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Donald Trump: President Elect.
Donald Trump: President Elect.

Student Reactions

Students express shock, fear after Donald Trump wins presidential election

It wasn’t until about 9 p.m. that reality began to sink in. It was a reality almost nobody saw coming: Trump was going to become the next president. Read more >>

With Trump presidency looming, Muslim students feel unsafe, unwelcome

As the news set in that Donald Trump would win the presidential election, Muslim students said they feared the president-elect’s rhetoric will make living in the United States treacherous for people of their faith. Read more >>

First-generation American voters at NU discuss election rhetoric around immigrants

First-generation, first-time voters discuss Clinton's and Trump's comments on immigrants. Read more >>

Students working with campaigns aimed to affect critical elections

Students share their experiences working for this year's presidential campaigns. Read more >>

Students backing Trump criticize nominee’s comments, but still plan to vote for him

Students voting for Trump said they feel they will be criticized by their peers, especially on a campus with liberal leanings. Read more >>

Students not voting say they can’t support any candidate’s platform

Although this is the first U.S. presidential election Esteban Espino is old enough to vote in, the Communication junior said it’s “meaningless” to fill out a ballot at this point. Read more >>

International students weigh in on presidential election candidates

About 700 international students at Northwestern don't get to vote in this election. That doesn't mean they don't have anything to say on the American presidential race. Read more >>

Students create Young Democratic Socialists chapter, continue support for Bernie Sanders

Some Northwestern students are not abandoning their support of Bernie Sanders even though he did not win the Democratic nomination. Read more >>

Third-party candidates win support from some Northwestern students

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, this year’s election features the two most unpopular candidates to run for president in the last 30 years. Due to this unfavorability, some students have turned to third-party candidates. Read more >>

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Tammy Duckworth wins Senate seat.
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Evanston residents stunned by unexpected results of 2016 presidential election

As it became clear that the election would be closer than initially expected, some residents of Evanston — a predominantly Democratic city — began to worry. Read more >>

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, state Rep. Robyn Gabel hold onto seats

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) were both re-elected by large margins Tuesday night. Read more >>

Lockbox amendment referendum passes on Illinois ballot

Illinois passed a constitutional amendment that will block legislators from using transportation revenue funds from being reallocated to anything outside their outlined purpose. Read more >>

Tammy Duckworth defeats Mark Kirk to win Senate

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has won the Illinois Senate race, defeating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk, the Associated Press reported. Read more >>

Illinois registers record-high number of voters

Illinois reached an all-time high for registered voters in the state, approaching 8 million people signed up to cast a ballot. Read more >>

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk jabs Rep. Tammy Duckworth for family’s heritage in debate

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) questioned Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s family military history during a debate with a remark on her heritage. Read more >>

Hillary Clinton criticizes Sen. Mark Kirk in op-ed

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton weighed in on the race for the Illinois Senate seat Tuesday, criticizing Sen. Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) remarks on Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) heritage in an op-ed published on NBC News’ website. Read more >>

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky under fire after husband accused of voter fraud, orchestrating violence at Trump rallies

Republican congressional candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde called for U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) to resign at a press conference outside Schakowsky’s Evanston office. Read more >>

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Schwartz: Don’t forget that Donald Trump is no typical Republican candidate

We cannot normalize Trump. We cannot subject him to conventional political analysis because that would diminish how fear-mongering and unqualified he actually is. Read more >>

Garrett: Trump’s ‘locker room’ comments are indicative of pervasive rape culture

Trump and his supporters say that to focus on his words is a “distraction” from real issues. But sexism and sexual assault are among the largest issues facing our country today. Read more >>

Trejos: Third-party candidates are just as bad as Trump, Clinton

It is unsurprising that this election features historic support for third-party candidates such as Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, particularly from millennial voters. Unfortunately, the third-party candidates this year appear to be even more unpalatable than Trump and Clinton. Read more >>

Balk: Voting is an insufficient form of political participation

In case you have not been paying close attention to the presidential election, it’s been a total you-know-what show, already featuring racist, sexist, homophobic, jingoistic and even totalitarian themes. Read more >>

Schwalb: How political criticism condescends young people

I am a firm believer that while our youth and naivete remain, we should vote with our hearts — for the candidates we truly believe can and will make our country a better place — and not with our heads — for those we think can win. Read more >>