War for Senate Seat

Arely Garcia, Staff Writer

The battle between who would represent Texas was matched between Cruz and Beto for the national senate seat in Washington, D. C.  

Citizens gathered and encouraged those of age to vote, even calling out to young adults, claiming their vote mattered too.

“I think voting is important for young voters to be more involved and informed. If we don’t [vote] right now then when will we?” senior Ashley Uballe said, “What inspired me to vote is making sure that Texas is being represented by someone who has my values and opinions.”

The battle between Cruz and Beto was one of the biggest topics that have played on the media. Those who opposed either side would represent their case, all for the improvement of Texas.

“I voted for Ted Cruz,” Uballe said. “I voted early. I didn’t want to wait last minute, and I had a clear schedule.”

Beto is running in order to represent Texas. His role is to make sure that all Texans are equally represented.

“I voted for Beto because I felt that he spoke on what he believed in rather than simply what the public wanted to hear,” senior Emma Ashwood said.

The last day to register to vote is always about a month before any election, but the population votes through the first Tuesday in November when elections are held for any office.  

Ted Cruz plans for the protection of school systems, which could possibly include arming school educators.

“It is important for the young voters to be active in their communities because change takes time. They need to start early in making necessary changes,” said Carrie Cassata, a teacher at West.

According to Vox.com, only 28 percent of young adults ages 18 to 29 say they are “absolutely certain” they’ll vote in midterms. Young voters are less likely to vote because often they feel like their voices are not heard and simply because most students do not have the time to vote as most high school seniors are concerned about graduation and working.

“I am always inspired to vote because we the people need to be heard about how our communities and country are managed.” said Cassata. “I voted early.”

Several high school seniors did take the time to vote as they see it necessary to elect the perfect candidate for Texas.

“I voted early,” said Ashwood. “So that I wouldn’t get too caught up in school work and end up accidentally missing the time the polls are open.”

Today, young voters fear their voice is irrelevant and not heard as they demand a change in America. Contrary to their beliefs, young voters can and will make a change.

“Young voters are the most underrepresented demographic when it comes to elections, as most don’t participate in the process. If we want a government system [even a local one] to consider us, we must make sure our voices are heard.

The first step to this is to vote,” said Ashwood. “I come from a pretty political household so, with my sister working in the political field and father working in the government, I felt like it wouldn’t be right for me to just not vote when I’m finally able to.”