Tagged with politics

Inauguration 2017: the experience

Inauguration 2017: the experience

By Jess Lynk  Our final day in D.C. started early than most. We awoke to darkness as we prepared for the finale of our trip: the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This experience will be one I always remember. From standing for at least 10 hours to watching a new … Continue reading

It all Comes Together

It all Comes Together

By Julia Wolf The time has come to depart from Washington DC. As I sit here in the airport and write this, I can’t help but reflect on the final day of our trip. The inauguration was the largest mass of organized chaos I have ever seen. And while many of the people who attended … Continue reading

The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

By Riley Fink Well, it finally happened. The event that many thought would never occur finally did. Donald John Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. From the second his candidacy was announced, most treated him as a joke. Donald Trump winning the presidency? Never. Even watching the inauguration in person … 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. 

Budget Battle

Budget Battle

By Julia Wolf Nothing quite challenges the idea of civil political discourse as much as putting 25 students with diverse ideologies in a circle to discuss policy. Add in a challenge to reduce the deficit and you are setting yourself up for a lot of debate, and some free entertainment. That was exactly how we … Continue reading

Reflections of Drake

Reflections of Drake

By Taylor Sellers As the end of our time in Washington D.C. grows near, it is nice to look back and reflect on where we have been and what we know now. For me, this can all be summed up into six things. 1. Drake alumni are the best alumni. Site visits to the State … Continue reading

A Distraught District

A Distraught District

By Riley Fink Despite being the seat of the United States federal government and the nation’s capital, citizens of Washington, D.C. enjoy relatively few of the liberties promised to citizens of neighboring states. As the U.S. is meant to be, at its core, a representative democracy, the fact that citizens living in the home base … Continue reading