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Ryan Marine ’19

Editor

November 14, 2016

“To be honest, I thought Trump had no chance to win, and that Hillary Clinton would be the next president.  This election shows you where this country is at right now, and it also shows you how much support Trump’s voters s...

Mike Sheridan ’17

Editor

November 14, 2016

“As a Trump supporter, I can understand how a lot of Hillary supporters are upset. But the way the democracy has worked for all these years has been extremely effective. There’s always been a peaceful transition of power ...

Luke Gabriele ’17

Editor

November 14, 2016

“It was an hour long wait to get inside the building to get to the polls. People were definitely antsy, excited, and revved up. It was very organized, however, very crowded. I was very surprised at the election results. I never expected T...

Mr. Patrick Williams, Admissions + Diversity

Editor

November 14, 2016

“My feelings are a little bit of shock and honestly a little bit of fear. There was one candidate who really jeopardized some of the rights and freedoms that particular groups within our country are going to have, and for me p...

Alex MacLachlan ’18

Editor

November 14, 2016

“I am very happy with the result. I felt that Trump was going to win from the beginning. I was confident in him and never thought negatively about his chances. Hillary scared me a bit in the beginning but it all worked out in the en...

Stephen Fratamico ’19

Editor

November 13, 2016

"[The future with Trump as president] is going to be very chaotic. There’s going to be turmoil, I think; especially for people who feel marginalized and disenfranchised."

Ethan Surovcik ’19

Editor

November 13, 2016

“I really still don’t know how to feel. Everyone thought Hillary was going to win, and when I saw that Trump won, I wasn’t necessarily shocked in a bad way. I’m still processing how to feel. I still don’t know if things ...

Ryan Mills ’19

Editor

November 13, 2016

“I feel like elections in America should have more third party [involvement]. There should be more parties in America… I think that [America’s future with Trump] will be interesting. I’m interested to see how this turn...

Cullen Robinson ’17

Editor

November 13, 2016

“[Voting for the first time] was really cool. I got to in the area where you vote, and I saw everybody there and it was very diverse. I noticed that everybody came out to vote. It was very crowded. A lot of politicians were...

Marc Nowlan ’17

Editor

November 13, 2016

“[Voting for the first time] is exciting. It gets your more into politics, and it makes you more aware of the world around you because you have to be more aware of what’s going on in the world around you in order to be an...

Mr. Christian Talbot, Head of School

Editor

November 12, 2016

“The election made me think of two questions. One is since basically half the country voted one way, the other half voted the other way, in terms of overall popular vote not electoral college. So the first question that occu...

Ms. Chandra Loper, Staff

Editor

November 12, 2016

“I was shocked and hurt. I was really surprised. I did not see it coming. For me, it came out of left field. Like I said, I was really hurt. I think it kind of scares me because being an African American, I don’t want to set...

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