“Our country went to war, there’s security everywhere – there’s
a lot of restrictions. It made America a lot more fearful,” said
Bodie Weast-Bates, a sophomore physics major.
“I think that security will obviously be tighter, and we’ll have
more of a presence in other countries, militarily,” said John
Woods, a sophomore Japanese major at Metro State College.
“It has drawn into becoming a more military state. It will
continue to cost money, lives and resources as long as the
government keeps fighting the war the way it is fighting it,” said
Ben Phillips, a senior biochemistry major.
“I think 9/11 will affect the future due to the issues it has
made us reflect on. Our national security, for one, will be
improved on top of what it is now and the issue will now have more
priority. Also, 9/11 will always bring us together as a country,
which could be a powerful tool in the years to come,” said Brad
Vanbrocklin, a junior economics major.
“I think that it allows the government to frighten us into
thinking that whatever they want to do is fine as long as it’s in
the name of fighting terrorism,” said Jen Marski, a junior social
sciences education and political science major.
“I think it will have a huge impact on foreign relations. I hope
it will instill the want to be more politically active in people. I
also hope people have become more open-minded about others and more
aware of what’s going on,” said Morgan Peters, a senior liberal
“I think it affects the way we live nowadays because the
impossible has happened, because not that we live in a constant
state of fear, but the thought is always in the back of our mind
that someone could take advantage of our insecurity,” said Craig
Huddleston, a freshman open option seeking engineering major.
“It scared the whole U.S. and heightened our awareness. We’re
worried about things now that we didn’t have to worry about before
the attacks. The media has probably affected tourism because it
portrays the Middle East as bad. We have to change that frame of
mind so everyone can live better,” said Erik McGrory, a freshman
restaurant/resort management major.
“It has changed people’s perspectives on the president and the
economy,” said Paskel Beaugh, open option major.
“In the current election, the debates are over security and
safety; they weren’t even really talking about that four years ago.
It’s definitely changed the political values of the U.S.,” said Zac
Weinberg, a senior natural resource and recreational tourism
“It depends on what we make of it. We’re still too close to the
event to make anything of it. It’s still the present for us,” said
Alea Henle, an Electronic Resources librarian.
“I think it incites unnecessary fear in American’s because they
try and scare us in order to give themselves more control,” said
Dave Soderberg, a senior graphic design major.
“Probably security. Everyone is more cautious about what they
are doing and what everyone around them is doing,” said Melissa
Baumann, a freshman psychology major.