Petition to James Hoppe
Jennifer Coolidge as Emerson Class of 2019 Speaker
As Emersonians, we want someone to speak for our class that is an excellent communicator, but also really funny. Graduation ceremonies can be long, but with someone as funny as Jennifer Coolidge as our commencement speaker, it will sure be a day to remember. Jennifer Coolidge ('85) is a comedic icon known for her eye-catching performances in American Pie, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde, and 2 Broke Girls. She is also a generous philanthropist who has supported many causes. Jennifer graduated from Emerson College in 1985 with a Bachelors in Theatre. Over the past few commencements, the Emerson community has noticed that the speakers are not Emerson alums. We think it'll be a great way to show school pride with a fellow alum giving us a speech. We trust in Jennifer that she will deliver an inspiring, hilarious, and important speech! JENNIFER COOLIDGE FOR EMERSON CLASS OF 2019 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER. #JCool2019 ways to help: ~Sign and comment why you'd love Jennifer as our speaker! ~Share the Petition! Share the link in your Instagram Story (Swipe up^), snapchat, facebook, twitter, text, and of course, the good ol' fashioned word of mouth! ~Tag Jennifer! Facebook: Jennifer Coolidge Twitter: @jencoolidge Instagram: @theofficialjencoolidge
Petition to Board of Directors, true revolutionaries
Rename the National Speech & Debate Association to the Supreme Soviet of Speech & Debate
Fellow Marxists, Maoists, and socialists in policy debate and Forensics, let us join together to establish the utopia that we desire and overthrow the capitalist imperialists. We must declare our intentions for the world to see, and for the opressed proletariat to rejoice. The obvious entity to form the core of our new People’s Democratic government would be the National Speech and Debate Association, and the first step is to rename it to something appropriate for its future role: the Supreme Soviet of Speech and Debate. Optional actions would include renaming Novice Debate to Honors Pre-AP Intro to Socialism, second year Debate to AP Marxist-Lennenist Philosophy, third year Debate to AP Maoism and Stalinism, and fourth year Debate to AP Implementing the Revolution.
Petition to PISD School Board
Make Graduation Special
High School Graduation. A once-in-a-lifetime event representing 12 years of hard work, long sleepless nights, and grueling tests. A goodbye to elementary school childish pranks, middle school crushes, and high school football games. A rite of passage that takes students into the real world and marks the beginning of their contributions to society. Something this special, this monumental is sure to be something students remember for years to come. However, at Plano West, students aren’t allowed to have the best possible graduation or even have any control over the process at all. Currently, Plano West Senior High School allows 4 student speeches at graduation. However, they are not decided by a panel of judges that hears the speeches beforehand. They are not decided by the popular vote of the students, so the students lose the ability to decide who speaks to them at graduation. They are not even decided by the teachers, the people who know the students the best. They are predesignated as the Senior Class President, Student Council President, Valedictorian, and Salutatorian. This is not to say that these aren’t some of the finest students in the school, but why does that mean they should automatically be awarded the only graduation speeches? Why not the debater who won a national debate tournament? Or the student who won a gold medal for the U.S. internationally in mathematics? Or the kindest, most loved student who relates to and understands the student body the most? There are many other qualified people to speak at graduation and we should not predesignate speakers based solely on grades and elected student representatives. Graduation is a special day for every student and they should have a say in how it goes for them. If you believe that students deserve the right to have a say in one of the biggest days of their lives, then please sign this petition. If our movement succeeds, the PISD school board will let all students sign up for the chance to give a graduation speech and the student body will vote on who they want to speak at graduation. Whether you are a parent, student, or teacher, please help make this a reality. The strength of the wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf.
Petition to Hope College
Reestablish Dialogue at Hope College
Hope College is rooted in a long tradition of Christian love and care for the students, in order to create a learning environment that aids each student's path to knowledge. Sadly, recent events, such as the protest in chapel and the scene at VESPERS, have drawn away from moments of interaction with Christ and of community growth, and focused on one-sided self-centered political exclamations. These displays have moved to silence voices of opposition and promote an atmosphere devoid of true dialogue. Hope College's administration must follow the lead of institutions such as the University of Chicago and Claremont McKenna College and respond with authority to these events so to preserve the message the institution acclaims, and prevent it from siding further into dismay. Sign this petition for a change in the handling of inappropriate demonstrations on Hope's campus.