Word on the Street

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

Election Reflection: Ian Jeong N '17

There is a long silence between you and your best friend. You don’t speak, you two don’t reach out.

by IAN JEONG

America the Selfish

Buying the right to vote isn't always an option

by SOFIE PRAESTGAARD

Election Reflection: Darlene Hodge Rodriguez C'20

This election filled me with so much hate and anger. My heart was heavy and the way I was feeling was incredibly unfamiliar.

by DARLENE HODGE RODRIGUEZ

Election Reflection: Jamie–Lee Josselyn

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

by JAMIE-LEE JOSSELYN

Election Reflection: Caleb Chodosh C'18

Campus felt different on Wednesday. The unthinkable, unprecedented, incomprehensible happened. On Friday January 17, in the year 2017, Donald J.

by CALEB CHODOSH

Election Reflection: Irtiqa Fazili

When people can support a movement that rejects you (whatever their reasons are - social, economic, anti-establishment, whatever) it hurts.

by IRTIQA FAZILI

Election Reflection: Anonymous C'17

I am a twenty-one-year-old woman and a senior in the College; last July a man whose name I don’t know raped me; last night this country knowingly elected a serial predator.

by ANONYMOUS

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