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Byline: Meaghan O'neill
Until I started college, I didn't know that much about politics, and neither did many of my friends. That's not too unusual, considering that most high school students aren't old enough to vote. The 2000 presidential race occurred just as I entered my freshman year at Louisiana State University. I voted because I knew I was supposed
to, but to be honest, I don't know if I believed that it mattered. Would my one vote really make a difference?
After President Bush won by a tiny margin and it became clear that, yes, every vote does count, I was moved to get involved. I began to take some political science classes and eventually …