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Remembering Washington

Remembering Washington

By: Sarah LeBlanc The sky was cloudy and the day was rainy, but that didn’t take away from the sprawling spectacle that was Mount Vernon, the estate of America’s first president, George Washington. It was fitting that two students and I  visited the home of the man hailed as the father of freedom and patriotism just … Continue reading

Through Our Eyes: Jess Lynk

Through Our Eyes: Jess Lynk

By: Sarah LeBlanc As our days in Washington, D.C. came to a close, we reminisced on the two weeks we spent in D.C. – all the site visits, monuments, and 90 miles of ground we covered on foot. Our motto throughout our adventure was that we were a happy, cohesive and exemplary group – and … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: U.S. Capitol

Memorable Moments: U.S. Capitol

By: Sarah LeBlanc After standing or sitting on the cold ground for over 7 hours, at around noon, this group of Drake students witnessed the 45th president of the United States be inaugurated. The ceremony was an orchestrated display of democracy at its finest, but behind the scenes, a pretty substantial shift in power was taking … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: Around the Monuments

Memorable Moments: Around the Monuments

By: Sarah LeBlanc In the bitter cold, a hardy group of Iowans zipped up their long coats and jackets, wrapped their scarves around their faces, pulled their hats over their ears…and felt for the Texans wearing sweaters and rocking heels. Just a few days after the Drake group landed in Washington D.C., we were formally introduced … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: MLK Jr. Service Day

Memorable Moments: MLK Jr. Service Day

By: Sarah LeBlanc Haley Barbour, a senior politics and international relations double major, wasn’t sure what to expect as she walked from the Georgia Ave.-Petworth metro station past coffee shops and cafés toward a school that serves a diverse and urban community. But Haley’s no stranger to volunteering. From Kansas City, Missouri, she regularly volunteers … Continue reading

D.C. – a Self-Guided Tour

D.C. – a Self-Guided Tour

By: Sarah LeBlanc, Ryan McKeever, Julia Wolf, Alec Wilcox and Zach Dvorak Setting off for a day in D.C. with #MapsNotApps, we were a little intimidated by this sprawling city and curving metro system. By the end of the day, however, we considered ourselves at the very least competent in our understanding of the cityscape, … Continue reading

D.C. Expectations

By Sarah LeBlanc The first and only time I’ve been to our nations capital was in 7th Grade, and quite honestly, I was more excited about getting a stuffed panda at the Smithsonian museum than I was about seeing the White House. Eight years later, I hope to call the city home one day, and … Continue reading