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April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

Villanova University sophomore Alison Flukes sat in a campus cafe discussing the presidential election with a friend while waiting to hear Chelsea Clinton talk.

The debate covered national security, health care, and which television station they preferred for campaign news, Fox or CNN.

The friends said such conversations were common on campus these days.

"Saturday night at a frat party, it's probably not going to come up, but in class and with our friends this is what we talk about," said Flukes, 20, a political-science major from Weymouth, Mass.

Campuses throughout Pennsylvania are buzzing with political activism, driven by candidates who are jostling for youth votes in a fashion that has never been seen here before.


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