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Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes (Credit: Newsday/Arnold Miller)

Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes classic literature. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Hofstra debate through Instagram

Newsday staff and readers covered the 2012 Hofstra presidential debate via Instagram, an app which enhances the color and tone of the photographs and can also allow for special effects, such as the appearance of a Polaroid photo or other vintage look.

If it wasn't real before.. It sure is
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

If it wasn't real before.. It sure is now. #hofdebates

Go to the back of the student center
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Go to the back of the student center to learn about everything presidential!

WE DID IT!
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

WE DID IT!

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Even the stop signs are decked out. #hofdebate
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Even the stop signs are decked out. #hofdebate

Students handing out Obama signs by the MSNBC
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Students handing out Obama signs by the MSNBC stand. #hofdebate

Senior Samantha Ferarra gets interviewed by a HU
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Senior Samantha Ferarra gets interviewed by a HU media student. #hofdebate

Geraldo Rivera speaks via radio in the Student
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Geraldo Rivera speaks via radio in the Student Center. #hofdebate

And now we board the media bus. Fun
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

And now we board the media bus. Fun night! #hofdebate

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Not a protestor in sight at 1045pm outside
(Credit: Nicole Fuller)

Not a protestor in sight at 1045pm outside #hofdebate

Viewing party line forming outside of HofUSA #hofdebate
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Viewing party line forming outside of HofUSA #hofdebate

Here's some humor for you! #hofdebate
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Here's some humor for you! #hofdebate

Student handprints on the window of the Student
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Student handprints on the window of the Student Center #hofdebate

Students can pose next to cardboard cutouts of
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Students can pose next to cardboard cutouts of the candidates. #hofdebate

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Sirius live radio #hofdebate
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Sirius live radio #hofdebate

Student protesters display their signs for the media.
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Student protesters display their signs for the media. #hofdebate

#HofDebate! who's excited?!?!
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

#HofDebate! who's excited?!?!

Want to find out the truth? #HofDebate with
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Want to find out the truth? #HofDebate with @NowThisNews

Obama has landed!!
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Obama has landed!!

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Sophomore Spencer MacDonald gets interviewed about his views
(Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions)

Sophomore Spencer MacDonald gets interviewed about his views on Obama. #hofdebate

Rick Lazio says debate was “a little bit
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Rick Lazio says debate was “a little bit feisty." #hofdebate (Oct. 16, 2012)

(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

"The difference is, he won." Kerry calls it for Obama.

Hofstra Debate
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Hofstra Debate

Hosftra Debate
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Hosftra Debate

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Hofstra Debate
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Hofstra Debate

Hofstra Debate
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Hofstra Debate

Hofstra debate
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Hofstra debate

Here we go! Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz makes
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Here we go! Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz makes opening statement #hofdebate ?tes

Big crowd at
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Big crowd at "a viewer's guide to televised debates" at J.C. Adams Playhouse on South campus

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iPhone photo participants on the debate floor at
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iPhone photo participants on the debate floor at Hofstra taken at 8:30 PM. (Oct 16, 2012)

Reporters reporting. Go time is near. #hofdebate (Oct.
(Credit: Newsday/Patrick Whittle)

Reporters reporting. Go time is near. #hofdebate (Oct. 16, 2012)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been hard to
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been hard to pry away from TV cameras. #hofdebate

Louisiana's Bobby Jindal touting Romney on Education
(Credit: Laura Figueroa)

Louisiana's Bobby Jindal touting Romney on Education "Gov. Romney believes you got to empower parents and give them more choices." #edchat #schoolchoice

Mini viewing parties popping up wherever there's a
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Mini viewing parties popping up wherever there's a tv set #hofdebate ?tes

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LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the main question
(Credit: Laura Figueroa)

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the main question of debate night should be "which Mitt Romney is going to show up?". #hofdebate

Former Gov. Pataki says
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Former Gov. Pataki says "what we need are jobs," and that's why he backs Romney. #hofdebate

Chris Matthews broadcasting from #HofstraU for the ?tes
(Credit: Meghan Glynn)

Chris Matthews broadcasting from #HofstraU for the ?tes @newsday

Nassau County Exec @edmangano making the rounds at
(Credit: Laura Figueroa)

Nassau County Exec @edmangano making the rounds at Hofstra debate. Says he's excited for Nassau resident to have opportunity to ask q's of candidates

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
(Credit: Meghan Glynn)

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from #HofstraU ?tes

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Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

TVs in the media center are tuned in
(Credit: Sam Guzik)

TVs in the media center are tuned in and ready!

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TVs in the media center are tuned in
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Obama and Romney chained to the guy from
(Credit: Arnold Miller)

Obama and Romney chained to the guy from Monopoly, protesting outside of the main gate of the Hofstra campus.

Comptroller DiNapoli says prez race is big for
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Comptroller DiNapoli says prez race is big for underticket, especially Bishop.

@hofstrau Hofstra students hold their signs behind MSNBC's
(Credit: Alex Hyman)

@hofstrau Hofstra students hold their signs behind MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. ?tes @newsday

John Sununu, who said he saw my earlier
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

John Sununu, who said he saw my earlier posts about my acting career on Twitter.

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iPhone photo of the debate floor at Hofstra
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iPhone photo of the debate floor at Hofstra taken at 6:30 PM. (Oct 16, 2012) Newsday/Jeff Schamberry

Howard Dean says Romney
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Howard Dean says Romney "appears to have no inner core whatsoever." #hofdebate

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