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  • Q: Do you think that the fight over the border wall is a good reason to shut down the government? A: Not at all. Nothing is being accomplished and no progress is being made because no one is going to put forth the funds necessary to actually build the wall. We're at a stalemate. - Savana Walker '20

  • Q: Do you think that the fight over the border wall is a good reason to shut down the government? A: No. People are cutting down trees in Joshua because the park rangers have been put out of their jobs. Also, Yosemite is full of trash. If you are working for the government they are going to ruin your life. - Auden Harare '20

  • Q: Do you think that the fight over the border wall is a good reason to shut down the government? A: No. Disagreement across party lines is not a reason for the president to throw a temper tantrum. And it is definitely not a good enough reason to force millions of government employees to work without pay. - Izzy Osbourne '19

  • Q: Do you think that the fight over the border wall is a good reason to shut down the government? A: No, it is not at all. I'm just trying to get my tax refund and the government is shut down and preventing all the money from coming in to me. - Jordan Jones '19

  • Q: Should phones be used as a resource or considered a distraction during class? A: It is a resource because you can use it to look things up. I also use it to get outside help in math from a calculator or something similar to that. - Riley Gabridge '22

  • Q: Should phones be used as a resource or considered a distraction during class? A: It is a resource because sometimes it is useful to research things that I can't find easily otherwise or quickly or is not even on the computer. - Lilly King '21

  • Q: Should phones be used as a resource or considered a distraction during class? A: It is a resource because I can focus on things other than class and get actual work done. For example, I trade securities on my phone and that is better than math. - Jacob Starner '20

  • Q: Do you believe that all people who are eligible to vote should and why? A: Yes, I do believe that all people should vote if they are able to. The best way to maintain as many viewpoints as possible is to poll as many people as possible. - Mr. Albaugh

  • Q: Do you believe that all people who are eligible to vote should and why? A: Yes, all people should voice their opinions. If 18-year-olds have a strong opinion, they need to vote unless they are going to be dumb about it. - Isabella Bigler '22

  • Q: Do you believe that all people who are eligible to vote should and why? A: I think that all people who are who are eligible to vote and who care about what happens in the political spectrum should vote. And if they don't vote, they cannot complain about the outcome. - Jordan Plumstead '20

  • Q: Do you believe that all people who are eligible to vote should and why? A: All people should vote because otherwise it is not democratic. If people don't vote, the minority of the population could elect the entire government. - Odin Sorenson '19

  • Q: How do you feel about the commercialization of the holiday season? A: There used to be a good balance during the holiday season, but over the past couple years it has become more about the American consumers and less about family. - Ben Levitt '20

  • Q: How do you feel about the commercialization of the holiday season? A: I do not like the commercialization at all. I get really upset that we go from Halloween to Christmas and skip Thanksgiving. Christmas comes too soon. Miss Bodner is not allowed to play her Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. - Mrs. Allaben

  • Q: How do you feel about the commercialization of the holiday season? A: We have been getting away from the true meaning of the holiday season. The whole reason we get time off of school is to spend time with our families and not to spend money or watch TV. - Levi Neuhaus '21

  • Q: How do you feel about the commercialization of the holiday season? A: I think it is bad because the holidays should be fun and not expensive. I used to be able to go to the dollar store and buy my brother a plastic chair but now he expects an X-Box. - Noor Duoibes '22

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