The U.S. Needs to Change to Help Climate Change

Bob Deans, Director of Strategic Engagement, Natural Resources Defense Council, raised a point while talking to the Washington Center that resonated with me and helped me to further understand why climate change is of the utmost importance, regardless of party alignment. He claimed that the Paris agreement was a major step in the right direction … Continue reading

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

By Alex Jenson Part of the human condition is the search for a deeper meaning. The public buildings and monuments of D.C. make full use of this phenomena. Intentionally or not, walking feels designed to appeal on a spiritual level to the citizens of the country. These edifices are perhaps the most overt attempts to … Continue reading

Everyone Deserves an Advocate

“Politics is about the people.” Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if our nation was actually able to uphold this role that the government and the institutions that influence and portray to the public what is happening in the government are based upon? Mo Elliethee, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public … Continue reading

WOW! The White House

WOW! The White House

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate While this simple phrase became somewhat a meme of our entire time in DC, the sentiment is one that holds true. A common theme we have seen throughout all of our site visits and speakers was the sheer awe they have all held at some point. Everyone, obviously VERY different reasons, has felt … Continue reading

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

By Natalie Sherman I think its safe to say this day was one for the books! We began the day at The Washington Center, first hearing from Ron Christie (Co-Founder, No Labels.org; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University), who spoke about black leadership in … Continue reading

Botanical garden blues… reds and greens

On Sunday, after brunch and returning to the Newseum, I met up with my roommates and went to one of the only places open in D.C. during the shut down, the U.S. botanical gardens. I have been to roughly 20 botanical gardens, and the U.S. garden doesn’t disappoint. The open sections this time of year … Continue reading

For the Benefit of Future Generations

In October 2018, the United Nations released an official climate report, under the recommendation of United Nations Environmental Programme experts, warning that humanity has about 11 years left to change our ways to avoid total climate disaster, but we must be on a sustainable track before 2030. This means that we now have about 10 … Continue reading