Obama-Rama!

Danielle Canada

Senior, BRDJ, Atlanta, GA

HAMPTON- Hampton University students rallied together two times on November 4, 2008. First they rallied together at the polls, standing in line as early as 5 o’ clock in the morning to cast their votes for president of the United States. Next they rallied together in celebration. One group of Hampton University seniors had a party to watch the results of the election. These students held an “Obama Rama” party complete with a fully decorated apartment with posters and pictures of Barack Obama adorning the walls. The party felt like New Year’s Eve as noise makers were blown and champagne was poured up until that pivotal moment when the results were in. At that moment pandemonium erupted. Students jumped, screamed, yelled and even cried upon hearing that Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States of America. After which the party was moved to the Hampton Harbor Apartments. A mob of Hampton University students celebrated in the streets by dancing, screaming and chanting. Students were so rambunctious that they even jumped onto a passing by fire truck to celebrate the election. The feeling in the air was of triumph, excitement and relief. Hampton University senior Alisha Glover said it best, “My president is black! Oh my god, we really did it!” The day people doubted would ever happened is upon us proving that all things are possible, that every vote counts and that history has been made.

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