And that’s a wrap…capstone edition

Washington, DC is a national symbol for its history for being founded by the Constitution as the nation’s capital. Forty-three presidents have been in this city and watched over it as it has grown into what it is today. This city is iconic, and I had many expectations before I arrived there for the first … Continue reading

I came, I learned, I conquered

There were so many recurrent themes we came across during our time in DC. Here are the three most important things I learned while in DC, and why they are so important. The media thrives on things like trust and respect. One thing we focused on during our trip to DC was exploring the complicated … Continue reading

Farewell DC

Now that we have all been back for a few days, I think it is safe to say I miss Washington, DC very much. As soon as we landed it Iowa Saturday night, I was stuck on the plane due to below zero temperatures at the airport. This caused the tunnel for passengers to get … Continue reading

Politics can Relate to Everything!

Julia Gutsch Now that we have been back from Washington DC for a few days, I began reflecting on the amazing opportunities we had, and the many things I learned about the world of politics. We were given a lot of advice on how to “make it” in DC. As someone who is not planning … Continue reading

Unique or not Unique? Only time will tell

Short Answer: Maybe, but it’s too soon to tell. Long Answer: Let’s dive in… Throughout our time on this trip everyone from Congressmen to journalists have asked the same question, “is this really a unique time in politics?” They have all had different answers, some said yes while others said no. Unique is a vague … Continue reading

Freedom is not free

By; Rachel Fritz Normally, when you think of monuments in Washington, DC the ones that come to mind include the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. However, there are some that are hidden unless you know where they are or you walk off the beaten path. That is what I experienced today and … Continue reading

You gotta march

By Natalie Sherman Today, we marched. Millions of women, men, children, etc. stepped off on the streets of D.C. The Women’s March stands for so much. Watch a video of our experience.

Why the Capitol is my Happy Place

We start in the Capitol Visitor’s Center or CVC for short, where they have the original plaster mold for Lady Freedom who’s atop the Dome. I look right and see the bronze statue of Jeanette Rankin, the first female elected to Congress, which occurred before women even had the right to vote. I look left … Continue reading

Then, the women marched

By: Kiley Roach On January 21, 2017, millions of women marched in cities all across the nation. They drew up signs, they wore pointed, hot pink hats, and they chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” The first annual march drew national attention for its coverage of a multitude of issues, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ … Continue reading

Breaking Stereotypes One Site Visit at a Time

Lara Brown, Director, Graduate School of Political Management, at George Washington University gave a captivating analysis about the past, present, and future of women in the American Political system. The points about them in a sense, manipulative tactics that both political parties have employed in the past to engage women in the political scene were … Continue reading