Last night was tense. I mean real tense. Meaning I ate about six slices of pizza and a bag of Whoppers tense. But regardless of who you support, it’s a relief that this election is finally over. Whether you screamed and jumped and hugged when President Barack Obama was re-elected, or quietly slinked off to bed, last night was a historic moment for us all. Where were you when you found out that the television networks and the AP had called the election for the President?
I was by myself in the photo lab and I muted the election coverage so I could watch a funny YouTube video. Meanwhile I texted my friend, “I think Obama is gonna win!!” and she told me he already did. –Nicholas Anania ’14
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I stayed up until 6:00 a.m. (Poland time) to watch the results roll in with my friend. It took a bottle of wine, a pack of Oreos and some apple juice to make it through, but I’m so glad that I did. –Kaylyn Talkington ’14
I was in the library frantically finishing an essay due before midnight. When I turned it in at 11:48 I went to the atrium to call my friend to ask who won. She said “Happy Birthday, you got Obama for the next four years!” –Katherine Baker ’14
I was in Denmark! it was nearly 6:00 a.m. here before we could confirm Obama’s victory, but several other American students with whom I study, as well as Danish students who live with us, all stayed awake. We’re still sitting around waiting for Romney’s concession speech (it’s about 7:00 a.m. now) but everyone is so incredibly happy and excited. The most left-wing politicians in the States are considered pretty conservative here, so there were no doubts about who the Danish people wanted to be the American president. –Sarah Morgan Cohen-Smith ’14
CROZIER!! Our uteruses are safe!!!!!! –Colleen Damerell ’13
I was in the Manning lounge with both Democratic and Republican friends, ready to toast the President with a bottle of wine. –Jordi Alonso ’14