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July 12, 2016

What would you die for?

Each morning, I walk past the statue of General Andrew Jackson and run into this question. The bronze statue erupts into motion, revealing a bucking horse frozen mid-charge and a man with a piercing steel gaze. He sits proudly in military apparel upon a rearing horse, hat tipped defiantly toward an unseen enemy. His gaze is unescapable...

July 11, 2016

As we entered week two, most of us had properly settled into our respective internships. My internship at Congressman Ami Bera’s office dealt with interesting events this week, as House Democrats launched a 24-hour sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun violence. Midway through the week, I ventured to the House Gallery at 11PM to witness the sit-in...

June 21, 2016

As Mishi, Faryal, and I were walking back to our George Washington University dorm this past Saturday, we were amazed that it had only been a week since the program began. It seemed like we had already known our fellow WLP scholars for years.

Although we had created a group chat months before we came to DC, the conversation came to life and was suddenly burst...

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