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Political Science students learning from Iowa Caucus

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SUPERIOR,WI-- With the Iowa caucus still unfolding Political Science students at the University of Wisconsin Superior is using this historic event as an educational tool.

Junior Amber Heidenreich says, "Understanding why people are doing what they're doing in the Iowa Caucus. Why they're so important, I think that would be very helpful to get students who might not be as active in politics to really understand."

Political Science professor Alisa Von Hagel says the caucus has captured her students' attention.

Political Science Professor Alisa Von Hagel says "I think as of late there's just been a lot of interest and a lot of questions because there have been so many unique scenarios that have never happened before."

Even if they can't take part in Iowa Von Hagel says understanding how the nation chooses a nominee.

It helps students understand how they can make an impact.

"I think people do feel more empowered when they have that knowledge of the system of their role within the system," says Von Hagel.

Sparking a discussion that could last a lifetime.

Von Hagel says, "With these scenarios and these very interesting, unique, crazy events happening that people are asking questions and everybody is learning from them. Taking from it and being able to apply it or use it on their own."

Emma Quinn

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