I arrived in Washington, D.C., last Saturday to begin my experience this fall with the Lutheran College Washington Semester program. In just the three days I have been here, I have been taken aback by the dynamic fusion of our nation’s history, heritage, culture and future that creates this city. Many of the events that have shaped our nation happened here, and every day decisions are made here that will shape the future of our country and our lives. I am thrilled to be living, working and studying here, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts from our nation’s capital with you this semester.
Ayah Kamel is a senior Political Science and Global Studies major from Fargo. She has been verbally spouting opinions since she could talk and is happy to be able to write them down as a member of The Concordian’s opinion staff. Although Ayah does not yet know what the future holds for her, she has latent dreams of becoming the next Nicholas Kristof.