November 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM
Penn Staters rose early in excitement for this year’s presidential election. As of 11 a.m., 201 people have voted at the State College Municipal Building on South Allen Street.
Students, like Alexandra Richards, are excited as ever to vote this year because they feel that it impacts them more than ever.
Richards (sophomore-kinesiology), from Sewell, N.J. said that a lot is at stake for her generation.
“Equal rights, the economy, the job market for when I graduate; it’s important as a college student,” Richards said.
Being the first time that she is able to vote, this year’s presidential election is important to her not only because she is “ making a difference in the future of this country,” she said, but because she is able to exercise her right to vote.
Kelly McGrail from Pittsburgh, Pa. is excited as well.
McGrail (senior-labor employment and relationships) said that this economy is the worst that it’s been in since she’s been alive and that it “needs to change.”
McGrail added that she feels this election has “a huge impact on [her] future,” especially since she is graduating soon.
But not everyone feels that the election is important or will impact our generation including Joseph Rogachevsky from Bucks County.
Rogachevsky (junior-material sciences) does not believe that this year’s election is important. Though excited to vote, he feels that it is less important, Rogachevsky said, because “what happens isn’t going to be a result of who gets to vote.”
Though opinions on the election may be different, and not everyone believes in the importance of this year’s election. The underlying excitement and necessity of voting remains. As Rogachevsky said, “It’s America, you have to vote.”