Election Day 2017 was far more low key than last year’s tumultuous election, but there was still big news. The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was re-elected with 66.5% of the vote, according to results from The Associated Press. The mayor’s most serious challenger, Republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis, received 27.8% of the vote, carrying only her home borough of Staten Island.
November 8 marked one year since Donald Trump was elected president. Many students were surprised at hearing how much time has passed. “Oh my God. One year is enough,” said Fernando Diaz, a student at Parsons. Some students looked to the next general election. “I hope he doesn’t get another term in another three years,” said Crystal Ellington, a student at Lang. Here’s what New Schoolers thought about the most recent elections, as well as the first year since Donald Trump was elected president.