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UMass students show future is in 'good hands'

To the editor:

After teaching class at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Nov. 6, I drove up Eastman Lane to vote at the fire station. When I arrived, I was greeted by a long line of voters.

As I scanned the faces, I quickly realized that the vast majority of people standing in line were UMass students. These young people, our future, were taking time to express their opinion and have their voices heard. To me, the throng of UMass students standing in line waiting to vote represent and reflect who the majority of UMass students are: concerned, passionate, caring citizens who are committed and invested in the future of our nation.

Honestly, I wanted to reach out and give them all a big hug and thank them for being willing to make a difference, but I knew that would not go over too well. Instead, I walked out into the cold evening with a warm heart, a tear on my cheek and an assurance that the students of UMass represent our future and that our future is in good hands.

Jen Dolan


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