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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

Through Our Eyes: Logan Kentner

By Brooke Miller While our Washington D.C. adventure is over, and we are all back in Des Moines gearing up for the spring semester, we can’t help but feel a little changed by what we witnessed. History happened before our eyes. We met individuals that shared our school pride who were doing some really awesome … Continue reading

Inauguration 2017: the experience

Inauguration 2017: the experience

By Jess Lynk  Our final day in D.C. started early than most. We awoke to darkness as we prepared for the finale of our trip: the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This experience will be one I always remember. From standing for at least 10 hours to watching a new … Continue reading

It all Comes Together

It all Comes Together

By Julia Wolf The time has come to depart from Washington DC. As I sit here in the airport and write this, I can’t help but reflect on the final day of our trip. The inauguration was the largest mass of organized chaos I have ever seen. And while many of the people who attended … Continue reading

The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

By Riley Fink Well, it finally happened. The event that many thought would never occur finally did. Donald John Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. From the second his candidacy was announced, most treated him as a joke. Donald Trump winning the presidency? Never. Even watching the inauguration in person … Continue reading

Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peace

By Josh Hughes For the 58th time in our nation’s history yesterday, a president began his new term. In the words of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan, while the quadrennial inauguration may to us seem commonplace, it is in the grand scheme of world history, nothing short of a miracle. He was right—as Senator Roy … Continue reading