News

Stories of WWII: Vets and Experts Join Together to Remember

By Lydia Lion Elm Staff Writer On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience held its opening night for the program... 

Homecoming History

By Jack Hunt Elm Staff Writer Four years ago, the Student Events Board and the Student Government Association combined forces to bring a Homecoming back... 

SGA Corner Sept. 30 and Oct. 7

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer Sept. 30 Motions:  -The Wilderness Adventure Club was allocated $118 to cover expenses from their camping trip. -... 

Welcome Mr. Hepler

By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer In response to the recent increase in international students attending Washington College, the Office of English Language... 

Debate on ISIS

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor The Alexander Hamilton Society allied with the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture to host a debate on Thursday,... 

Economic Freedom Report Preview: WVU Professor Visits WC to Discuss Report Prior to Oct. 8 Release

By Catalina Righter News Editor On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Washington College students were treated to a preview of the 2014 Economic Freedom of the World Report... 

Outdoor Tennis Center Renovated

By Emily Harris News Editor The Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium is not the only athletic facility on campus that has seen recent changes. The outdoor tennis center... 

Student Life

WC’s Oktoberfest: The Ups & Downs

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer On Oct. 1, the German Club gave Hodson Hall an experience in dining abroad. In honor of the start of October, Washington... 

Activism In All of Us

By Emma Way Student Life Editor On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Washington College welcomed esteemed civil rights activist and political strategist David Mixner.... 

Fresh Look at “Old Times”

By Sabrina Carroll Elm Staff Writer “Old Times,” a play by Harold Pinter, was performed at Washington College in Tawes Theatre from Oct.  2 to 5,... 

Back to WAC: Burton ‘06

By Aliya Merhi Elm Staff Writer After graduating in 2006 and then spending six years away from Washington College, Nina Burton returned to work at the... 

Falling in Love with WC: Admissions Starts #WACLUV, Students Respond

By Brooke Schultz Elm Staff Writer WACLUV, a campaign created by the Admissions Department, is starting its circulation as Washington College’s new mantra... 

Sports

Conference Drought for Shoremen: Men’s Soccer Falls At Home To Muhlenberg 0-3 As Winless Streak Reaches Seven

By Brian Klose Elm Staff Writer  Following another tough week of conference action, Washington College men’s soccer snapped their five-game losing streak... 

Connors Nets First Hat Trick: Shorewomen Tally Seven Goals in a Win over the Garnets

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor The Shorewomen know all too well that strong starts can be meaningless when teams can’t win the big conference games. After... 

Mules Blank Shorewomen Soccer: Women’s Soccer Unable to Find the Back of the Net in Loss

By Pat Mariboe Elm Staff Writer  The Shorewomen won their first game since Sept. 11 when they beat Delaware Valley 2-0 at home last Wednesday. The women... 

Non-Conference Wins Piling Up For WC Volleyball As They Reach 15 Wins

By Derek Stiles  Sports Editor Prior to the start of the season, Head Coach Jamie Leventry said the team had hopes of reaching the 20 win mark by the... 

V-Ball Wins Five-Set Thriller: Shorewomen Rebound from CC Losses with Win Over Kean

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor The Shorewomen were unable to transition their dominance in out-of-conference games to the Centennial Conference schedule... 

Lifestyle

“Gone Girl” Is A New Hit In The Box Office

By Nick Anstett Elm Staff Writer It’s hard to think of a more voraciously read novel over the past two years than Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl.”... 

Best Shoes For Your Budget

By Anja Trenkwalder Elm Staff Writer Not everyone is able and willing to spend a fortune on athletic shoes, and the good news is you don’t have to. When... 

Homecoming Fashions For Men: Advice to Take Your Homecoming Looks From Typical To Fantastic

By Matt Ridge Elm Staff Writer As most of you probably know, Homecoming 2014 is Saturday, Oct. 18. For ladies, this typically means finding a dress, finding... 

The Vegan Transition: One Vegan’s Story Of Her Lifestyle-Changing Diet Decision

By Kylie Hargrave Elm Staff Writer When I told my family I was going to stop eating meat at 13-years-of-age, they laughed and started making bets on how... 

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 talking about breakups, and when they need to happen. What is the apropriate way... 

Opinion

Letter to the Editor, a response to “Smith Hall Chalkboards Up for Discussion”

Dear Editor, As an alumnus of WC, I read with interest the article about the chalkboards in William Smith Hall.  I am surprised that there are still chalkboards... 

Who’s the Hero and Who’s the Zero?

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer Hero: Protestors in Hong Kong   As students in America, we are blessed with having a voice in our government and the... 

Baking with Your Kids Just Got More Fun

By Rhea Arora Elm Staff Writer You know how kids complain about their moms and dads embarrassing them in front of their friends? Usually the accused parents... 

WC Should Not be Smoke-Free

By Aakriti Gupta Elm Staff Writer Imagine a campus with no coffee machines in the Dining Hall or no Java George for your early morning caffine pickups...