By: Jack H.
What you need
- Collared shirt (white or red)
- Cape (you can get it at a halloween store)
- Black pants (preferably pocketless)
- White makeup
- Plastic Fangs
- Red makeup
- Fake blood
- Transylvanian accent
Get a white collared shirt. If it is French collared, buy a spooky cufflink for it. If you are going to Halloween party you could use some fake blood on your shirt for an extra effect.
Buy a black cape, preferably having red on the inside. If you can sew, attach a cape with a red inside. For a realistic feel sew on collar that pops up.
Get black pants. Black dress pants are the best for the costume. Be sure it has no shiny buttons. Keep an extra set of fangs in your pocket.
Put on white make-up. To practice your Transylvanian accent say the letter “A” like you are at the doctor’s office.
By: Zach C.
The midterm elections this year fall on November 4th, the same date as the presidential elections. All eligible voters can vote for senate, governor, and the representatives in their district. The two senators’ positions are up for grabs every six years, even though there is no limit to their time in office. Representatives from Illinois serve two year terms, and the governor serves a four year term. This year, the republican Bruce Rauner is running for governor against the current incumbent, Pat Quinn, a democrat. This race currently is extremely close, with both polling forty three percent. In the senate race, Dick Durbin, who is currently in office is the primary democratic candidate. He will be running against Jim Oberweis, who won the republican primary elections. Durbin is currently polling higher, but the elections will show who will serve with Mark Kirk. In our district, the 59th district, Carol Sente and Leslie Munger are running for state representative. No matter how many hate ads, or misinterpreted quotes there are, the democratic system will choose great candidates, and our magnificent state will have new representation for the citizens of Illinois.
How senators are elected: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Direct_Election_Senators.htm
Did you miss the kickoff meeting? That’s alright, come next week! During the meeting next week, we will split into teams and start working on our first projects. Applications for editors will also be handed out. Check out this link to view a Google Presentation that covers information from today’s meeting, including ideas brainstormed by the 40+ students in attendance!