Filed under Day 12 of DrakeinDC

The best day of my life, so far

By Gavin Nordberg The morning started off a little different than normal on Thursday. RPC and JVW had informed us the night before, Wednesday night, that we, as a group, would be meeting at about 8:30 the following morning. The meeting progresses as any of our meetings would on this trip, we talked a little … Continue reading

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

By Alex Jenson Part of the human condition is the search for a deeper meaning. The public buildings and monuments of D.C. make full use of this phenomena. Intentionally or not, walking feels designed to appeal on a spiritual level to the citizens of the country. These edifices are perhaps the most overt attempts to … Continue reading

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

Starstruck

Starstruck

By Natalie Sherman Today was the day of meeting our representatives! We began the morning at TWC, first hearing from John Hudak (deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and senior fellow, governance studies, The Brookings Institute), who spoke about marijuana policy and the pros and cons of its legalization in some states. … Continue reading

A Bulldogs Second Home

A Bulldogs Second Home

By Jon Lueth I hope this doesn’t come across as too repetitive, but if you read my last blog post you know that Washington D.C. is crawling with Drake alums, and members of the Drake network. There’s a wide array of positions, places, and so on in D.C. that the Drake network has successfully been … Continue reading

Observations from a historic moment

By Jack Hellie President Donald J. Trump. What once seemed impossible is now reality, and different people have different reactions to the new leader of the free world, and those reactions were visible on January 20, 2017, when I attended the Inauguration of President Trump. Nowhere else in the world does power exchange hands-not just … Continue reading

Sean Spicer: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Sean Spicer: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Zachary Blevins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has held the Brady Press Briefing Room ever since President Trump took office on Saturday. The 30th Press Secretary, Spicer will be one of the most publicly known individuals in the Trump administration, apart from Trump himself of course, due to the nature of his work. … Continue reading

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Haley Barbour Yesterday I attended the Women’s March on Washington. I had been looking forward to attending this march since it was first announced after the election, but I was especially excited after my experience at the inauguration. The experience was everything I wanted to be. I left my room and walked to the … Continue reading