How will the Presidential Transition Work?

Alice Vaughan, Announcements Director

During this time of political turmoil, many students find themselves wondering what life will be like now that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the presidential election. 


Several of Joe Biden’s policies could have a large impact on student’s every day lives. His student loan forgiveness plan would allow up to $10,000 of debt to be forgiven per year for up to five years. 


Biden also plans on protecting the Affordable Care Act from Congressional Republicans as he strives to ensure that every American has access to affordable health care. 


Additionally, while speaking to reporters the future president stated that he does believe a national mask mandate may be necessary. This would certainly have an effect on students’ everyday lives. 


A recent Bulldog Tribune poll showed that 58% of students believe that the person in the office of the President of the United States has an effect on their day to day life.


Of those students, some believe that the projected winner Joe Biden will affect their lives in a positive way while others believe it will affect their lives in a negative way. 


“I think Joe Biden winning will positively impact us,” senior Gauri Kartha said. “We’ll probably have a more responsible handle on Covid-19 so that’s going to be a significant change and definitely an improvement.”


Other students have concerns about the new POTUS.


“The stock market will most likely crash and that means my money market account and my retirement account will likely lose money,” senior Drew Riker said.


Donald Trump has possibly been one of the most controversial presidents of all time. Joe Biden may be slightly controversial, but many question how much he’ll be able to accomplish while in office.


Forty-two percent of students believe that the results of the presidential election won’t have a huge impact on their lives.


“I don’t think it’ll change my life too much,” junior Sean Lim said. “I do hope that people will stop posting so many political Instagram stories now though.”