Filed under Day 10 of DrakeinDC

Sufferin’ suffragists

I had the most amazing opportunity to tour the Capitol thanks to the office of Senator Joni Ernst. During my time in Congress (hopefully I can say that with a different meaning one day), I didn’t feel the need to take too many pictures. I saw such cool things like the old Supreme Court chambers … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: The Atlantic

By Brooke Miller Sarah LaBlanc is a senior News, Internet, and Politics major with a passion for the press. She is also the current editor of Drake’s student ran magazine Drake Political Review. Walking into The Atlantic offices her expression told you she was right at home. “Walking in and seeing that big bookshelf just … Continue reading

A tour of NPR

A tour of NPR

By Jack Feldman Getting a chance to shop at the NPR gift shop was surreal. Well, I guess the tour was cool too. Actually, getting to see all of the people busily handling the next news cycle in the NPR building was fascinating. Not to mention the absolute pristine condition of the building they are … Continue reading

Lobbyists vs. Voters: Who has the power? 

By Annie Hayes During our morning academic session on Tuesday, we heard from Meredith McGehee, who currently works as the Chief of Policy, Programs, and Strategy at Issue One. Her lecture was focused more on her experience as a lobbyist on the Hill, and how she navigated the partisan climate of Congress to get legislation passed … Continue reading

Challenges Run Deep for Journalists

Challenges Run Deep for Journalists

By Julia Wolf Today was a taste of heaven for the journalism students. The entire class got to visit with staff from The Atlantic, and the News/Internet majors got to make a stop at The Washington Post. I really enjoyed meeting with the Drake alums and their coworkers from those two organizations. Everybody was more … Continue reading

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

By Jon Lueth Let me start this by stating that I won’t be doing proper justice to the reality of the wonderful experience that has been this trip. I’m going to attempt to cover as much as makes sense for this blog right now, and if need be I will certainly post a second part … Continue reading

A Rewarding Day of Service

A Rewarding Day of Service

By Haley Barbour In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we had the opportunity to volunteer with 1700 other people at Roosevelt High School in Northwest D.C. We were volunteering with City Year, and organization that partners with AmeriCorps to put young adults in underserved classrooms in major cities across the country.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Riley Fink Throughout the course of listening to our many speakers and visiting sites today, a common underlying theme seemed to connect all of them. Time always moves forward, but the experiences we heard of on this day all expressed the need to adapt to what the future brings. Coincidentally, most of the change … 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