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Thu March 6, 2014

CCSU Students React to Obama's Visit, Message

CCSU students were in the audience at President Obama's talk on Wednesday.
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.