Troy University Students Celebrate Inauguration

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Barnes and Noble Book Store on Troy University's campus quickly turned from your average campus coffee shop to a place many will never forget.

Student Jauan Starks says, "I'm kind of speechless and that's not usual for me I don't usually have a loss of words.

Student Michael Gates says, "It makes me feel great, I am definitely going to be telling people about this and it's good to know that I was apart of making this happen."

Students across Troy’s campus gathered in various areas to watch Barack Obama get sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

For many students, they thought this day was still far in the future.

Brittany Rogerts, another student, says, "I had chills I was nervous I didn't think that this day was going to come but it did."

Students say they're hopeful for America’s future, but they're also quick to add it's not going to be a night and day change.

Sadaris Williams, a former student, says, "I wish people would understand that everything is not going to get better today, it's not going to get better tomorrow but maybe two or three years down the line when everything is in and out that our nation will get a lot better."

Students hope that a new president will bring change and new ideas to the nation's capital.

Many students believe Mr. Obama has inspired people to come together, even before Inauguration Day.

Morgan Hooper, another student, says, "People really started to pay attention people really started to get involved, I hope to see that after the inauguration today I hope that people really start to take things more seriously they know that everyone can have a part in the democratic process and everyone can help change."

A change that they hope will become a part of these shelves.

Washington isn't the only place an inauguration ball will be taking place.

Students are having one of their own to continue this historic celebration.

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