Word on the Street

Election Reflection: Miranda Lupion C'17

This election is personal. Nervous introductions filled my first day as an intern at Embassy Moscow’s Press Office, but, by that evening, I realized I had met mostly men.

by MIRANDA LUPION

Election Reflection: Krishnan Sethumadhavan

I’m a brown man. I get selected for extra screening when I don’t shave for a few days.

by KRISHNAN SETHUMADHAVAN

Election Reflection: Nya Wilkins

I keep seeing stuff that says “Not my President” and “Not my America” but the truth is this is my America.

by NYA WILKINS

Election Reflection: Jacob Barnes C'19

I think a lot of people are going to say that they are saddened by what happened on Tuesday night.

by JACOB BARNES

Election Reflection: Eduardo Marroquin C'20

Even as an international student from Mexico, I can say that I have experienced the election process from start to finish.

by EDUARDO MARROQUIN

Election Reflection: Michelle Shen

I was filled with shock--it was like watching wave gathering upon wave turning into a massive swell that hit me and dragged me underneath.

by MICHELLE SHEN

Election Reflection: Hannah Riordan C'19

I've been sitting with this for a while feeling absolutely numb with fear, and I don't know that I'm ever going to get more ready to speak about this tragedy.

by HANNAH RIORDAN

Election Reflection: Regina Salmons

I do not accept any of the hatred or the negative possible outcomes of the election.

by REGINA SALMONS

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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