Let’s be honest: All College students are of voting age. Every elected official in North Carolina needs votes. If our student bodies unite, our families and friends also agree to support us, and we make a genuine effort to educate citizens of North Carolina in regards to how important funding education is, we could change something. We could change everything. Education wouldn’t be considered fat to be trimmed but an artery to be protected—as it should be. We all have the power of a voice, the power of a story. Budget cuts hurt our peers, our professors, and our parents (they get to foot the bill for rising tuition in most cases). It’s time to talk about it. It is time to start the change.