Today at my internship with the Indiana Democratic Party, we had a luncheon with donors to the party. It was great seeing the political process come to life with representatives from around the state. There were about 30 attendees and Senator Joe Donnelly was the guest speaker.
After we spoke we ate dessert and went back to our office. There I was able to deftly nab a photo with the Senator. It ended up being a fun time talking to the various guests and eating the great food! It was by far one of my favorite days at my internship. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of my internship experience this semester. And on top of it all, I get course credit for it!
The Senator and me after the luncheon
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Being the Political Science major that I am, I have been keeping up with this year’s election for seemingly ages! It was especially important to me since it was the first Presidential election I could vote in. I previously voted in the 2010 election but this one meant more to me. But the election finally came to an end last night when President Barack Obama was reelected to a second term.
I was anticipating having to stay up until around 2 or 3 AM to hear the winner but all of the television networks projected an Obama win around 11:20 PM so my night ended earlier than expected. Some of my residents ordered pizza to celebrate the night so of course I joined them! I didn’t get to bed until 2 AM but it was worth it celebrating the historic night.
For my Political Science class, we were given the opportunity to see a play downtown tonight. The play was called “The Syringa Tree” and was a one woman play. The woman who put on the performance is friends with our professor.
The play was 90 minutes long, which is impressive considering there was no intermission so bravo to her for not needing a break and for being able to remember her lines! I remember when I did plays in elementary school and complained about having to learn 30 lines!
The play was through the eyes of a girl living in South Africa during apartheid. This is interesting since this is exactly the topic we are discussing in class so it is interesting to see it tangibly before your eyes.
I really enjoyed the play and hope to go to more in the future!
Before it started!