It seems that politics has become more entertaining then in most recent years. Politicians are often filled with drama related news stories that could make a soap opera series. This in my opinion is why it is more appealing to students to share an interest in politics. Many years ago, politics were not as popular in the entertainment news.
Students today are in my opinion about as politically engaged as students in the past. Although sadly this shouldn't be the case. The difference today is that we are in the information age, and there is a wealth of political information available to students, such as blogs and social media, that can make being politically involved easier than ever.