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Student Voices articles

Emma Satin, Class of 2017

Yesterday, I openly and proudly, stated my political opinions on the woman I thought would next lead our country. I confidently, yet anxiously, awaited the declaration of Hillary Clinton as the next leader of the free world. Yesterday I saw the tides turn, and began to lose hope, state by state. Yesterday I watched as

Hannah Spitzer, Class of 2018

Here are the facts: Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States of America, the country is more divided than ever and hate has consumed our people. Just like so many people, I never saw this coming. This election feels like a joke taken too far. I am disappointed in America:

Diamond Hueston, Class of 2017

This is an open letter that I wrote yesterday to America about my day and how it made feel: First I cried, I cried a lot. I cried for the little kids that couldn’t understand how a “bully” was elected our next president. Next, I cried for the kids that worried they would be forced

Elias Hairatidis, Class of 2019

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS: ok can everyone get real for a moment, trump can’t, and won’t start a dictatorship or anything on the lines of that. So everyone saying RIP AMERICA needs to chill because all its doing is dividing our community more. Just from the small glimpse I saw today, our

Mikey Kourakos, Class of 2017

Hey all. I figure since everyone and their dog is writing a Facebook essay about politics, I might as well add my voice to the cacophony. So if you’re sick and tired of these rants, do yourself a favor and don’t click on that little “see more” button. All you’ll get from this is a

Tamara Chapro, Class of 2017

This was a really happy and grateful girl. In that moment, she had never been more proud of her county. She had never been more proud to be an American. She forced her mom to take a picture because she assumed that the first election she was eligible to participate in would result in the

Anonymous, Class of 2017

This election concerns me for many reasons. What you’re about to read is not advocacy for or against a candidate. Instead, it’s my reflection on the election as a whole. It saddens me that so many Americans did not actually like either candidate and thus only voted for who they view as “the lesser of

Zoe Ewing, Class of 2017

Trump’s victory is a disaster, and it’s easy to want to get as far away from it as possible. But instead of moving to Canada, we have to do everything we can to win the 2018 midterm elections. This is no longer optional–midterms make or break a president’s ability to actually get shit done (look

Hayley Rozencwaig, Class of 2017

My rights as a woman living in a liberal state may not be in jeopardy like those of others. However, I feel that because I am privileged enough to have the resources that I do, I have a responsibility to those who don’t to use my voice. I want to live in a world that