The ability to vote at the age of 18 is an extremely important rite of passage that I completely forgot about until my parents reminded me about it. More specifically, they reminded me that I needed to request an absentee ballot. An estimated 80 percent of Boston University students are out-of-state residents, so I was […]

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After recently phone-banking for a campaign, I’ve compiled a few tips that might help voters as state primaries roll around and the impending presidential election looms. 1. Read the literature you’re given. Are you a knowledgeable voter? Don’t count those silly ads you see from time to time on Food Network between a screaming Guy […]

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“Millennials don’t vote.” My first semester “Government and Politics” professor and my current writing professor agree with this common phrase. This ideology illustrates a part of the low voter turnout problem that continues to plague the United States with each passing election. There are thousands of excuses that potential voters come up with to justify […]

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By Saba Hamedy, Staff Writer @saba_h On Election Day in the year 2000, my fourth grade teacher gave my class copies of a blank United States map. Our homework was to color in each state blue or red, based off the Electoral College tally as it was projected. Naturally, my 10-year-old self didn’t quite understand […]

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