We need more political parties

Before returning to the states for Wake the Vote travel and volunteering, I spent the first half of my summer traveling through Europe, studying abroad through Wake Forest. I enjoyed sights in Prague, Budapest, Mathausen, and Vienna – the city I spent most of my time...
Convention Reflections

Convention Reflections

As the nation listens to Chelsea Clinton tell stories of her mother, the DNC comes to an end. The Democratic Party is about to embrace their candidate as she accepts the nomination to lead them to the White House. The conventions are now both coming to a close, and...
Expectations of the DNC

Expectations of the DNC

This week at the DNC, I hope to have some new experiences and some repeated ones. As an experienced convention attender (I spent a whole four days at the RNC…last week), I have a few new expectations specific to the RNC, as well as some things I hope will continue....
RNC: Backwards Democracy

RNC: Backwards Democracy

The Republican National Convention can be a painful space. Never again will I voluntarily spend four days around a space filled with so much hate, ignorance, and mediocrity. My goal for this RNC was to engage in an opportunity to challenge my views and learn more...
Why a Democrat Can Still Flourish at the RNC

Why a Democrat Can Still Flourish at the RNC

    The Republican National Convention is the last place I thought I would spend any part of my summer. But as a part of the Wake the Vote cohort, I should know that plans are fluid and can change. So, despite all personal ideologies and preferences, here I...

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