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Hands-on lesson in government is an eye-opener

Government. When you hear the word, oftentimes your brain goes directly to the United States capital, Washington D.C. When you hear the word “government,” you may also immediately think of elected officials in the Senate, the House of Representatives, or even the president of the United States of America. My mind jumped to the same thoughts before I spent a week at The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University participating in the American Legion Boys State.

June 9 through June 15, while Caleb Swanson and I spent our time in Collegeville at Boys State, our classmates Hannah Lundbor...