By Emily Long – Contributing Writer
Sophomore Emily Long is studying at American University this spring semester
When most people think about studying abroad, they think of exotic destinations like Australia or fulfilling a childhood dream of going to London. After all, that’s the typical study abroad experience right? Well, for the past four months I haven’t been across the world, I’ve been living and studying in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
The annual Washington D.C. trip hosted by the Communication Department at Lasell gave six students and two professors the chance to explore the nation’s capital. With visits to SiriusXM Radio, kglobal, Newseum, Cannon House Office Building and The National Press Club, students were able to meet professionals in their field and expand connections outside of the classroom. Check out these photos and be sure to apply for next year’s trip!
Photos courtesy of –
Co-Editor-in-Chief Megan Palumbo, Digital Editor Dana Sutcliffe
Com Students – Nick Crane, Cameron Brennan, Carly Smith & Irish Noel
Professors – Marie Franklin & Lauren Anderson
Communication professors Erin Vicente and Marie Franklin took a group of communication students to Washington D.C. over the weekend of Oct. 20-22. Check out photos from their trip below.
The reflective pool and Lincoln Memorial from afar. Photo by Tyler Hurst
Capitol Hill stands tall on a cloudy day. Photo by Kaley Chamberlain
The foliage in D.C. is as beautiful as that on our campus. Photo by Kaley Chamberlain
The White House seen from the rooftop of Mobile Video services. Photo by Marie Franklin
The sun shines down on the Washington Monument. Photo by Kaley Chamberlain
From left to right: Students Kaley Chamberlain, Tessa Dinnie, Gil Klein, Director of Journalism and New Media at American University, Spencer Kosior, Korrine Fruster, and Tyler Hurst. Photo by Marie Franklin
The twisted metal spire was once an antenna that stood atop one of the Twin Towers and serves as a somber reminder of 9/11 in Washington’s Newseum. The wall behind the antenna is adorned with the front pages of newspapers around the world that featured stores from the fateful day. The wall on the right features various messages from citizens that were inspired to take action after the terror attack. Photo by Spencer Kosior
This banner greets visitors to the offices of the Social Driver PR firm. The simplicity of the sign reflects the companies simple mission of creating social progress through the use of technology. Photo by Spencer Kosior
This tower looms as one of the focal points of Washington D.C.’s Newseum. Towers such as this, garrisoned with Communist soldiers, line the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. These towers kept watch for any citizens attempting to escape from the atrocities of East Berlin to the safety of West Berlin. Photo by Spencer Kosior
From left to right: Students Kurrine Fruster, Tessa Dinnie, Spencer Kosior, Kaley Chamberlain, Tyler Hurst, professor Erin Vicente (top right) and professor Marie Franklin (bottom right) on set of Mobile Video Services in Washington D.C. Photo courtesy of Marie Franklin
(From the left) Communication majors Alexa Shola, Morgan Nash, and Kait Quinn doing hands-on work at National Public Radio, in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Dana Janbek)
Kait Quinn – Managing Editor
Eight students from the Communication Department, led by Professors Sarah Burrows and Dana Janbek, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The three-day trip was filled with visits to communication companies around the area. When visiting Fleishman-Hillard, students met with the Internship Coordinator Team and learned about everything their internship program has to offer. More…