Student voices: comments on the election

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These are just a few of the quotes compiled by the staff of the Redlands Bulldog, the official University of Redlands student news publication, the day after the election. Briana Weekes ’19, introduced the piece, noting, “Many students were hesitant, and some refused, to share their voice. Some would only speak anonymously. This further illustrates the intensity of the election and the conflicting viewpoints of voters not only across our nation, but also across our campus.”

“Personally, I didn’t favor either candidate so I don’t know how I feel. I favored Hillary more than Trump. But I didn’t like either.”


“I am heated. Everything Obama built up, Trump will tear it all down. Society is taking a step back.”


“It makes me want to cry.”


“Trump was never my first choice, but I will always think he is better than Clinton who ignored U.S. citizens in Benghazi and who took confidential emails lightly. Also, [a]shout-out to Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, the first WOMAN to lead a winning presidential campaign in the United States.”


“I am sad and speechless. I had no words last night, I just cried. Some of my friends got married in May. Is this going to be nullified? I’m afraid for the children. Bullying is up in schools.”


“I’m excited that we may begin to protect the unborn again from being murdered.”


“Just deal with the results.”


“As much as I dislike Trump, I honestly see this election as a blessing in disguise. It has really showed (and is still continuing to show) that racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia are still very apparent in the U.S. … We all need to learn from these distressing growing pains and hopefully use them as a way to spring ourselves forward.”


“I’m speechless and after some initial hopelessness, I am feeling a call to action or reinvigoration of passion!”


“I feel like our campus is very separated right now and angry. We need to start being optimistic and see that it is our country and we have a democracy. This didn’t come out of nowhere. Personally, I’m against him and he did win, but we have to move forward together.”

 

 

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