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

Anna’s Final Daily Post

Hi Everyone! This Anna Gabalski reporting to you live from DC for one last time. Today is our last day in DC, move-out day, and it’s given some time to reflect on the past two weeks. This has been a whirlwind two weeks, and this trip could not have gone any better. We were able … Continue reading

Imagination limitations

Imagination limitations

By Josh Cook As a group of Drake students, we had the opportunity to meet a plethora of wildly important people during our two weeks in D.C. On Thursday, to follow up a Wednesday which included spending time with Cory Booker, we were able to spend about a half hour with Senator Bernie Sanders in … Continue reading

You’re fired: turnover in the White House

You’re fired: turnover in the White House

By Josh Cook Sebastian Gorka spoke at the Washington Center on Friday, as the final visiting speaker of the program. During his session, he spoke about Donald Trump’s compassion and how he “hates firing people.” This was in direct contrast to what we heard from Kathryn Dunn Tenpas from the Brookings Institution, who had noticed … Continue reading