News

Matt Palmer: A Guitar Innovator with Deep Roots

By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor Dr. Matthew Palmer joined the Washington College community as a lecturer in music for guitar. According to Dr. Palmer’s... 

Early Premiere of “The Great Human Race” at WC

By Catalina Righter News Editor By Catalina Righter News Editor Isolated. Starving. Covered in blood. Are these images you would use to describe your breaks... 

Hodson Dining Hall Overhaul

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer Ask and ye shall receive.  After a whole semester of listening to various suggestions, comments, and complaints... 

Bair Announces Tuition Freeze

By Molly Igoe News Editor President Sheila Bair announced Monday, Dec. 14 that the College will implement a one-year tuition freeze for students enrolled... 

Snow Storm Jonas Hits Chestertown

By Molly Igoe News Editor The highly anticipated winter storm Jonas brought a record-breaking amount of snow to the East Coast along with high winds and... 

WC Travels to Nicaragua

By Brian Klose Sports Editor Over the winter break, 11 students and two professors from Washington College’s biology department traveled to Nicaragua... 

Remembering World War II

By Brook Schultz Elm Staff Writer History collides with the Chestertown community in the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience’ss new gallery... 

Student Life

Odyssey Makes Debut at WC

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer What you are interested in are the first lines that greet you when you enter the minimalist design of Odyssey, an online... 

Doubling Up with Study Abroad: An Inside Look at What to Expect

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent This must have been the most eventful winter break that I’ve had since coming to WC. Before I even got to winter... 

The Show Must Go On: Campus Closing’s Impact

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer The abrupt closure of Washington College in the midst of the semester left students and professors behind in terms of classwork,... 

My Perspective on the Tragic Paris Attacks

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent Nov. 14: Three weeks ago, on Nov. 13, eight terrorists attacked the city of Paris. 130 people are dead and 352 were... 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Came to WC Stage: A Review

By: Brooke Schultz Whether they have seen it or not, “A Streetcar Named Desire” reminds people of the famous line, “Stella!” There’s more to... 

Sports

WC Swimming Continues Dominance

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer The Men and Women’s swim teams both started the new year with wins in their first two meets of 2016. The Shoremen finished... 

Shoremen Edge Blue Jays On the Road

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer After a tough start to the new year, the Washington College Men’s Basketball team picked up their first victory of 2016... 

Shoremen Ground Jays

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer Following two losses at the ‘Widener Tip-Off for Autism Awareness’ tournament, the Washington College men’s basketball... 

WC Swims for Perfection in the Pool

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer The men’s and women’s swim teams competed in two meets shortly before Thanksgiving break, hosting Salisbury and St.... 

One Year Later: The NFL and Domestic Violence

By Erik Helmle As professional athletes making millions of dollars, National Football League players find themselves placed in the spotlight every day.... 

Lifestyle

The Goose and Gander

By Amanda Gabriel and Dan Teano Elm Staff Writers There is no easy way to break up with someone, but if the relationship is no longer working, it is bound... 

Nick’s Top Movies of 2015

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor After 12 months and over 100 movies, 2015 has come to a close. It may have gotten off to a rocky start with such oddities... 

Tech Wish List: New & Exciting Gadgets

This holiday season, the anticipation is palpable for the newest phones, accessories, gadgets, and consoles to both give to and receive from those we love... 

The Goose and Gander: Let’s talk winter break and how couples overcome distance

By Amanda Gabriel and Dan Teano Elm Staff Writers Amanda says… Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas music is playing in almost every store which means... 

“Spotlight” Scores A+

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor It’s the summer of 2001, and another Boston Catholic priest is in court due to allegations of sexual abuse regarding a... 

Opinion

“Making a Murderer” and Law Enforcement

By Emily Moran Elm Staff Writer In December, Netflix added a new documentary series that has recently been the subject of numerous discussions about corruption... 

Oscars’ Issues with Diversity Demonstrate Continuing Industry Struggles

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor “And the winner is…all the white guys!” cries “Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong. She smiles as a host of... 

Disabilities in the Fine Arts: Deaf West Theater Revolutionizes Communication

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer In January I was lucky enough to see one of “Spring Awakening’s” last performances on Broadway, before the end of... 

Is the Value of the Iowa Caucus Overstated?

By Victoria Venable Elm Staff Writer It’s the end of January 2016, and you’ve already heard a lot about the 2016 Presidential election. You’ve read...