Political Opinions of Your Peers

Philip Passes, Senior Technology Editor

The Mayans predicted that the world would end in 2012, the previous generation predicted the world would end on January 1st, 2000, and the world had predicted that the world would end on November 8th with the results of the 2016 presidential election. All of these have (so far) been incorrect claims but only time will tell what will truly be our extinction.

With the results of Donald Trump’s victory having been released early this morning, the reactions are mostly of surprise; against all odds, Trump won the 2016 presidential election. He was projected to greatly lose to Hillary and didn’t even win the popular vote (by less than a percent). However, he won as a result of his electoral votes that he received.

When asking my fellow students about their thoughts on this outcome, this is what they replied:

“This country is divided almost exactly down the middle. There wasn’t enough coverage on other options like Gary Johnson, which caused fewer people to even know about them.” – John Tsimis

“I don’t have any thoughts on the election.” – Kayla Deosaran

“I am a feminist, but I agree with many of Trump’s ideas.” – Matt Classi

“Who are you voting for in the election?” – Douthen Lou

“No, you’re the puppet’ – Trump ‘I am a criminal’ – Hillary…My parents just forced me to go to bed” – Luke Laspina

“I don’t know. I don’t care about that.” – Alexis Stern

“Trumper.” – Sal Mancuso

“Don’t quote me on this.” – Mieke M

“No!” – Courtney A

“It’s a little scandy.” – Reed Pelton

“Ha. His name is a verb.” – Matt Pullano

“Trumpet. McMullin is a Megamind looking.” – Guido Modano

“Dude Clinton had a 90% chance to win. Trump trumped her.” – David Reppucci

“Trump now has one of the most impressive resumes in the world.” – Chris Kokkinos

“Pigs really can fly I guess.” – Jack Hance

“ATTA BOY KIAN” – Doug Dreyer

“They’re saying its the closest since Gore  v. Bush.” – Max Kim

“Lol.” – Andrew Burke