Sufferin’ suffragists

I had the most amazing opportunity to tour the Capitol thanks to the office of Senator Joni Ernst. During my time in Congress (hopefully I can say that with a different meaning one day), I didn’t feel the need to take too many pictures. I saw such cool things like the old Supreme Court chambers … Continue reading

Captain Courtney get social

By Courtney Jasper When I was told there was going to be a social media team I dove in. I learned very quickly that my Word Press abilities were not going to help me to shine. Upon hearing about the social media squad I immediately reached out to our professor in hopes that there were … Continue reading

Washington D.C in the Rearview Mirror

Washington D.C in the Rearview Mirror

By Zach Dvorak This whole experience of going to Washington D.C seemed spur of the moment when I signed up for it in the spring and continued until I left the hectic capital. I choose to do this because politics has always interested me, and while going to some country abroad or a beach sounded … Continue reading

Portfolio of Improvement

Portfolio of Improvement

By: Maddie Miller Washington D.C. proved to be an amazing experience for me, opening my eyes to some of the realities of America’s government structure, as well as exposing me to a culture I had no experience with. I have greatly grown on this trip; one of the ways that I have seen this is … Continue reading

An inauguration to remember

An inauguration to remember

By Courtney Jasper Over the last two and a half years at Drake University I have made politics basically a hobby. At Drake University I got to listen to First Lady Michelle Obama stump for Senate Candidate Bruce Braley who she referred to as “Bruce Bailey” for the entirety of her speech. Vice President Joe … Continue reading

J-Term 2017 Portfolio

By: Alec Wilcox Throughout these two weeks I have been able to improve in many areas, specifically dealing with blogging and social media. I also have done a lot with editing that is hard to show in a portfolio like this. However, I will try. When it comes to editing, I came up with the … Continue reading

A Bulldogs Second Home

A Bulldogs Second Home

By Jon Lueth I hope this doesn’t come across as too repetitive, but if you read my last blog post you know that Washington D.C. is crawling with Drake alums, and members of the Drake network. There’s a wide array of positions, places, and so on in D.C. that the Drake network has successfully been … Continue reading

Observations from a historic moment

By Jack Hellie President Donald J. Trump. What once seemed impossible is now reality, and different people have different reactions to the new leader of the free world, and those reactions were visible on January 20, 2017, when I attended the Inauguration of President Trump. Nowhere else in the world does power exchange hands-not just … Continue reading

Remembering Washington

Remembering Washington

By: Sarah LeBlanc The sky was cloudy and the day was rainy, but that didn’t take away from the sprawling spectacle that was Mount Vernon, the estate of America’s first president, George Washington. It was fitting that two students and I  visited the home of the man hailed as the father of freedom and patriotism just … Continue reading