STORY BY JESSICA LYNK
If students haven’t heard, the Iowa Democratic Party, in collaboration with Drake University, is hosting the nationally-televised Democratic debate in Sheslow Auditorium on Saturday, November 14.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Gov. Maryland Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be debating on campus this Saturday.
The event will be broadcast by CBS News and KCCI.
This is the first debate to be held in Iowa this presidential season.
The Democratic National Committee issued a limited number of tickets to students. First year Ravyn Daniel was among those students who were issued a ticket.
“I wanted to have a chance to take part in a historical moment in history and for Drake,” Daniel said.
The tickets were assigned randomly to students through a lottery.
“I have never won anything like this before, and it shocked me when I received an email saying I had been picked from the lottery,” Daniel said.
Other students will still participate in the events on campus, through watch parties and events with politically-affiliated officials.
The debate wraps up a week of multiple political events on campus, which help further inform students.
“I am expecting to come out with new, fresh ideas about who the Democratic candidates are with regard to their personalities,” Daniel said. “I have read a lot about the various candidates, but it is different to see how they conduct themselves in a real-life setting and situation.”