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Captured: Faces of the Election

November 9, 2016

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily’s staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing [email protected].

 

“I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been involved in the process. … I realized that it affects me more because I have to vote for them, and it’s keeping me accountable. I believe she’s going to fight better for the rights of women, and I don’t like the judgment and the way Donald Trump treats most sections of people. A lot of times, people vote because they like the candidate they’re voting for. In this election, people are voting against a certain candidate.”

Colin Boyle/The Daily Northwestern
“I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been involved in the process. … I realized that it affects me more because I have to vote for them, and it’s keeping me accountable. I believe she’s going to fight better for the rights of women, and I don’t like the judgment and the way Donald Trump treats most sections of people. A lot of times, people vote because they like the candidate they’re voting for. In this election, people are voting against a certain candidate.”

 “I'm part of a Political Theater class taught by Bonnie Metzger. For Election Day we were tasked to come up with an Election Action. … I knew early on that I wanted to focus on gun violence in Chicago. … While this started off as a class assignment, it has become a wake up call to me. I had to keep reminding myself that every shell in the 40 pounds of shells represents a person, a human life — overwhelming young black men — not just a number. … Gun violence is a public health issue. Gun violence is a human rights issue. It needs to remain a priority.”

Allie Goulding/The Daily Northwestern
“I’m part of a Political Theater class taught by Bonnie Metzger. For Election Day we were tasked to come up with an Election Action. … I knew early on that I wanted to focus on gun violence in Chicago. … While this started off as a class assignment, it has become a wake up call to me. I had to keep reminding myself that every shell in the 40 pounds of shells represents a person, a human life — overwhelming young black men — not just a number. … Gun violence is a public health issue. Gun violence is a human rights issue. It needs to remain a priority.”

“It has kind of consumed the entire world, especially the Northwestern campus with heated issues and contentious debates, so I feel like it’s sort of forced everyone to take notice even if they haven’t had much interest before … Hillary Clinton. I think she best represents America. I think she has the experience. I just think she is the clear choice in this election. … (It would be) showing a lot of progress for our nation, especially after having the first black president. It is just showing that even if we have a lot of problems that Donald Trump might represent, we are progressing as a nation and are more open overall.”

Colin Boyle/The Daily Northwestern
“It has kind of consumed the entire world, especially the Northwestern campus with heated issues and contentious debates, so I feel like it’s sort of forced everyone to take notice even if they haven’t had much interest before … Hillary Clinton. I think she best represents America. I think she has the experience. I just think she is the clear choice in this election. … (It would be) showing a lot of progress for our nation, especially after having the first black president. It is just showing that even if we have a lot of problems that Donald Trump might represent, we are progressing as a nation and are more open overall.”

“Usually I haven’t been into politics … but I think this election has been so public, especially due to the very polar opposite positions of each candidate, so I’ve actually done a lot more research this year, which is getting me more excited about the election. Yeah I’d be scared if Trump became president. … Just fundamentally, I disagree with a lot of what Trump says.”

Colin Boyle/The Daily Northwestern
“Usually I haven’t been into politics … but I think this election has been so public, especially due to the very polar opposite positions of each candidate, so I’ve actually done a lot more research this year, which is getting me more excited about the election. Yeah I’d be scared if Trump became president. … Just fundamentally, I disagree with a lot of what Trump says.”

“If I were a U.S. citizen, I would support Hillary Clinton because I think she’s better fit to be president and she has more experience to be the President of the United States. As of right now it seems that Donald Trump is performing extra well, better than a lot of polls suggested, so I’m kind of a little bit worried about that, especially how that’s going to lead to his foreign policies or his economic policies or walls, relations with Mexico and that worries me a little right now. … I don’t think any of the candidates before have that many scandals. For 2012, can you think of a scandal related to President Obama or Mitt Romney? Very few, like basically none.”

Lauren Duquette/Daily Senior Staffer
“If I were a U.S. citizen, I would support Hillary Clinton because I think she’s better fit to be president and she has more experience to be the President of the United States. As of right now it seems that Donald Trump is performing extra well, better than a lot of polls suggested, so I’m kind of a little bit worried about that, especially how that’s going to lead to his foreign policies or his economic policies or walls, relations with Mexico and that worries me a little right now. … I don’t think any of the candidates before have that many scandals. For 2012, can you think of a scandal related to President Obama or Mitt Romney? Very few, like basically none.”

"I think it is history in the making. My 6-year-old daughter is with me. She’s been following the campaign for a year now. Even during the primary, my 6-year-old was rooting for Hillary. She said, ‘We never had a girl. We gotta have a girl.’ She knows. I also think it’s an unprecedented moment in America’s political history."

Daniel Tian/Daily Senior Staffer

“I think it is history in the making. My 6-year-old daughter is with me. She’s been following the campaign for a year now. Even during the primary, my 6-year-old was rooting for Hillary. She said, ‘We never had a girl. We gotta have a girl.’ She knows. I also think it’s an unprecedented moment in America’s political history.”

“Since the start, it’s been very amusing because I have been following the election since it started. And for a large part of it — being an international student, looking at it from an outside perspective — a lot of it is very amusing. But coming to the states and looking at how other people are really passionate about it because, after all, this election is directly impacting their life, it is quite impressive because in Singapore, the week of Wildcat Welcome, we had an election. ... We talked about flying to DC to vote. And I wanted to do it, but I couldn’t, so I could understand a sense of duty people have.”

Noah Frick-Alofs/The Daily Northwestern
“Since the start, it’s been very amusing because I have been following the election since it started. And for a large part of it — being an international student, looking at it from an outside perspective — a lot of it is very amusing. But coming to the states and looking at how other people are really passionate about it because, after all, this election is directly impacting their life, it is quite impressive because in Singapore, the week of Wildcat Welcome, we had an election. … We talked about flying to DC to vote. And I wanted to do it, but I couldn’t, so I could understand a sense of duty people have.”

“I served as an election judge. … I wanted to make voting a friendlier and less scary process. Especially because a lot of us are college students, we register here for the first time, on the same day. … When I came down here (to Patten Gymnasium), I was hitting up my friends on Facebook and texting them, and they came out to vote, too. I just think it’s really important if you’re disillusioned with the way things are, the democratic process is one way to address this.”

Lauren Duquette/Daily Senior Staffer
“I served as an election judge. … I wanted to make voting a friendlier and less scary process. Especially because a lot of us are college students, we register here for the first time, on the same day. … When I came down here (to Patten Gymnasium), I was hitting up my friends on Facebook and texting them, and they came out to vote, too. I just think it’s really important if you’re disillusioned with the way things are, the democratic process is one way to address this.”

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