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Captain Courtney get social

By Courtney Jasper When I was told there was going to be a social media team I dove in. I learned very quickly that my Word Press abilities were not going to help me to shine. Upon hearing about the social media squad I immediately reached out to our professor in hopes that there were … Continue reading

Washington D.C in the Rearview Mirror

Washington D.C in the Rearview Mirror

By Zach Dvorak This whole experience of going to Washington D.C seemed spur of the moment when I signed up for it in the spring and continued until I left the hectic capital. I choose to do this because politics has always interested me, and while going to some country abroad or a beach sounded … Continue reading

Portfolio of Improvement

Portfolio of Improvement

By: Maddie Miller Washington D.C. proved to be an amazing experience for me, opening my eyes to some of the realities of America’s government structure, as well as exposing me to a culture I had no experience with. I have greatly grown on this trip; one of the ways that I have seen this is … Continue reading

An inauguration to remember

An inauguration to remember

By Courtney Jasper Over the last two and a half years at Drake University I have made politics basically a hobby. At Drake University I got to listen to First Lady Michelle Obama stump for Senate Candidate Bruce Braley who she referred to as “Bruce Bailey” for the entirety of her speech. Vice President Joe … 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

“Go dogs” and Drake alumni

“Go dogs” and Drake alumni

By Courtney Jasper My go-to slogan during the two-week trip in Washington D.C. was “go dogs.” It started as an odd joke but, overtime the statement was tied to a sense of pride for my fellow Bulldogs and Drake University. This pride stemmed partially from the interesting group of students that I went to Washington … Continue reading

Inauguration 2017: A learning experience

Inauguration 2017: A learning experience

By Annie Hayes Bright and early on Friday morning (5 am to be exact), the group made our way down to the Capitol to witness the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another. A peaceful transfer of power between two administrations who could not be further apart in ideology or the paths to … Continue reading

Through Our Eyes: Josh Hughes

Through Our Eyes: Josh Hughes

By Grace Dunn Fourteen days is a long time to spend away from home in a new city,  When it feels like you are moving one hundred miles per hour from site visit to site visit, with no time to rest, it is necessary to take a minute to reflect on the events of 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

Through Our Eyes: Jess Lynk

Through Our Eyes: Jess Lynk

By: Sarah LeBlanc As our days in Washington, D.C. came to a close, we reminisced on the two weeks we spent in D.C. – all the site visits, monuments, and 90 miles of ground we covered on foot. Our motto throughout our adventure was that we were a happy, cohesive and exemplary group – and … Continue reading