A new era begins: The Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

January 21, 2021

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It was a mixed celebration as Vice President Harris is the first female, and Black and Asian vice president, and the new administration marks a big change from the administration of former President Donald Trump.

However, with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tension from the attempted insurrection that occurred at the Capitol two weeks prior, the festivities were marred, to say the least. With many issues left unaddressed by the outgoing administration, there is very little time to celebrate as the pandemic, and the resulting economic crisis looming means that the new administration will have to hit the ground running.