I Bet You’re Reading This On Your Phone, Aren’t You?

Aaron Cubillos, Writer

January 23, 2018

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone and they repeatedly check their phone? Have you ever felt ignored by somebody while trying to talk because of their addiction to their cell phone? It's not the best feeling, is it? It’s as if checking the latest tweets or Snapchat stories is m...

How The Climate Changes, No Matter How Much You Say It Does Not

Tim Kihneman, Hailey Grizzaffi, Natalie Taylor, and Matthew Montague

January 17, 2018

I’m sorry, but the argument you’re pressing is simply wrong. You pulled your “facts” directly from Wikipedia. For the record, you are denying climate change completely, and the “scientific evidence against it” that you gave is irrelevant and inconsistent with your argument, not to mention incorr...

Injustice to Adoptive Children

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

December 15, 2017

You’ve had your first baby, and if you put aside all the hard work you’ve had to put in. All the money in diapers, and formula, it’s the most magical thing in life. To watch a part of you grow out like another branch on a tree. But what happens to women who aren’t capable of having a child...

How LC Changed Me

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

December 15, 2017

When I was in eighth grade, I posted a six word sentence; I’m so ready for high school. No more than thirty minutes later, an older, high school student, I was friends with online commented under my post; You just do not know smh. I remember looking at my cell phone not only confused but shocked, wonderin...

Justice for Cyntoia

Nena Roland, Writer

December 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, social media was outraged with our justice system, and how they dealt with the case of a young woman named Cyntoia Brown. Cyntoia was forced into prostitution and ended up killing one of her clients out of self defense. At the age of 16, she was sentenced to life in prison for fir...

Exploiting the Vulnerable

Natalie Taylor, Writer

December 15, 2017

When searching for handicap accessible vans, there are only two main companies that people can choose from: United Access and Motor Works Unfortunately, these companies use people’s disabilities and needs against them, in order to make a profit. Cheryl Taylor said that the company is full of con a...

Diversity During The Holidays

Khivani Young, Writer

December 14, 2017

“Happy Holidays” is a phrase you hear quite a lot during the holiday season, it’s used frequently in education and workplaces as an alternative way of saying “Merry Christmas” in order to maintain the holiday season as a more religious and cultural inclusive time. For many people they see ...

Dear NCAA, Pay Your College Football Players

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

December 13, 2017

College football athletes put their body, their life, and future NFL career on the line during every snap and every play they are on a football field. They suffer injuries across the body, gain serious concussions, that can affect them later in life, because of a very physical and dangerous game nam...

Fat Shaming: Real Life versus Television

Khivani Young, Writer

December 13, 2017

Fat-shaming is a commonality in today’s society, and especially on our social media platforms. We may advocate for body positivity, but at the end of the day there will always be those in the background who shoot down the positive comments for unwanted body biases. So, what does that say when fat-sha...

Looks Can Kill

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

December 11, 2017

Rabbits are mild-tempered, easy to handle, and easy to incarcerate. These are the things that make them so easy to be abused in laboratories for many reasons such as testing cosmetics, or skincare products used by thousands of people. 100 million animals including: mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, ra...

“Not that Bad” isn’t Good Enough

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

November 16, 2017

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.My dearest America, I'm afraid you are settling, and frankly, I am tired of it. Before and im...

The Misconception about Minutemen

Nena Roland, Writer

November 10, 2017

There’s sixty seconds left in the fourth quarter, and Lakeview’s down by 5 points. They just need one more touchdown to win. Everyone in the crowd is at the edge of the bleachers while watching the play. The crowd goes from silence to screaming and jumping from their seats. Touchdown! Band plays th...