Older voters have scratched their heads wondering why this generation has become so anti-establishment. One important factor is that many Millennials came of age during the recession. Many had parents who lost a job and opportunities that were once pathways to success disintegrated at the hands of a crippling economy.
Thought of the election provokes mayhem and borderline claustrophobia in my head. I didn’t care at first; I saw no reason. I am a privileged, white high school student. My life is so good, and I know that. I also was like, “If I can’t even vote, why does it matter what I think?”
A majority of my school’s attendees missed the cut-off date to be eligible to vote today. However, I was sure many of my peers had thoughts pertaining to the 2016 presidential election. Our thoughts couldn’t be put into the ballot box, so I asked them instead.