CCSU Students React to Obama's Visit, Message

Mar 6, 2014

CCSU students were in the audience at President Obama's talk on Wednesday.
Credit Chion Wolf / WNPR

President Obama spoke Wednesday to a packed gymnasium at Central Connecticut State University. Several CCSU students talked with WNPR about the president's call for a hike in the minimum wage, and opportunity for all.

Standing outside the Detrick Gymnasium, student Anna Battey said she thought President Obama’s speech was brilliant. "I work at a teas shop," she said. "I work for minimum wage, so anything helps. I'm a college student, so anything helps."

Student Omar Morgan said he was moved by the speech. "It really touched me, being a student -- especially a student that is supporting myself, and pursuing  my own education. It was on point, and I thought he hit a lot of great topics. Coming from a home of not having a lot, my favorite point was that in America, you can really start wherever you want, and finish having something."

Morgan said that he was especially taken by the president's message:  it doesn't matter where you start. What matters is where you finish.