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News You Might Have Missed

During last week’s blizzard, you were probably more concerned with the weather forecast than the news. But a lot of important things happened. So here’s everything you need to know, that you might have missed during the three days we had off from the snowstorm.

Kellyanne Conway, Fox & Friends, Ethics Rules, Nordstrom, and Ivanka Trump— What Happened

When featured on Fox & Friends last Sunday, President Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway responded to Trump’s criticism that daughter Ivanka and her clothing line were treated “unfairly” by Nordstrom when the store dropping her line. Nordstrom responded, issuing a statement that they have a great relationship with Ivanka, and only ceased to sell her line for business reasons (most likely poor sales). Conway refused to believe that, and argued the company is doing this to irritate President Trump. What she did wrong was suggest that viewers “go out and buy Ivanka’s stuff,” which she was scolded for, as it breaks government ethics rules. These rules say that officials shouldn’t use their position to advertise. TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Burlington Coat Factory’s website followed Nordstrom’s direction and stopped selling Ivanka’s clothes as well.

Trump Meets With More World Leaders

Trump had talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Palm Beach, Fla., and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. He told Abe that “We [The U.S.] are committed to the security of Japan” and that the relationship between the United States and Japan is “very crucial.” Trump spent his time with Trudeau talking about the importance of women in the workplace and the need for a good relationship between the two countries. Trump also met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when they talked about the ideas of a two-state and one-state solution for Israel. All his meetings seemed to go smoothly, but the media seems to be more concerned with his talks with Putin after the election, and the strange handshake between him and Trudeau.

Trump’s strange handshake between him and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House Sunday afternoon

Adele Wins Four Awards At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

The 59th annual Grammy Awards show was an especially good night for Adele. She won Record of the Year, Album of The Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album, all for her song “Hello” and its respective album, 25. The controversy surrounding the event seems to be that Beyoncé was overlooked for Album of the Year. But Beyoncé didn’t go home empty -handed, winning Best Music Video for her song “Formation,” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade. She even got half a Grammy from Adele, who broke hers in half and said she wanted to share it and that she is a “major Beyoncé fan.” Other notable wins include Drake’s “Hotline Bling” for Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Rap Song; Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance; and The Chainsmokers’ and Daya’s “Don’t Let Me Down” for Best Dance Recording. Both Adele and Beyoncé preformed at the show, Adele running into some technical difficulties when she had to restart her tribute to George Michael, who died in December. Not surprisingly, throughout the night many of the stars got political in their performances—which is a shame, because it should be a fun night.

Saturday Night Live Continues to Mock Trump and White House

In his 17th time hosting Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin played his most well-known character, Donald Trump. The show also included a reappearance of Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Before the show Rosie O’Donnell offered to play the role of Steve Bannon, the White House’s Chief Strategist, and changed her Twitter profile picture to one of her made up as Bannon. But SNL chose to use a grim reaper for the part. This episode mostly focused on Trump’s travel ban and Spicer’s ‘passive aggressive’ press conferences.

One skit was based on Trump going on a TV court show to fight the judges who overturned his travel ban. (Remember his tweet “See you in court” after the decision.) The show criticized him for being a “TV President,” and had the judge in the courtroom wishing for one day without “a CNN report scaring the hell” out of her.

Trump’s Cabinet- Adds 5 and Subtracts 1

Trump’s cabinet has slowly started taking form. He has filled five positions including Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, and Secretary Veteran Affairs David Shulkin. The most controversial in the Senate seemed to be DeVos, whose vote resulted in a tie that had to be broken by Vice President Mike Pence. (Although Senator Elizabeth Warren had her own controversy when fellow senators silenced her in Congress when opposing Sessions.)

The one who is definitely getting the most attention from the media is Michael Flynn, who was President Trump’s National Security Adviser, until he resigned . Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, said Flynn resigned because of a trust issue, after lying to Vice President Mike Pence about talks with Russian officials about lifting sanctions. Spicer also said that Trump had known about the issue for two weeks before insisting that Flynn resign. Pence had only recently been made aware of the issue. Flynn also had other ties to Russia, strong enough that critics argued they could result in him being blackmailed by the country. This is the latest event to unfold in the “Trump-Russia Conspiracy” saga. Flynn’s replacement is now Keith Kellogg, a person who had served as a part of Trump’s transition team for defense, and before that, a foreign policy adviser for his campaign. The media is still questioning Trump and his administration’s ties with Russia.

20 Moments From An Election We’ll Never Forget

This year’s presidential election has been one of the nastiest ever. What was once a comparison of candidates based on policies has turned into a mud-slinging bully session. Candidates are roasting other candidates. But the people who are really getting burned are the American people,  left to pick between “Crooked” Hillary Clinton and “Loose Cannon” Donald Trump. While you may not have decided who you’re rooting for in this election, here are 20 things about the campaign that you’ll never forget.

1. Trump calls Jeb Bush “low energy”

Donald Trump started to be grab attention with outrageous comments at the Republican primary debates. His first famous comment was calling Jeb Bush “low energy.” This started the downfall of Bush’s campaign. Many people thought he was certain to get the Republican nomination, but that all started to unravel when Trump went on the attack.

2. Trump’s “robot impression”

Early in the campaign, Trump got a lot of attention for, well, just being weird. (Who even says ‘China’ like that anyway?). He got a lot of attention for his, apparent, robot impression. “You know what that is, right?” I don’t think anyone knew what that was. (See also: the many remixes of ‘bing bong’).

3. Marco Rubio is Dubbed “Little Marco”

Trump made up names for many of his opponents in the Republican primaries. “Little Marco” was his best work. The feud between the two later degenerating into a debate about “hand size.”  Trump’s attacks were said by many to be responsible for eliminating Rubio, Bush and eventually, “Lyin’” Ted Cruz.

4. Bernie Releases His First Ad

Something positive in the election had finally happened. Bernie Sanders aired his first commercial. For once, a political ad didn’t attack someone and try to use scare tactics. It had good values and just showed, well, America. Whether you liked Bernie Sanders or not, it’s hard to deny that this was definitely a feel-good kind of commercial.

5. Clinton Takes A Bathroom Break Mid-Debate

Defiantly proving she is just like the rest of us, Hillary made a dash for the bathroom during the commercial break of one debate against Bernie Sanders (and Martin O’Malley, but he didn’t get to say much). She didn’t make it back until after the show resumed. Luckily someone who was actually on the stage was asked the next question.

6. Jeb Bush Begs People to Clap

After Trump humiliated Bush at the Republican primary debates, Bush’s campaign was over. He definitely didn’t go out with a bang, begging his audience to clap for him at one of his campaign rallies. How sad. Just look at the audience’s faces.

7. Bernie is Tired of Hillary’s “Damn Emails”

Bernie and Hillary could both agree on one thing. They had heard enough about Clinton’s emails. Hillary seemed very glad to see someone move on from the touchy subject. Although with the recent scandal just a days before the polls open, Bernie may have spoken too soon.

8. Trump Offers to Pay Legal Bills of People Who Take Out Rioters at His Rallies

After multiple incidents of violence at Trump events, the candidate told his supporters to “knock the crap” out of  protesters interrupting the rally. He even promised to pay their legal fees if there was any trouble, something which he later denied saying. Since then, it has been found that some protesters were paid by Hillary’s campaign disrupt the rallies.

9. Clinton Gets Pneumonia

After people started to wonder about both candidate’s health, Hillary was seen being carried into a van after leaving a 9/11 memorial. This only fueled the fire of critics who argued she was in poor health. A conspiracy theory that Clinton had seizures began to take hold. The theory, obviously, has never been proven correct.

10. Hispanic Woman Loves Trump

After Trump was repeatedly criticized for discriminating against Hispanics, this woman was called to stage at one of his rallies. Unfortunately for Trump, this woman who shows her love for the candidate seems to be a rare find . . . and actually comes off a little creepy.

11. Melania’s Familiar Speech

At the Republican National Convention, Trump’s wife Melania gave a speech that sounded a little too similar to one Michelle Obama had made eight years earlier. The speech was not plagiarized, but written by the same writer, who felt very badly about the incident and apologized.

12. Clinton Calls Trump Supporters “Deplorables”

At a campaign event, Hillary  said that Trump’s supporters could be put “in a basket of deplorables.” The comment sparked outrage from Trump’s camp. I won’t say any more, as I’m sure most people have heard it played a thousand times.

13. Trump Threatens to Put Clinton in Jail

Trump completely lost it at the second presidential debate, saying that when he is elected president, he would investigate Hillary’s emails to determine whether she should be in jail. This was definitely the most shocking moment of the debate.

14. Ken Bone is the Debate Hero America Needs

Ken Bone won his fame for seemingly no reason, with a question in the town hall-style debate about energy policy. The debate was hardly taken seriously, as the second most talked about moment was the fly that kept landing on Clinton’s face.

15. Singing Makes Everything Better

To distract people from the two horrible choices they had for president after the second debate, an Internet user created a hilarious lip sync of the two candidates. While they might have been having the “the time of their lives,” America was biting its nails trying to decide between the lesser of two evils.

16. Hillary is Very Proud of Herself for Saying “Trumped Up Trickle Down”

When comparing policies at the first presidential debate, Clinton seemed very proud of herself for coming up with the idea that Trump’s economic plan would be a “trumped-up trickle down.” Just the smile on her face when nobody was laughing was awkward enough. When she later repeated the term at the third debate, there was still no reaction from the audience. Oh well, Hillary, I guess you can’t land them all.

17. Trump warns Americans of the possible 400 pound man hacking our government

When talking about a Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign emails, Trump told people he had no idea where the attack originated from. Countering the Democrats’ theory that the Russian government was behind the leak, Trump argued that, for all he knows, it could have been done by a 400 pound man hacking the government from his bed. Odd choice of words.

18. Trump at the Third Debate

Trump had a crazy third debate. He left the American people in suspense about whether he would accept the results if he lost the election, called Hillary a “nasty woman,” and warned the American people there are “bad hombres” coming over the border. He had sad himself earlier, “the shackles are off.”

19. Ted Cruz’s “Hotline Bling”

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After Ted Cruz lost the Republican nomination, he eventually, reluctantly, supported Trump (after telling voters to ‘vote their conscience’). Here he can be seen campaigning for Trump, but very depressed.

20. Hilarity Ensues at Charity Dinner

At the Al Smith Charity Dinner, Trump and Clinton seemed to get along great, both of them poking fun at the other. It was nice to get a break from the usual cut-throat attitude that has characterized the rest of the race. It was definitely a great way to end the election as it will probably be the last time they are seen together in public.

The positive thing is the election is almost over. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8th. Luckily, Hanover High School has the day off so we can all mourn the fate of the country no matter who wins.

Why Do Today What You Can Put Off ‘Til Tomorrow?

By: Kristen Plahn and Chris Acampora

It is a week before the project is due, you’ve gotten all the supplies and are ready to get down to business and suddenly something catches your eye. It could be your phone, the TV, even your laptop. Suddenly the project that was once your main priority has gone to the back of your mind; it’s still there, just causing you a little bit of stress.

Now it’s been a full week of doing anything but that project. You become anxious, wanting t to do anything but that project, yet at the same time you know you have to. So, you pull out all those supplies, the rubric, the instructions, the notes, and then you have a small panic attack, knowing it’ll become another all-nighter like last time. When you finally finish at around three in the morning, giving yourself a measly two hours of down time, you scold yourself with one little word: procrastinator.

Yes, that is what you are (and don’t you deny it): a procrastinator. Maybe someday you’ll learn to just do your work and get everything done ahead of time, but for now, you’ll continue to put things off as long as you can.

Are YOU a Procrastinator? Do you:

1) Leave everything for the night before it is due?

2) Think that instead of looking up information, playing a game would be better?

3) Read a 500 page book and then write a three page essay about it in one night?

4) Get a panic attack just thinking about all the work you need to do?

5) Find that working under pressure helps you achieve your goal quicker?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you, my friend, are a procrastinator!

Wikipedia defines procrastination as “the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. (often accompanied by) the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.”

Some people become “pro procrastinators,” where their long history of procrastinating teaches them the skills they need to complete a weeklong project in one night, a monthlong essay in an afternoon, and a 400 page book in a weekend. The biggest aid to procrastination is holidays. Weeklong breaks, Thanksgiving and Halloween are the biggest culprits. Just think, you have to read that book over winter vacation. There’s snow, festivities, and so much to do; reading Charles Dickens suddenly becomes a lot less interesting.

There’s also the type of procrastination where, even on a fun project, you know you’ll have time to do it later. Always later.

Some teachers have found the dagger to stab in the heart of procrastination: check-in dates. It’s the simple solution to procrastination. Some who don’t struggle with procrastination may find these to be a nuisance, but these deadlines can save those of us who otherwise would put off everything until the final due date. We suggest that if your teacher doesn’t give you multiple due dates, create your own. The procrastinator in your mind won’t thank you, but maybe your tired body — weary of yet another all-nighter — will.

Forget the Presidential Debate, GIF vs JIF is the One We Care About

By: Chris Acampora – Featuring Kristen Plahn for team ‘GIF’

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This article is best viewed at www.hhsindian.com to see GIFs in their full glory. (But we still love you if you’re reading this in print)

Everyone has seen a GIF. Even if you think you haven’t, you have.

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C’mon. You’ve have to admit you’ve seen these before.

The Internet has is very serious with GIFs. Even Google Docs recognizes the GIF. (Although I wouldn’t put one on your next essay for English class).

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It was created almost 30 years ago (seriously, it’s that old) by Steve Wilhite. Its purpose was to achieve “video” but load quickly on the slow Internet speeds of the past. It is accomplished using lossless compression, a technique where file size is shrunk, while still retaining good image quality.

The GIF, though, has been plagued by a raging debate. Is it pronounced ‘gif’ or ‘jif’? The debate over the pronunciation of GIF has ruined lives, marriages and friendships, so it needs to stop. That is why today we have decided to try to put an end to it.

Team Soft G: Chris

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Wilhite, while accepting a lifetime achievement award in 2013, told The New York Times how annoyed he was over the pronunciation debate. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both definitions. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,” pronounced ‘jif.”

The guy has a lifetime achievement award. You should respect his creation! A lot of things don’t sound like they are written: pneumonia, aisle, tsunami, xylophone, eight . . . to name a few.

‘Gif’ people are such hypocrites. The most common image file, the .JPEG, stands for Joint Photographic Expert Group.  Since the “ph” in photographic is pronounced like an “F,” then people who say ‘gif’ should say ‘jfeg,’ right? But they don’t.

Team Hard G: Kristen

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GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Look closely at the first word: graphics. How is graphics pronounced? With a hard ‘G’. If you need more proof than that, just look at almost all of the one-syllable words that start with the letter ‘G’, like guy, gum, gun, gain, grain, game, gift . . . I could go on. In one poll by The Los Angeles Times, more than 60 percent of people pronounced the word with a hard ‘G’ sound! To understand how GIF came to be pronounced as ‘JIF,’ you can look back to Wilhite saying that the only reason he wanted to pronounce it as ‘JIF’ was because of the peanut butter company! If the company Jif was never created, then GIF would be only pronounced with a hard ‘G’.

Conclusion

The final answer to this debate is up to YOU, the Reader. Will you pick team ‘GIF’ or ‘JIF?’ Use the arguments here, and the further reading listed below, to make your decision. The only way to come to a world-wide decision and finally settle the issue is to get people passionate about your side. What is written here doesn’t matter if YOU, the Reader, don’t pick side. So go ahead. Make a choice. . . Tell us your answer in the comments.

Sources & Further Reading

 

 

April Snowstorms Bring May Flowers?

By: Chris Acampora & Kristen Plahn

With most people’s weather forecasts looking like something straight out of February, nobody would believe we just started spring here in Hanover.

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Last week brought warm temperatures along with high winds. But over the weekend and into Monday, New England’s weather decided, “hey, I’m not feeling this temperature today… or this week, maybe I’m having another ‘off month’ so let’s have another week of winter…”

The snow Monday caused many students to wonder if school would be cancelled, or dismissed early, and if various afterschool activities would take place. Luckily (although that is debatable among students), we did finish the school day and added another tally to the 180-day requirement, instead of adding another day in June.

The storm posed a risk for drivers heading out into the weather. All drivers were advised to drive slower than usual. The snow and ice  made the roads increasingly dangerous, even to those with cars equipped with all-wheel drive. Another precaution was to make sure your roof was cleared before even pulling out of the HHS parking lot. If your roof wasn’t cleared, you risked having a snow-covered windshield as soon as you put on your brakes.

The recent weather also contradicted the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” With newly budding flowers buried under snow and ice, it might be a while before we see green lawns and blooming gardens.

 

What Could Have Been Purchased With $$$ Spent on Campaign

 by Chris Acampora and Kristen Plahn

Jeb Bush is now yesterday’s news, but nobody seems to have talked about what it took to get his presidential campaign off the ground. Bush, the former governor of Florida and brother of President George W. Bush, spent $58.8 million on his campaign (including super PACs and donations). That’s almost five times as much as Hillary Clinton has spent! Here’s a breakdown of what other things could have been bought with that $58.8 million . .  .

  
  
Hopefully this fun little comparison has made you realize how expensive — and potentially wasteful — a political campaign can be.

Replace ‘No Homework Tuesdays’ with Work-free Weekends for Real Break

By Chris Acampora and Kristen Plahn

In December, students were given the gift of no homework assignments on Tuesdays. But, was this a rip-off? Tuesdays in December are limited and that makes homework-free days hard to come by. If the school system wishes to continue with “No Homework Tuesdays,” as they are dubbed, then they should consider having more than the two half days in December that we had this year. The combo of a half day with no homework almost creates a day off, a day that is free to do things with friends and family.

Superintendent Matthew Ferron started “No Homework Tuesdays” across the district this past December to give students “family time.” But the policy actually reduced it. Because of Tuesday’s lack of homework, many teachers gave homework on the weekend to make up for it. The weekends are prime time for being with family; a Tuesday, not so much. In addition, “No Homework Tuesdays” could actually be counterproductive, and increase student workload. If you look at the five Tuesdays we had in December, you might realize that Christmas break was one week and some teachers gave homework during the first week in the month which. That reduced our “No Homework Tuesdays” to a mere three days. Since Tuesdays are mid week, teachers who can’t assign homework that day just push plans back a day.  If there are five school days in a week, and only four days to give homework, where does the last one go? The weekend.

A possible solution to this dilemma is a “Work-free Weekend” policy in the month of December. This would benefit teachers as much as their students. Students are going to put more effort into homework on the weekday, rather than the weekend, where most homework can be rushed through late Sunday night or early Monday morning. This means teachers will have a higher success rate on homework, increasing test grades and students’ final grades. It’s truly a win-win for teachers, because it gives students and teachers more family time. Teachers also can move ahead with teaching with a full week available, rather than feeling they have to skip Tuesday nights.

We propose the idea that, in the 2016-2017 school year, “No Homework Tuesdays” are replaced with the “Work-free Weekends in the Month of December” policy. This idea will benefit students and teachers simultaneously, making the busy month of December better for all. We hope this idea is seriously considered by administration as a viable option for the student body next school year.

Elementary School Switch-Up: Explained

By Kristen Plahn and Chris Acampora

Fun Fact: Sylvester School opened as a high school in 1927. It next became a junior high school, then a middle school for grades 5 and 6. The building then housed fourth graders and half of the fifth grade, before finally becoming what we have now: a school for third and fourth graders. With Center School teaching k-2 and Cedar School set up as k-4, Sylvester completed Hanover’s elementary school system.

With the aging Sylvester School becoming unfit for students, school officials had a tough decision in front of them: how to reorganize the elementary schools to best meet the needs of students. In late October, Hanover Superintendent of Schools Matt Ferron announced the new plan. In an email to parents, Mr. Ferron explained that for the next few years Center School will house grades 2-4 for the entire town while also undergoing renovations. Pre-K through first grade will be moved to Cedar.

The biggest question raised by this email is the future of the Sylvester School. “We will be working as a community in the future to determine a repurposing plan for this historic building,” said Ferron.

The switch between schools might seem complicated now, but it will benefit all parts of Hanover in the years to come.

 

BREAKING NEWS: No More PARCC, Sort Of

By: Chris Acampora and Kristen Plahn

It’s been decided by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (try saying that five times fast…) that there will be… drumroll please… NO PARCC.

But while 8 out of 11 commissioners on the BESE voted for the discontinuance of the PARCC test, it’s not completely gone. In deciding whether to stick with MCAS or fully adopt PARCC, the state chose something in the middle: MCAS 2.0. Massachusetts will still be involved in developing PARCC, and PARCC and MCAS 2.0 will share some questions. Some questions on MCAS 2.0 will be specific to our state’s content and standards.

While PARCC was being piloted in the last couple of years, teachers, students and parents across the state raised many complaints about the test — and not just that it was hard. The test had serious flaws, such as printing errors, and a general lack of information about the rules. Many teachers were against it as  “a waste of class time,” inspiring faculty members to wear stickers reading, “MORE LEARNING, LESS TESTING” around HHS last spring. The fact that the test had problems with the scoring system didn’t help the students either, making their testing unfair, and leaving the teachers baffled. Last year’s PARCC test was also in its early stages. Right after HHS students took the English PARCC, it was shortened from three sessions.

The fact that the test was timed was also controversial. Teachers argued that students were not used to timed tests (during MCAS, using extra time was encouraged), and that taking a timed test is a skill that needs to be learned. What is most shocking is that many test-takers found that the PARCC was more tiring than MCAS, even though it was shorter (perhaps because it was timed, students felt stressed out and rushed). Another complaint from teachers was that PARCC was administered in April, too early in the school year, before all of the material on the test could possibly be covered in class.

Hanover students are still slated to take the PARCC this spring. The Freshmen class of 2019 will be the first to use the new MCAS 2.0, scheduled to take the test next year.  It’ll be curious to see what students and teachers think of the new test.

 

Will the Trump Get Stumped?

By: Chris Acampora and Kristen Plahn

Trump was a Democrat?

According to CNN, in 2004 Donald Trump told them that, “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat.” What is most shocking is his response to whether Hillary Clinton would do a good job in making a deal with Iran over their nuclear weapons program. “Hillary’s always surrounded herself with very good people. I think Hillary would do a good job,” he told CNN back then. It’s surprising to hear this especially when headlines like this come up: “Clinton, Trump trade insults as rhetoric heats up between front-runners.”

Trump’s Addiction to Twitter!

Donald Trump has recently been sending at least 40 tweets a day! Trump is definitely “high energy!” Jeb Bush, who Trump has considered, “low energy,” tweets less than 10 times a day.

Here are a few of Donald Trump’s recent memorable quotes!

October 26Remember that Carson, Bush and Rubio are VERY weak on illegal immigration. They will do NOTHING to stop it. Our country will be overrun!

October 25: Ben Carson has never created a job in his life (well, maybe a nurse). I have created tens of thousands of jobs, it’s what I do.

 

October 24: @JebBush had a tiny 300 person crowd at Senator Tim Scott’s forum. I had thousands, and they had real passion!

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If Donald Trump cares so much about the people of America, then why does he want to eliminate vaccinations that keep thousands of people from getting sick? He says, “It happened to somebody that worked for me recently. I mean, they had this beautiful child, not a problem in the world, and all of the sudden they go in and they get this monster shot . . . they pump this into this little body and then all of the sudden the child is different a month later.” In reality, vaccinations, or, the ‘monster shot,’ save millions of people. Despite assurances from the CDC and research in scientific journals debunking any link between autism and vaccines, a movement opposed to existing vaccine protocols has taken root in the U.S., and Trump supports it.

But despite not wanting vaccinations in America, Trump still has been able to provide jobs to people who need them. Does that give you enough courage to vote for him though? We need a president who we can count on as a good and strong leader, not one who speaks of change for the better and the outcome is worse than before. Can we count on him?

Informal Poll: To Trump or Not to Trump

We asked some people around HHS if Donald Trump would make a good president if he won. Though our sample was small, the majority said that he would not be a good POTUS. Of the 12 students we surveyed, 10  said no, with one answering yes and one conceding “possibly.”

Of the 12, 10 said that they wouldn’t want Trump to win, one said yes to Trump, and one said possibly because, he “wanted to see how fast America will go downhill.”

A question for you is, who do you agree with? The yes group? The no group? Or, if you dare, the possibly group?

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Trump also has some good things going for him. He says what others candidates are afraid to say and speaks his mind. He also has lots of business experience that could boost the American economy. But what most voters need to realize is that the next president will affect Americans for the next 4-8 years! So maybe he’s fun to laugh at now, but American politics is no comedy! In the long run, a Trump presidency would likely turn our laughter to tears.

Have something you want to say, let your voice be heard in the comments below