Campus Life

Stockton Republicans and Democrats host “Common Ground” viewing

Written for The Argo by Jared Keane

On Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m., the Stockton University College Democrats and the Stockton University College Republicans held a viewing of the film Common Ground. Common Ground was produced by students at the University of Virginia. The core aim of this film, and the meeting, was to discuss the topics that students with a diversity of views agree on. 

Stockton students gather to watch Common Ground. Photo Courtesy of Jared Keane.

The film covered a variety of issues, including recent presidential elections, controversial architecture, and student dynamics at UVA. Students with completely opposite views were given a space to openly discuss how politics tend to divide students from one another. 

At the film’s conclusion, one of the students hosting the event, Alicia Jenkins, noted that “Overall, it’s important to be open-minded. Stockton Students here are very good at that.” After the room was opened for discussion, it was clear that many students enjoyed the experience. 

Events such as these give the Stockton community a chance to openly share their opinions and find similarities with their colleagues rather than differences. The more open the student community is, the greater the communication and connection are for everyone.