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It’s All About Trust and Respect

One common theme that has come up repeatedly throughout our time here in DC is, regardless of field or profession, everyone values trust and respect. We have heard from people in journalism, politics, and Congress about how important it is to trust and be trusted, respect and be respected. While many fields value trust and … Continue reading

Meeting Senators is Pretty Cool

Meeting Senators is Pretty Cool

By: Gavin Nordberg For the longest time, I have been obsessed with Senators and House members. One of the first days of the trip, Monday, we visited a number of Senate offices and ultimately met one Senator. It is so cool to me that I have been able to meet one of them. Being in … Continue reading

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Riley Fink Throughout the course of listening to our many speakers and visiting sites today, a common underlying theme seemed to connect all of them. Time always moves forward, but the experiences we heard of on this day all expressed the need to adapt to what the future brings. Coincidentally, most of the change … 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

A meeting with constituents

A meeting with constituents

By Annie Hayes Today we had the privilege of meeting with our U.S. Representative from Iowa’s third congressional district, David Young (R). Between wrapping up a meeting and heading to the floor of the House of Representatives to add an amendment to a bill being considered, Young took some time from his busy schedule and … Continue reading

A Need for Growth in Person and Politics

A Need for Growth in Person and Politics

By Zach Dvorak It took four days in The Washington Center program to start challenging the concepts I currently abide by. Whether the topic is of race, Congress policy making, or lobbying, the discussions stimulated by today’s speakers created chances I don’t typically receive in my day-to-day life. These opportunities provided through this experience are … Continue reading