College students find political voices ahead of NC primary

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Tuesday's North Carolina primary will be the first presidential race for many college students. The controversial election has affected first-time voters.

"I've always wanted to get into politics and if this is the expectation for how I am supposed to act I am unfortunately not going to meet that expectation," sophomore Jenesha Hughes said.

Hughes, like many Davidson College students, are finding ways to stay politically active. Some are more vocal than others.

A group of Davidson College students teamed up with students from University of North Carolina at Asheville to protest Donald Trump's rally Monday in Concord.

The group chanted, "Love thy neighbor," and was escorted out of Trump's rally. The protesters said Trump isn't acting like a Presbyterian.

"The Bible says love thy neighbor, it doesn't say love thy neighbor unless they are Muslim, unless they are Jewish, unless they are from Mexico," Davidson College freshman Drew Kromer said.

The leaders of the college Democrats and Republicans are also getting involved. They've held discussions and debate watch parties and want to create an engaged campus for both current and future students.

"I am sure they will be reading about it in history books," Bridget Lavenderm, a college Democrat, said. "I'm glad that all the online communication will be there that I'm not just making up this insane commentary."

According to the most recent SurveyUSA poll, North Carolina democratic millennials strongly back Bernie Sanders and Republicans are split between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

North Carolina's primary is March 15.