What happened at the Inauguration?


It is easy to say that teenagers are not interested in politics. Although with everything that occurred in 2020 and the in January 2021 politics might just seem more interesting. January especially has been big for politics, from the capitol break-in that occurred earlier this month to the inauguration that occurred yesterday. If this is just the beginning of this year, it is definitely going to be an interesting one.

The question for today is: What is the inauguration?

The Inauguration this year was held on January 20, 2021, what it is, is the start of the four-year term either for the beginning candidate or the last term for the returning President. This year a new candidate took office, Joe Biden making him the 46th President of the United States.

What usually occurs is the transferring of powers between the previous President and Vice President to the upcoming President and Vice President.

The 2021 Inauguration was the first for many things. One of them being that it is the first time in history that woman has been Vice President, making it even rarer since Kamala Harris is also a person of color.

Another thing that caused major change was the pandemic.

Due to the pandemic, there could not be a crowd like there has been in the previous inaugurations. There was also a noticeable change in the attires because of the pandemic.

One of the biggest changes was during the exchange of powers. Previous President, Donald Trump chose not to attend the inauguration something that had not been seen in 152 years.

What do the students of Northwest think of the Inauguration?

Bethany Cortus, a Senior, said that she enjoyed watching the inauguration and that it was more interesting than she originally thought it would be.

“Honestly I thought it was going to be something very boring that went on for hours. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of diversity that went on in the inauguration.” Cortus said she then went on to mention the outfits worn during the ceremony. “The best part for me was seeing all the different pops of color that people wore.”

Another student had similar ideas to Cortus.

Natalie Hernandez a freshman said that she paid more attention to the outfits rather than the inauguration.

“It was so fun to see the Vice President and the first lady wear such bright and wonderful colors. I also really liked seeing President Joe Biden  and Vice President Kamala Harris smiling as they were being transferred into their jobs.”