Election Eulogy

Farewell to the 2016 Presidential Election

Today, we are gathered here in solemn remembrance of the 2016 Presidential Election. Although it lived a long and eventful life, dragging on for nearly two years, we will miss the constant media distractions, wild scandals, name-calling, bird encounters, Twitter wars and, most of all, the memes. These past couple
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What to talk about now that the election is over

Congratulations, America. We did it. We lived through an election where Republican primary nominees dropped like flies, where the general presidential debates got nasty — pun intended — and where [say something about the winner]. Now that it’s over, though, we at the Clog have realized something. The election was
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What to do if your candidate didn’t win

So election results are in, and the candidate you wanted to win didn’t win. You’re sitting in sad silence in your residence hall, unsure of what to do. Cry, sob, laugh hysterically, take a long trip around the world? Eat every possible burrito at the Golden Bear Cafe while at
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1st-time voters reflect on election season

For many voters, the excitement of their first opportunity to have their say in the general election process was overshadowed by the polarizing national conversation surrounding the two major presidential candidates, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Republican nominee.
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20 memorable quotes from 2016 presidential election

Before we kiss this election season goodbye when the polls close Tuesday night, we should take some time to really reflect on the past year or so. The 2016 election, particularly the general race, has been interesting, exciting and somewhat excruciating to follow, not in the least because of some
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