Hillary: Where Is She Now?


Umayma H., News Editor

The former first lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party on July 28, 2016. The grueling, scandalous, exhausting, emotional rollercoaster of an election took the breath out of us at the end of election night.

That highest glass ceiling was in fact, unanticipatedly, not shattered. Unopened confetti cannons to resemble “glass shattering” were packed away at the end of the night at the Clinton’s election night party. America coped in their own way, whether it was rioting, wearing safety pins, silently protesting, or taking their voice to social media like many of us did. A day after Trump’s inauguration, over one million women nationwide marched their cities in order to show their frustration with where America has landed itself.

Senior Sabrina Hashimi said, “Being a staunch Hillary supporter, I was in complete and utter disbelief that night. I was hoping and praying she could somehow pull through.”

November 8th, 2016, was a devastating, earth-shattering loss for Democrats and Anti-Trump voters, but most importantly, Hillary Clinton. You can’t deny, the woman devoted her entire adult life to the betterment of our communities in order to get to this highest point in any political office. At her concession speech on November 9th, she and Bill wore the color purple, often associated with death. Through the many changes our country is to go through in these next few months- the Trump transition, post-election violence, recounts- where is Hillary now?

Senior Sydney Woodruff said, “It’s still a shock to me that Trump won.”

Many of us thought Hillary had gone completely ghost, until an upstate New York woman and her young daughter ran into Hillary, Bill, and their dog while hiking through the woods of Westchester County. After the brutal election, we forget that she’s human too, and it would go the same way for Trump. Clinton still made her appearance at the new President’s inauguration to show her respect for our country and the democratic process.