News

News at a Glance

By Catalina Righter Elm News Editor 1. A figure nicknamed the “Grim Reaper” has been frequenting an Albuquerque cemetery in recent weeks, walking among... 

Waterfront Festival Preview

By Emily Harris News Editor The Waterfront Festival sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society takes place in Wilmer Park every year. The surrounding... 

Jenstad Brings Shakespeare’s World to WC

By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor Every student at Washington College is at least familiar with at least one of Shakespeare’s works. His literature can reveal... 

New Faculty in Psych Department: Beasley Joins WC Community as Assistant Professor

By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer For Assistant Psychology Professor Christopher Beasley, the transition to a small, rural town has been reminiscent of his... 

Admissions Going Global

By Lydia Lion Elm Staff Writer This year Washington College Admissions hope to attract more students from across the country and around the world. In doing... 

Return of the Mold: Students still dealing with mold in residence halls

By Catalina Righter News Editor With the humid Maryland summer persisting, students are once again having problems with mold in their residence halls.  Mold... 

Patrick Henry Fellow Lecture Spotlights Native History

By Catalina Righter News Editor Dr. James D. Rice has been chosen by the Faculty Selection Committee as the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow for the school... 

Student Life

The Tuition Is Too Darn High

By Sabrina Carroll Elm Staff Writer College is the best four years of your life, but those four years come at a cost, and a really expensive one at that. The... 

Acing Your Papers: Tips & Tricks from Writing Center T

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer Since 1982 the Writing Center has been a part of the writing culture at Washington College. Whether it’s a literary... 

The SANDBOX: Creativity in the Environment

By Caitlyn Maltese Elm Staff Writer Director of the Sandbox and Art Lecturer at Washington College, Alex Castro, leads WC’s new art initiative in fostering... 

Students Speak Out Against Catcalling

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer If you’ve been the recipient of catcalls in the past, or have seen it happen to others, then you understand how offensive... 

Going Greek: Which Will You Choose?

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer For eligible men at Washington College, fraternity rush is right around the corner with Fall rush events beginning this... 

Sports

Undefeated Streak Hits Five: Field Hockey Has Yet To Lose a Game as They Earn Shutout Win

By Brian Klose Elm Staff Writer  For the first time in the school’s history, the Washington College field hockey team is undefeated at 5-0 after another... 

Nittany Lions Tamed By WC

By Pat Mariboe Elm Staff Writer  The Shorewomen played their first home game since Aug. 31 on Thursday against Penn State-Harrisburg after suffering two... 

Best Start Since ‘78 for V-Ball: Shorewomen Go Undefeated This Weekend to Improve to 8-1

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor ‘Potential’ is this intangible thing that’s used to describe teams ascending upward. It’s also something that many... 

Shoremen Come Back To Grab Win: Men’s Soccer Recovers From Two One-Goal Deficits and Wins Away at Albright

By Andy Chirico Elm Staff Writer  The men’s soccer team had another impressive week winning both games against Goucher (2-0) and Albright (3-2) on the... 

Shorewomen Record Two Defeats: Women’s soccer unable to record a point during their roadtrip

By Pat Mariboe  Elm Staff Writer  The Shorewomen suffered their first defeat of the season this past Wednesday when they lost 0-2 to host Cabrini College.... 

Lifestyle

Vegan Makeup: Beauty Tips From One Vegan to Another. From Prices All The Way To Brand Specifics.

By Kylie Hargrave Elm Staff Writer As a female vegan, one thing I’ve had to be careful with is cosmetics. So many companies test on animals, and even... 

Falling Out of Summer: New Trends Hit the Scene for Men

By Matt Ridge Elm Staff Writer Making the transition from summer fashion to fall fashion can be tough. Is it still okay to wear a Hawaiian shirt? When... 

“The Giver” Falls Short of Expectations

By Nick Anstett Elm Staff Writer Dystopias are the new vampire romance. From bookshelves to movie screens, we’ve become accustomed to seeing attractive... 

A Goose and A Gander: Let’s talk about sex… and relationships, and dating, and everything in between!

By Nick Anstett and Kaitlyn Fowler Elm Staff Writers This week, we are discussing the struggle of how girls want to be asked out versus the way guys actually... 

The Carnival of Life and Death: A Review of Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus”

By Olivia Serio Elm Staff Writer Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus,” is not only an enchanting novel in every sense of the word, but affecting... 

Opinion

A Note from Opinion

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor Smoking is a personal choice. Like most things in life, it is not necessarily a bad thing when done in moderation, and each... 

A Swing, But Not So Much a Miss: Is it fair for Orioles player Chris Davis to be Suspended for 25 Games?

By Tori Venable Elm Staff Writer It is safe to say that Baltimore has not had a great week in the world of sports. The beginning of the week brought us... 

Haters Gonna Keep on Hatin’

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer “I go on too many dates, but I can’t make ‘em stay. At least that’s what people say, mmm-mmm, that’s what people... 

Dreaming With Our Eyes Open: Why We Should Change our Perspective on President Reiss and Our Alma Mater

By Taylor Frey Elm Staff Writer In July, the Chestertown Spy published an editorial titled “Mitchell, We Hardly Knew Ye” that attacked former President...