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OCTOBER 31, 2012

G. GAZETTE

The Legalization of Marijuana

What’s your stance? -- Keep reading to learn more!

Government Gazette

Quote from Omar - 1

Poll Results - 2

Editorials on legalization - 3

Will’s Corner - 4

Play - o s - 4

“IF WE CLOSE THE BORDER, HOW DOES THE MARIJUANA THAT WE’RE GOING TO TAX GET THROUGH?”

! Those were the words that Tyler Glienke from Omar Ikka’s

campaign had to say when the class contemplated closing the border with Mexico. If this is what our government is resorting to in order to grow the economy, then we have a serious problem on our hands.

! Most people would believe that the legalization of marijuana is something that should be frowned upon. After all, it is terrible for one’s health, and has other undesirable side eects, such as addiction and hallucinations. While it is true that marijuana has som e medicinal properties, it is not completely proven to be credible, therefore making it frowned upon in most societies.

! I think that the legalization of marijuana is something that could be discussed, but only if certain restrictions, like using it only for the purpose it is prescribed, are placed upon it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it when it comes to helping people, but these drugs are derogatory to the health of the people of the world, and should only be used if one absolutely needs it. I know I wouldn’t want to take marijuana for pain, but then again, I don’t know what kind of pain these people who need to take it are feeling. Besides, if we’re taxing marijuana as it comes through the border, then it’ll probably come through legitimate sources, not from the illegal aliens that’ll cross the border.

! To the supporters of Omar Ikka, I want to ask this one thing: do you really believe we want a person to be president that allows his stato talk like this about their platform?

allows his sta ff to talk like this about their platform? ! By: Mariah Wills SEND

! By: Mariah Wills

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO:

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Brooklyn Wackerbarth

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VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 ! OCTOBER 31, 2012 50 POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE ! Undecided Democrat

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POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE

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3 ! OCTOBER 31, 2012 50 POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE ! Undecided Democrat 40 30 20
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31, 2012 50 POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE ! Undecided Democrat 40 30 20 I don’t know

Democrat

2012 50 POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE ! Undecided Democrat 40 30 20 I don’t know Conservative

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POLL RESULTS: POLITICAL STANCE ! Undecided Democrat 40 30 20 I don’t know Conservative 10 0

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STANCE ! Undecided Democrat 40 30 20 I don’t know Conservative 10 0 Republican Liberal SO,

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Republican

40 30 20 I don’t know Conservative 10 0 Republican Liberal SO, WHAT DOES IT ALL

Liberal

SO, WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

 

On the other hand, a Republican is someone

What is the di erence between Democrats and Republicans? What does it mean to be liberal or conservative? Many of you took the poll on Monday and about a third of you were undecided or you didn’t know. So, I’m going to tell you the di erences!

who wants to keep things the same and they aren’t too keen for reform or change. They can also be considered as conservative. They believe in cutting government spending, they want people to become proficient in math,

A democrat is someone who wants change, reform and are looking for better ways to improve America in the future. Liberals are generally paired with the democratic party. Three things they believe in doing is fighting for education, equality in America, and support of women’s rights and

reading, and they are generally against abortion. Some famous Republican presidents we have had are Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower.

the military. Some democrats you may know are Barack Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.

By: Kelly Hutchins

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TRIVIA

1. What’s the most common religion for presidents?

2. Which woman was considered the “First Lady”?

3. Which 8 presidents did NOT attend college?

4. Barack Obama is the 44th president, but how many presidents have there actually been?

By: Maggie Ostrum

Submit your answers to

! Congratulations, once again, to sophomore: Alex Pringnitz for being first to answer all the trivia correctly! Will anybody challenge his two day streak? Quickly answer this trivia and win some gum from Mr. Schmidt!

May the odds be ever in your favor,

Brooklyn Wackerbarth

EDITORIAL: LELEGALIZATION - OMAR IKKA

 

Legalize it. It'll be great. We can't stop it coming in from Mexico anyway, let's just tax it. Omar Ikka supporters would probably tell you things pretty close to this. Marijuana has been been picking up steam to be legalized, whether it be used for medical purposes or "recreational use." Using the word recreational is quite the sugar coat. The idea is to have marijuana for sale to the public and to put a federal sales tax on it. Kind of like cigarettes, another wonderful substance. Now, marijuana won't give you lung cancer, but I wouldn’t exactly call it a safe drug. If it's safe they shouldn't call it a drug.

Marijuana is a depressant, like alcohol, and can impair a person’s judgment. Instead of drunk drivers, there would be high drivers, and maybe even drivers with both in their systems. This can also go down into a question of what we stand for here. If we let people go

ahead and do this, what's that going to do for America? It'd give the government money, sure, but we'd also have a ton of people unmotivated and waiting to get home so they

can roll a doobie and smoke the day away. If you haven't picked it up already, I simply don't agree with this, but in all

fairness, you never know 'til you try

I just hope we don't try.

! By: Tyler Schmitz

EDITORIAL: MEDICAL MARIJUANA? WHO KNEW?!

! The legalization of marijuana has been in the Democrat's topics as of lately. They believe that it should be used for medical reasonings only. An example from a 6th hour student was that it could help with cancer for glaucoma treatment. The symptoms of the typical ‘treatments’ are that they make you not want to eat and you’d become very nauseated. With the help of marijuana, it would reduce these side - e ects. It would make you want to eat more and reduce nausea. They also thought putting a tax on it would be a smart way to help pay o some of our country’s debt.

! My opinion to all of this is yes, I believe that it

would be a great help to all of the terrible diseases that have been discovered and are continuing to be discovered throughout the years. However, I know that people will use it for an excuse to help them or some

how use it inappropriately. But once again, I still think it’s necessary for medical purposes. If we were to go through with this, the drinking age should be higher because you are able to look at how many people alcohol has killed, and how many marijuana hasn’t. Point proven. ‘Til next time SLHS.

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By: Joni Nelson
By: Joni Nelson

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VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 ! OCTOBER 31, 2012 WILL’S CORNER ! Do not hesitate to reserve

WILL’S CORNER

! Do not hesitate to reserve seats

for this weekend’s SLHS musical production of Cats. With all the inevitable stress of the week, there is no better place to be this Saturday night or Sunday afternoon than relaxing in the cozy Sami center seats while being thoroughly entertained by your classmates dressed up in fantastic feline duds. There is no doubt about the level of excitement rebounding from familiar faces on the stage, and there is no way that you will be uninterested in the musical.

The play takes place in an alley that is overrun by, obviously, cats. The felines creatively tell the story of a tribe of cats named the Jellicles as they make their “Jellicle choice” to decide which cat will be sent to the “Heavyside layer” and to a new life. The interesting show is performed beautifully, and jam - packed full of enjoyment.

If you are not entirely intrigued by the end of the play, you have no feeling. This musical will entice, excite, and spark your interest. The music students of SLHS hope to see you all there!

By: Will Norris

PLAY- OFFS

SLHS hope to see you all there! By: Will Norris PLAY - OFFS ! As most

! As most the students know, there is a very important game coming up on friday. That’s right it’s the quarterfinals of the 2A

Iowa State Playo s. It will be a very tight matchup between your own Spirit Lake Indians and the Boyden - Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks. This game will be played in Hull, Iowa. Whoever wins this game will go to the

semi- finals in the UNI - Dome in

Cedar Falls, Iowa. !

So far the Indians have defeated MOC - FV and Sheldon. The Indians are looking forward to preparing this week and are very excited for the game on Friday. They are looking forward to seeing everyone out there, and to challenge the great fans of Spirit Lake to have more fans than the Nighthawks on their own field Friday night.

By: Zach Arneson

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