Emma Satin, Class of 2017


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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 a feared hypothetical, became a petrifying reality.

Today I saw my intelligent and unapologetic teachers fail to hold back tears, out of fear for their students and families. Today on more than one occasion, I heard the state of terror in our nation be equated to only that of 9/11. Today Immigration to Canada was the top trending hashtag on twitter. Today Blacks, Women, LGBTQ, Mexicans, Muslims etc. fear the future. Today we are afraid. Today we are somber. Today we cried. 

Today we were knocked down, but tomorrow we stand up. Tomorrow we brush ourselves off, and we do not lose faith. We were with her yesterday because of our values, values that we do not lose tomorrow, or ever. Tomorrow we are stronger than we were before. Tomorrow we keep our priroities straight. Tomorrow we combat the hate, we protest, we filibuster, and we do not let fears and misconceptions, override our compassion, strength and progress.

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