MAHS Students Reflect on Biden’s Inaugural Speech


Journalism student’s share the quotes they chose to reflect on in class.

“History, Faith, and Reason show the way, the way of unity.”

Take: I connect with this quote because unity involves the history of the people, the faith they have, and the reason to be united no matter what. 

Name: Janet Alonso

Quote: “We can treat each other with dignity and respect.”

Take: I think this idea is important because we are all going through a hard time together, and we should understand one another and be there for each other through dignity and respect.

Leticia Duran


“We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors.”

Take: This quote is important because we should put all of our negativity and biased ideas aside and move together as one whole nation/community.

Name: Myca Tuazon


Quote:” This is America’s day,  this is democracy’s day…”

Take: I think this quote is important because President Biden is telling us that starting today, America is going to start healing from everything from COVID to the storming of the capital.



“My whole soul is in this, bringing America together, uniting our people…With unity we can do great things, important things…I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy.”

Take: I think this quote is important because our new president is willing to bring our nation together. He believes that with unity we can accomplish anything. He also takes into consideration that some may not believe in uniting with one another. In the prior few weeks, we have seen chaos take place, but from what we can see President Biden is hopeful and believes in humanity. 

Name: Alexa Martinez


“We can treat each other as neighbors with dignity and respect, we can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature, without unity there is no peace, only bitterness and fury.”

Take: I feel this quote is important because Biden wants to put aside all the hate that is keeping us apart from working together, and without unity and peace there is no chance of us working together and making the world better. 

Name: Emalee Bustamante 

Jessica Martinez

“Democracy, and hope, truth and justice, did not die on our watch but thrive.” 

I think this idea is important because there has been a mess ever since the presidential election started with the votes and it would be good to see democracy grow vigorously. 

Quote: “To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America…”

Take: I connect with “To overcome these challenges” because these words from President Biden tells me to keep moving forward no matter how difficult this world becomes. In order to achieve a better future, everyone must do their part to overcome these challenges. 

Javier Lopez

Quote:“My whole soul is in it today, on this January day.”

Take:This quote is important because he is showing that he is taking it very seriously. Joe Biden is putting in his all for the U.S.A and is showing the world that in January. 

Name:Jazzlyn Leon

¨…democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and, at this hour my friends, democracy has prevailed.¨ 

Take: I find this quote significant because he is implying that democracy will be stronger than ever and democracy is going to be present during these times as it wasn’t so much before. 

Hannavey Ortiz

Quote: “On we the people who seek a more perfect union.”

Take: I picked this quote because it is something that I would want to see as well. To see the people being more humane and to see the world with less hate and violence.

Name: Daniel Avila 

Quote: “Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal, that we are all created equal, and the harsh ugly reality that racism, nativism and fear that has torn us apart.”

Take: I find “our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal, that we are all created equal” significant because in the world today people of color (POCs) have to deal with a constant struggle/fear of getting in some type of trouble with no one to help them. It is something that hasn’t changed over time and is only getting worse as time passes by. For example, looking into last year when we had Black Lives Matter protest, most people considered them not peaceful, but they just wanted to be treated fairly and make a change. 

Name: Leslie Hernandez 

“The American story depends not on any of us, not on some of us, but on all of us.”

This quote applies to my community because we all need to come together and try to make our country better. One person can only do so much but many can get things done. To right wrongs is something we all need to come together to improve on.

Juan Bravo 

“Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy.”

I reside with this quote because I think the country is split up more than ever. I think we need to start working as one nation and fight for what we believe in. We need to protect this nation from the real enemies.

-Jorge Soriano

“…much to repair, much to replace, much to heal, and much gain…”

My take on this is that there is a lot of fixing in America so now a lot can be replaced, healed, and gained with our new president.

Damaris Trigueros

Quote : “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and America has risen to the challenge”

Take: America has been through a lot!

Rafael Leal

“Through civil war,the Great depression, world war, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setback, our better angels have always prevailed.”

This quote applies in my community now because we all have gone through some hardships–some more than others, and although we suffered, we still remain and continue to stay strong.

Viviette Moreno

“This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day.  A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve.”

This Quote is important Because its showing that Biden cares about us . Biden said that to show that he will be the best president start to this day and he will make sure everyone will not suffer to covid-19. Biden wants all students to go back to school and for us to live in a better life .

Joseph Mireles