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Kathleen Kissane

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On Nov. 8, Donald Trump stood in front of our nation to give his acceptance speech as our 45th President of the United States.  This may have come as a shock for many people, especially since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but still lost the election. However, that is why we have the Electoral College. Our government allows everyone to have a voice, until that voice goes against what the people in power want. The Electoral College was created to ensure each state is fairly represented and has some sense of equal say during the election.  However, a candidate like Clinton, who was ahead in the popular vote, still lost to Trump because he made it to 270 electoral votes first. While the system was created to fairly represent smaller states like Rhode Island alongside much larger states such as California, it overlooked one small thing: the votes of…

My hands are trembling as I tighten my grip on the weapon. I look down at what I have done and what I am about to do. Do the people outside know what kind of power I have been handed? Do they know how serious a threat I am? Apparently not, because I still stand here, concealed from any suspicious eyes. I pull back the curtain, sure that within seconds I will be tackled, relieved of such a powerful tool. But no, I make it all the way across the room and to my target. I pull it out, the first time I have allowed myself to show this thing in public. You can still change your mind; I try to convince myself. Hide it, no one has to know what you’ve done. But it’s too late. This was a choice I made on purpose. No matter what may happen…