A Journey That’s Just Beginning

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer It is crazy to me that in less than a month I will be graduating from Washington College, a place where I have spent the last three years of my life working, participating in clubs, and occasionally studying. I must admit that I was not expecting that this concluding […]

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Experts Discuss Possibility of China-US Cold War

News

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer On April 8, the Alexander Hamilton Society held a panel discussion called “The Rise of China and Potential for a Cold War with the US.” The panelists were Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, a professor of stragegy at the U.S. Naval War College, Washington College’s Business Lecturer James Flanagan, and […]

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Election 2016: Race for the White House

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer These last few weeks we have seen the 2016 presidential race officially begin with candidacy declarations by Republican US Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, as well as Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. All of these candidates were expected to run and have considerable […]

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Improving Education

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   As a college student and educator I am deeply passionate about education and the countless paths to success a robust education can provide. I was blessed to have such a strong, academic upbringing in my hometown of Easton, Pa. through the Wilson Area School District and the persistence […]

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Race Relations

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   It seems as though we cannot go a day without hearing of yet another shooting or prosecution trial surrounded by accusations of racism and discrimination. It seems as if our nation is on a constant turbulent path towards a revolution pitting whites against blacks. This is certainly nothing […]

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Panel Discussion on US Immigration Policy

News

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer On March 17, after rescheduling due to snow, a panel was held in Decker Theatre to discuss the US immigration policy and its effects on America. The panel consisted of three speakers including Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Adalbert Mayer, the Vice President of the Heritage Foundation Dr. James […]

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Why Everyone Loves “House of Cards”

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   On Friday, Feb. 27, Netflix released the entire third season of “House of Cards.” Like many, I dedicated a great deal of my post-senior thesis time binging on these 13 episodes. So the question is, why are we all so obsessed with “House of Cards?” Is it lead […]

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Hero of the Week

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   On Tuesday, Mar. 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress. In his third speech to the body, Netanyahu thanked Republicans, Democrats, and President Barack Obama for their continued support of Israel. This address went on despite the long list of Democrats who declared […]

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SHIELD: Shielding WC from Unhealthy Behavior

Student Life

  By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer   Recently, Washington College’s S.H.I.E.L.D., which stands for Students Helping to Improve Each other’s Lives Daily, club invited a speaker to come and talk to the campus community about eating disorders and their dangers. S.H.I.E.L.D. hosts many similar events to raise awareness and has made it their goal […]

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Optimism at CPAC 2015

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   Two years ago I had the privilege of attending my first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was truly life-changing to see so many conservative leaders, elected officials, and engaged voters of all ages together. That CPAC took place roughly four months after the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, […]

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