“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

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

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

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

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

Transformation of D.C.

By: Logan Kentner The transformation of D.C. throughout two weeks was one of the most interesting things I have seen.  When a city who voted over 90% for Hillary Clinton, hosts a presidential inauguration for Donald Trump, the transformation of people was interesting to say the least. 

Discourse Within the Drake Group

By: Logan Kentner One of the main themes for our two weeks was discourse.  As the country continues to experience extreme division, it is becoming increasing important to be willing to have a civil conversation.  The group of Drake students who traveled to Washington D.C. for the inauguration came from many different walks of life … Continue reading

An Emotional Day

An Emotional Day

By Haley Barbour Two days ago I attended the inauguration of the Donald Trump. I knew this day would be personally difficult. I spent the better part of last year working full-time to get Hillary Clinton elected president. To say that Election Day was devastating is an understatement. Ye,t I still came to Washington D.C. … Continue reading