Pick your Presidential Poison By: Stevie Maguire In an Presidential election where the two candidates are historically unlikable, it is reasonable to question how they got so far in the election. Both have made a lasting impression on the American voters, and not always a positive one. Since March of 2015, numerous scandals about Hillary Clinton have emerged. When it was revealed that she was using a personal email account on an insecure server, her campaign team had to fend off allegations that Hillary was sending classified information. If that were the case, then the emails could be intercepted by potential hackers and put into the wrong hands. This is where the next scandal comes into play: the Hillary Clinton Benghazi scandal. When Clinton was Secretary of State, an attack on a United States outpost in Benghazi, Libya left four Americans dead. Hillary had taken accountability for it in an interview with CNN when she verbalized, “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts.” Now, the Benghazi scandal ties back into the email scandal: of the 50,000 pages of emails Clinton had handed over to the FBI, 900 pages contained information about Libya. In the wake of the scandals, Hillary’s poll numbers have taken a hit. Donald Trump’s poll numbers too have plummeted because of negative thoughts about the candidate. In June of 2015 when Trump announced his running, he stated “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” During the past year and some of his campaign, he has made more references to race that has offended some. Most recently, a leak of a hot microphone revealed Trump making sexually explicit remarks about women. The comments have lost the support from several members of his party, and donors to his campaign. Some big donors have wanted to cut ties completely from the Republican front runner and urge the RNC to do so as well. “At some point, you have to look in the mirror and recognize that you cannot possibly justify support for Trump to your children — especially your daughters,” David Humphreys, a 2.5 million dollar RNC donor, claims. With voting day only 19 days away, on November 8th, there are surely going to be more scandals brought on by this cross election.
Comments to the Canidates
Seniors earn parking perks “Senior parking passes are a very cool privilege that CT has to offer, and I can’t wait to get one next year!” - Devon Goodwin
“Both candidates need to focus on income inequality particularly within the middle class. “ -Mrs. Pamela Patrick
By: Stevie Maguire
“Donald Trump you are unfit you be president because of your lack of respective character and your lack of attention to racism.” - Kathy Nyguen “Hillary, I believe you are the lesser of two evils.“ -Julia Flores “Hillary, how are you lying about your emails and still able to run for president?” - Alex Louie
Photo by: Dylan Cooper Student cars parked in the lower parking lot, where formerly all students had to park.
“Could you please explain your previous comments on groups of people such as latinos, disabled, women, muslims, etc.? What is your defense against aggravated verbal assaults and stereotyping? Do you feel sorry?” - Dan Catron “I would tell Trump that I hate the way he treats women like sex objects & that having money doesn’t automatically make him worth more than others.” - Tinie Doan “I would ask Hillary is she realizes that being the Secretary of State means taking responsibilty for the deaths of Americans” -Henry McMillan
Photo by: Dylan Cooper Student and teahcers parked in the senior parking lot during 3A.
The school year of 2016-2017 is the first year of implementing the new parking pass exclusively for seniors. The pass is $25 more and allows the class of 2017 to park in the upper lot. The pass is receiving mixed reviews. Sr. Dylan Mcclure verbalized, “The pass was worth the extra money. It is easier to leave after school every day, and more convenient parking than the lower lot.” Jr. Devon Goodwin notes how it affects the crowding in the lower lot. “I’m glad they have senior parking because it’s already so crowded in the lower parking lot, there would be no where to park.” She also adds, “Senior parking passes are a very cool privilege that CT has to offer, and I can’t wait to get one next year!” Another Jr, Emily Berton, remarked, “I’m not very bothered by the senior parking at CT,I think that it probably helped a lot considering the parking lot is pretty full currently and would only be worse if the seniors still parked in the lower lot. I think that having it for just seniors is a good idea because everyone will be a senior eventually, so everyone gets their turn to park in the upper lot whether they prefer it or not. next year i do look forward to it since it is less crowded in the upper lot.” The pass is more convenient, but encompasses more responsibility as well. Seniors feel as if they are getting penalized more than seniors in prior years. Sr. Dom Beauchamp exclaimed, “teachers park in student parking all the time but nothing happens to them, but when we park in teacher parking we either get a ticket or even get towed.” Sr. Faythe Broderick had her pass revoked on October 3. “I did not let a teacher merge in front of me,” she explained. “She (Mrs. Johnson) told me that she was taking my pass away for two weeks and that she would reevaluate my driving after the two weeks. I feel like it was really blown out of proportion and that the disciplinary action that was taken was not appropriate. If it were to happen in the lower lot it would’ve been a different outcome because not many teachers park in the lower lot.” When you’re a senior parking upstairs, privilege had a cost.