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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

Election Reflection: Liza Bernstein C'17

No matter how heavy my heart is today, I refuse to stop asking: "how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve."

by LIZA BERSTEIN

Election Reflection: Sydney Hard C'17

The importance of listening.

by SYDNEY HARD

Election Reflection: Scheherbano Rafay W'20

When I woke up this morning I was hoping it was all a dream.

by SCHEHERBANO RAFAY

Election Reflection: Daniel Fradin C'19

So much has already been said across this campus and on our News Feeds, but once again we are only hearing from those who share our exact same opinions.

by DANIEL FRADIN

Election Reflection: Brooke O'Leary W'17

All my life growing up my older brothers taunted me with “well there has never been a woman president,” when I insisted women were just as intelligent or capable as them.

by BROOKE O'LEARY

Election Reflection: Alex Yang C'19

I am not an American citizen.

by ALEX YANG

Election Reflection: Rebecca Brown C'17

It is easy to relate this election to when Umbridge was the headmaster of Hogwarts.

by REBECCA BROWN

Election Reflection: Emma Hetrick C'18

I think it is important to remember that we live in a country where we can not only express our feelings of discontent with the governmental administration, but that we can do so openly, without fear of lawful persecution.

by EMMA HETRICK

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