Witnessing History Firsthand


The Presidential Inauguration is under 24-hours away, and while this is a national story, it’s also taking hold here locally.

108 ISU students are making their way from campus to witness firsthand, the inauguration of our 45th president.

Students who are part of the American democracy project left at 4 P.M. today. They boarded two 54-passenger charter buses, for the 12 hour journey to D.C.

The students will arrive around 6 A.M. tomorrow and then will be in attendance for the inauguration. Those on both sides on the aisle are excited for an opportunity like this.

“It’s going to be kinda cool to see how both groups ,there’s going to be radicals on both groups, so it’s going to be cool to see republicans uh, you know, be loud and the democrats be loud. So it’s going to be cool to see both of it and sit there and just watch,” said ISU Student Nathaniel Jones.

“He’s still our president and he’s still gonna run America for at least four years. So, even if i don’t agree with what he says, even though he is the president we have to give that level of respect to him. So, it’ll be a cool day in history and like to see it go down, and hopefully tell my grandkids, like farther down the line, like, i was there so,” said ISU student Dharshini Manikandan.

The day that sign ups were posted, both 54-seat buses were filled within two days. Students will return back to ISU Saturday morning.


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