Early voting has finally started! Although it is too late to register to vote, students who have already registered should take this election seriously and visit the polls. This year, the seats that are up for grabs in our government include the House of Representatives, our junior senator, our governor, attorney general, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge, various state commissioners, and our Texas Congress. All of these will be voted during this year’s midterm elections. It is important to know that early voting is happening until November 2nd. With early voting, you can stop by any polling location until 6 P.M. During election day on November 6th, you must go to your assigned polling area, which varies by where you live. You can find this location by a quick Google search. The Bexar County website also provides this information. At a time like this, students should be using their vote. According to the Pew Research Center, Americans 65 or older was reported to have the highest voter turnout, with 70.9%, compared to ages 18 to 29 with the lowest at 46.1%. However, it is important that we don’t let older generations decide our future, which is why we can only change it if we get out and vote. Before students go out to vote, make sure to do some research on candidates. It does take a while, but it is extremely worth it, because you will be more educated on who your future representatives are. Don’t forget, the young people will win.
On Saturday, October 20, and Saturday, October 27, the band will be performing at Heroes Stadium for UIL Region(20) and UIL area(27). At UIL Region they will be performing at 5:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to go watch and cheer on the band that will be performing their amazing show [Ren-uh-veyt]. They wish to hopefully earn a spot in UIL State, which will be on November 5, 6 and 7. Costs to enter are posted on the UIL website.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Churchill Speech and Debate Team will compete at the Saint Mary’s Hall Invitational.
This is one of the last tournaments in San Antonio that will allow Speech competitors to qualify for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC), which will be held in Denver, Colorado on May. 23, 2019.
“I feel like me and Jeremy [Kohler] have a good chance of getting to the final round,” Sophomore Ally Reynolds said.
To be eligible to compete at the NIETOC, a student has to get to the final round of the SMH Invitational in the event they want to qualify.
“A lot of kids have the ability to qualify this year,” Senior Jackson Reich said. “we just have to keep working like we have been.”
Students and teachers at Churchill were thrilled to get involved with a Shakespearean Festival last Tuesday, May 1st to spread their love for Shakespearean literature and the time period overall.
One teacher who helped create the whole meet was history teacher Stephanie Carrier, who thought her favorite part of the festival were the guys who really got themselves involved with roleplaying within the time period.
“You usually see a lot of girls get into the costumes during these kind of festivals,” said Carrier.” So its impressive to see the guys actually get dressed up and into it.”
Although turn out was spectacular, many students had no idea a festival was even taking place during the lunches.
“I wish I was able to hear more about it before it actually started,” freshman Katherine Williams stated. “I would’ve loved to get more involved if I saw more about it around the school.”
Even so, many students want to see if anything similar would come up soon. It being this year or the next.
“If anything like this festival were to happen again I’d definitely do it,” freshman Emily Barrozo said. “It looks fun and I want to see what they’ll do next.”