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    Students run for Obama

    After Sen. Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday night, several students decided to celebrate on University Boulevard – in the streets.

    Running down Main Gate Square, the students cheered and high-fived those around them.

    Those celebrating included biology senior Victoria Duckworth, systems engineering sophomore Corey Brayfield, molecular and cellular biology senior Nolan King, animal sciences freshman Caroline Hogan, pre-pharmacy junior Kristen Ellis, journalism sophomore Marissa Freireich, international relations freshman Becca London and psychology sophomore Kelley Wittenberg.

    The group was simply “”spreading the joy and excitement,”” Freireich said.

    Duckworth agreed, calling the election results “”one of the most historic moments in U.S. history.”” She said it was a very exciting and humbling experience.

    Seven of the students were in one woman’s bedroom in Yuma Hall watching news coverage when King called a friend who said people were yelling in response to Obama’s victory. King’s friend said it was coming from the area of East University Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue.

    That led the group to run from Yuma Hall to Gila Hall, where Duckworth said they stopped for a break. They then ran to University Boulevard.

    She said that after not seeing anyone there, they continued to the Marriott.

    Pre-nursing freshman Taylor Mills, who was at Frog & Firkin, said she saw the group run along University Boulevard. There were about six people in regular clothing screaming, cheering and running, she said.

    The group said they were simply celebrating.

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