Reflecting on a Semester in the Capital

Before I left for Washington, D.C. this past August, I was asked to write a blog post reflecting on my perceptions of my own views and identity and more importantly how these views and identity impact my perceptions of others and worldview. Before leaving for my semester away, I thought I was fairly set in…

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Final Days in the District

I am just a few short days away from completing my semester studying American Politics here in Washington, D.C. In the last several weeks since my last post, I have had many wonderful experiences and have taken advantage of many opportunities. In the past couple months, I have taken a trip with friends to Philadelphia,…

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Apples, Waterfalls, and Diplomats

It has been a hectic and fun-filled couple of weeks up here in Washington. Time is flying by, the leaves are falling, and temperatures are dropping. Fall is officially here in full swing and I have been hard at work in the office, in the classroom, and most importantly outdoors! In the last few weeks…

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New Places, New People

Today marks a month since I moved to D.C. and needless to say I’m having a great time. In just four weeks I’ve gotten to know the area, started my classes and internship, visited museums, gone out with friends, and become adjusted to living alone. So far, moving to the capital city has been a…

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Capital Bound

Over the past couple years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to study politics at Rollins with the help of faculty and peers, but now I find myself at the beginning of an even greater opportunity to experience American politics in action. Four days from now I will travel 850 miles north to our nation’s…

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