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The Charge

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The Charge

The Student News Site of Patriot High School

The Charge

Although Patriot is taking action to prevent further spread of Covid-19 by sending students home to quarantine and checking for who was in close contact with that individual, safety protocols are increasingly being dismissed by students and staff members.

Patriot Needs to Do Better at Controlling Covid-19 Cases

Covid-19 cases continue to escalate within our school’s walls. Therefore, administration must improve to reduce the increasing number of cases weekly.
Mariana El-khouri April 7, 2022

Upon returning to in-person learning and in midst of the pandemic, there were several safety protocols and rules placed in order to enter the school. For instance, wearing a mask and social distancing...

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Now You Know: Week of 03.14.22 to 03.20.22

Now You Know: Week of 03.14.22 to 03.20.22

Sahar Tabibi March 21, 2022

1) Russia-Ukraine Cont.  Tensions are beginning to rise further among the two nations as Russia asks for more and Ukraine holds their ground. On Wednesday, the UN ordered Russia to stop its military...

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Now You Know: Week of 03.05.22 to 03.13.22

Now You Know: Week of 03.05.22 to 03.13.22

Sahar Tabibi March 14, 2022

1) Russia-Ukraine Fighting is intensifying around the Ukrainian border and capital. With support from numerous allies, Ukraine has been able to hold onto a majority of their cities.   However,...

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Now You Know: Week of 02.20.22 to 02.26.22

Now You Know: Week of 02.20.22 to 02.26.22

Sahar Tabibi February 28, 2022

1) Queen Elizabeth II Contracts Covid-19 On Sunday night, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen has Covid-19 with “mild cold-like symptoms”. The announcement also claimed that she would...

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Lunch at Patriot High School.

The Positive and Negative Effects of the PWCS Free Lunch Program

Mariana Elkhouri February 18, 2022

Upon entering the 2021-2022 school year, there have been many changes due to Covid-19 and increased health and financial issues implemented by the school board. One is providing free breakfast and lunch...

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Rebecca Violett buying a flower in commons 1.

‘Flowers for Friends’: Patriot’s New Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Mariana Elkhouri February 14, 2022

With Valentine’s Day today, Patriot High School is buzzing with excitement as students prepare Valentine’s gifts for their friends and significant others. Furthermore, a flower is a great gift and...

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Patriot students impacted in the world of Omicron.

Omicron and its Impact on Pioneers

Sanya Sewani, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Several strains of the coronavirus have emerged across the globe. Two variants of concern at the moment include the Omicron and Delta variants. The Omicron variant was first reported by the World Health...

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Barstool Founder Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

Barstool Founder Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

Dave Portnoy, an internet celebrity and founder of a major company, is accused with multiple sexual assault allegations
Avery Fies January 6, 2022

Dave Portnoy, 44, was accused of having “violent and humiliating” sex with women as young as 19 years old. Both women reportedly state that it happened in the summer of 2020, but didn’t talk about...

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Now You Know: Weeks of 12.18.21 to 01.01.22

Now You Know: Weeks of 12.18.21 to 01.01.22

Wamia Chowdhury, Journalism I, Editor January 3, 2022

1) Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict (TW: sexual assault) “She knew what was going to happen to those girls.” That was a part of the opening statement by federal prosecutors in the case against Ghislaine...

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Climate Change Is Not the Change We Wanted: How Students Can Fight This Crisis

Jack Sherwood October 22, 2021

It’s no surprise that climate change is affecting the globe. Hundreds of millions of trees are being cut down and burned down. Around three trillion tons of ice have melted away since 1992 in Antarctica,...

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Now You Know: Weeks of 9.26.21 to 10.02.21

Now You Know: Weeks of 9.26.21 to 10.02.21

Wamia Chowdhury October 4, 2021

1) Haitian Asylum Seekers A humanitarian crisis at the United States - Mexico border. Through the week, thousands of Haitians have embarked on a perilous and expensive trek from Chile to the southern...

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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

Maha Laiq 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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