Word on the Street

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

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

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