Students from The Mav travel to Capitol Hill Press Conference (Slideshow)

The Colorado Student Media Association held a special event for student journalists from across the state

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Students from The Mav travel to Capitol Hill Press Conference (Slideshow)

Two sides to every story, Republican Representative Wilson and Democrat Representative Barbara McLachlan come together over some topics and disagree on others. During the conversation on gun control they come together in a display of bipartisanship.

Two sides to every story, Republican Representative Wilson and Democrat Representative Barbara McLachlan come together over some topics and disagree on others. During the conversation on gun control they come together in a display of bipartisanship.

Aiden Owen

Two sides to every story, Republican Representative Wilson and Democrat Representative Barbara McLachlan come together over some topics and disagree on others. During the conversation on gun control they come together in a display of bipartisanship.

Aiden Owen

Aiden Owen

Two sides to every story, Republican Representative Wilson and Democrat Representative Barbara McLachlan come together over some topics and disagree on others. During the conversation on gun control they come together in a display of bipartisanship.

Aiden Owen, Photography Editor

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On Monday, February 26th, three students from The Mav traveled down to Colorado’s Capitol Hill for a press conference hosted by the Colorado Student Media Association.

The conference, meant to help journalism students with interviewing skills, press conference organization, and photojournalism opportunities featured a press conference with Denver Post Editor Megan Schrader, Colorado Commissioner of Education Dr. Katy Anthes, District 60 Representative James Wilson, and District 59 Representative Barbara McLachlan.

See the slideshow below to view photographer Aiden Owen’s images from the day.

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  • Government has always been about coming together and settling differences for the common good of the people.

  • Denver Post Editor Megan Schrader holds a press conference with the students in attendance, offering a message of hope. She reminds them to not, “feel confined and limited by the fact that [they] are student journalists.”

  • Event host, Jack Kennedy, stays his true, lighthearted self as he reminds the student that they, “don’t have to ask Jack for permission to pee.”

  • Humor remains light throughout the day. Representative James Wilson of District 60 opens with the statement, “Whoever is taking pictures of the back of my head, please don’t take pictures of the back of my head.”

  • Moving away from the humor that he opened with, Representative Wilson takes a strong stance against bullying, telling the students, “You have to stop it. Do not tolerate it.” “[Bullying] is unacceptable to [him].”

  • Two sides to every story, Republican Representative Wilson and Democrat Representative Barbara McLachlan come together over some topics and disagree on others. During the conversation on gun control they come together in a display of bipartisanship.

  • Meanwhile in the House of Representatives numerous bills are being passed and the stress of the repeated banging of the gavel is too much for the gavel block as it fractures in two. To some, the cracked gavel block may represent the brokenness of the government, but it really represents progress.

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