William and Mary students react to presidential election

"Shock" was the word William & Mary students used to describe Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

"I think we were surprised, it makes us rethink what got us to having the way the election is," Tal Kinser, biology major said.

Despite losing the popular vote, Trump won the electoral college and is the president-elect. Clinton conceded defeat on Wednesday morning.

The reaction was mixed from students.

"I voted for Trump. I think he will be better than people expected," William Sulligan said.

One student wanted to make sure people stay together.

"I think we need to become more united or we can really be harmed by things coming our way," Haley Kent, said.

Students are hosting a "Love Trumps Hate" event at the Sunken Garden at 6 p.m. 

Jefferson can be reached by phone at 757-790-9313.

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