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Anna’s Daily Photo, Fun Fact, and Step Counter!

Hello again! I am back with another update on another busy day! We had another academic session this morning with the first lecture from Bob Deans who is the Director of Strategic Engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The second lecture was given by Robert Bixby who is the Executive Director of the Concord Coalition. After … Continue reading

Speak up or shut up

Yesterday, we visited Atlantic Media where we met and talked with Drake alum Annelise Escher, an analyst for the company. She emphasized that one of the key things she has done throughout her time at Drake and her new job was to stay true to who she is. She told the story about her time … Continue reading

Do you want to hear my elevator pitch?

Do you want to hear my elevator pitch?

By Natalie Sherman Hard to believe we have reached our 10th day in D.C.! We began the morning at The Washington Center, where we first heard from Bob Deans, the director of strategic engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He spoke about the realities of climate change and what that means not only for … Continue reading

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 Distraught District

A Distraught District

By Riley Fink Despite being the seat of the United States federal government and the nation’s capital, citizens of Washington, D.C. enjoy relatively few of the liberties promised to citizens of neighboring states. As the U.S. is meant to be, at its core, a representative democracy, the fact that citizens living in the home base … Continue reading

America, China, Iowa

America, China, Iowa

By Jack Hellie China and the U.S are two world super powers. The relationship is a strong one, and at times a tense one. Billions of dollars in trade value move between the United States and China, making the relationship the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Inherently, diplomatic relations between the two countries … Continue reading