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Word of Beak: Homecoming is just around the corner
A general dislike of the spirit days: This week's buzz around the high school.
Homecoming week begins Monday and continues through Oct. 19. Though the evening game and coronation of the homecoming royalty is the main event, the students participate in many activities that lead up to the anticipated night. This includes float and campus decoration, closed campus preparation, and of course, the spirit days.
Each day of the week has a specific theme that all students on campus dress to. This year's themes are Twin Day, Superhero Day, Star Wars Day, Anything But Clothes Day — students wear outfits made from shower curtains, sheets, paper bags, etc. over their regular clothing.
The home-coming theme day is Around the World. Each class chooses a specific topic included in the general theme for Friday. This year, seniors chose Mexico, juniors Greece, sopho-mores Ireland and freshmen Hawaii.
Every year, the decisions made for the spirit days and theme choices are torn apart by the student body, yet they do not speak up when ideas are being thrown out.
The themes are decided around the same time every year, approximately a month before Homecoming. It boggles my mind that these students do not address the Associated Student Body leaders they voted for concerning the theme ideas.
In my observations, this not only occurs within high school regarding homecoming and how people should dress for a day. This occurs everywhere. A bill is passed that a few people disagree with, and then these people discuss the passage of the bill with others who agree with them, and they hear of the innumerable people who also agree with their position.
Together, these people wonder how the bill was passed, and how they do not like it, yet they only complain.
If people do not contact their political representatives and let them know that they do not like a law and or order and why, there is no chance that anything different will be done.
Many times in politics, just as in high school, there is a pattern to things. Simply paying attention to what is going on around one's community, state and country will alert any voter to act upon what they see and work to find a better way to approach an issue than what the few people voted to represent them can create.
The representatives were voted in to do just that, represent the people. How are they able to do so if the people do not tell them what they want?
Communication is key in any environment where a vote or representation rules. Instead of simply complaining that the politicians and representatives do not listen, try to contact them and share your ideas, feelings, and opinions.
If this still does not work, you as a voter, have the right and privilege to remove them from office. Exercise it.