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An ode to public transportation

An ode to public transportation

By Natalie Sherman During our time in D.C., we have been no stranger to public transportation. The Metro has become a daily routine, and the maps that used to be confusing now read like a book. Along with the Metro system, public bike rentals and Lyft scooters litter the streets. No matter what your preferred … Continue reading

Nothing trumps the Supreme Court

Nothing trumps the Supreme Court

By Gavin Nordberg I want to talk a little bit about something that we as a class got the opportunity to experience today. In a last minute change of plans, we had the chance to visit the Supreme Court. We were supposed to meet with Abby Finkenauer, the Representative for Iowa’s first congressional district, however … Continue reading

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