Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

So hey, I guess most of you are wondering why this mug is on the dems page. Well, good news. Her jaw is broken. Ok not nice, but its been wired shut, so totally awesome. That's all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Need Your Help!

This is a message to anyone who wants to make a difference for the future generations of ISU students!!!

So, this is my task--no, I believe it is better defined as a quest--I want to start a newspaper. One which actually delivers relevant news to students at ISU, and keep them updated on local news pertaining to Bloomington-Normal, ISU, McLean and Illinois.

We need a paper that works as an uncensored branch of SGA and local government, one which will use its words to inspiring action and uncover discrepencies and inefficiencies in school and local policies.

How much better would the early-voting had gone if the Vidette had made any attempts to investigate what was actually happening at the county clerk's office? Or how many more voters would ISU have had registered if someone had pointed out, early on, SGA's lack of effort in registering students?

It is possible to make a difference on this campus, all we need to do is to put in a little effort.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama

The best thing about this campaign is how I feel right now. Aside from the exhaustion and pride, passion and disbelief, I have this unshakable conviction that it is not over.

The canvassing, fundraising, and phone calls might end with the campaign season, but I have invested in my candidate, in my country, and in my future, and I plan to hold myself and my new president accountable.

I met him. I talked to him. I creeped him on facebook. He will never know my name but I feel a connection to Barack Obama and his life story that encourages me to believe in him. Maybe it's naïve to trust a politician, but this man and everything his campaign embodies have given me new hope to wake up to tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Monday, November 03, 2008


As everyone who reads this knows, tomorrow is the big day. We have all worked very hard for the past weeks, months, and some of the past year. I have to steal a quote from Michelle Obama is stating for the first time in my life I am proud of my country. I feel for the first time in my life my generation has a renewed vigor in the political process behind Barack Obama. I feel racial inequality has finally had a chance to be cast aside for the most powerful position in this nation's government. Millions have taken an active part in a poltical campaign through both donations of money, but more importantly time. As I stated in my last post I was able to see the youth who cannot even vote stepping up and doing their part for their country.

This is what America is supposed to be. One transcending race, creed, age, and gender to put the best interests of this country and the rest of the world first. Our ability in this country to care for our fellow citizens if one thing which I feel set us apart from the rest of the world. We have an opportunity to continue this legacy tomorrow in the voting booth as we cast out ballots. But it cannot stop there.

Tomorrow will be a long day, a stressful day, but more importantly a day to make history. We can never forget this as we are dragging people to the polls and making sure they do their most precious of civic duties tomorrow. We must put our whole heart into it as we only have 33 hours left in this campaign, a campaign with one common goal, to change our nation. So now I leave you with the words of a man who is much more eloquent in his words than I ever wish to be.

"America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise - that American promise - and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess"

-Sen. Barack Obama
2008 DNC Acceptance Speech