Sep 122004

“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

arts major.

“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.

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