News

Elm Roots 4/11/2014

By Sam Gross Elm Staff Writer April 9, 1932 • “Women Seek Equal Rights”— “It is suitable in a college that bears the name of Washington to have... 

News at a Glance 4/11/2014

By Caitlin Steele Elm Staff Writer 1. Despite the fact that the United States has been settled from coast to coast, people still believe in elusive creatures... 

Professor Carr Finds a New Nest in Bio Department

Carr, WC’s new bird expert, is excited to continue her research focusing on bird behavior.Photo courtesy of WC Online By Sam Gross Elm Staff Writer Professor... 

Team Building over Spring Break: Habitat Breaks Ground in Georgia

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Continuing a 15-year tradition of service, members of the Washington College Habitat for Humanity club drove to Georgia on March 9 and... 

Campus Fights Back: RAD Raises Awareness

At Spring Fling, Gene Davis with the RAD Program advertised among students by bringing a square hand punching bag for students like Courtney Weiss (left)... 

Gender Neutral Options Shake Up Resident Life

WC will offer gender-neutral housing to students beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. Students showed overwhelming support for offering this type... 

A Look Back with WC: Gillin Celebrates 40 Years

Gillin is one of the most beloved professors at WC. His dedication to his students earned him a nod from “The Princeton Review.”Photo by Erin Cooper By... 

Student Life

Not Just a Resume Booster

By Emma Way Senior Writer Honor societies are becoming more than just something to put on your resume. The societies’ presence on campus has soared in... 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Student participants in the Silent Protest against sexual violence taped their mouths, laid on the bricks (left), and walked around campus (top middle,... 

Welcome to WC

Vice President for Enrollment Management Satyajit Dattagupta poses with the admitted students of the class of 2018 during the opening session of Admitted... 

This Week In Greek 4/11/2014

On Sunday April 6, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha hosted an Easter egg hunt in Wilmer Park.Photo courtesy of Facebook By Emily Harris Copy Editor • On... 

Almost There: Relay for Life

By Michael Harman Senior Writer What is there to do when you are all out of options? For many, the severity of cancer and other illnesses have culminated... 

Sports

Men’s Lacrosse Dominating Conference

Senior Kodie Englehart takes a push from behind against the Diplomats. A starter, Englehart recorded two ground balls in the match. Fellow midfielder Grant... 

Baseball Skids Down the Stretch

Senior Pat Kinsella takes the plate against McDaniel in the Shoremen loss. Kinsella, who had his best batting year in 2012, is consistent with his 2013... 

The Madness of March

By Koppany Jordan Staff Writer It’s been almost four weeks since the NCAA basketball brackets were announced. Millions of Americans, including many Washington... 

Men’s Tennis Struggle

By Koppany Jordan Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 2, Washington College hosted 13th seeded Haverford for a conference match. The 20th ranked Shoremen... 

Offense Lacking in Softball Losses

Junior Kristin Cooper winds up for a pitch to Haverford. Cooper pitched in the second game of WC’s double header on April 3. She took the mound for a... 

Lifestyle

Level Up: Dark Souls

By Harris Allgeier Staff Columnist The year was 2011. “Skyrim” had just released, and I was merrily hacking and slashing my way through the world of... 

A Goose and A Gander 4/11/2014

By Jackie Torkelson and Mike Liberto Elm Staff Writer and Distribution Manager All couples fight; it’s one of the inevitable facts of being in a relationship.... 

Bingewatch-athon

By Cara Murray Elm Staff Writer Last weekend, I spent more time hanging out on the couch with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen than sleeping and eating combined.... 

The Perfect Playlist

By Kim Uslin Copy Editor Spring has (finally) sprung at Washington College, and that means it’s time for fun in the sun. No longer having to worry about... 

Chic Choice: Patrick Derrickson

Photo by Katie Despeaux By Grace Arenas Lifestyle Editor Our most daring outfits definitely make for our most memorable fashion moments. And the pieces... 

Opinion

Are We Destined to be the “Forgotten Generation?”

By Kevin Lair Staff Columnist “The Greatest Generation.” “The Leaders of the Free World.” “The Golden City on a Hill.” These have been the... 

Thinking While Drinking

By Alex Vidiani Staff Writer Most people on this campus know the WAC tradition of drunkenly walking to Royal Farms or Domino’s at crazy hours to get... 

But Look At That Face: How Abandonment Can Be Just as Harmful as Abuse

By Emma Buchman Staff Columnist Many people are sympathetic to the survivor stories of abused animals.  You don’t need to be a Sarah McLaughlin or a... 

High Sales on the White Market

Jeremy QuintinStaff Columnist The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has appeared pretty good from an economic standpoint. Tax revenue...