Students Gather for Presidential Debate

Lily Ariunbold and Deanna Chu

On Monday evening, Sept. 26, 110 Encinal High School students in Kevin Gorham’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class convened at Wescafe for dinner and to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The students watched intently as presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it for 90 minutes.

After the debate the students overwhelmingly thought that Hillary Clinton had won the debate. According to major news sources, more than 80 million people watched the event Monday, setting a record for the most-viewed debate in the 60-year history of televised debates.