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Election Reflection: Anny Hu

Many people have asked me why I have been so involved in this election even though I could not vote.

by ANNY HU

Election Reflection: Emma Liebowitz C'17

November 9th. You know, writing has never been my catharsis. In fact, I’m not really sure what is.

by EMMA LIEBOWITZ

Election Reflection: Andreas Pavlou C'19

While I would not like to speak for everyone, I think it is safe to generally say that it can be hard to love yourself in America if you identify as any sort of minority or marginalized person.  While it’s always going to be hard to identify as an “other” there are some things that can make it better.

by ANDREAS PAVLOU

Progress in a Vulnerable State

There is no time where our passion and political efficacy has been more crucial to the future of the United States––not even during the election.

by ERIN FARRELL

Election Reflection: Gabrielle Jackson C'18

In 2008, when I was in 7th grade, I watched on television in my parent's bedroom as Barack Obama was announced President-elect of the United States.

by GABRIELLE JACKSON

Election Reflection: Ariana Martino C'18

An open letter to everyone who brought us here, This means you, Trump supporters, third party voters, protest voters, self-righteous abstainers and the like!

by ARIANA MARTINO

Election Reflection: Annabelle Williams W'20

To all those Penn students despairing today.

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

Election Reflection: Kat McKay C'17

I want to add a comment about an element of this election that has struck me particularly deeply.

by KAT MCKAY

Election Reflection: Nora Lueth N'16, GN'18

On Tuesday, I stood in line for over two hours to vote and I was ecstatic to do so.

by NORA LUETH

Election Reflection: Rebecca Alifimoff

The Bitch Club

by REBECCA ALIFIMOFF

Election Reflection: Stephanie Tang

America, you and I have had a rocky relationship. I have idealized you for my entire life. I was always told, ever since I was little, that you were the land of hope, the land of freedom and justice and endless possibility.

by STEPHANIE TANG

Election Reflection: Chris Mountanos C'20

A country built on equality and freedom has elected a President that goes against everything we believe in.

by CHRIS MOUNTANOS

Election Reflection: Orly Greenberg C'18

I have a theory about being a third child: either you’re quiet or you make yourself heard. 

by ORLY GREENBERG

Election Reflection: Angela Huang C'19

At 3 AM this morning, I held one of my best friends in my arms while he sobbed, cradling his face in his hands.

by ANGELA HUANG

Election Reflection: Emily Johns C'17

On Wednesday morning I felt like my voice had been ripped out of me.

by EMILY JOHNS

Election Reflection: Heba Arshad W'18

In high school, I was voted "most likely to become president.” I’m laughing at the irony.

by HEBA ARSHAD

Caroline Guenoun W'18

I planned to watch the election results with a couple of friends while I studied for my exam the next day.

by CAROLINE GUENOUN

Election Reflection: Sophie Beren C'17

A friend once told me, “The minute you realize that the rest of the world doesn’t think like you, that’s when you grow.”

by SOPHIE BEREN

Election Reflection: Noah Katcher W'17

I grew up next to a farm, in the middle of nowhere.

by NOAH KATCHER

Election Reflection: Olivia Nelson W'17

My parents moved to this country nearly 25 years ago. I wish I could say that being born and growing up in America has always made me feel like I belonged, but it has not.

by OLIVIA NELSON

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