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The Charge

The Student News Site of Patriot High School

The Charge

The Student News Site of Patriot High School

The Charge

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Infographic that depicts the impact of ADHD in students.

The Invisible Battle of ADHD in Public Schools

February 12, 2022

Infographic that depicts the impact of ADHD in students.

Sana Tokhi (23) combines fashion elements with her hijab.

Embracing the Hijab, Reflections By Students

February 2, 2022

Sana Tokhi ('23) combines fashion elements with her hijab.

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

Ah, love is in the air. Passing notes in class, holding hands awkwardly, slow dancing in the school gym, cheating, manipulating, mocking--wait--when did this flawed portrayal of romance become present...

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Left to Right: Tornadoes and Kentucky, Cybersecurity Threats, Windstorms across the Midwest Knock Millions off the Power Grid, 4) The Actor Who Staged His Own Hate Crime, Biden To Restart Student Debt Payment

Now You Know: Weeks of 12.5.21 to 12.18.21

December 20, 2021

1) Tornadoes and Kentucky  Workers at a candle factory in Kentucky were struck by deadly tornadoes. More than 100 people were working at a factory in Mayfield, Kentucky when a tornado swept...

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People of Patriot: A Mission to Help Others

People of Patriot: A Mission to Help Others

Jasmine Agyepong spends her time on her non-profit ‘Mission STEM’ to help children in Ghana.
October 25, 2021

Sitting on the floor, Jasmine Agyepong ('22) stacks book after book in a cardboard box. She is sending four hundred books to a Elementary School in Ghana, located near the village her father used to...

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People of Patriot: Meaning through Roots

People of Patriot: Meaning through Roots

Patriot student Mariam Usman ('22) finds it important to remain close to her roots.
October 19, 2021

You may know Mariam Usman through her captivating photography—ranging from rustic buildings to mesmerizing landscapes. Or maybe through her prominent role as the secretary of South Asian Student...

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Student-Produced Film ‘Panic’ Premieres in the Patriot Auditorium

Student-Produced Film ‘Panic’ Premieres in the Patriot Auditorium

September 22, 2021

“Panic,” a movie directed and produced by senior Sushmitta Debnath (AKA Sushi) premiered on Sep. 8, in the Patriot Auditorium. The event began around 2:15 pm, during which attendees gathered to watch...

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People of Patriot: Leading through uncertainty

People of Patriot: Leading through uncertainty

Hosna Mohibi (‘22) builds perseverance through robotics.
September 9, 2021

Gazing intently at her computer, Hosna Mohibi (22’) designs a model of her ROV, a maneuverable underwater machine. She makes constant adjustments to her designs, saving each version on Autodesk Inventor....

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People of Patriot: Merging multiculturalism and medicine

People of Patriot: Merging multiculturalism and medicine

Through her passion for medicine and global cultures, Ritika Bawa ('22) strives to help others.
August 31, 2021

A child sits eagerly on a couch, staring at the TV in front of her. Dressed in scrubs, a physician appears on the screen, performing surgery on a patient. A younger Ritika Bawa ('22) watches fascinatedly,...

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People of Patriot: Finding direction through filmmaking

People of Patriot: Finding direction through filmmaking

As a filmmaker, Sushi Debnath ('22) describes herself as a ‘jack of all trades’
August 28, 2021

Sushi Debnath has always been drawn to the art of filmmaking. As a child she possessed a wild imagination, pretending her stuffed animals were characters of a murder-mystery film. Throughout high school,...

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Kidney transplant recipient Agustin De La O Martinez meets his donor Kat Velkoff at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Photo by Jay Korff/ABC7 News

“I Would Do It Again”: Patriot Teaching Assistant Gives Kidney

May 5, 2021

The room is silent, except for the constant clicking of a mouse. Staring at her computer screen intently, Patriot Teaching Assistant Kat Velkoff is researching the steps on becoming a living...

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Vaccine clinic at Unity Reed.

​PWCS Leads COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for Staff and Students

April 28, 2021

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has been working hard to secure more vaccinations for its staff and students through the Prince William Health District, INOVA and Novant UVA Health System....

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Culinary students cooking up creations for the Nacho Master Competition.

The Culinary Pioneers Adapt to a Virtual School Year

January 24, 2021

​It’s no surprise that many classes offered at Patriot have had to change the way they are run and adapt to virtual learning. Culinary—a program offered at Patriot High School that prepares students...

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