It is already clear that Donald Trump won the presidential election and became the 45th President of the USA. Hillary Clinton had to acknowledge Trump’s primacy. In her speech she thanked her voters and closest co-workers. You may be confused, why Trump emerged victorious while he had less amount of votes. But as I mentioned in my previous article, elections in America are not direct. Citizens cast their votes on electors. Trump achieved the minimum of 270 electors – accurately 306 votes and it was over 70 more than Clinton had.
In the victory speech Trump said he would be the President for all Americans.
States which support Trump and Clinton:
Are you surprised with the result? Does it suit your expectations? If you had a chance to vote who would you support?
news prepared by Sebastian Bożek from 2b
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Canada with their children from 24th September to 1st October 2016. They began their week-long trip with arrival at Victoria, which is a capital of British Columbia, where they were greeted according to Canadian custom and protocol. Then, The Royal Highnesses had a private audience with the Governor General and with the Prime Minister. During the following day William and Kate left George and Charlotte with their nanny and headed off to Vancouver.
Their first stop took place at Sheway, a charity that supports vulnerable mums. They also visited Telus Garden to meet young Canadian leaders, and Canadian Coast Guard in Kitsilano to discuss rescues and mental health issues in first responders’ communities. On the third day William with Kate arrived at Bella Bella and were welcomed by the Heiltsuk community in a traditional ceremony. Afterwards, the royals went to the Great Bear Rainforest – the home of the Kermode bears. Finally, after returning to Victoria, they took part in Black Rod Ceremony at Government House. The fourth day of the tour started with a visit in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, where The Duke and Duchess met students at the Okanaga campus of the university of British Columbia. William and Kate watched there a match played by the acclaimed women’s volleyball team. Few hours later they participated in the BC Government’s ‘Taste of British Columbia’ enjoying food and wine.
Then they flew to Whitehorse in Yukon where theywere greeted by the Canadian Rangers before seeing a performance at the Kwanlin Dun CulturalCentre. During the next morning, William and Kate followed in the footsteps of The Queen and PrincePhilip, who had been to Whitehorse before. After that, the royals visited the MacBride Museum of Yukonhistory and participated in sending a “telegraph to tweet”. Then they went to Carcross, a tiny town witha population of less than 300 people, where they received a traditional welcome and experienced local tagish culture.
On the sixth day Government House hosted a tea party in Victoria. The Duke andDuchess of Cambridge met with families from neighbourhood, including those presently serving in the Canadian military. After that, they enjoyed some family time out of the spotlight. The last but one day of the royal tour began with a trip to Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the northern coast of British Columbia. William and Kate enjoyed paddling in a canoe to the beach at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum in Skidegate. There, they were welcomed by the Haida Nation President and they were given a cultural performance with representatives of the nation. Finally, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go salmon fishing with youth. The last day William and Kate started with a visit to the Cridge Centre for the Family which provides shelter, care and hope for people in need. Next, they had a meeting in downtown café with members of the Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre that supports children, youth and their families residing in British Columbia. This was followed by a departure ceremony that took place at Victoria Harbour Airport. That way, their tour came to an end.
News prepered by Damian Adamowski from 2b.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual celebration held on 5 November, mainly in Great Britain. It’s history dates back to the events of 5 November 1605 when a member of the plot — Guy Fawkes was captured while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords that were made to blow it up. The conspiracy in which he was involved was called the Gunpowder Plot and established in order to abolish reigns of King James I. To celebrate the fact that King has survived people lit bonfires on 5 November every year. Arrested Guy Fawkes is a symbol of the Gunpowder Plot failure. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, often in the accompaniment of fireworks. Carnival in Bridgwater, which refers to the conspiracy in 1605 is known as one of the biggest parades. It consists of illuminated floats, people dance and dress up. Carnival’s purpose is to raise money for local charities and of course have fun.
News added by Matylda Kalinowska from 2b.
On Sunday evening passed away one of the most distinguished Polish movie directors Andrzej Wajda, the most distinguished because of many prizes he won and for many good films he created which brought up historical events. It is worth to mention the most appreciated of them, it was “Kanał” (1957), “Wesele” (1973), “Człowiek z Marmuru (1978) and “Katyń” (2008). He said (about his films) – Matejko painted the victories, but about himself he said he needed catastrophes. He was engaged in political activites, as well as he was a member of the commitee Solidarność.
The actors will remember him from the greatest support he gave them and for good collaboration with him on film shootings. He used to say “We do our film and our film is the one which was successful. The one which wasn’t successful is mine”.
He was 90…
news prepared by Klaudia Capiga from 2b, edited by Ms Joanna Wołkowicka
Barack Obama’s term is expiring in January 2017. According to the USA Constitution, Obama is not allowed to hold presidency for the third time. Who will be the next president of the USA? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are supposed to be the strongest nominees. Besides them, there are also other candidates: Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Darrell Castle and Evan McMullin
The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses took place between February and June 2016 in 50 states and overseas territory. Voters casted ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who in turn elected their party’s presidential nominee.
The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee became Hillary Clinton. She’s the first woman who was nominated by a major political party and is a front-runner.
Businessman and reality television personality Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
During the first debate in September candidates were pointing each other’s mistakes out and locking horns with each other. The latest debate took place on October 9th. The next one is in ten days time. Votes are casted on Tuesday, November 8th.
The candidate with the most votes in each state becomes the candidate which that state supports. Each state has certain number of “electors” based on their population. As we see not all states are equal. The candidate needs at least 270 elector’s votes out of 538 to become a president. When citizens vote for their preferred candidate, they’re actually voting for the electors. The graph below shows that Hillary Clinton is in the lead.
Personally, I don’t support any of the candidates. I only hope the right person’ll be chosen. However, the presidential election and preceding political campaign is a kind of entertainment for me. To be honest, which of you don’t like having fun of quarreling politicians?
news prepared by Sebastian Bożek from 2b
sources: en.wikipedia.org ; http://www.bbc.com
Since the 23 June Brexit is in the spotlight in all European Union countries. On this day a referendum was held. In it British people had to decide whether UK is leaving EU or not. Here’s why they called it “Brexit” – British and exit. The outcome indicated that “Leave” won 52% to 48%. Although, the result was not the same across the UK. England and Wales favoured Brexit, but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted “Remain”. So, opinions are divided. English people, who voted “Leave” feel really optimistic about the future of their country. It seems that they want to break free from the EU membership fees. However, the attitude of Scots is totally different. They want to conduct the second referendum in which Scottish people will decide if they want to make Scotland an independent country or not. Then, if they become independent, they will apply for EU membership. Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland is allegedly planning to separate from Britain and unite with Ireland. So, both Scots and the Irish feel hope for the new future. And what impact does Brexit have on Polish people, who in great numbers live and work in UK? Well, probably many of them will come back to Poland as the hostility and even racism has recently intensified or they’ll manage to stay there still and all. After all the Brexit process is going to last at least two years. We’ll see what will happen by that time.
Written by Matylda Kalinowska from 2b
This time of the year finally came. We had to go back to school.
For some students it is a very happy time, because they can meet their classmates after summer holidays. For others, what’s to come is challenging because they can learn new things. For the first year students it is just the beginning…., for some it is the last year of their education in Kopernik High School….
But I think most of students wish holidays were at least one month longer because they enjoyed their holidays a lot. Regardless of attitude towards school, on 1st September everyone came to school with a smile.
We hope that this school year will be great for us! Good luck!
News prepared by Olga Baranowska from 2b, edited by Marzena Kossak-Wąchała