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UNCW students discuss feelings following election night

UNCW students came together Thursday night to discuss their feelings following election night. (Source: WECT) UNCW students came together Thursday night to discuss their feelings following election night. (Source: WECT)
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UNCW students came together Thursday night to discuss their feelings following election night.

Student Government President Dan McCord said he has felt a divide on campus, just as many have felt as across the country, following election night.

"On one side of the aisle there is a great sense of excitement and enthusiasm and on the other side there is a deep, deep feeling of pain and fear,” said McCord. “When you have those two sides on the same space on campus it is very hard to get past your own personal emotions and actually talk to the other side when there is still such fresh anger."

More than 50 students from both sides of the political spectrum came together for the dialogue. They said they wanted their campus and their country to unite, and they believe that starts with understanding one another.

“Understand that we are all people. That we all have been through different life experiences and that we all have reasons for the way that we may have voted, or not have voted,or believe what we believe,” said Giuliana Vaca-Tricerri, a UNCW junior. “I think it is important for students to come together and get that.”

Faculty and staff also sat in on the meeting to hear what the students had to say.

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