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Student Council Update!

In Announcements on October 21, 2013 at 9:08 am

Pumpkin Carving

Hello all, this is your Student Council president, Irene Georgiadis, and Treasurer, Madi Stevens, bringing you an update on the upcoming events hosted by Student Council. This Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, everyone is encouraged to wear a costume to school and to participate in the costume contest, which will be judged by faculty/staff. Great prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best costumes. Also on Halloween, you will have the opportunity to carve a pumpkin at home and bring it in and enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest for a chance to win even more prizes! Oh and did we mention everything is completely free? So you can dress up, carve a pumpkin, and potentially win awesome prizes, without paying a penny at school! So join in the fun, and be a little festive this year! It will be enjoyable for everyone, and make school a little more bearable! Until next time, stay classy Hopkins.


Class Elections – A Popularity Contest?

In Editorials on November 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Jeremiah Hyslip 2014

Why do we bother to vote for class officers? Once everyone puts their name down on the ballot, the outcome can almost be determined. All that happens is when someone sees the name of their best friend on the ballot, they vote for that person. It’s a big popularity contest! This might come as a shock, but in the real world, people vote for who they think is best, not who is the most popular. No one gives a speech or campaigns.Most of the time, if someone sees the name of their best friend on the ballot, he or she will vote for that person. Also, no one really cares about who gets elected because class officers are pretty much just figureheads. Instead of voting for a few specific people, there could be a voluntary committee where everyone who actually cares could have a say in the matter, rather than having people who might not even care make decisions. And does the whole class officer thing really prepare us for the real world? So I leave you with this: in my opinion, class elections are a big waste of time that could be used doing something that actually matters.