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OCTOBER 24, 2013

Campaign Chronicle
Discord in the campaign parties?
ALEX VERRIPS AND DAN CHAPMAN “I HATE THIS CAMPAIGN” Today, as I walked through the room of Janice Donaldson, I overheard a conversation between Alex Verrips and Dan Chapman in which one made the statement, “I hate this campaign” and the other one agreed. These comments had no real context so I cannot tell you why they have such a strong dislike for something we all thought they were happy and passionate about. I’m starting to think that there are some dark truths hidden behind smiling faces all over this election. ! ! ! ! By Isaac Nielson 1. Discord in the campaign parties? 2. Issues Spotlight: Abortion

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3. Student Interviews 4. Barbie Q. Interview 5. Bill O’Wrights Interview 5. Fun facts 6. Q&A Barbie and Bill 7. An Independent?! 8. Cartoon

Issues Spotlight: Abortion

Abortion is a huge controversy across America. Some believe that the mother has the authority to decide whether she wants the baby or not because it's her body. Others believe that the baby in the mother's womb has the right to life and is it's own person, and that the mother has no right to decide whether or not to end the baby's life for her convenience. ! There are two different types of abortion: the abortion pill and in-clinic abortion. The abortion pill is a medication that ends early pregnancy. It's effective up to nine weeks into the pregnancy, but after those nine weeks, only an in-clinic abortion is effective. ! The in-clinic abortion is much more gruesome. First, they give the mother a pain medication. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, the procedure might take anywhere from five to twenty minutes. If the pregnancy is in it's second trimester, then the surgeon gives a shot through the mother's abdomen to stop the heart of the baby. Then, they suck the baby out and throw it away. ! A few other facts about abortion are: Since 1989, Democrats and Republicans have sponsored at least 34 resolutions • proposing a Constitutional Amendment that would guarantee pre-born humans the right to life, with the only exception being to protect the life of the mother. Republicans went farther, and six of their resolutions include exceptions for cases of rape and incest. • The risk of childbirth is about ten times as high as that associated with all abortion • Women who have abortions are 5.9 times more likely to commit suicide the year following the procedure than women who give birth.

Today in History
1492- Columbus’ ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic 1760- King George III of Britain was crowned 1983- The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada 1990- New York Daily News goes on strike! (lasts through March, 1991) By Carrissa Kafton

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OCTOBER 24, 2013

Campaign Chronicle
Two fact pages on Planned Parenthood disagree with the emotional state abortions leave patients in: One states "Serious emotional problems after abortion are much less likely than they are after giving birth." Another says "Serious, long -term emotional problems after abortion are about as common as they are after childbirth." The rapists can fight for custody if the rape produced a child. Abortion shouldn't be used just for the mother's convenience. It should only be used in extreme cases where the mother is in danger or it's a case of rape. It leaves the mother emotionally scarred and it is murder of an unborn child. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and the more informed people are, the smarter choices they can make. ! ! ! ! By Lexi Jennings

Student interviews
What are your thoughts about Abortion?
I’m not really for it or against it. I think if you made abortion illegal, it would not stop abortion from happening.

Are Pro-life or Pro-choice?
I would probably lean towards the Pro-life choice.

Who are you planning on voting for at this point in the debate?
Bill O’Wrights! Alex Verrips is on that team!

Any other questions or comments?
Do you get to eat in government class?

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Axel Johnston interviewing Lucas Hoover

What is your opinion on abortions?
"It’s terrible and it's killing a child."  ! Katie O’Brien interviewing Ryan Petievich

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OCTOBER 24, 2013

Barbie Q. Gry"s

Campaign Chronicle
Fun Facts!
1. Even though the grizzly bear is California’s official state animal, none have been seen there since 1922.

Today I interviewed Kyle Anderson, staff member for the Barbie Q. Grylls campaign, about what his campaign stands for. The first question I asked was whether they were democrat or not, he replied “Yas.” The next question that was asked was how Barbie Q. Grylls feels about abortion, he replied “We have decided to be pro choice, (we) feel that even if it was illegal, it would still occur and be much less safe, out of the 46 million abortions each year, in the world, 20 million occur in places where it’s illegal.” Kyle pointing out that making it illegal may not help the decrease of abortions. Barbie Q. Grylls thoughts on gun control are told by Kyle, “We are against stronger regulations on guns, we feel that with stronger regulation, you would only be taking guns out of the hands of lawful citizens. Criminals will always find a way to find a weapon and this leaves citizens defenseless. A black market would develop, and bring revenue to criminals, we feel reasonable steps can be taken and an outright ban isn’t necessary.” On immigration they said they would like to “make the borders stronger, but also make the process of becoming a citizen easier.” No comment was given on what to do with the immigrants already inside the United States. They are also for gay marriage. Only 14 states have legal gay marriage, and only 15 countries worldwide have passed national laws allowing same sex marriage according to Slate.com’s Chris Kirk.  On the economy Kyle said “We say we believe that rather than impose large taxes, we feel that we should cut spending to certain government run organizations.” Finally, when asked about their opposing candidate, Bill O’Wrights, Trevor Caldwell, another staff member for the Barbie Q. Grylls campaign, chimed in and said “We appreciate the clever name, but we all know Barbie Q will grill the competition.” Bold words, can they back it up? Stay updated on the campaign with us here at Campaign Chronicle, as we give you the facts.  ! ! ! ! ! By Abbey Horsman

2.Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. 3. Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil. 4.Coca Cola was originally green. 5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
By Austin Fagen

Bi" O’Wrights
Bill O’ Wrights political stance is independent. They are independent because they have chosen issues that are on both republican and democratic sides. I interviewed Justine Heinitz about Bill O’ Wrights. After she gave me the list of what they stand for, she said, “You can already tell we are independent by looking at the first two issues.” The first two are abortion and gay rights. They are pro-life, which is on the republican side, but are for gay marriage which is on the democratic side. Abortion: Pro-life Gay rights: Support Gun Control: Against gun control, they want more gun rights. Universal health care: Against Taxes: They want to cut taxes and not tax the wealthy. Environment: More money to go towards environment and they want corporations to pay. They want permits and to find alternatives to save energy. Border Control: Maintain border control and make becoming a citizen of the USA easier. Military: Maintain military budget. !

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OCTOBER 24, 2013

Campaign Chronicle
Questions and Answers: Barbie and Bill
So far neither party has released all that much information on their stance with their views which has lead to a considerable amount of confusion among the public. I conducted an interview with Bill O’Wrights and Barbie Q. Grylls on October 4, 2013 to find out some needed information.

How we" is your party coming to agreement on issues?
Barbie: “The first day there was a lot of tension, now there is logic and diplomacy, and everyone has accepted that the vote is what decides the party’s stance. Our class is divided on a few issues, such as gay marriage. Almost every vote is swayed by two or three people.” Bill: “We are agreeing very well on all of our stances. There have been a few debates between a couple of people, but after the class voted, they dropped the subject.”
Logan Sorenson wiping the board clean after a rough time of debating topics

Do the members of your party agree on most subjects?
Bill: “Our members have voted with an overwhelming majority on every issue except gay rights. It came down to one vote and that decided that we are for gay marriage.” Barbie: “The biggest issue with a lot of discrepancy was gay marriage, which was decided by a coin toss. Abortion was another hot topic, and was decided by 1 vote. All in all the party has improved over the last few days and is coming together better and agreeing more than before.”

Has it been hard to reach a consensus on where your party stands?
Barbie: “We have system that no nobody disagrees with because it is pretty logical. The system is that each person raises their hand to vote, and if they don’t feel comfortable voicing their opinion, they turn in a yes or no card that no one but me can see. So as of now, reaching a consensus isn’t difficult.” Bill: “It hasn't been hard to reach a consensus with our group, and I am very grateful for having such a wonderful party.” The two parties are scrambling to agree on certain views. Both parties can’t agree where they stand on certain issues. As shown in this photo, a member of Barbie Q. Grylls’ party erased their views because they did not want the public to see the issues that they all didn’t agree on. Which, in my opinion, was a smart thing to do because if they entire party doesn’t agree on a key issue, they can not support it. ! ! By Kenten Murray

“AN INDEPENDENT?!” Bill O’Wrights has just identified himself as an independent candidate. This is borderline historical as no independent candidate has ever made it this far into the election process. One almost has to congratulate O’Wrights on his overwhelming bravery for choosing to be part of a party that will most likely give him little to no funding, something that is required to run against his Democratic opponent, Barbie Q. Grylls. Though we are only a few days into the campaign, it is already clear that this election will be placed among the most interesting and diverse elections in history. ! ! ! ! ! By Isaac Nielson

Cartoon by Kenten Murray

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