, 2022

PWCS changed the mask policy from mandatory to optional for students, active since Feb. 22. Photo of Enkhmend Erdenbulgan ('23).

People of Patriot: Strawberries, S.T.E.M., and Success

People of Patriot: Strawberries, S.T.E.M., and Success

Taha Syed hopes to integrate his passion for science and kids in the future.
January 18, 2022

On a dull and chilly evening after a particularly draining day of virtual classes, Taha Syed (11) sits at his kitchen counter with a tub of strawberries. He prepares his materials and procedure for DNA...

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Constantly making the same mistakes and asking for forgiveness through gifts or apologies is a sign of toxicity. The purple tones symbolize an abuse of power and frustration.

The Problem with Romanticizing Toxic Relationships in the Media

January 6, 2022

Constantly making the same mistakes and asking for forgiveness through gifts or apologies is a sign of toxicity. The purple tones symbolize an abuse of power and frustration.

The above image depicts the timer of the E-hall pass going up.

Everything Wrong With the E-hall Pass

December 1, 2021

The above image depicts the timer of the E-hall pass going up.

A graphic depicting a hand popping out of the bottom right corner holding a phone that is glowing red with the words Times Up and a finished countdown.

Everything Wrong With the E-hall Pass

December 1, 2021

A person's phone flashing red once their pass time is up.

Weekly Tunes

Weekly Tunes: Electro Pop with The Charge

November 28, 2021

Weekly Tunes features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, The Charge will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  Listen to Electro Pop with The Charge this...

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The “That Girl” trend. A look at why the seemingly harmless trend is actually affecting the minds of several social media users.

When Self-Improvement Becomes An Aesthetic: The ‘That Girl’ Trend

A look at why the seemingly harmless trend is actually affecting the minds of several social media users
November 10, 2021

She wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. She showers every day. She never misses her morning and nightly routines. She exercises five times a week and goes on walks three times a day. She reads for an hour...

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Graphic by Maha Laiq

Does TikTok Promote Confidence, or Harm the Self-Image of its Users?

October 5, 2021

Analyzing the psychological effects that TikTok trends have on users’ self-image and confidence and whether it’s truly the ideal platform to promote confidence and body positivity TikTok trends...

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Stigmas & Stereotypes Remain Around Piercings

Stigmas & Stereotypes Remain Around Piercings

May 28, 2021

Although piercings have become increasingly popular and trendy among the younger generations, especially with middle and high school students, there is still an undeniable stigma surrounding them. Piercings...

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The Eco Club Continues on During Distance Learning

The Eco Club Continues on During Distance Learning

October 6, 2020

For several years now, the ECO Club has been a popular and admired club at Patriot. Its fun, interactive and environmentally-friendly activities have always made it a fan favorite. Even with the new obstacles...

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