© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

UB Student Union TVs Tuned to Inaugural, Few Pay Attention

By Jillian Bannister

Buffalo, NY – President Bush said "liberty will come to those who love it" during his inaugural address Thursday afternoon. Yet, not many students at the University of Buffalo's Student Union seemed to be paying attention to what the President was saying.

The volume of two televisions showing the inaugural could barely be heard over the voices of students eating their lunches. Freshman Barbora Homolova, who came to the UB from the Czech Republic on a basketball scholarship, is studying international business. Although she was not watching the address, Homolova says young people in the United States seem to be more politically involved.

"Here in the United States on election day, I saw more young people paying attention than I did back in the Czech Republic," Homolova said. "More people go to vote. They're more interested. I think that's good. It should be like that."

Several UB students questioned by WBFO News Friday said the most important issue facing President Bush in his next term is the war on terror.