Humans of Hofstra, 2016 presidential debate (part 2)

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Matthew Kiernan

Nassau County Board of Elections

“To have the debate here again is really truly dumbfounding, especially this one, probably the most significant presidential election since ’80 or ’84.”

– interviewed by Mackenzie Xanthos

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Catherine Fisher

Hofstra University IT

“I told them I would do anything to be involved with the debate this time around. If walk around and serve cookies on a tray if that’s what needed to be done.”

– interviewed by Mackenzie Xanthos

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Kristen Simon

Hofstra University student

“I have been networking all day. I find it so amazing that there are many opportunities at our finger tips today, just have to reach out and show your purpose.”

– interviewed by Khaleik Akerson

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Nicolas Geisore

Hofstra University student

“Honestly, what I find most interesting about the debate is mainly the determination of students to make it on t.v. Some people been out since five this morning. The debate brings out a different energy.”

– interviewed by Khaleik Akerson

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Hal Caicedo

Hofstra University student

Caicedo- “Parking is terrible, but its all worth it at the end.”

– interviewed by Khaleik Akerson

Maurissa Buster

Hofstra Univeristy student

“Its a great day to be on campus today. Our votes do count and don’t allow propaganda to decide for you.”

– interviewed by Khaleik Akerson

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Craig Krieg

CNN video journalist

“The last debate I was in a filing room. There’s actually a lot of drama in the filing room on debate day. It’s like a less glamorous office. In the heat of the debate, you’re just looking for that one line to start a great story.  The biggest challenge is taking a step back and figure out what really matters.  This year, that problem with picking which line tells the story will be multiplied by a thousand. Every time Trump opens his mouth, something happens.”

– interviewed by Mark Mausner

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Peggy Matusiak

Hofstra University Honors College Office Manager and Director of Alumni Relations

“We had 69 days. Last time, we had thirteen months. The time before that I think we had 16 or 18 months. All the reporters told us last time we did better than the other universities. Our swag…our swag was better than everyone else’s.”

– interviewed by Kirstyn Brendlen

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Ronald Nardl

Hofstra Univeristy Public Safety Officer

“First debate, I was over at the command center at the Dome. Money’s no object when it comes to this…they put us on 12-hour shifts. You got State Troopers, Secret Service, FBI.”

– interviewed by Kirstyn Brendlen