Although most students at CVHS are disappointed with the recent election results, some are actually pleased, if still surprised, about the outcome of the presidential race.
As Hillary Clinton said, echoing the wise words of Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high.” Based on this belief, instead of judging and letting our different political views divide us, The Olympian talked to students who supported President-elect Donald Trump, asking why they thought he was the better candidate.
“There’s a lot of things I like about him. I like his immigration policies, how he wants to stop so many illegal immigrants from coming over,” said junior Crusificio Reid.
“What I like about him is that he’s honest, even though he says some nonsense things and he might be racist and sexist sometimes. He’s honest so I’d rather have somebody like him than someone who has lied in the past,” said senior Spencer Vanderpan.
Concerning the recent anti-Trump protests on campus, Trump supporter and junior Zach Ghereben said, “It was kind of pointless. They took people out of class and interrupted others; I was taking a test and I couldn’t concentrate because I had to worry about what people were going to say to my brother because of what his beliefs are. So it affected me in a negative way. I understand people have to express but it doesn’t mean that you have to go and ruin other people’s education. We’re gonna have to accept the result right now even though your candidate didn’t win.”
It is important to emphasize that every point of view is respected and valued at CVHS, and for that reason we thank our classmates for sharing their thoughts with us. We would like to encourage you to accept other people’s points of view and to “make America great again” by proving to people that the beauty of this country is in its diversity and how we support each other, no matter our differences.