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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

Beneficial Benedict

Beneficial Benedict

By Riley Fink This morning our group went out to eat brunch, a necessary component of every D.C. native’s lifestyle. After taking the metro, we arrived at Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, located in the area of Dupont Circle. This location is known for its strong connection to the LGBT community. Continue reading

If Labels Were Everywhere

If Labels Were Everywhere

By Jon Lueth Did you have a burger today? You’re welcome from the USDA. That Easy Mac you just made (ok, I just made), you’re welcome from the USDA. Those grapes you ate for lunch? You guessed it, you’re welcome again from the USDA. Take a shower today? You’re welcome from the USDA…wait what?! Don’t … Continue reading

Corn wins wars

Corn wins wars

Why America’s agricultural might helps uphold its status as a world power. By: Alex Freeman Yesterday, I wrote about the regulation of commodity futures, swaps, and derivative markets. That probably seemed abstract, especially to those of you reading from somewhere in the Midwest. Midwesterners, like myself, usually have more immediate concerns than learning Wall Street … Continue reading

Sport: A Force of Social Change

Sport: A Force of Social Change

By Haley Barbour Seeing sport as a force of social change is not something that I heard for the first time when meeting with Bryan Kopeck at Special Olympics. However, hearing about the innovative ways that Special Olympics uses sports to engage with communities around the world reminded me of other examples that I have … Continue reading