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Class offers opportunity to discuss politics
Class offers opportunity to discuss politics
(Story) James Bell, (Infographic) Ivy Francis
Thursday, February 11, 2021

There is no doubt that politics play a big role in everyone’s life. Whether it is at school, work, or just at home, everyone talks about it at some point. With the world being in a tough place, even students have their own concerns.

 “I don’t think they [the next four years]  will be very good, I think the middle class and smaller businesses will suffer some. But I also don’t think it is the end of the world,” senior Britney Schroer said.

“As a nation we must return to the time-honored ideals of respect, decency and neighborhood between citizens in order to put an end to this age of anxiety. I hope that President Biden can work to bring our country together for the next four years,” senior Aidan Shaw said.

There are several classes in high school that allow students to learn about politics, one of which is Current Issues. This class focuses on teaching the students about politics but from all viewpoints, in a non-biased situation.

“I like it because we get to learn about what’s happening in our world. We get to learn about issues from all sides and make informed opinions,” sophomore Mayah Dorsey said. 

Although some may discuss how they feel about a topic, they never get into an argument.  

“Current Issues is an important class to take for anyone who cares about world events. I think that it is important to be informed about what’s going on both within our borders and the rest of the world,” sophomore Paden Jahnke said.

Another concern that the students have is voting. Some students are grateful about voting and some are not.

“I very much enjoyed exercising my constitutional rights this past November, voting in one of the most contentious elections in history. I believe that the election of 2020 will be the rock that our more modern world will be built upon, and that those of us who were there to witness it firsthand are privileged beyond their own comprehension,” Shaw said.