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    DC students rally at The White House following Obama's election

     

    "Nah Nah Nah Nah.. Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye," chanted 1,000 D.C. students

    gathered in front of The White House after Sen. Barack Obama from

    Illinois was elected as the 44th President of the United States.

     

    Shortly

    after news networks called the win for Obama, a literal explosion of

    voices could be heard across the campus and throughout the city. In a

    spirit of passion, students ran in droves to the white house to

    assemble in an impromptu celebration.

     

    "I

    felt like it was a historical moment...I was overcome by the

    camaraderie and excitement that I felt from the College Democrats party

    that when everyone was shuffling out of the Marvin Center I felt

    compelled to run," said GWU freshman Kate Chaloux, in a raspy voice from

    all the screaming last night.

     

    In front of the white house,

    hundreds of students chanted "Yes, We Can!" or "Yes, We did!"

    continuing to sing the song "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" by Steam.

     

    For

    the first time in history, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack

    Obama reached out to the youth vote and mobilized a historically

    overlooked subset of the population. It was clear last night that

    students from around D.C. (Georgetown, GWU, Catholic, Howard, Etc.)

     

    Running

    through the streets of D.C. with screaming college students and a 3

    piece brass band playing celebratory tunes, stopping traffic and

    high-fiving people through car windows...all of these images will

    pervade my memories of last night's election.

     

    I feel for the

    first time that the voice of the youth was heard. I am now truly proud

    to be an American, and I will never forget Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

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