Video: Most Students Cannot Name the 2012 Vice Presidential Candidates

To start, I must confirm: On the whole, students at the University of Tampa seem wicked smart, energetic about learning, and engaged with the world and breaking news.  That is why the video below is so sigh-inducing.

Just before the recent debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan, a student in a multimedia journalism class of mine strolled around campus real quick with a flip cam, checking to see how much– if anything– students knew about the candidates.  He started with simply asking people for their names.  It did not go extremely well.  Check it out for yourself.

One bonus video features students recounting the strangest foods they have ever eaten, including pickled pigs lips and a guinea pig.!

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