West Reacts to the 2016 Presidential Election



Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a couple thousand supporters in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday March 1, 2016. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

By Chris Nano


The Niles West News had a chance to interview two students who are very passionate about this upcoming election. The first student that was interviewed was senior Gillian Deleon, who is a passionate Hillary Clinton supporter. The second student that was interviewed was junior Nathan Dohotariu, who is a Donald Trump supporter. They both had the chance to sit and talk about their reason for supporting the respective two current front runners.

With the 2016 presidential election coming up, students and faculty of Niles West had their opinions on some of the candidates when asked who they wanted to win the election.

“Not Donald Trump. He’s just preaching hate to everyone and we already have enough of that. I would prefer Bernie Sanders to win, but between him and Hillary, I don’t really care,” junior Tia Chung-Swanson said.

Some members of the faculty viewed the same thing.

“I would like to see Hillary Clinton win. I like Bernie Sanders, but I think he may not have the experience and political expertise that she does,” English teacher Sharon Swanson said.

Others truly weren’t fond of what Donald Trump stands for.

“Can I tell you who I don’t want to win? Donald Trump. I think he is dangerous for women,” English teacher Kristen Jackson said.

However, not all students had the same views on Donald Trump.

“I’m voting for Trump because although he’s put in a bad light from the public, his policies on gun reforms, taxes, and foreign relations are better than the candidates – and he’s not a criminal or a socialist like the other parties’ candidates,” junior Kosta Hatzopoulos said.

The 58th quadrennial will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.