Generation Y. Millenials. iGeneration. Apathetic. All of these terms have been used to describe people my age. We have survived Y2K, observed the changes of our post-9/11 world, used technology in ways that older generations only dreamed of and have achieved the reputation of being political…
It’s that time of year again. Black History Month -- when schools across America adorn their hallways with African-American icons and Civil Rights champions. When classrooms discuss Martin Luther King’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech and appreciate the courage of Rosa Parks and others.
I have lived a privileged life. I am reminded time and again of how fortunate I am to have my basic needs met, the opportunity to pursue higher education, and a network of people to support me.
People say that voting is a right, a privilege or a responsibility. I believe the act of voting encompasses all three of these ideas and more. Voting is at the heart of our political process. I hope you are able to vote, are registered and ready to get to the polls.
Briana Petty of Valparaiso is a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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