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What Local News?

By Alex Jenson Journalism is often described as a dying industry. Net newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half, revenue from print advertising has fallen from $65 to $19 million, and revenue from digital advertising and subscription rarely fills the gap. However, over the course of our time in D.C., we have been privileged to … Continue reading

A sort, of sorts

By: Natalie Sherman “We are sorting ourselves into bubbles,” Mo Elleithee said. He went on to elaborate that like-minded people will find each other. Whether that be on the basis of race, sexuality, class, etc., we seek out those who are like us. I thought, “Is it really that simple?” But, my mom is the … Continue reading

Hey Sista, Soul Sista

Another (chilly) day in D.C.! We began the day at The Washington Center, where we first heard from Bill Kristol who was the Editor in Chief at The Weekly Standard and discussed the Trump era and conservative politics. We then heard from David Corn, who was Washington Bureau Chief, and now Mother Jones and MSNBC Analyst, … Continue reading

Remembering Washington

Remembering Washington

By: Sarah LeBlanc The sky was cloudy and the day was rainy, but that didn’t take away from the sprawling spectacle that was Mount Vernon, the estate of America’s first president, George Washington. It was fitting that two students and I  visited the home of the man hailed as the father of freedom and patriotism just … Continue reading

Lincoln at Night

Lincoln at Night

By Grace Dunn This isn’t Drake University’s first time in Washington D.C. and on one of our first nights in the city we heard a story from our professors about a group of students from the last trip that decided to walk to the Lincoln Memorial at night. We were told they got amazing pictures … Continue reading

I found a super hot Italian (restaurant)

I found a super hot Italian (restaurant)

By Isabelle Barrett I found my true love, guys. His name is… Tortelli.   Filled with swiss chard, parmesan, and ricotta while smothered in a beautiful butter and sage sauce…my heart quite literally melted. The ambiance of La Tomate Bistro was really quite lovely overall. For dessert, a creme brulee and a mille foglie.   … Continue reading

Halfway: a photo essay

Halfway: a photo essay

By Jack Hellie The #DrakeInDC gang is halfway through our intensive, experiential, and fast paced peak inside Washington, D.C. The last seven days have been jam packed with meeting folks who work in this town, and hearing what they each do. But these folks were once in our shoes. Our Nation’s capital is stuffed with … Continue reading