Students can change the world through voting


Jonathan Rogers/Associated Collegiate Press

Students who register to vote could affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential election.

Editorial Board

The 2020 presidential election is getting closer every day, and it already feels stressful as we wait to see who will challenge the president.

If you’re not registered to vote or have been hesitant for whatever reason, reconsider.

We live in a volatile time in this country and our voices need to be heard.

As we approach one of the most important elections of our time, you must ask yourself if you want to be left in the dust on the sidelines of history.

If you want to help, then be a part of the change you want to see and register to vote.

Voting is one of the most important rights we have in a democracy and it is the most powerful tool to have your opinion heard.

Some may say that a system that includes the Electoral College is flawed, but don’t let that discourage you.

The system may have failed us in the past but we can overcome it through an overwhelming swell of support.

We’ve already seen four states make their decisions while ours is still on the horizon.

The Maryland primaries are coming on April 28 and you can help decide who will be the nominee to take on the president.

Learn about the candidates, listen to what they have to say and create an informed opinion.

These last four years have weakened the freedoms of Muslims, LGBTQ people and Hispanic immigrants.

We’ve seen threats of cuts to healthcare while military spending balloons as we fear new wars and potential conflicts.

We’ve seen how powerful a single party can become, even though it controls only half of Congress, and we’ve seen a president who, for all intents and purposes, seems above the law.

These issues sit at the top of our minds as we address them across all social media, either through intense discussion or just some memes your friends make.

This is your chance to make an impact toward the world you want to see.

Voting is only as useless as we allow it to be, but if we put the time and effort into it, it can mean so much more than institutions like the Electoral College make it seem.

It only takes a few minutes to register online for something that will affect the next four years of all our lives and beyond.

So register to vote and change the world.