Quad Day is coming! And yes, you should go.
What should you do there?
- Find the college version of something you enjoyed in high school, and sign up.
- Find something that will allow you to use your skill with or love of words, and sign up.
- Find something that is entirely outside your experience, and learn more.
- Find something that seems interesting to you for no particular reason, and learn more.
- Register to vote! Lots of political groups will be out registering voters. No, it’s not a hot election year, but
— If you’ll be 18 in time for the 2018 election on Nov. 6, you can register to vote in the primaries, which will take place on March 20 (during our spring break, but early and absentee voting are available).
— Students who register in Urbana-Champaign are eligible to vote in Urbana-Champaign. (You can read more about voter registration in Champaign County here.)
— This Congressional district (IL-13) currently has a Republican representative, and it will be hotly contested in 2018. Whatever your political leaning, your vote can make a difference in this district.
— Your vote counts whether you participate or not. Both parties work from their assumptions about what students-in-general do. The only way to make your vote say what you mean is to cast it.