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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

Journalism in the new Trump era

By Annie Hayes Reflecting back on the 2016 election cycle, one recurring message that came from the Trump campaign was his critique of the media coverage of his campaign, arguing that they were biased, and were actively trying to help elect Hillary Clinton. Since his electoral victory Trump has called certain media outlets including CNN … Continue reading

The ripple effect of a new administration

The ripple effect of a new administration

By Annie Hayes With every new incoming administration there are many changing dynamics that take place within the bureaucracy that is our federal government. A number of departments and federal agencies are led by politically-appointed staff, who are done with their duties on the last day the outgoing president is in office. It is the … Continue reading

Witnessing History

Witnessing History

By Taylor Sellers The main event has passed. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. on this emotionally and politically charged day, Drake in DC students stood among the crowds to watch the show. It was one interesting show. 

What’s next?

What’s next?

By Sarah Schroeder This morning I witnessed the worst of the state of political discourse in our country. Over the past two weeks, our group of Drake students have discussed how to talk to and about those we disagree with. Our group covers a very wide range of political ideologies, yet we all can have … Continue reading

Washington’s Inauguration Preperation

By: Logan Kentner As our experience in Washington D.C. has continued, we are closing in on the days before the official inauguration of Donald Trump.  Many expect at least one million people to converge on the nation’s Capital for the controversial event.  There are so many things that have to be done in order to … Continue reading