Two students on the trip, Noelle Smith and Lauren Ehrler, produced this video that beautifully captures our Washington experience. A big “thank you” to them for their work on it. Drake In D.C. from Noelle Smith on Vimeo.
By Lucas Mueller Throughout our time in Washington, D.C., there were many pictures taken by almost everyone. I’m personally guilty of snapping over 400… Five of those photo in particular help explain most of what the trip entailed for the class. 1. On the first full day of the trip, the 25 excited students were … Continue reading
By Emily Grimm While inauguration festivities allow the nation to come together in celebration for one day, the harsh realities have returned. Washington D.C. is about to experience a whirlwind of policy change on social and economic issues. Since President Obama has been sworn into his final four years, or what many Americans call the … Continue reading
By Guy Eckman As I’ve had time to catch back up on sleep, give my welcome back hugs to friends and teammates of the Drake community, I thought it would be important to recognize how much this trip meant to me, in addition to how much I miss the city of D.C. and the people … Continue reading
By Nathan Erickson Have you ever spent time in a new place and had more memories or emotions running through your mind than you knew what to do with? Maybe a keen observation that you are just sure no one else has ever noticed (Okay, everyone probably has, but it’s fun to share anyway) and … Continue reading
By Neal Walters On Monday night (January 21, 2013) President Barack Obama took his oath of office and officially started his next four years in office. Long lines and hours of standing left most exhausted and tired of a day full of activities. The president’s schedule included church, a brunch, his oath of office in … Continue reading
By Lauren Strickfaden With tired eyes and heavy feet, nine of us braved the cold, windy night on January 21st for one last adventure in D.C. We set out to tour the monuments at night and have one last chance to soak in all the beauty D.C. has to offer. The morning was spent appreciating … Continue reading
By Josh Schoenblatt Roughly 15 days ago, a group of 25 students and two professors started what would become a life changing and community building class that opened our eyes in ways we never expected. As I write this blog while watching the sun rise from the East, I realized there is not one moment … Continue reading