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Students react to mid-term elections
Campus buzzed as the election approached. Lobbyists and fellow students encouraged students to participate in this election. There is no data yet on how many students voted, but with such close races, student participation was as vital as ever.
The recent mid-term elections brought about a shift in the political power in Washington. With Republicans taking control of the House and the Democrats maintaining a smaller majority in the Senate.
At CU, students had a variety of opinions regarding the outcome of the race.
"I'm actually pretty happy with the results of the last election," said CU sophomore Thomas MacPherson,"I wouldn't say I'm a Republican, but I definitely tend to lean more towards the conservative side."
"I was really excited. I mean, I thought it was kind of scary. I thought there was going to have to be a recount," said Aubrey Kerr, a CU senior.
Other students chose not to vote.
"I didn't vote in the last election because I wasn't 18, so I thought the next election wasn't until 2010," said CU sophomore Kat O'Malley.
All students we talked to today did agree on one thing though-it is important that students vote.
"I feel like a lot of students don't actually go out and vote and I feel like it really affects everyone and everyone should go out and vote," said CU student, Dorian Michelle-Smith.
Thomas MacPherson agreed, saying, "I think if enough students care about politics, we can change politics."