ISU students react to President’s speech


Students and staff were not shy about their excitement for Tuesday night’s speech. 

As many called the president’s speech an important night in American history. 

Students and staffed gathered at Cunningham Memorial Library on ISU’S campus for the “Tweet Up” event.  

The event was held by ISU’s American Democracy Project and it offered free food and games.  

The event also allowed everyone in attendance a safe space to voice their thoughts and concerns about the speech. 

Some big issues on students’ minds were the border wall and whether another government shutdown was on the horizon. 

“Getting students together, getting them to talk about it, getting them to tweet about it on social media and share it with their friends is a really good way for dialogue to start,” Abram Gagnon said.  

“Yeah there are plenty of issues and they are definitely important, but the wall is the kicker,” Stephen Lamb said. “The wall is going to separate the Republicans from the Democrats. 

“What I was hoping to hear is individual points and perspective from students,” Diamond Coleman said. “Normally what happens in the classroom is we are given a topic, normally it’s the lecture for the day and we will go back and forth over that not what’s currently happening in today’s modern news so that’s what I’m hoping for.” 

On our Facebook we put up a poll asking whether viewers thought if Trump would be justified to call a state of emergency to build a wall between Mexico and the United States? 

And it’s been close, with 52 percent saying yes and 48 saying no.

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