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Student Petition to the School Board AND TOWN HALL MEETING THURSDAY AT 7PM MURRAY LIBRARY EVERYONE WELCOME

If you want to make your voice be heard regarding the unjust termination of great people such as Mike Farley, Steve Farley, Greg Farley (Steve’s clone who worked as a lunch lady), and Kelly Casaday, you now have a great means to do so. Join your fellow students in voicing their disappointment in decisions made by the AISU board of directors in a cool and productive way.

Follow this link to the student petition: Students’ Petition (Conceived and Written by Students)

Note: Mike Farley and all other adults mentioned have no knowledge of the writing of this petition.

 

Also, if you are a parent, sign this petition: Parent Petition (written and conceived by parents)

If you are neither of these, but care about Mike and Steve and Greg and Kelly a great deal, sign either one. I don’t care. No matter who you are, though please do not sign both. We want this to be as honest and legal of a process as possible, as boring as that is. If you are a student AND a parent (we won’t judge), I guess you can sign both. Otherwise, stay honest please.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

THERE WILL BE A TOWN HALL Q&A WITH MIKE FARLEY, WHO WILL, WITH A LEGAL INFORMANT, BE ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU, STUDENTS, PARENTS, OR UNCONNECTED COMMUNITY MEMBERS, MAY HAVE.

IT WILL BE AT 7:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME, THURSDAY JULY 6, AT THE MURRAY LIBRARY (166 E. 5300 S., Murray UT, 84107).

SEE PICTURE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Shake It Up TV Series

Shake It Up: AISU at the 2016 Shakespeare Festival is a documentary series following AISU students at the 2016 Utah Shakespeare Festival in Southern Utah this Thursday through Saturday. Shake It Up will be the Daily Gravy’s first series. It will air on the Daily Gravy Television Network Youtube page Tuesday, October 25, as part of a Daily Gravy-sponsored screening party after school.

Why and How to Vote Gravy for Student Body President

 

As you may have guessed by the updated subtitle on our website, the Daily Gravy is informally running for AISU Student Body President. Why? Primarily because we’ve been observing the U.S. presidential race, and we thought, why should Donald Trump have all the fun?

But we aren’t running in a formal manner, for a number of reasons. That number is 3. The first reason is we probably wouldn’t be able to because we aren’t really a student but more of a student body organization. The second reason is that it seems like a lot of hard work to fill out all those papers and be interviewed and everything. The third reason is that our campaign slogan is “Because Screw Authority” and if we ran by the rules we wouldn’t be screwing authority, we would be obeying it. And that’s no fun.

We as the Gravy do not expect you to vote for us just because it’s fun or because you like to screw authority, although we would be OK if you did that. Rather, we have outlined below a few things we will do if you elect us and reasons we think we are worthy of your unofficial vote:

  • If the Gravy wins, everyone wins: As president, the Daily Gravy will obviously not be able to preside at meetings and assembles like a good president should, so various AISU students will be given the opportunity to represent the Gravy at these official functions. These students would include current SBO candidates (besides Jarrett, he’s already had his chance); responsible, charismatic students; and even you! All high school students, big or small, who want to represent the Gravy will have the chance at some point throughout the Gravy’s presidency. This will include wearing an authentic Gravy T-shirt provided by TeeRex Tees and possibly a Gravy mask.

 

  • A vote for the Gravy is a vote against the system: You see, if you elect the Gravy as student body president, you have effectively beat a longstanding system without lifting more than a finger. Well done. How many high school students can say that?

 

  • Inter-school fantasy sports leagues for scholarship money: If the Gravy is elected, one of our first movements will be to start a fantasy basketball league and possibly a fantasy football league with 11 other schools across the valley. The winning team will be awarded money toward a scholarship, along with a trophy made of chocolate or something.

 

  • There won’t be so many celebration assemblies: I mean, they can be all right and maybe even useful once or twice a trimester, but we have them ALL THE GOSH DARN TIME. If the Gravy is elected, that won’t happen.

 

  • We will fight A/B schedules, the longer school day, and other 3.0 changes as much as we can: You better believe it. You’re welcome, people with flex schedules. And also everyone.

 

  • Psych: The Musical as a school musical possibility: Can you say, “The best thing ever”?

 

  • Get partial English credits for guest writing for the Daily Gravy: You’re already planning to do it anyway. Why not get English 12 credits for it? There’s also the possibility of a Gravy intensive. How fun is that?

 

  • No important school activities or meetings will be scheduled during primetime television: That’s just inconvenient for everybody.

 

  • Lastly, think Shawn Spencer in Psych: Season 7, Episode 10 – “The Santa Barbarian Candidate” before the part where he’s trying to not get elected. Hilarious.

 

By now, you’re probably either super excited and wanting to know how you can vote for the Daily Gravy so you can do it and beg your friends to do it too, or you’re extremely confused and wondering how on this green earth it’s even going to be possible to vote for us—or both. Well, it’s really quite simple. All you have to do is scroll back to up to the top of this article and select one of the “The Daily Gravy” options under the “Who are you voting for and why?” poll. That’s pretty much all the work you have to do. Then, when Bill Glad or whoever sends out the “official” polls for student body president, vote for Seth. Or Ritz. Or Lynzie, or Aatheven, or anybody (except Jarrett. He’s already had his chance). It really doesn’t matter, they’re all nice people. Then, when the authoritative figure like Mark Smith or whoever presents the student body president, that doesn’t really mean anything. Who’s authority to tell you what you believe? If you, the student body, accept the Gravy as AISU president, then galldangit, who’s going to tell you you’re wrong? If you, the student body, accept most of the decisions made by Gravy representatives (you), then they happen. That’s all you have to do to beat the system. That’s it, and you screwed authority. You show them. Vote Gravy.

Lack of Sound and Lighting Problems in School Production Shock Audience, Technicians

Note: Any reports about AISU’s Guys and Dolls production is only taken from what happened at the Friday night performance, as the Gravy Editors were not available Thursday night, due to the show being scheduled the same time as our TV shows The Blacklist and Rush Hour, both of which are very good.

 

AISU – Many people have been saying that they thoroughly enjoyed AISU’s production of Guys and Dolls Friday, but several left the performance disappointed and even bewildered. The biggest and most often-mentioned disappointment was the surprising lack of microphone and lighting problems.

Sound and lighting screw-ups have become a normal and expected part of high school and middle school stage productions across the country, and their absence at Guys and Dolls was a surprise and somewhat of a letdown for many. Some people who were at the performance Friday say they went straight to the doctor’s afterwards to have their eyes and ears checked because they didn’t see or hear any lighting or sound problems. Others reportedly demanded their money back after the show. “I go to high school musicals to hear loud microphone feedback and to see spotlights shining in the wrong places,” said one angry patron. “This sorry excuse for a high school production had none of that.”

The lack of sound and lighting problems came as a surprise to more than just the audience, however, as the technicians who ran the lights and sound Friday were also very shocked at the lack of inadequacy they performed. Some technicians say that after noticing how not terrible they were doing, they tried very hard to screw up, but “just couldn’t.” Other technicians say that they actually did screw up, but just in places that weren’t as noticeable, like when people weren’t talking, or during intermission. All in all the technicians were ashamed of their well-done performance, and promise to do better at being worse next time, if ever given the chance “after this embarrassment.”

Sources say that although the sound and lighting problems were absent from Friday’s performance, the omitted problems were made up for on Thursday night, when the microphones and lights allegedly “gave up” during half of the show, as expected. Many people say that this is no excuse for performing well on Friday, however, as the audience who attended Friday’s show had just as much a right as Thursday’s audience to witness the performance being botched by the microphones and lights technicians.

Following Friday’s performance, the school released an official statement admitting their mistake in having no mistakes, and promising that the sound and lighting will never not screw up ever again, and that they will make the necessary employment changes to ensure that the sounds and lighting are never operated adequately in the future. This statement has been received well by the school population, and people are glad to hear that the school is taking responsibility in the devastatingly well-done light and microphone job, and hope that they will never see a school production with working lights again.

AISU 3.0 Launch Party Scheduled at the Same Time as Popular TV Dramas

AISU – The American International School of Utah is hosting a “3.0 Launch Party” tonight at 7:00 pm, where AISU will announce many disruptive changes to be implemented for AISU’s 3rd year. AISU officials claim that they want people to attend this meeting, which is scheduled at the same time as “NCIS” (television’s top-rated drama) and “The Flash” (the CW’s only well-written drama).

 

The scheduling conflict has led some to conclude that AISU actually doesn’t want anyone to show up at the launch party. This conclusion supports the previous studies conducted which say that the changes to be made for AISU’s 3rd year “suck a lot” and that they may have been conceived “under the influence” of hard drugs.

 

“I wonder if AISU is hosting any kind of meeting at all,” one expert speculated. “That’s why they scheduled the meeting for a time slot when they knew nobody would show up.”

 

More optimistic people are hoping that the event will consist of the administration shouting “April Fools!” and then sending the crowd to two separate rooms, one showing “NCIS” and the other showing “The Flash.” However, most experts agree that this is mere wishful thinking. “Besides, even if that did happen,” one student observed, “we’d miss the first couple minutes of either show. I’m personally planning to stay home, watch NCIS, and then watch the 3.0 Launch Party when it’s on Netflix.”

 

The Daily Gravy journalists will not be attending the Launch Party, as we will instead be watching the long-anticipated episode of The Flash. Therefore, any articles written about events occurring at the Launch Party will be purely based on the Launch Party we watch when available on Netflix.

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