Voter turnout in people aged 18-24 jumped by 18.3 per cent from the 2011 election to the 2015 election. It’s never been easier to make an informed decision of which candidate and party you want to support, so let’s keep that trend alive.

To everyone who has supported us through each transition over the years, thank you for believing in student journalism.

It’s time for students at the U of O to start being more involved in the democratic processes that directly impact both their lives and their education. In the 2014 general SFUO election, for example, just over 10 per cent of students voted, an embarrassingly low number. Squaring this number with the over 57 per cent of people aged 18 to 24 who voted in the 2015 federal election proves we can—and should—do better.

For a government that cares so much about freedom of speech, it seems odd not to include campus media as an essential part of post-secondary institutions, especially given the fact that student press holds administration and student government accountable in ways that the larger media landscape both cannot and would not do.

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