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What’s the Issue?

A look at which issues concern FAU students

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Illustration by Celeste Andrews

Illustration by Celeste Andrews

Illustration by Celeste Andrews

Miller Lepree, Opinions Editor

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This election cycle has been a complete mess. Nobody I talk to is particularly happy with the remaining candidates and for a whole bunch of reasons that have little to do with policy.

Phrases akin to “the lesser of two evils,” “worst election of all time,” “Hillary belongs in prison” and most recently, “grab her by the pussy” have been commonplace in social circles, but few seem to be focused on the issues facing this country. Here’s what some students had to say about the issues that matter to them.

Waiting for her next class we ask the student for her thoughts on the election. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

Waiting for her next class we ask the student for her thoughts on the election. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

Katie Bewley, senior

On whom she’d vote for:
“I don’t know who I’m voting for, I’m very issue oriented. I’ve been watching all the debates and gathering information, I’m even looking into the third party, so we’ll see.”

On abortion:
“So I’m not for late term abortions, but for a woman during the early part of her pregnancy, [she] should be able to do what she wants.”


A student coming out of the Library from student to talk politics with the UP. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

A student coming out of the Library from student to talk politics with the UP. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

Tyler Babb, Palm Beach State freshman

On voting for Trump:
“He wants to call out the corruption, I want a new direction.”

On abortion:
“I would consider myself more pro-life, but in certain situations, say if the fetus was destined to die in the next week or two, or was just going to be a vegetable, I would consider an exception.”


After releasing stress in the gym we ask this student what ideas are weighing on their mind. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

After releasing stress in the gym we ask this student what ideas are weighing on their mind. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

Brian Trevino, freshman

On gay marriage:
“It’s up to the person, I think marriage is something that anyone should be able to do, with whoever.”

On police brutality:
“I think they’re just doing their job because it’s really stressful, if you think someone is pulling out a gun you’re going to shoot them, because you want your life to be safe.”


A student's walking to class and gives us her thoughts on the upcoming election. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

A student’s walking to class and gives us her thoughts on the upcoming election. Patrick Delaney | Photo Editor

Logan Bonner, freshman

On gun control:
“My mom works in law enforcement, but I think if you’re going to use it in the right manner, why not have it to protect yourself.”

On police brutality:
“That needs to cease like ASAP, I just think they need to create a better system, a hiring process or something. I don’t think they’re being thorough enough when they’re hiring these officers.”

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