WILLIAMSTOWN >> This year, Buxton School's annual "urban intensive" schoolwide trip, which took place in March, landed students, faculty and staff in the most relevant city during an election year, Washington, D.C.

Two of the trip groups — one that is studying gun control and the other, democracy — got to visit with Massachusetts own U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The students helped organize and document the meeting, as well as other stops and meetings at places like the studios of NPR, and the U.S. Supreme Court.