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Lincoln at Night

Lincoln at Night

By Grace Dunn This isn’t Drake University’s first time in Washington D.C. and on one of our first nights in the city we heard a story from our professors about a group of students from the last trip that decided to walk to the Lincoln Memorial at night. We were told they got amazing pictures … 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

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

By Jess Lynk The Washington Monument demands the attention of anyone who comes to D.C. Soon after, most peoples’ eyes head to the Lincoln Memorial. Most will find the World War II memorial and even maybe see the Jefferson Memorial from afar. But there is one memorial across the street that can easily be forgotten on … Continue reading

Inaugural Discourse

Inaugural Discourse

By Sarah Schroeder “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow … Continue reading

Do as the natives do

Do as the natives do

By Jess Lynk Washington D.C. is a hard place to pinpoint. Each neighborhood you walk into has a new vibe. If you go underground for five minutes, you can come up to a place that has an entirely different history. After spending a week in D.C., I have learned a lot about what it is … Continue reading

America’s morally unresolved history

America’s morally unresolved history

By Jess Lynk The Washington Center has put forth a variety of speakers from differing backgrounds, perspectives and fields. Today one of those speakers was Greg Carr, a distinguished professor at Howard University. Our conversation largely focused on race, but there was something he said that stuck with me all day. “America’s history is morally … Continue reading

Follow the tour guide with the red umbrella

Follow the tour guide with the red umbrella

By Jess Lynk The previous election cycle’s temperature definitely got above 98.8. It was heated and left many Americans sick of politics, myself included. After countless negative ads, heated debates and shallow attacks from both sides of the aisle, people are fed up with the American government. A lot of people are wondering, where do … Continue reading

Getting connected with my inner American

By Eric Anderson The most recognizable components in Washington D.C. are obviously the monuments; giant obelisks, statues and buildings that are devoted to the individuals who have made indelible impacts on the country. These monuments have so much value that is not accurately depicted from a picture or a movie, and often the importance and … Continue reading

One Final D.C. Adventure

By Lauren Strickfaden With tired eyes and heavy feet, nine of us braved the cold, windy night on January 21st for one last adventure in D.C. We set out to tour the monuments at night and have one last chance to soak in all the beauty D.C. has to offer. The morning was spent appreciating … Continue reading