Word on the Street

Election Reflection: Lea Makhloufi C'20

I have never felt more under attack in my life.

by LEA MAKHLOUFI

Election Reflection: Maurin Mwombela C'17

Like most people, I've got a lot of thoughts in my head, so what follows may or may not make any sense.

by MAURIN MWOMBELA

Election Reflection: Anna Rosenfeld C'17

On November 8, 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.

by ANNA ROSENFELD

Election Reflection: Ryan Josephson W'19

I woke up this morning and the realization hit home. Last night, hate trumped love and Donald Trump was elected our 45th president.

by RYAN JOSEPHSON

Election Reflection: Tiffany Pham C'17

I spent election night in New York. As we took a break for outlets and wifi in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, we checked the election results as they rolled in.

by TIFFANY PHAM

Election Reflection: Esther Cohen C'18

When he started gaining last night, the first thing I thought of was Roe v. Wade.

by ESTHER COHEN

Election Reflection: Sheida Takmil C'17

I saw this opportunity to write a piece on my feelings about this election, and I jumped at the opportunity to create a laundry list of all the reasons why I'm upset, confused, and fearful.

by SHEIDA TAKMIL

Election Reflection: Helen Fetaw C'18

I honestly couldn't take it last night.

by HELEN FETAW

Election Reflection: Kyler McVay C'19

I believed. I believed in a country that was good and hopeful, where women could be treated the same as men, where racial justice could be served, where immigrants like my grandmother could thrive, and where the LGBTQ+ community could be equal.

by KYLER MCVAY

Election Reflection: Christina Ingraldi W'17

While we can't control the country, we have the power to make our campus a safe and supportive place.

by CHRISTINA INGRALDI

Election Reflection: Ben Kaufman C'20

I have never been more ashamed of this country. To put it lightly, it’s never a good sign when a gleeful Rudy Giuliani gets on MSNBC and, searching for a historical precedent, laughs and says that Trump is the next Andrew Jackson.

by BEN KAUFMAN

Election Reflection: Peter LaBerge C'17

Last night, I participated in the Solidarity Walk, a march led by a number of organizations up Walnut, across Locust, and down Spruce

by PETER LABERGE

Election Reflection: Ali Greenstein C'17

Yesterday I woke up with a broken spirit, mind, heart and body.

by ALI GREENSTEIN

Election Reflection: Harrison Brunelli C'17

As I see so many of my friends declaring this election outcome a resounding victory for racism, sexism, homophobia etc., I hope instead that this election is a wakeup call that millions of Americans do not feel represented by the Washington establishment and feel they have no voice in the corridors of power.

by HARRISON BRUNELLI

Election Reflection: Alix Steerman C'19

Yesterday, at 3:00 p.m., I left campus to fulfill my civic duty. I returned to my middle school, in what most would consider as an affluent suburb of Philadelphia, one that is predominantly white, to vote for who I expected to be the first female President.

by ALIX STEERMAN

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