2010-11 News

Albion Student's Editorial Published in Free Press

Kyle Henry, '12, an English major who is completing a concentration in the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, is the institute's first Joe Stroud Intern in Journalism and Public Policy at the Detroit Free Press. In his editorial published Sunday, July 11, Henry urged young people to be active in the upcoming gubernatorial election exercising the right to vote.

Henry wrote, "But now that I'm entering my junior year at college, political discussion, even for an English major, is an inescapable part of everyday life. Whether it pertains to campus itself or beyond, decision makers constantly have their wheels in motion, implementing policy that will affect us students for miles down the road. At the same time, students are aware and active on issues; young interns and volunteers follow candidates around everywhere, all in an effort to express their active interest.

"This momentum needs to continue, though. The gubernatorial elections in November will be more important to Michigan's future than we perceive. Whoever wins will be point man in the effort to turn the state around for a brighter future."

Click here to read the entire editorial from the Free Press Web site.