A word from our president

Video posted December 8, 2015 in News by Jessica Goldstein


On November 3, 2015, people from all around State College, young and old, gathered at Heritage Hall in the HUB to cast their votes for local candidates.

Among those that showed up to Heritage Hall was Penn State’s president, Eric Barron. He shared his values on voting and the importance for young people to be educated on not only the presidential elections, but the local elections as well.

He emphasized that if everyone did choose to vote and take a little time out of his or her busy life, we could make a difference in the world. If no one takes advantage of their right to vote, they have no right to complain about issues that are affecting them.

In addition to President Barron, many Penn State students, over the age of 18, came to Heritage Hall to cast their votes. Some students admitted to being unaware of what candidates were running, and others seemed to be more educated on the subject.