Student Reactions to the 2016 Election

Destiny Reid
Co-Editor-In-Chief

On the morning of Nov. 9, 2016 America gained a new president: Donald J. Trump. With the 2016 election being a very thought-provoking topic, The Artisan staff spent the day interviewing students on their thoughts on this question: How do you think the election of Trump affects our country?

“I feel like the population will go down because so many people are against it and won’t want to be here anymore,” said Katie Haworth, junior.

“Bad for women,” said Gabrielle Gibson, senior.

“I think it will affect what kind of people we have in our country… it will affect the impact on women… [he will] better the economy [by] bringing back businesses. But It will affect the type of people in our country because of his view on gender,” said Maggie Rhoden, freshman.

“Well we have had worst presidents in the past and it’s up to the people, not to let this win us, we have checks and balances for a reason,” said Sage Wong, senior.

“Gonna be terrible and a lot more hate crimes,” said Faith Terry, freshman.

“I feel like Trumps win will have one of, if not the, most negative impact on today’s society. With the beliefs of Trump being put into play, America will be set back by decades. Trump and Pence both want to defund Planned Parenthood and fund Conversion therapy. The disgusting views on the LGBTQ+ community and on the women… are bound to cause America to be the laughing stock of the world,” said Carmen Marrero, sophomore. 

“More conservatives won’t be afraid to come out and say certain views like they did before the election,” said Sneha Moorthy, junior.

“It depends. On one hand you have the Republicans celebrated because after 8 years they have a Republican president. The Democrats moping because their leader lost. It goes both ways and depends your on preference,” said Jeremy Barber, freshman.

“That’s a hard question. It all depends on how it plays out. It hasn’t been determined yet. We’ll have to wait and see,” said James Herring, sophomore. 

 

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