Posted by Jessica Lynk

Inauguration 2017: the experience

Inauguration 2017: the experience

By Jess Lynk  Our final day in D.C. started early than most. We awoke to darkness as we prepared for the finale of our trip: the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This experience will be one I always remember. From standing for at least 10 hours to watching a new … Continue reading

Why journalism still matters

Why journalism still matters

By Jess Lynk  There is a quote on the wall of the Washington Post that says: “The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” These words said by Ben Bradlee, the executive editor during the Watergate investigation, reminded me why I signed up for my first journalism … Continue reading

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

By Jess Lynk The Washington Monument demands the attention of anyone who comes to D.C. Soon after, most peoples’ eyes head to the Lincoln Memorial. Most will find the World War II memorial and even maybe see the Jefferson Memorial from afar. But there is one memorial across the street that can easily be forgotten on … Continue reading

Do as the natives do

Do as the natives do

By Jess Lynk Washington D.C. is a hard place to pinpoint. Each neighborhood you walk into has a new vibe. If you go underground for five minutes, you can come up to a place that has an entirely different history. After spending a week in D.C., I have learned a lot about what it is … Continue reading

A climate for social change

A climate for social change

By Jess Lynk To say today was a busy day would be an understatement. From meeting at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to attending a networking event with alum, it was a day full of connections. One of those connections we made was with Bryan Klopack, Vice President of Corporate Alliances at Special Olympics. Klopack talked about … Continue reading

America’s morally unresolved history

America’s morally unresolved history

By Jess Lynk The Washington Center has put forth a variety of speakers from differing backgrounds, perspectives and fields. Today one of those speakers was Greg Carr, a distinguished professor at Howard University. Our conversation largely focused on race, but there was something he said that stuck with me all day. “America’s history is morally … Continue reading

Follow the tour guide with the red umbrella

Follow the tour guide with the red umbrella

By Jess Lynk The previous election cycle’s temperature definitely got above 98.8. It was heated and left many Americans sick of politics, myself included. After countless negative ads, heated debates and shallow attacks from both sides of the aisle, people are fed up with the American government. A lot of people are wondering, where do … Continue reading

Washington D.C.: Inauguration Edition

Washington D.C.: Inauguration Edition

  By Grace Dunn, Jack Hellie, Josh Hughes, Jess Lynk and Sarah Schroeder We spent our first day in D.C. out searching for some not-so-famous landmarks. Along the way, we noticed that D.C. looks a bit different than the last time we were here. With only eleven days left until the Inauguration, the city has … Continue reading

Back again with new goals

Back again with new goals

By Jess Lynk This will be my second time visiting Washington D.C. The last time, ironically, was three months ago when I traveled to D.C. for a journalism conference. So much has changed in those three months. We finished one of the most divisive elections in our nation’s history. We elected our 45th president. We saw … Continue reading