Word on the Street

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

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

Election Reflection: Michael Schwoerer C'19

I woke up today, and, for the first time, I checked my privilege.

by MICHAEL SCHWOERER

Election Reflection: Kate Halper C'17

I have a friend.

by KATE HALPER

Election Reflection: Hannah Stulberg E'18

I am going to be honest—I did not do enough this election. I left the voter registration efforts, GOTV efforts, canvassing efforts, and so much more to my peers who I perceive as being more "politically active" and "into politics" than I am. I will not make this mistake again. "Democracy is not a spectator sport" is a quote that has been tossed around often this election cycle.

by HANNAH STULBERG

Hadji: A Muslim Who has Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Picture a family of three—a young–ish married couple and a four–month–old baby—sitting at an immigration office in Greece, all three with olive skin and varying degrees of curly hair.

by MARK PARASKEVAS

Election Reflection: Joseph Nahra

On July 29, 2016, I came into work and planned to procrastinate in the morning by watching some of the speeches from the last day of the Democratic National Convention the night before.

by JOSEPH NAHRA

Election Reflection: Meriem Djelmami-Hani W'19

As an American-Muslim woman, I’ve never felt so terrified about not only my future, but also the future of my community and my country. Ever.

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Election Reflection: Hannah Noyes C'17

My entire life I have struggled with my voter identity.

by HANNAH NOYES

Election Reflection: Owen Burns C'17

What upsets me most about this election is this: Trump’s victory is obviously shocking, and he won due to a crazy-high turnout from uneducated, low class voters throughout the country.

by OWEN BURNS

Election Reflection: Kimberley Fernandez, GSE

I am—like so many of us are—too tearful and bruised to speak coherently, to gather my thoughts and move beyond paralysis toward action.

by KIMBERLEY FERNANDEZ

Election Reflection: Sophia Carlson C'19

I am so proud to be an American. We live in a democracy that allows us freedom of speech, the ability to vote, makes it lawful that we can love who we want to love, that we can be black or white or hispanic or asian or indian or any other multitude of ethnicities-- and under law, we are equal.

by SOPHIA CARLSON

Election Reflection: Nick Moncy C'17

What about my friends who are disabled?

by NICK MONCY

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