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Witnessing History

Witnessing History

By Taylor Sellers The main event has passed. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. on this emotionally and politically charged day, Drake in DC students stood among the crowds to watch the show. It was one interesting show. 

Reflections of Drake

Reflections of Drake

By Taylor Sellers As the end of our time in Washington D.C. grows near, it is nice to look back and reflect on where we have been and what we know now. For me, this can all be summed up into six things. 1. Drake alumni are the best alumni. Site visits to the State … Continue reading

A Historical City

A Historical City

  By Taylor Sellers On another busy day for the Drake in DC students, a fresh insight of the history of politics was found in each of our destinations: The Capital Building, the House Agricultural Committee, and The Atlantic. Our trip to the Capital exposed us to the history of the Federal government. Unknown to … Continue reading

Service in The City

Service in The City

By Taylor Sellers On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Drake in D.C. students spent their time volunteering at local schools. On every day after, the U.S. government promotes service for their workers. Reflections of MLK Jr. can be found many places in Washington D.C., but perhaps most in its citizens. The City Year team that … Continue reading

Cultural Experience in D.C.

By Taylor Sellers The demographics of D.C. are not what makes the city a hub of knowledge about people from across the Globe. The Smithsonian Museums expose people to the cultures of the world, and all on the National Mall. During our adventures at the Smithsonian’s, I was exposed to history and culture that I … Continue reading

Turnover in The Capital

Turnover in The Capital

By Taylor Sellers Every voting citizen knows about the election cycles of the politicians in the House and Senate. The presidential campaigns flood the news every four years. Turnover is a natural effect of the political fluctuation in the country. What many outside of Washington do not know, however, is just how many people lose … Continue reading

“If Trump were Smart”

“If Trump were Smart”

By Taylor Sellers In the last few days before Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States, scholars and citizens alike have been weighing in on what would happen to the nation “if Trump were smart.”

Diving into The Swamp

By: Taylor Sellers In the political jungle of Washington D.C., The Drake in DC group has been navigating the city and arrived upon the infamous swamp. Donald Trump’s outcry to “Drain The Swamp” of long-time government officials and influencers has been an undertone during his campaign and thank you tour. Today we met with some … Continue reading

My Expectations for J-term

By Taylor Sellers During our two weeks in the Nation’s capital, there are many different things that I am hoping for, both from myself and from soon-to-be President Donald Trump.