As the “the paper of record for the Temple University community,” I am disheartened by the lack of political coverage afforded by this paper, especially regarding the student vote.
Youth have mobilized in record numbers all over the country, yet there is no mention of these efforts, even though they are occurring on our campus. In conjunction with PennPIRG, Temple Student Government has begun an initiative to register 1,000 new voters on campus by March 24th.
Because Pennsylvania is a “battleground” state, it goes without saying that every vote counts. As a paper that is located so close to campus, this publication has the opportunity to mobilize the student body like no other media outlet can. As we draw closer to the primaries and the general election, it is important to highlight the eagerness and works of a youth demographic that may very well be the deciding factor, come November.
Vivek V. Jayaraman
Class of 2010