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WOW! The White House

WOW! The White House

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate While this simple phrase became somewhat a meme of our entire time in DC, the sentiment is one that holds true. A common theme we have seen throughout all of our site visits and speakers was the sheer awe they have all held at some point. Everyone, obviously VERY different reasons, has felt … Continue reading

Scoot Sctootin

Scoot Sctootin

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate I find myself saying that every single thing is my favorite thing we’ve done. That was a true statement until Julia and I worked up the courage to try and also admit we wanted to try, the lyft Scooters. These scooters first became available in 2018, and have many regulations behind them. In talking … Continue reading

Shut Up, Don’t Shut Down

Shut Up, Don’t Shut Down

Hannah Olson | @thannykate  Throughout our time at in Washington DC, there has been much discussion of the partial government shutdown. If it continues, the country will be looking at the longest shutdown in United States history in less than one day. With President Trump’s address on Tuesday offering few answers, it doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

The Art of Not Knowing

The Art of Not Knowing

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate A large theme of politics is asking what will come towards the future and speculating what exactly that will be. There is a general lean towards always asking, what’s next? What does the 2020 election cycle have in store for us? Quite simply, no one really knows what is going to … Continue reading

Live From DC it’s Snowing?

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate Being college students from the Midwest, we are all incredibly used to snow. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that none of us really were anticipating the snowfall that brushed through Washington DC this afternoon. I’d hardly call it a snowfall, it seemed to be more of a tiny … Continue reading

You Know What the Midwest is? Young and Restless

You Know What the Midwest is? Young and Restless

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate It’s a simple line from Kanye West’s song Jesus Walks. The 2004 song is West’s commentary on how spirituality walks with everyone, “from saints to sinners.” While the song and it’s meaning as a whole have absolutely nothing to do with this trip so far, that single lyric does. Raygun’s popular … Continue reading

Expectations Lead to Let Downs

Over my short lifetime, I have learned that having too many expectations will lead to me to feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment. That being said, with this looming shutdown still floating over our heads, I really am going into this trip with zero expectations. This time last year, both Julia and I had just … Continue reading

Hannah is a Palindrome

Hannah is a Palindrome

Howdy ladies and germs. My name is Hannah Olson (also known as @thehannykate or HO to my close friends). I am a senior Advertising and Public Relations major with a minor in Graphic Design. I usually will have a LARGE cup of coffee in my left hand. Even though I currently call Des Moines home, I will always … Continue reading