How to be an Informed Citizen and Why You Should Be

These are some useful tips for keeping up to date on current events.

Casey Hoolahan

When I began taking upper level history classes in high school I found not only a passion for the world’s narrative but for the story still being written every day in our world’s current events. The news is something many people play as background noise and take for granted, but I’ve found that by tuning in- whether online, audio, or on television- I have become more present in my own life.

It also helps to be aware of these things as voters, especially young people who will be stepping up to replace people who have the power to really change our country and the world.

I’m not asking you to read the newspaper every day (although skimming it daily wouldn’t kill you!) But instead I’m going to suggest how to incorporate getting your news through apps you already use every day!

  1. “Good Luck America”- Pete Hamby, Snapchat

So if you’ve…

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