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Lee McKeeman, Mayo High School junior

Q: What is a global issue that you feel passionate about?

A: Curbing global climate change because I think that unless CO2 emissions are curbed the rising of the oceans and the elevation of atmospheric temperature are bound to have catastrophic results.

Q: How do you think this issue should be handled?

A: Developed countries, which contribute the most to greenhouse gas emissions, should use nuclear technology instead of coal to fuel power plants. In regard to controlling vehicular emissions, urban sprawl should be stopped so people are able to get around without the aid of cars.

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Q: Would you ever drive a Smart car?

A: I would, but I think they look kind of ugly. There are cheaper and more fuel-efficient cars that don’t look like a UFO.

Q: Would you ever vote for a female presidential candidate?

A: Yes. I think that a candidate’s gender should not impact his or her chances of becoming the president. On the other hand, I think Barack (Obama) is much more inspiring than Hillary (Clinton).

Q: Does direct eye contact bother you?

A: Not at all. It is more annoying when people don’t make eye contact.

Q: What is a lesson that you’ve learned more than once?

A: That sometimes the weirdest foods taste the best. Portabellas, eel and calamari come to mind.

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Q: What is a song that you never get tired of listening to?

A: "Evil Ways" by Carlos Santana. I think Santana is the best guitarist still alive — R.I.P. Jimi Hendrix.

— By Megan Wetzel

Photo: Jodi O’Shaughnessy Olson

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