Students try to stay informed on campus

Students try to stay informed on campus from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.

Even in the age of information, it can be difficult to keep up with everything going on in the world. Being informed of current events is not always at the top of college students priorities and it shows on the MSU campus.

“In one of my classes we were talking about the Malaysian jet that went missing and only two student knew about it in a class of about 30 people,” Coleman Reidling, freshman in history, said.

One study suggests that age and education of a person play a factor on how informed they are. I asked students why they thought college students were not informed on Campus.

“Maybe some of them are just not tuned in. They may not have a TV in their room, I know that I don’t have one. So I get my news from my cell phone with my NBC news app. The TV in the cafeteria rarely shows news, they just show sports,” Reidling said.

“I think it’s time. All of us are busy or prefer to do things with our friends,” Jennie Elits, senior in education, said.

The traditional ways of staying informed by watching news broadcasts or reading the newspaper are not always the most efficient ways of learning about current events. Some students believe that the best way to stay informed is through social media.

“I get my Facebook. And college student now probably get most of their news through social media,” Elits said.

“If you don’t have a social media you should get a Twitter or a Facebook and follow one of the webpages and read the newspapers every day. You can go on these websites and check out the events that are going on. I think that is the best way,” Samuel Sutton, freshman in mass communication, said.