Thursday, April 29, 2010

Roomies hold opposing political views

Like any good friends, Matt Van Vossen and Ryan Melchin have a lot in common.

But there's one area where these University of Illinois at Springfield roommates agree to disagree: Politics.

Van Vossen, of Oak Lawn, is president of the College Democrats at UIS while Melchin, of Hoffman Estates, is chairman of the College Republicans.

"We don't really argue," said Van Vossen, 20. "We know where we stand on issues -- but we don't have any hard-core debates where we try to change each other's minds."

The roommates were featured in a April 29, 2010, article in The Southtown Star (Sun-Times Media Group).

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