As the 2012 presidential race heats up, being part of the democratic process becomes all the more important.
It can be easy to take a cynical view of government as a college student, but being politically engaged can still effect change, even if participation is small.
For example, the Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced plans to withdraw its fiscal support of Planned Parenthood. Amid a tense political battle, many took to social media to express their disapproval of the announcement.
Something as seemingly insignificant as expressing views via Twitter or Facebook can make a difference. More importantly, students should take a step further — beyond the computer screen — and look for ways to not only comment on politics, but to be active members of the process as well. Make some noise.