Student Senate

McKenzie Sauer, Writer

This week was surely a busy one for Senate. Last week, we held elections to fill our general board, and we finally were able to meet as a full Senate this past Monday. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted.

However, only 200 students voted out of over 2,000 eligible to vote. This leads me to become quite discouraged—we are a governing body of the students and the decisions we make can impact their daily lives. However, when given the chance to take control, Millikin students did not participate. I know for a fact that it is not that students do not care, but I wonder if it is because of this idea that nothing can change so there is no point in trying. With this upcoming Presidential Election, I surely hope that Millikin students are not as apathetic as they were with our election—this scares me because our election was much easier to accomplish than the Presidential Election will be.

I want to push my generation of peers to care about the people that lead them. I want to inspire them to take ownership of their rights and utilize them. As a country we cannot become apathetic, and as young adults we need to start being trailblazers now. There is no time to stand by and watch the world spin around. Grab hold, students. We are all in this together and you can make a difference. You just need to believe you can.