February 18, 2016
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Adelphi Students Feel the Bern!

News, In The News, General News

by Kevin Padilla’16

Students Jessica Winans and Nikki Winans on Why They Are Voting for Bernie Sanders

Winans cr The Odyssey

Adelphi student Nikki Winans shows her support for Bernie Sanders. Photo from “The Odyssey Online.”

As the presidential election approaches, the race to see who will be nominated is heating up. On January 30, 2016, Zuccotti Park, once home to the Occupy Wall Street Protest of 2011, was the site of a political rally to show support for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Jessica Winans, an Adelphi University student and an editor at The Odyssey Online, covered the event to see just how much support there was for the senator from Vermont. According to Winans, people of all ages came to show how much “America feels the Bern.”

Winans, a Sanders fan herself, believes that the senator’s popularity stems from his authenticity. She asserted that voters are tired of politicians who don’t listen and who end up winning based on their funding despite their inconsistency and “phony” agendas. “The American people are ready and deserving of a president who listens,” she wrote. 

She interviewed other Sanders supporters at the rally, one of whom was fellow Adelphi student Nikki Winans. 

“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders because he’s a once-in-a-lifetime candidate, and the only candidate who wants to reform the government structure as itself. No one else wants to do that and no one else ever has wanted to do that,” said Nikki Winans.

See the full story at The Odyssey Online.


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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

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