Politics on campus: What's the buzz?


In our politics on campus series, we asked students from all across the country to tell us what the political buzz was on campus. Which candidates are students talking about: Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? What issues do they care about?

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Students are fascinated with the "Trump Show," as USC's Sonali Seth writes, but that doesn't mean that they're going to vote for him or, as we found from Maya Kamami at Drexel University, that they even plan to vote at all. Many students, it turns out, aren't aware of their ability to vote by absentee ballot.

The collective theme running through all these pieces is the impact the modern young person can have on the political system. Seth sums it up in a perfect four-word sentence: "We have to vote."

Here's the political buzz from college campuses across the U.S.:

Maya Kamani
Why college students aren't voting

— By Maya Kamami, Drexel University

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a national security speech aboard the World War II Battleship USS Iowa, September 15, 2015, in San Pedro, California.
Trump's presidential run isn't funny anymore

— By Haylee Millikan, University of Washington

Sonali Seth
The 'Trump Show' has millennials' attention...but will they vote?

— By Sonali Seth, USC

Claire Smith
Students aren't inspired by ANY presidential candidates

— By Claire Smith, University of Texas

This series was edited by Josh Weiss, a fourth-year junior at Drexel University. He is also the editor-in-chief of Drexel's branch of the Odyssey, an online student news network that brings together content from over 100 campuses across the U.S., and an intern at CNBC.com.