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In a recent article that has implications for student leaders on campuses around the country, Fox News reports that political activism amongst college students has evolved. There seems to be less and less rallies, signs, and vocal outcries in political protest and more hands-on involvement in community service activities. Quoting from the article...
"College students are a catalyst for change in our society. They give up their time, they fundraise the money for these projects … I am extremely proud of all the students I see participating," Adaway said.
Several school administrators said that today's students are conscious of the geopolitical and domestic conflicts occurring around them. But rather than protesting or demonstrating, they are finding that their actions speaks as loudly as any chants could.
"I would say that 'inside the box activism' is on the rise. These students grew up in the shadow of 9/11, and that has impacted how they might react to world events. Now that they're becoming adults, they might have friends who are going off to war, so they're seeing things on a much different level. There's much more of a personal reason for them to get involved," Sapp said.
To read the article in its entirety, go here.
Student leaders are identifying ways in which they can get personally involved (and get others personally involved) in making a difference in the world. Rather than crying out for change, they are following the advice of Gandhi who said, "Be the change you want to see in the world."