Community marks Constitution Day

A “Hamilton”-themed Constitution Day celebration took place last Thursday in Fasnacht Court to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787.

The event was organized by the history and political science department. Music from the Broadway show “Hamilton” played over an outdoor sound system. 

The event was informal and allowed students to stop by for free snacks. They could also register to vote and pick up a free pocket-sized copy of the Constitution. 

Roughly 50 students along with some faculty showed up. 

Constitution Day, celebrated across the country, is a time to reflect on what it means to be a U.S. citizen. 

“The Constitution is where we get most of our rights – our foundations,” said Andrew Flores, a sophomore political science major who attended the event. 

The pocket-sized Constitutions were popular.

“They said free mini-constitutions and I found that cute,” said freshman kinesiology major Zayda Vera. 

Vera attended with three of her friends. 

“Even though I don’t really like “Hamilton,” it kind of sounded interesting to go with her and just see what it’s all about,” said freshman Carolina Lopez. 

Freshman kinesiology major Amaya Zuniga said her A.P. U.S. history course in high school went to see “Hamilton,” which sparked her interest in the show and the Constitution.  

“If it wasn’t for the Constitution … we wouldn’t have the right to vote,” Zuniga said.

“We want to make sure that people have their voice … heard,” said freshman political science major Jazmin Jacomo. “A lot of people think ‘my vote doesn’t really count’.”

—Romualdo Sanchez 

Romualdo Sanchez is a junior journalism major with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a staff writer for the Campus Times.

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