Did You make the Right Decision?

An “I Voted” Sticker
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Election Year. Everyone looks forward to seeing, hearing, and choosing new candidates for our country’s president. This year’s main candidates were Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Each is part of a political party. Romney is a Republican, and President Obama is a Democrat. People all over our country voted who they would like to see in office.

You are officially allowed to vote when you are 18, but students all over NEISD got a chance for their voice to be heard. About 31,012 students (K-8) in the district voted. The total came out 10,550 votes for Governor Romney, and 18,140 votes for President Obama. Emma Cote (8) says, “I voted for Mitt Romney. Not because I like him, but because I don’t like Obama and his ideas.”

The National election was very close. President Obama won, but only because of the electoral votes. Our candidates were almost tied for popular vote. President Obama had 50.34% of the popular votes, and Governor Romney had 48.10%. Florida was never official, so not all the votes were counted.

Overall, this presidential race was very close. These candidates worked hard, and it looks like President Obama will have one more 4 – Year Term. Skye Palmer (7) told me that our Country and Year will be off to a great start, “because four years isn’t enough time to do something and Obama will help make our country better!”

Is the world going to end in 2012 ?

The Mayans predict that the world will end Dec. 21, 2012.  This leads us all to be curious of what really is going to happen.
It all started because the Mayan calendar ends on the day of December 21 2012. They even made a movie called 2012 that lead us to fear more of this day. Some people believe in everything that’s going to end, but some people don’t believe it will. Erin Cuba-Major that stated “I don’t think 2012 is going to happen because they said the same thing in the year 2000.” I asked people just like Agapito Orozco what he would do to try to survive longer than others he said, “I would just dig a hole under my house to see if I can be the only one left in earth.” Also, some people have even quit their job because they have said they have enough money left until the day we die. Many people are already gathering materials up to survive 2012. They have lists of what their keeping with them such as water, seeds to plant new vegetables. If the world ends people say they’re going to have to start from scratch.