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Hey Look, a Squirrel!: My Life with ADHD

Hey Look, a Squirrel!: My Life with ADHD

November 15, 2016

Trying to become a journalist is hard; trying to become a journalist while having ADHD is a thousand times harder. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is ... Read more »

American puberty

Travis LaBrucherie, Distribution Manager

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election Reactions, Opinion

The United States of America is 240 years old. It’s an adult. But with the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, the country is acting more like a teenager, and aren’t teenagers the worst? With the election’s outcome, it’s like my teenager did something wrong and now I’m dealing with the repercussions. So it’s time that America and I have a little talk. So... Read more »

Feminists united

Victoria Serber, Guest Opinion

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Election

It’s not my selling point, but I am a former member of the Republican Party. What this election has done more than anything is reaffirm my decision to leave an institution that values tradition over integrity, sexual assault over emails. I am not alone in my shock at America’s newest president-elect, shedding my fair share of tears with friends, family, and strangers. As... Read more »

Donald Trump can’t poison our country if we take action

Thomas De Alba, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election, Opinion, Voices of the Election

The hardest part of my election night was sitting at the foot of my mother’s bed, staring through her glossy, tear-burdened eyes and holding her tight, telling her everything was going to be OK. She used to do the same for me as a child when I was afraid of monsters being elected president too. My social media pages now resemble a salty ice cream sundae made out of... Read more »

Hope doesn’t equal reality

Parker Dangers Oncken, Student

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Election

It was like a nightmare unfolding in front of me. Early Tuesday evening, I stationed myself on the couch, tuned the television to PBS and settled in for a long night of political discussion and voting results. I had a fruit smoothie in my hand and a feeling of anxious excitement in my heart. In the days leading up to November 8th, I watched, read and researched everythin... Read more »

Life goes on

Jocelyn Mobley, Features editor

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election, Election Reactions, Voices of the Election

My loving, accepting and educated mother voted for Donald Trump. Many people see him as an arrogant buffoon who ridicules people just because they come from different races and values. But my mother explained to me why she voted the way she did.   I was baffled because I knew my mother’s morals didn’t align with Trump’s. I asked myself how could she ever vote... Read more »

America is just another trendy country

Beatriz Vernaux, Co-News Editor

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election Reactions, Opinion

If being trendy is your thing, be proud. The U.S. is not shying away from the wave of conservatism and bigotry that’s rising once again all over the world.   In the country I am from, Brazil, our population managed to allow an illegal impeachment over unfounded allegations, and replaced a corrupt yet progressive government with Michel Temer, who can’t run for... Read more »

The Germans didn’t think it could happen there, either

Emily A. Schmidt, Adjunct faculty, Philosophy Humanities and Religion

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election Reactions, Opinion, Voices of the Election

When I did my master’s degree at Harvard, I studied with Dr. Helmut Koester, an immigrant to America who served in the German military in WWII. Once, he had a meeting with students to talk about his experiences during the war. He enlisted, he said, because he heard that his country was being attacked, and because the secret police were always watching. He was eventually a... Read more »

Understanding the Other Guy’s Fears

R.J. Skywalker Burks, Guest Opinion

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Election

California is a pretty unique place. For the most part, we feel sheltered from a lot of what happens in Washington D.C. and the rest of the country. At least that's what I've been told by hundreds of tourists in my life. When the news hit that Donald Trump won the presidential election, I wasn't terribly surprised at the backlash that hit social media. Then again, I wasn't... Read more »

Understanding America

Rachel Genthe, Assistant A&E Editor

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election Reactions

Finally, this horror of an election is over. But the horror of politics is not. I have never been interested in politics, until recently, because it made me uncomfortable. I’m not pursuing an education to validate my own opinion, I’m just a student still learning and wanting to better understand the opinions of myself and others. I felt uncomfortable because my personal... Read more »

Frustration is no excuse to riot

Jared Brazis, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election Reactions

Love trumps hate. That statement was on millions of bumper stickers, t-shirts and signs of Hillary Clinton supporters all across America. After the riots across the country, it seems to me that, in fact, it does not. It baffles me how people can destroy their own communities, especially places which overwhelmingly supported Hillary. This is a democracy, and many learned... Read more »

Post election fears no overreaction

Carin McKenna Huber, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Election

In the wake of the presidential election you may find many people you know are afraid. They are, or they love, someone who is an immigrant, non-Christian, non-white, LGBTQ+, a woman, low-income or some combination thereof. This may seem an overreaction. Every election you remember people swore to leave the country if the other guy won, but nothing really ever changed and life... Read more »

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