Areesha Saif

Areesha Saif

A 17-year-old A'level student at KGS, who has applied to the US for Chemistry and has a keen interest in US politics and current affairs. She tweets @areeshasaif (twitter.com/areeshasaif?lang=en)

Is there place for a Pakistani girl applying to universities in Trump’s America?

This election has been unprecedented and historic on all accounts, and I’m not talking about the obvious surface-level facts – Hillary Clinton being the first ever female nominee of a major party, or Donald Trump ascending to the office of the presidency with no political experience whatsoever. No, I’m talking about the rhetoric that has fuelled this campaign – the personal attacks, the hatred, the misogyny, the sexism, the lies, the scandal – which both, the right and left, agree on.  I could go into all the reasons – and there are many – of why this election turned out ...

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