Apparently the president of the US is coming to give a speech at my former high-school today. (I went there last year, now in college) Reaction by many students? The kids protest and try to organize a walk-out. There are plans for rallying, protesting, and general large-scale complaining. Politics aside, that's rather disrespectful and not-nice. I guess it's the cool thing to do though. Love him or hate him, he's the President of the US, and at least deserves some basic respect. (If I were giving a speech at a high-school, I'd be offended if students started organizing walk-outs) Thankfully, they're handpicking the students to go so we won't have the less civilized ones going. If it were the random (from my school) population, I'm sure I'd be embarrased to be in that audience, as they don't get the social cues, ans would inevitably start booing, causing trouble etc. (when the local congresssman (R) Tom Davis gave a speech, there was alot of this type of thing, and many kids were asking stupid, and rude questions that were obviously attacking the guy.) I can just imagine how that would have turned out in this type of scenario... Anyhow, sorry for the rant, but this seems ridiculous how so many kids are growing up without the proper social skills. This type of behavior is even trendy, and is almost an act of showing off. It might be a maturity issue though; who knows, maybe I would have participated if I were a few years younger.