How is Construction Impacting You? Students share their thoughts on the continued construction
To The Hague with Trump Brady Shields addresses recent actions of President Trump by looking at the potentially criminal implications
BY SAMANTHA FLORES-RAMIREZ AND ANNA DOWNS writers and photographers
“The construction impacts me as a wrestler because practicing in the field house with the middle schoolers gets crowded.” TAYLOR SILVUS, 11
“In drama, the construction can make it hard to hear people’s lines. We did, however, get a new space and some new props through the renovation.”
BY BRADY SHIELDS news editor Donald Trump has taken atrocious measures against the refugee caravans from Central America. He has allowed for the release of tear gas into crowds of mothers and children, detained children without trial, separated families, and failed to take action against Border Patrol’s failure to provide water to a child in custody. All of these atrocities are crimes against humanity and require action in an international court of law, specifically in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The United States, however, never became a party to the International Criminal Court. It was created during the George W. Bush administration, and at that time, Bush was waging an imperialistic and unruly war against Iraq for the purpose of strengthening defense contractors, oil companies, and most importantly, the fascist and authoritarian agenda of the United States. Bush’s reasoning was that it would allow the international community to unjustly prosecute U.S. Citizens. However, Bush was ultimately afraid of the hindrance of his fascist and imperialist agenda in the name of national security. During the Obama administration, the U.S. became an observer, which is a step forward, but it is not enough to hold atrocious people accountable. Regardless of the United States’ status at the International Criminal Court, Trump ought to be held accountable for his atrocities and crimes against humanity. We prosecuted and convicted the Nazis at Nuremberg, and we ought to finally hold American dictators accountable. If there is one thing to take away from this message, it would be: To The Hague with Trump!
EMMA GORDON, 10
“As a cheerleader, we practice in the food court instead of the gym now. It’s different, but it’s not a huge deal for me.” MASON PARK, 9
HALLIE SIMMONS, 10
“Having volleyball practices and games at Patton was tough to get used to. It’s hard to get the most out of practice when we have to drive to the middle school.”
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