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Ray

Ray

Home Institution: Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Internship Site: Office of Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)

Program: Politics and Public Policy

Thank You, TWC

Monday, August 14, 2017

This summer was unequivocally the greatest of my life. From living in the nation’s capital, to gaining valuable professional experience, to making some of the best friends I have ever known, I cannot thank The Washington Center enough for providing the opportunities it has.     To The Washington Center,  

My Summer on Capitol Hill

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This summer, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill. Working for Congressman Bruce Poliquin of Maine, I answered phone calls from constituents, conducted legislative research, and even led tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. This internship experience was extremely transformative both personally and professionally.    

Living History in Washington, D.C.

Monday, July 17, 2017

One of my favorite parts about living in Washington D.C. is that you are surrounded by history everywhere you go. I am often bewildered by thoughts of the significant historic events that occurred where I stand in the present.  

No Place Like Home

Monday, July 10, 2017

I am a firm believer in the old saying “Home is where your heart is." This past weekend, I was able to truly appreciate this phrase when I traveled back to Maine for the weekend to visit my family.   Though I have had the time of my life in Washington D.C., it was wonderful to take a break from the fast pace of the city and enjoy some quality time with my parents and sisters. As I enjoyed the beauty and serenity of coastal Maine, I had the chance to take my time and reflect on where my heart really was.  

The Remaining 16 Hours

Monday, July 03, 2017

Though ten weeks seemed like a long time when I first began my internship in the nation's capital, the realization that summer will eventually end has started to creep into my consciousness. Because of this, the importance of taking advantage of every remaining moment has become clear.  

The Perks of New Friendships

Monday, June 26, 2017

“Experience Transforms." This phrase, which is the official motto of The Washington Center, has become my personal motto for the summer. When I moved to Washington D.C. in May, the direct implication of this statement made me somewhat uncomfortable

A National Pastime

Monday, June 19, 2017

Despite the political differences that divide the nation, the game of baseball serves as a unifying tradition that we can all take part in. As stated in the 1989 film, Field of Dreams: “The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past.

Summer Nights as a Washingtonian

Monday, June 12, 2017

As Plato artfully noted in The Republic, centuries ago: “This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are." Though this remark refers to an era and place far removed from the present day, its sentiment echoes in the bustling city streets, the halls of our public institutions, and in the youthful exuberance that characterizes life in Washington, D.C.



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