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Small moments

This light art instillation, next to the NoMA metro stop, is just one example of all the public art D.C. has to offer.

The Case for Iowa

The Case for Iowa

By: Samantha Bayne When I was deciding on schools, I stumbled upon Drake University as a school that taught politics. As a sophomore in high school from St. Louis, I had only vaguely heard of Iowa itself, much less the caucuses and Drake University. Most of my friends who were interested in politics were shooting … Continue reading

Life from 30,000 feet up: is this time unique?

Life from 30,000 feet up: is this time unique?

By: Samantha Bayne Living and learning in Washington, D.C. has been a strange experience. The shutdown is nearing the end of its twentieth day with no resolution in sight. Federal workers are now protesting outside of the Capitol. Restaurants near the Federal Triangle stay empty at lunchtime. Rush hour on the Metro has felt as … Continue reading

RIP George H.W. Bush

While visiting the Capitol on Monday afternoon, we not only saw the beautiful artwork in the Rotunda, we also got to stand near the spot where George H.W. Bush was laid one last time to honor his service as the 41st president of the United States. President Bush served from 1989 to 1993 in the … Continue reading

Anna’s Picture of the Day, Fun Fact, and Step Tracker!

Hey y’all! Another day, another picture, another fact, and many more strides. Today we followed the regular routine by starting out with more fantastic lectures by more experts in some incredible fields. Our first lecturer was Mo Elleithee, the Executive Director of Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service McCourt School of Public Policy. In his lecture, … Continue reading

It’s not Personal, it’s Politico

Another day, another adventure! We began the day at The Washington Center. First, we heard from Mo Elleithee, the Executive Director at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service McCourt School of Public Policy, who spoke about his time in politics and the DNC. We next heard from a panel including; Dr. Alina Polyakova … Continue reading

Those That Came Before

Washington DC isn’t just a town of laws, legislators, and lobbyists. It’s a town of rich history, containing stories of amazing individuals and unbelievable quarrels as well. As a history major as well as a politics major, my mindset isn’t always on the politics of a certain area or lesson. I often think about what … Continue reading

A climate for social change

A climate for social change

By Jess Lynk To say today was a busy day would be an understatement. From meeting at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to attending a networking event with alum, it was a day full of connections. One of those connections we made was with Bryan Klopack, Vice President of Corporate Alliances at Special Olympics. Klopack talked about … Continue reading

A smattering of foreign policy

A smattering of foreign policy

By: Jack Feldman Today we heard from two foreign policy experts on what to expect from the next administration.   The two speakers were Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative – Atlantic Council and Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.   Slavin and Korb both made a very similar point in the … Continue reading