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Most young people are politically apathetic

Most young people are politically apathetic

By Nathan Fulkerson | March 2, 2011

To use the rallying cry of the demonstrators gathered at the MLK Commons in support of the Wisconsin labor struggle, "It's pathetic to be apathetic." Most of us have been in an argument or discussion with someone and raised a point or fact that is fundamental...

Young people are not politically apathetic

Young people are not politically apathetic

By Logan Short | March 2, 2011

There is no doubt in my mind that younger people are some of the least motivated or educated when it comes to politics. Are they willfully avoiding politics, though? I don't think so. Younger people are just that; they are young. It takes a while for...

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