The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
How Can Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders Improve For the 2025 NFL Draft?
June 6, 2024

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders stands out as a prime prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft, and it’s no surprise he's the current favorite...

Students still hope for real Change from Obama

President Obama, for many students, is the first president they were able to vote into office. Rallying behind candidate Obama’s message of Hope and Change, many eager, young idealists envisioned a new era in American politics; unfortunately, it’s almost four years later and things look almost the same.

Our financial sector is broken and remains unfixed and there have been no attempts to reinstate common sense restrictions such as Glass-Steagall, which separated commercial and investment banking for decades and could have possibly prevented the financial meltdown had it not been repealed in 1999.

Ad

American soldiers continue to fight and die in both Iraq and Afghanistan, making these the longest two conflicts the U.S. has been involved in. As our country turns its eyes to Iran and the hawks in Washington begin to beat the drums of war, many students wonder if they will ever spend a day of their adult lives in peacetime.

Is there a foreseeable end to the War on Terror or is it a fight that our children and grandchildren will inherit?

Is the warrantless monitoring of American citizens under the Patriot Act and having unmanned drones in domestic airspace simply a feature of normalcy in the future?

More stimulus measures and bailouts are in the works for corporations, while college students suffer under the burden of student loans — debts many cannot afford because of their inability to find adequate work in this economy.

President Obama has made great strides on some social issues and his administration did nab bin Laden, but securing the youth vote this election will take leadership and concrete legislation to balance the budget, prevent inflation and improve the economy. We’re no longer interested in Hope, Mr. President, we are interested in having a future.

View Comments (4)
More to Discover

Comments (4)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *