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UCO Students Hold Presidential Debate Watch Party
EDMOND, OK--Many University of Central Oklahoma students gathered at the Nigh University Center to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate.
"I think it's important for people to be informed about what they're voting for," said Laura Caroselli, a member of the UCO Debate Team.
The UCO Debate Team has organized several debate watch parties and public forums to help students engage in the political process.
"Students really need to make their votes matter in this election in particular," said Tess Botkin, another member of the UCO Debate Team.
Botkin says Wednesday night's debate resonates with many students in particular, because it focuses on the economy.
"Many students who are graduating from college are going to need to know if they are going to have job placement," Botkin explained, "or if they're still in college, pell grant funding has become huge this election."
Although job creation and education debt are at the forefront for many young voters, many students are also concerned about health care and birth control this election cycle.
"I think I am going to be most interested in listening to what they're talking about in terms of women's issues," said Caroselli, those are especially important to me."
Regardless of who they vote for, the UCO Debate Team hopes their events will encourage more students to submit their ballots this November.
"As the time gets closer, we're adults now," said Botkin, "we need to start thinking about how we become involved in politics."
Posted: Wednesday, October 3 2012, 10:34 PM CDT
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Tornado watch issued for much of Oklahoma
May 19, 2013 20:18 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Storm Prediction Center in Norman has issued a tornado watch for much of Oklahoma.
The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday and covers central and eastern Oklahoma, including the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas.
Forecasters say there is a risk of severe thunderstorms and very large hail with the developing storm system.
The risk for tornadoes is expected to increase into the evening, especially in eastern Oklahoma.
Forecasters say a few strong tornadoes are possible, as are long-track supercell thunderstorms.
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