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Staying on top of current events is to changing your underwear every day as being apathetic is to the creepy, smelly guy who opens packages of meat, pokes at the contents and puts them back in the freezer at the supermarket. If for no other reason, being aware of what's going on in the world just keeps things a little more exciting. Are you paying attention?

click to enlarge Jaime Aragon
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Jaime Aragon
Barista
Neighborhood: South Side

What are hurricanes named after? Hurricanes are named after famous people.

Which athlete was the best sportsman in the summer Olympics? The women's soccer team.

How do you pronounce subliminable? Subliminal?

What question should all political candidates have to answer? How are [you] going to cut [your] own spending?

Is abortion an overrated topic in politics? I think so because it doesn't direct the country's progress.

click to enlarge Efren Garcia
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Efren Garcia
Bank teller
Neighborhood: Briargate

What are hurricanes named after? People, mostly male. Presidents?

How do you pronounce subliminable? Subliminable?

What question should all political candidates have to answer? I'd say, "[are you] going to follow through with what [you] promise?"

Is the topic of abortion overrated in politics? I'd say not really because within politics, you've gotta get the vote; you've got to believe in what the people believe in. I think that's a big topic with a lot of rights groups, so I think that should be part of a politician's campaign.

click to enlarge Angie Arecco-Greisz
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Angie Arecco-Greisz
Student
Neighborhood: Cheyenne Hills

What are hurricanes named after? Both males and females.

Which athlete was the best sportsman in the summer Olympics? I would say Michael Johnson.

How do you pronounce subliminable? Subliminal?

What question should all political candidates have to answer? What are [you] going to do for the nation?

Is abortion overrated in politics? Oh, yes. Because there's a lot of wavering among the candidates, and a lot of it's done just to make one group happy, as opposed to what they really believe in.

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Jamie Mueller
Systems Analyst
Neighborhood: Virginia

What are hurricanes named after? Doesn't it alternate between male, female? I know it's alphabetical.

Who was the best sportsman in the summer Olympics? The U.S. women's soccer team.

What question should all political candidates have to answer? Well, I think they should have full financial disclosure.

Is abortion overrated in politics? I think so because I don't think there's been any action in 30 years. -- Matt Fullen

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