Tuesday's presidential election ended in a landslide victory for Barack Obama. Local students interviewed Wednesday agreed Obama's election is a historic event that will bring change to the nation, but did not agree on whether it is the change America needs.
Colleen Ayers, 24, of Chambersburg, Pa., said she was unsure whether Obama can live up to expectations.
"Obama's victory represents a change for our country; it's a moment in history that this nation, and the world for that matter, will never forget," said Ayers, a freshman at Hagerstown Community College.
"But Obama has to go into his presidency knowing that he has a lot of people that are waiting for him to fail," she said. "I'm curious to see what he can do for the American people and our country."
Whitney Schroyer, 18, a freshman at HCC, agreed that the election was a great moment in history, but doesn't believe that Obama is the right man to lead the country.