News

Chester River Watershed Observatory Unveiled

By Emily Harris News Editor Over the years, the Chester River waterfront has become an iconic part of a Washington College education. In an effort to make... 

Residents Clash with Rentals: Washington Avenue homeowners unhappy with student behavior

By Emily Harris News Editor Most Washington College students may have left Chestertown for the summer, but concerns about student behavior off campus remained... 

New Year, New Class, New President: Reiss accepts new position, Griswold steps in as interim

By Catalina Righter News Editor The 2014-15 academic year at Washington College ushers in a major change in leadership as President Mitchell Reiss prepares... 

News at a Glance

By Emily Harris News Editor 1. For most sane people, zombie attacks are reserved for horror movies and “The Walking Dead.” But that might not be the... 

Introducing the New Elm Editors

Paige Kube, Editor in Chief Senior/ Four year Elmer/ biology major, creative writing and chemistry minors Reason for becoming Editor in Chief: I’ve been... 

Stay Safe at WC

By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor New students who come to Washington College have many concerns. One of them most likely includes their safety in a new environment.... 

Life and Times of a WC RA

By Catalina Righter News Editor   For those students new to campus, having an RA may be a new experience that leads to many questions. Do you treat... 

Student Life

Greeks Look back on Summer: Reminising on Conferences & Internships, Planning for the Fall Semester

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer Greek Life has stayed busy throughout the summer. Each organization was able to travel all across the country to conventions... 

Thespian-honest About Drama Draft

By Emma Way Student Life Editor Starting this semester, the Drama Department gears up for the next round of senior thesis productions by introducing a... 

WAC Can Be Confusing – I’m here to help.

By Emma Way Student Life Editor What the heck is a “CAC?” One of the many questions first-year students ask when they get to campus refers to the mysterious... 

A Final Snapshot: Photo Editor Says Goodbye

By Katie Despeaux Outgoing Photo Editor Photography has always been about capturing the perfect moment, at the perfect time. Lighting always plays a role,... 

Supporting Our Veterans

By Michael Harman Senior Writer Students often become involved in student organizations in an effort to become active on campus and support a cause they... 

Sports

Fitness Classes Available At JFC: For those not in sports, WC offers classes that help keep off the D-Hall weight

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor The “freshmen 15.” Those two words are something that any incoming student has heard before and wants to avoid when... 

Roy Kirby Stadium Flooded: Heavy rain forces fall sports to play games on grass

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor With the new semester approaching, students begining to matriculate through the campus again, fall sports have begun and... 

The Odds and Ends of Club Sports at WC: For those students who don’t want to dedicate their full commitment to a sport or just prefer something different, WC has something to offer them

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor  The transition from high school to college is an immense one to say the least. All of a sudden you must take care of... 

Freshmen coaches make first impressions: As the fall season starts up, new coaches make their debuts this week

 by Derek Stiles Sports Editor As preseason for fall sports come to a close, the teams prepare for their season openers this week. Not only will freshmen... 

Balancing School and Sports

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor As every teacher has probably told you, the transition from high school to college is a vast one to say the least. I wasn’t... 

Lifestyle

The Elm Declassified: College Survival Guide

By Kaitlyn Fowler Elm Staff Writer Every year, several hundred freshmen arrive for orientation loaded down with college supplies, and a jumble of nerves... 

Masks to Keep Your Summer Glow

By Kay Bush Elm Staff Writer In the summer everyone’s skin looks fresh and healthy. Why not keep that glow throughout the whole year? Face masks are... 

“Boyhood,” Film in Review

By Nick Anstett Elm Staff Writer There’s a scene towards the end of “Boyhood” in which Ellar Coltrane’s Mason, now a legal adult, steps into his,... 

If I Stay: A Review

By Hailli Woo Lifestyle Editor In her novel “If I Stay,” Gayle Forman, takes the reader on a journey of a family that brings every emotion to the surface.... 

Goodbye Grace: A Fashionista’s Finale

By Grace Arenas Outgoing Lifestyle Editor With all the 20-page papers and serious class assignments I’ve had to do over my four years here at WC, I’ve... 

Opinion

Advice from Your Editor

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor True activism is a powerful thing.  If your passion is strong enough, one person can change everything. However, as with... 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Cynics Get Iced

By Tori Venable Elm Staff Writer According to the Internet, the most reliable source for opinion of our generation, the Ice Bucket Challenge is not helping... 

President Obama’s Failure to Act… Anywhere

By Kevin Lair Elm Staff Writer Hillary Clinton offered perhaps the best summary of President Barack Obama’s foreign policies in her Aug. 11 interview... 

Taking Care of Our Family Tree: Examing the Adjustment Process of Our Returning Upperclassmen

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor As the campus prepares for the return of the academic season, one subject on everyone’s minds is how new everything is....