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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

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

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

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

How Washingtonians Walk, Talk, and Act

As you all know by now, we’ve been pretty busy meeting with DC professionals, many of whom have been Drake Alumni. One common theme that has come up over and over again when talking to everyone from current Senators to journalists is advice on how to make it in DC. Many, if not all have … Continue reading

Anna’s Daily Photo, Fun Fact, and Step Counter!

Hello again! I am back with another update on another busy day! We had another academic session this morning with the first lecture from Bob Deans who is the Director of Strategic Engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The second lecture was given by Robert Bixby who is the Executive Director of the Concord Coalition. After … Continue reading