President Obama said the sun would rise the morning after the election. The sun did rise over South Mountain on Wednesday, but it did not shine.
After a polarizing election season, the rain reflected the somber mood of a divided country. The rain washed away Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton messages written in chalk around campus, providing a clean slate.
Although the election is over, the candidates represent more than their singular views. They represent the different ways in which 110 million voters think their country should be run.
These differences in opinions require us to strive to recognize our shared humanity in the world.
The complexities of being human should not be overlooked and generalized.
These differences and the issues that plague America existed before the election, and the issues of America will continue to exist in the following weeks and months.
Climate change still threatens the earth.
Racial inequality and systematic oppression are as prevalent as ever.
Poverty has not been eradicated in a country that brags about superiority while ignoring the most vulnerable individuals of society.
The sun did not shine the day after the election. We woke up to the realization that we are living in a divided nation, even though we may have tried to convince ourselves it was not this divided.
The sun did rise, but it did not shine the day after the election. But it will soon. Americans need to work together to ensure it shines down on a united state.