News

Campus Clubs Prepare for Midterm Elections

By Emily Harris News Editor Campaign signs lining Washington Avenue are a constant reminder that midterm elections are quickly approaching. While many... 

Spring Semester Special Topics Courses: New Courses Feature Wide-Ranging Subjects Across all Departments

By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer Special topics courses being taught this spring at Washington College involve all departments and majors. Next semester... 

SGA Corner Oct. 21

  By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer Things Discussed:  The Film Club wanted to be recognized as a special interest group. The motion did not... 

Ken Miller on “Dangerous Guests”

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Wrtier On Oct. 23 in Hynson Lounge, Associate Professor of History Ken Miller gave a talk about his first book, “Dangerous... 

Lit House Hosts Author Maggie Nelson

By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor Tues. Oct. 21 marked the first event in the “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay” series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House.... 

Acme Update

By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer The Acme Market in Chestertown is currently undergoing a renovation to expand the store and add new sections.  The construction... 

Seniors Prepare for Takeoff

By Jack Despeaux Elm Staff Writer  It isn’t uncommon at Washington College to hear about the countless opportunities and resources the school has to... 

Student Life

Mixing the Melting Pot

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer The Cultural Ambassadors Club promotes greater cultural understanding and fosters a relationship between international... 

It Runs In The Family

By Kaitlyn Fowler Elm Staff Writer There are few bonds in life as powerful as that of a parent and child, but in a world that is changing so rapidly, how... 

Just a WACky Day of Food

By Sabrina Carroll Elm Staff Writer Washington College celebrated Food Day, a national event to educate the public about obesity and healthy eating, on... 

Welcoming WC to Middletown, USA

By Caitlyn Maltese Elm Staff Writer On Oct. 24, Senior Rachel Dilliplane’s directing thesis, “Middletown” by Will Eno premiered. “Middletown”... 

Back to WAC: Rebekah Hardy ‘05

By Aliya Merhi Elm Staff Writer Director of Alumni Relations and Leadership Annual Giving Rebekah Hardy said she, “never really left” Washington College... 

Sports

Shoremen Plan for Post-Reiss Era: WC Athletics Looks to Continue Expansion For Years to Come

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor As the search for Washington College’s 28th president continues, uncertainty looms for the college’s athletic department... 

Shorewomen Battle Nation’s Best : Field Hockey Falls to No. 5 Bears and No. 6 Dips in One Week

By Pat Mariboe  Elm Staff Writer The Shorewomen entered the week knowing that they would be the underdogs in both matches which was something new for... 

Men’s Soccer Nabs Victory Over Macs: Wilkinson Tallies Team-Leading Fourth Goal to Blank Immaculata in a 2-0 Win

By Pat Mariboe Elm Staff Writer After eight straight games without a victory, the Shoremen were looking to get back into the win column against visiting... 

Winter Sports on the Horizon: Strength and Conditioning is Underway for Winter Sports

By Andy Chirico Elm Staff Writer  The Centennial Conference games that fans get to see are the final results of all the athletic teams’ hard work. What... 

Shorewomen Top Red Devils: WC Took Another Big Step In Their Pursuit for the Playoffs

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor Despite sitting at fourth place in the Centennial Conference standings with only four conference games remaining, the Shorewomen... 

Lifestyle

Halloween Picks

By Nick Anstett Elm Staff Writer Next to Christmas there is likely no holiday more saturated with seasonal movies than Halloween. Whether it be family... 

Chic Choice: Megan Harrison ‘16

By Matt Ridge Elm Staff Writer When it comes to Halloween being chic isn’t typically the first thing people think about. If you’re dressing up of course... 

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, our Goose and Gander writers are discussing the importance and necessity of proper... 

Slipknot’s “.5: The Gray Chapter”

By Michael Boesel Elm Staff Writer With Halloween coming up, what could be more fitting than reviewing an album of a metal band that is famous for wearing... 

Coffee Overdose

By Kay Bush Elm Staff Writer Let’s be honest; coffee may course through a college student’s veins more than blood. More than once it has saved your... 

Opinion

Updates on the Hong Kong Protests

  By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor   The pro-democracy protests taking place in Hong Kong are an extraordinary occurence in our lifetime. While... 

A Global Threat That Requires Global Coalitions to Defeat

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer There are two general types of wars: ones against countries and ones against terrorists. It is relatively easy to know... 

The Exploitation of the Yazidi Minority

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor When I saw the story that ISIS is kidnapping Yazidi women and selling them as sex slaves or into arranged marriages I was... 

Getting the Dirt on the Mold: Mold in Dorm Rooms and ACs Cause Health Problems Among Students

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor “All students have the right to expect that residence halls will be reasonably quiet and well maintained. The College recognizes...