One of the first things that students are told when they enter high school or college is that getting involved in various aspects of their school or university will help them become well-rounded and active members of their community. Despite the wide array of options that schools tend to offer, one of the first things that people seem to gain an interest in is student government. That interest largely comes from well-publicized recruiting initiatives, as well as older students discussing their experiences and telling new students how getting involved in peer-to-peer decision-making will transform their school experience. I have noticed with the school and national elections that there are a lot of people who feel like they can “do it better,” but many people seem unwilling to do anything and instead are more willing to criticize the decisions of others in power. Although I was never a member of student government in high school and have no aspirations to do so while in college, I consider becoming a member of the elected body an important commitment, especially for those who would like to see change implemented in their community.

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