Today is the day – the inauguration is finally here. People everywhere, students and non-students alike, are watching this historical event. Thousands upon thousands of people in Washington are braving the biting windchill and conquering numb fingers to watch president-elect Barack Obama be sworn in as president of the United States.
MSU student Lupe Dominguez, a political science junior, is excited about the inauguration because she gets to see history in the making. Even though she is at work in the MSU Parking Office today, she will be able to catch some of the inauguration in the office before she goes to class, and possibly in class as well. “My professor will probably put it up on the big screen,” she said. Although she has not been following the news on television these past couple weeks, she is still excited. “I’ve mostly been waiting for today to actually happen.” Lupe will not be blogging after the event, but she will be discussing it with her friends.
Personally, I have seen many articles taking over news websites tracking Obama’s movements and following him to Washington. What I find very interesting about these articles is that most of them include quotes or descriptions of citizens who are experiencing this historic day. I find this to be one of the most exciting days of the year. It is history taking place before our eyes, and I am glad that I get to be a part of it.