Students Embed at Pentagon

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WSP journalism students got a rare opportunity to learn how reporters operate inside the Pentagon. Students toured the labyrinth U.S. military headquarters, met with Defense Department spokespersons, and spoke with print and broadcast reporters who cover military affairs. Above, students are seen in the Pentagon briefing room.

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Students Tour Nationals Stadium

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On September 24, WSP journalism students witnessed a close contest between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park. Before the game students met in the press box with representatives of the Nationals’ Media Relations/Communication team as well as reporters Craig Heist of WTOP Radio and Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times.

Capitol Tea Party

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Washington Semester students Anja Neumann, Abbey Lee and Grace Lawrence (left to right) attended the anti-tax Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 12.  Protesters expressed their disapproval of proposals for health-care reform, big government and the President.

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Many Tea Party participants carried signs such as this one, accusing the government of leading the country toward socialism.
More pictures and video of the rally.

Students Attend D.C. United Game

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Washington Semester journalism students attended a Major League Soccer match in September between the Kansas City Wizards and D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington.

Before the match, students met with D.C. United’s Vice President of the Communications, Doug Hicks, and learned his views on sports communications.