In two of the world’s most acclaimed democracies, young people have been on the losing side of pivotal votes. Earlier this year, 61% percent of Great Britons over the age of 60 voted to leave the European Union while 75% of those under 25 voted to stay. And on this side of the pond, despite pulling of an upset to win the presidency, Donald Trump's approval rating among the younger generation hovers at a mere 25%. This generational disconnect extends to other affairs as well.
It was a chilly January day when my colleagues and I entered the Capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky armed with signage and talking points. The Kentucky State Police Officer posted at the entrance asked if we were there to take photos in the rotunda, a field trip that most Kentucky students embark on at some point during their lives. I smiled, shook my head, and politely explained that we were there to meet with the Chair of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the C
Chances are you’ve seen the viral videos of students yelling at professors and the arguments over Halloween costumes. Or maybe you’ve also seen the long lists of demands from student groups that run the gamut from demanding that student fees from African American students go to the Black Student Movement rather than the University to calling for the resignation of various University Officials. But there is something going on in America that is bigger than a click-bait video