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Students at ORU maintain peace as college campuses across the country erupt in protest of 2016

Posted at 6:09 PM, Nov 10, 2016

Student protests continue after the results of the 2016 Presidential election sparked nationwide protests, rallies, walkouts and sit-ins on college campuses all over the country.

The latest protest took place in San Francisco, where students from at least ten area public schools took to Market Street chanting anti-Trump messages and holding signs with the hashtag, “Not My President”.

Although student protests are seemingly spreading across the nation, Tulsa area students have remained concentrated on their studies despite this year's election results.

Oral Roberts University Senior, Peyton Luke, says though many of her classmates were disappointed with how the 2016 election ended peers have respected the democratic process.

“When people are having those protests and they're like hashtag 'Not My President', when people start fighting over it that just creates more division in the future,” Luke said.

Along with many U.S. citizens, some ORU students have been watching and anticipating the results of the Presidential election as well as studying campaign strategies for each candidate.

ORU Government professor, Curtis Ellis, says the focus for his class was to understand the nature of political campaigns and determine the path to victory for each candidate.

“I think part of a good teacher is to keep it focused on what your teaching. So I wasn't teaching a class about ideology and I wasn't teaching a class about who you should and shouldn't vote for,” Ellis said.

Overall, ORU administrators report students have been respectful to one another during the political process. However, students who voted for Hillary Clinton like Betsy Waller, have faced some backlash from classmates.

“I have had people laughing outside my door like-'I can't believe she voted for her. What a loser.' But to me it is what it is. I'm not mad,” Waller said. 

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