Word on the Street

Election Reflection: Alec Josiah C'17

I’m a senior at Penn, and I’m gay, I’m black, I’m Latino, and I call Orlando, Florida home.

by ALEC JOSIAH

Election Reflection: Zack Greenstein

For as long as I’ve been aware of politics, Obama has been my president. I had a “change” poster on my door before I even really understood what he was changing.

by ZACK GREENSTEIN

Election Reflection: Jamie-Lee Josselyn

“This is what America looks like! Show me what America sounds like!”

by JAMIE-LEE JOSSELYN

Election Reflection: Kevin Galvez C'18

I feel hopeful.

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Election Reflection: Anonymous (C'18, C'18)

America was born in Philadelphia, a city that stands for liberty, civil rights and unity.

by ANONYMOUS

Election Reflection: Michelle Teicher N,W '16

Waking up this morning to find out the disappointing results of my first presidential election was incredibly disheartening and defeating.

by MICHELLE TEICHER

Good and Brave and Strong and Kind

We are stronger together and we need to remember that as we move forward.

by GIULIA IMHOLTE

Election Reflection: Mike Coyne C'17

I keep on wanting to cry. I keep on almost crying and I don’t know for who or for what precisely, but I always stop just short for some reason.

by MIKE COYNE

Election Reflection: Sam Byers C'16

When I woke up this morning I experienced profound disappointment. The sensation had nothing to do with Donald Trump’s unexpected and momentous victory — I stayed up late enough last night to know the projected winner.

by SAM BYERS

Election Reflection: Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie C'17

On election night, I watched America have a collective panic attack.

by MIKAELA GILBERT-LURIE

Election Reflection: Mymai Yuan C'17

When I first moved to America, I was incredibly excited. I was going to a liberal and educated environment.

by MYMAI YUAN

Election Reflection: Genevieve Glatsky C'17

Once while I was studying abroad I had a dream that I was back at Penn. I was at a crowded party with loud music and colorful pulsing lights.

by GENEVIEVE GLATSKY

Election Reflection: Anonymous C'18

Our next president sparks my PTSD.

by ANONYMOUS

Election Reflection: Connor Fenn '20

This is not the America I knew.

by ANONYMOUS

Election Reflection: Maya Arthur C'18

I usually like the rain. But walking out of my house Wednesday morning, the rain felt hostile. Like the tips of sharp knives and pitchforks and they kept hitting me.

by MAYA ARTHUR

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