James Niedzinski

Equinox Staff


When our present commander-in-chief was campaigning for the White House, Appian Way was filled to the brim with Obama supporters just to see his wife.  This year, a total of four students were present when some of President Obama’s campaign staff came to KSC to reclaim the same young vote that won him the presidency just three years ago.

The Greater Together Initiative was held in the Flag Room of the Student Center.  The grass-roots campaigning involved the streaming of the Greater Together Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, where members of the community voiced their support and posed questions to the President’s staff and constituents.

The video featured high school students entitled “Barack Stars” who are unable to help Obama at the polls due to their age.

Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and even the President (via satellite) made appearances at the University of Pennsylvania.

Another volunteer who was present at Keene State was the Fall Fellows intern.  The Fall Fellows are responsible for spreading Obama’s message and setting up events.  Most of the Greater Together Initiative revolved around social networking, making several references to status updates, Facebook, FourSquare, and Twitter.

“Every student matters in this next election.  Obama needs the younger generations to get out and vote just as he did the first time,” Fall Fellow intern and Keene resident Allie Shulman said.

Only time will tell if Obama can draw more students as the year progresses.


James Niedzinski can be contacted at jniedzinski@ksc.mailcruiser.com.


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