Hip Hop Isn’t to Blame for Your Kids’ Acts of Violence

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Since its sudden emergence in the late seventies and early eighties, hip hop has been controversial. The explicitness, language, and substance abuse are just some of the themes that exist within the lyrics. These cause some parents and guardians to worry when their children listen to hip hop music, and fo...

Everything’s Bigger in Texas, even the Climate Change

Aabha Kc, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Americans, more so Texas and Texans, are affected by climate change everyday. With a super-sized state, the impacts of climate change are bigger and badder than in the other 49. Texas has experienced 75 weather and climate disasters between 1980 and 2015, each of which produced at least a billion dolla...

Go See IT Now

Natalie Taylor, Copy Editor, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Do you want to get scared? Then go see “IT.” “I really enjoyed the movie,” junior Skyler Smith said. “Not only as it scary at some parts, but it was also pretty funny.” The movie is an adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel, which tells the story of a town haunted by an evil clo...

Is Kneeling Really Disrespectful to the American Flag?

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials

During a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday September 22, 2017, President Donald Trump blasted NFL athletes who kneeled during the national anthem, proceeding to call them “sons of *******,” who are disrespecting American culture, and called for owners of these clubs to fire or suspend any pl...

Help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 18, and left the island powerless. Not only is the country powerless, but they haven't had running water since. We can all help contribute to Puerto Ricans, but what is our president doing about it? “Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which wa...

Maybe, Just Maybe, Climate Change is Real

Tim Kihneman, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When two once in a lifetime hurricanes hit in the same week, it’s time to face the facts: climate change is real. Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc across the Texas Gulf Coast, and we’re still scrambling to handle the flooding. Hurricane Irma just landed in Cuba on September 6, 2017, and the death toll has...

Colin Kaepernick’s Impact On Sports

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Before Colin Kaepernick would sit on the bench during the national anthem in the NFL’s 2016-2017 preseason, and eventually kneel during the national anthem in 2016-2017 regular season, national anthem protests were non-existent, not only in the NFL, but all of sports. Standing with your hand over yo...

How do we Impeach Trump?

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following editorial are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Patriot Post staff, adviser, the LCHS faculty or administration, or GISD. According to the U.S. Constitution, impeachment occurs if a president commits “treason...

Join a Club or Organization!

Khivani Young, Writer and Photographer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Student Life

It’s told to students all across the country and perhaps even all over the world: “Get involved at school!”  Joining a club or organization is a vital part of your high school years and is something that can help your college application stand out from the countless of others that are sent in. But...

Trump fires Comey

Tim Kihneman, Copy Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Earlier this month, FBI Director James Comey, was fired by Donald Trump for no pre-existing reason. Normally, the Director serves at the FBI for a 10-year term after which the president appoints a new one. James Comey was nominated by President Obama in June of 2013. This cut Comey’s term short by nea...

Testing Stress Overload?

Hannah Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We all know that testing is stressful and takes a lot of hard work, studying, time, and energy  towards it right? Not to mention the countless hours of worrying about an upcoming test and wondering what you made on it. Or simply just not caring anymore, leading to credit recovery. It seems like stud...

“Fate of the Furious” Review

Hannah Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

This review contains spoilers! The movie was action packed! That's what everyone loves about the series of “Fast and Furious” movies aside from the jaw-dropping street cars. The film cast stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, El...

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