"Not eating chard. That's what all those weirdos eat at their stupid picnics on the Hungry Ghost lawn." -Nina

November 06, 2008

Smithies react to Obama's historic win

"The Campus Center Election Returns Party remained a popular destination on election night, especially after the announcement that Obama had been announced president-elect. The room erupted in cheers and chants of 'Obama' and 'Yes, we can!'"

Students expressed jubilation throughout the evening as the end of a historic election came to a close, gleefully declaring how much the election means to them.

"I am so excited for the next four years! For my whole life I have only been slightly more privileged than the rest of the world, and now with this election, I really feel like I can become even more privileged."

Another could not contain her emotion, as she shed tears when it occurred to her how much her wealth will grow. She just spoke to her father in Ohio, who noted that although their families net worth has recently fallen to under ten millions dollar, an Obama presidency could certainly allow that to grow 4 fold in the next four years.

Smith College government professor Howard Gold, in an email sent out reacting to the Obama win, and referencing the dismal state of the college's endowment which now stands at only 128 billion million dollars, wrote, "We may have progress on fronts such as university funding."

With that, the whole campus erupted in cheers over the thought that even more tax dollars might be diverted to the super wealthy at the expense of those on the other end of the spectrum.

On Wednesday, every Smithie went back to advocating for more bike lanes and faster internet service for others less fortunate who only have sidewalks and dial up.