- Written by Ashlie Rosine
- Category: Opinions
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As you all know, Trump is our POTUS and is known for his...comments on the social media Twitter and for not having a filter. I did an article about Trump and DACA, but I am going to follow it up with my opinion. I used to respect Donald Trump, but after one rally, I lost all respect. At one of his campaign rallies before he won the election, he mocked a disabled reporter who has an arm that has no movement with it. Trump made the comment that he looked like he was having “a seizure” and laughed about it. When Trump took office January 20, 2017, the hashtag #NotMyPresident started to trend.
Recently, the hashtag has come back because of Trump’s NFL comments about players taking a knee during the national anthem. One user tweeted “This is what white supremacy looks like. NFL owners gave him a lot of **** talks. #NotMyPresident #WhiteSupremecy #thisisnotnormal”. Another tweeted a photo that says “Who would have thought that a reality TV star with NO government experience, 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 different marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, and 4,000+ lawsuits COULD POSSIBLY BE SO BAD AT BEING PRESIDENT?” and with the hashtag #NotMyPresident.
Also, Trump has placed sanctions on North Korea, and criticized every other country for not enforcing it. Trump seems blind to me at this point. North Korea is testing every other thing bomb related. Other countries don’t want to back the US for the safety of the people in their country. No one wants WWIII to happen, but as things are going now, it will most likely. There will be more damage done than the two previous world wars. We kept the wars away from the continental United States, but Kim Jong Un will not back down. He sees Trump as a threat to his way of living. He commented to an unprecedented televised comment accusing Trump of being “mentally deranged.”
For those of you who don’t know what deranged means, the definition is insane. I get that he is trying to run the country and everything, but he has NO government experience. Why we elected him to that position to run our country with having no GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE I will never understand. We don’t need to be further in debt. He has given us the most bankruptcies in 2015; Why should we put the president in the position with more money than an NFL player makes?
- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: Sports
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Last year two guys, Jacob Crow and Hayden Voelker, started a boys
swim team. Even though said team wasn’t actually a team, the boys still competed as individuals. The lone girls swimmer, Brooke Stuckemeyer, has competed her whole high school career. The ACHS swim team has had at most 3 people ever, but this year five new freshmen boys have joined. One is an experienced swimmer, Tyler Stuckemeyer. The other four, Kolby Brewer, Sam Mathesius, Isaac Crow, and Will Overton, have never competed in competitive swimming. Now that the boys swim team is actually a team with 6 people, ACHS can compete in relays at the sectional meet.
The boys sectional meet is on February 17, and the girls meet is November 11. Hayden plans to compete at sectionals in 100 breaststroke, one other individual event, and possibly relays. Tyler will compete in 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and possible relays. The other male swimmers are unsure of what events they would like to compete in. At the girls’ meet Brooke will compete in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Although swimming isn’t the most popular sport at Altamont, we still do have a swim team. Many think that swimming isn’t a very challenging sport, but you would be surprised. If you would like to watch a meet, talk to any of the swimmers or Mrs. Stuckemeyer.
- Written by Kolby Pemberton
- Category: Baseball
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The Altamont Indians 2017 Fall Baseball season has ended, and the Indians managed a 14-7 record, 7 games over .500, which is a very nice season. Led by seniors Kolby Pemberton, Wyatt Vaughn, and Kaleb Whitt, the Indians pulled out some very nice victories, and also lost some very close games. The highlights of the season were the four walk off victories throughout the year. Kolby Pemberton had a walk off against the North Clay Cardinals, Wyatt Vaughn was the hero against Brownstown-St. Elmo, against the South Central Cougars Connor Reardon was the hero, and in the victory against the Woodlawn Cardinals, Kaden Eirhardt was the hero.
The Indians were led on the offensive side by Kaleb Whitt, Wyatt Vaughn, Alek Biggs, and Kolby Pemberton. The leader in batting average was Kaleb WHitt, with a .455 average, Wyatt Vaughn, and Alek Biggs were not far behind. The player that scored the most amount of runs was junior Dakota Kuhlman and the two Indians with the most RBIs are Kaleb Whitt with 20, and Kolby Pemberton with 18. On the mound, Pemberton was the leader of IP with 39.2. Pemberton also had the lowest ERA with 1.41. The Indians were a very good team this fall, and we can only hope for a better spring season from our high school baseball team.
The largest margin of victory for the Indians was 12 runs, and they pulled that off against the Mulberry Grove Aces. Wyatt Vaughn led the Indians with 3 hits in that game, and Kaleb Whitt led the way with 4 RBIs. Vaughn also led the way on the mound, throwing 5.0 innings, and striking out 6.
The Indians also put together two 10-run victories against the Ramsey Rams, and the Beecher City-Cowden-Herrick Bobcats.
- Written by Donovan Delaney
- Category: Sports
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I asked 1 athlete from each Fall sport these same questions. What position do you play? When did you start playing? What do you enjoy about the sport? Why do you play the sport? Do you have any role models? Do you think you’ll play after high school?
Allyson Hardiek is on the cross country team. She started playing this year. She enjoys how all the running keeps her in shape. Her biggest role model is JoAnna Shultz. She doesn’t foresee herself running cross country after high school. The last thing she had to say was “Join cross country. It really ain’t dat bad”.
Rachel Jackman is on the volleyball team. Her position is middle. She started playing in junior high. When asked about why she plays, her response was “I play because I like hitting it in peoples’ faces and our coach is awesome”. She said her role models are Tinley Mette, Leah Mayhaus, and Caitlyn White. She said it would be awesome if she played after high school but doesn’t know if she will. The last thing she had to say was “KTDI”.
Patrick Tkachuck plays on the soccer team. His position switches between stopper and sweeper. He started playing his freshman year. He said “I play to hit some zingers with Donovan Delaney”. When asked about his future soccer career he said “You can see me in next year’s world cup playing for Wisconsin”. The last thing he had to say was “I like to live my life by this philosophy, Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, can’t be fooled again”.
Nathan Hill is a member of the golf team. He started golfing his freshman year. He said he plays because it’s fun and the team is hilarious. His biggest role model is Dustin Johnson. He said he expects to play after high school.
Noah Teasley plays baseball. His position is short-stop. He started playing when he was a little kid. His response to why he plays was, “I play because I feel alive out on the field”. One of his role models is Yadier Molina. He expects to play in college and says he hopes one day he’ll make it to the MLB. The last thing he had to say was “Go Cardinals”.