Elections are trying times; this year’s presidential election was no different. Tensions were high during the campaign season, and continue to be so over very divisive issues under the campaign slogan “Make America great again.”

Change doesn’t always start from the top. Newsies is a reminder of that. Children and young adults, at the bottom of the totem pole, went up against powerful newspapermen, and while they may not have gotten exactly what they wanted, both sides came to a compromise.

In order to make positive changes in this country over the next four years, it is up to us to work together to reach common goals. The time to start is now.  And we have the music and message of Newsies to remind us in the dark times.


From “The World Will Know”:

Everyday we wait,
is a day we lose,
and this ain’t for fun,
and it ain’t for show,
and we’ll fight ’em toe to toe to toe and Joe
your world will feel the fire and finally, finally know!


From “Watch What Happens”:

But all I know is nothing happens if you just give in.
It can’t be any worse than how it’s been.
And it just so happens that we just might win,
so whatever happens! Let’s begin!


And finally, from “Seize the Day”:

Now is the time to seize the day
Stare down the odds and seize the day
Minute by minute that’s how you win it
We will find a way
But let us seize the day
Courage cannot erase our fear
Courage is when we face our fear