By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer|
With election day right around the corner, CSUSB students are discussing propositions and our potential president.
Students have their opinions about Propositions (Prop.) 64 and 63, which discusses marijuana legalization and gun control.
Some students agree with Prop. 64 which legalizes marijuana; they think marijuana is similar to alcohol or tobacco.
“Marijuana being legal is not a bad thing at all,” said biochemistry student, Brandan Garcia.
Students think Prop.63, which would require anyone who wishes to purchase ammunition to first acquire a permit, is unnecessary.
Students also have comments about Prop. 56, which increases the tax on tobacco.
Ranissa Glenns thinks it is unnecessary to change the tobacco tax.
“Now you need to be 21-years-old to buy tobacco and I think that is wrong,” said Glenns.
Students are also focusing on the rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election.
Each student has their own views on the election, but most of the students in CSUSB are willing to support Hillary Clinton.
“I am going to vote for Hillary and I hope she wins,” said CSUSB student, Alex Mathis.
Some students think it is hard to decide if they will vote or not and they think their opinion will not have an important influence on the presidential election.
“I am 23-years-old and I never voted. I understand its civil fault on my part where I can complain, but I am not doing anything about it,” said CSUSB biology student, Jose Bonilla.
Many students at CSUSB are following the presidential election through the internet, including discussion through social media.
Both of the candidates are triggering people’s personal interest.
“That would make personal life better and not so much with better for the rest of the country and it is really dividing the country in two,” said Bonilla.
Some students think there was controversy with both candidates in the presidential election. Trump is “racist” and “Hillary has an email problem,” said Sergio Hernandez.
The first debate of the presidential elections between candidates happened on Sept. 26. Some of the students at CSUSB watched this debate or looked at summaries after the debate.
Students think this debate was unfair and bias because both candidates did not look at both sides of the problem and debate it dialectically.
“Donald Trump was attacking Hillary’s credibility, while Hillary was attacking Donald Trump’s lack of using knowledge to identify problems,” said Bonilla.
Students also have their own concerns about what will happen after the results of the presidential election are final.
Bonilla thinks some areas in this world are not peaceful. He thinks people need to “think about the Middle East.”
Bonilla also believes Donald Trump’s opinion can make the relationship with the Middle East worse.
“Donald Trump will try to segregate from people who are from Islam religion background and use that fear to kind of put it away,” said Bonilla.
It is the time to find out “what is better for the whole America,” Bonilla concluded, “This is the time to be the least selfish ever.”