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Catching up with the Youth Vote

Posted on October 7, 2008

College students around the country are tuned into this year's presidential election, and Wheaton students are no exception, as Attleboro's Sun Chronicle reports. College Democrats and Campus Conservatives are busy rallying support for their candidate, and they are working together to sponor political discussions at which eveyr viewpoint is welcome.

While college campuses traditionally are hotbeds of political activity, educators say what is happening this year goes beyond what they have seen in previous election cycles.

"You always have a committed few," said Gerry Huiskamp, chairman of Wheaton's political science department. "Now, the tone is different, the commitment is deeper."

Students have recently traveled to New Hampshire to canvas for both candidates in what is shaping up to be a battleground state.

Source: The Sun Chronicle

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