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Undergrad Undercover: Testing Mitt and Barack's College Resumes on TV

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

This might be the last year I'm a student at Boston University, but it's the first year that I (A) had a legal sip of beer and (B) had my face broadcast on over 750 college campuses. So bring it on, Mayans! I'm ready for the apocalypse of 2012.

Millennials' New Way to 'Rock the Vote'

Alexa Gorman | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Alexa Gorman

The amount of information consumed by the Millennials pushes them to think in terms greater than party-lines. The young vote will be determined this year on the facts and the future plans, not on the charisma and character of the candidates.

WATCH: Why Aren't Young Voters Paying Attention To The Election?

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Half of all potential voters ages 18-29 are not registered to vote, which is the lowest rate in the past 16 years of Pew Research Center's polling. ...

How Young Voters' Concerns Were Addressed In First Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

In the first presidential debate Wednesday evening, President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney mostly sparred over taxes, the deficit a...

Young People Who Serve Have Right to be Heard This Election

Steven Culbertson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Culbertson

Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.

[LISTEN] Jersey Students' BIG Voter Registration Goal

nj1015.com | Posted 12.02.2012 | College

On Election Day in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 42% of the nation's youth was not registered to vote. A student group in New Jersey hope...

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Half Of Young Adults Not Sure They're Registered To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The youth vote, which turned out in near-record numbers four years ago, may reach a 16-year low in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the ...

How to Win the Youth Vote

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Arthur E. Levine

In 2012, neither mudslinging nor abstract calls to idealism will earn a candidate the college student vote. If what they hear is not transparent, compelling, and addressed to their own current and future needs, they will stay home on election day.

Flaky Youth, Flaky Future

Naomi Ko | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Naomi Ko

People say that my generation is the one who will really change the world and that we are the ones who are really going to make a difference. How are we going to change the world when we are just sitting and "liking" causes, but not getting off our computers and doing some actual work?

Colorful Proof That Young People Give a Sh*t

Kayje Booker | Posted 11.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Kayje Booker

While I've heard the rumors that young people are going to sit this election out, that they are disaffected and unenthusiastic, after personally registering a couple thousand of them to vote in the last six months, I feel confident in saying that those rumors are false.

Why 'I Don't Care' Isn't Good Enough

Mary Ogburn | Posted 11.22.2012 | Teen
Mary Ogburn

In college, we are finally able to form our own decisions about politics without the influence of our family and peers. It's a time we should spend learning how we can most effectively govern our nation.

Together, College Students Make Votes Count

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

College students are often brushed off and ignored when they talk politics. For this reason, we continue to carry the negative reputation of being politically uninterested and uninformed.

Let Us Vote: Our Voices Are Equal on Election Day

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Voting is a right, civic duty and responsibility. We must do everything in our power to ensure that Americans who meet voting requirements and want to vote, can exercise that right. So on September 25th, let's make sure we win the fight to make all voices heard.

How Presidential Candidates Can Use Online Video to Run an Effective Campaign

Brian_Kelly | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Brian_Kelly

Typically, we see online video incorporated into political campaigns as advertisements and recordings of speeches. However, it can be much more.

Yes We Are! (Entitled to Greatness)

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Lucy Emerson-Bell

On behalf of the Millennials, you should know we think you were right. We do feel entitled to some things and sometimes we do feel like victims.

Half Of Youth Voters Don't Know If They Can Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For younger, more transient voters, this year's trip to the polls might not be so simple. According to a survey conducted by the nonpartisan voter reg...

Political Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.18.2012 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

When you vote for a candidate, don't vote for them because your friends are doing it, or because your parents are loyal to one political party over the other. Vote for a candidate you believe in.

The Voting Power of Young Adults

Jessica Mardo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jessica Mardo

The voting power of young adults certainly exists; the issue has now just become a question of action. As a person who is both a youth voter and a college student, the non-empirically based answer seems quite easy: convenience.

Voting 101: Becoming 'Greater Fools' on College Campuses

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Krystie Yandoli

In the past four years we've seen what happens when America's youth comes out to vote and what happens when they don't.

Convention Notebook: Who Cares About Suburban Public Schools?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In a rousing speech to the cheering New York Democratic delegation here Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called New York the "progressive capital of the nation."

Voices From The DNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Youth Radio asked young people at the DNC about civic engagement. By Bianca Brooks These are excerpts of inte...

Groups Make New Push To Get Out The Vote

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Some organizations are turning to sophisticated data mining, direct mail, the Internet and other strategies to register vote...

It's All in the Numbers

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

While it is still far too early to forecast exactly the percentage of millennials who will vote this November, there is plenty of data to suggest that this year young people express less interest and enthusiasm in voting than their elders.

One-On-One With Geraldo Rivera At The DNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Youth Radio's Malachi Segers asks Geraldo Rivera from Fox News about the youth vote at the DNC. By Malachi Segers It's ha...