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SGA hosts election watching party

Many Fisher students were voting in the presidential election for the first time.

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Senior Maria Kelleher stands outside viewing party, ready to find out who the next President of the United States is. (Nicole Robinson, Staff Photographer)

By Nicole Robinson, Staff Writer

It was a long night full of ups and downs while the United States was awaiting the winner of the 2016 Presidential Election on Tuesday Nov. 8. With the help of SGA and Campus Life, Fisher was able to hold a viewing party that took place in the Wilson Formal Lounge for all students.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters showed up starting at 7:30 p.m. when the first few state polls were in. The night continued on until almost 3 a.m., when Donald Trump was announced the official winner.

Free food, drinks and huge lounge chairs were provided and set up right in front of a projector for people to watch. Students were also able to take pictures with cutouts and signs supporting whichever party you like.

“It was nice to be able to come down and watch the election with all of my friends,” said freshman Alex Reigle. “This was my first time voting, so I was really excited to see how the night would unfold.”

Like Reigle, a lot of students were voting for the first time in this presidential election. SGA President, Anthony Lee said, “It’s important that Fisher holds a viewing party so students can stay engaged in the presidential election. It is our country. We should understand what’s going on.”

Hopefully this will be a tradition for Fisher to continue in elections to come. The ability for students to watch the election with their friends, especially those far from home, is so important for this generation to be informed and aware of the world around them.

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