Sex and the Chester: The Definition of Love

Lifestyle

By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Columnist Every Sunday, I wake up, start my little black Mr. Coffee machine, and settle into my pajamas. Only after I have a cup of coffee in hand do I sit down at my desk to type away on my laptop keys in order to meet my Monday deadline, hoping that […]

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News at a Glance

News

By Liz Claud, Photography Editor 1. Approaching its 800th episode, COPS has been renewed by FOX for a 23rd season. Its creator John Langley said, “It’s an existential variety show–dramatic, life-threatening, philosophical and legal. We’re still the only show on television with no script, no actors, no host and no reenactments.” 2. After testing Florida […]

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WC Students Exchange Beach Towels for Trips, Internships

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By Maegan Clearwood, Copy Editor Tanning under beachy suns and catching up on Nicholas Sparks novels may sound like the ideal summer break after a long, tedious semester. For the many academic-oriented students at Washington College, however, simply enjoying the summer weather will have to wait. Three months of no classes means three months of […]

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Writing Center Position to Change

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By Natalie Butz, News Editor Dean Chris Ames’ announcement that the Office of Academic Services is considering “reallocating” the director of the writing center’s position after Gerry Fisher retires at the end of this academic year has been met with concern from both faculty and students. Faculty first heard about the decision at Monday’s faculty […]

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Looming Sophie Kerr Prize Raises Debate and Anxiety

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By Natalie Butz, News Editor As classes wind down, theses are turned in, and the campus prepares for final exams, members of the senior class are faced with an additional challenge: compiling and submitting a portfolio for the chance to win the Sophie Kerr Prize. According to The Baltimore Sun, the Sophie Kerr Prize is […]

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Campus Reflects on Tipson’s Legacy

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By Alice Horner, Editor-in-Chief As the school year comes to a close, so does the tenure of Washington College’s 27th president, Baird Tipson. As the days count down, faculty and students recall what Tipson brought to the college in his six years as president. Dr. Richard Gillin, professor of English, thinks Tipson’s legacy lies largely […]

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Professors Retire After Many Years of Dedication

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Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Alisha George reports on the impact of five retiring faculty and staff: Professor of German Joachim Scholz, Director of the Writing Center Gerry Fisher, Chair of the Education Department Rachel Scholz, Professor of Music Amzie Parcell, and Lecturer in Music Elizabeth Parcell.

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WC Crew Wins MARC Conference Championships

Sports

By James Bedrock Sports Editor Last weekend, the Washington College men’s rowing team won the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship. The Shoremen were able to take home the overall points total trophy and the varsity eight trophy. Coach John Leekley repeated as the MARC Coach of the Year. Over the past three years, the Shoremen have […]

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Male Athlete of the Year: Andrew Chambers

Sports

By James Bedrock Sports Editor This year, the Elm Sports has chosen senior basketball player Andrew Chambers as its male athlete of the year. This last season, Chambers tallied enough points to break the 1000 point milestone, and also led the Shoremen to the conference playoffs for the first time since 2005. This past basketball […]

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Female Athlete of the Year: Rachel Glasser

Sports

By Caroline Grier Sports Editor Last year as a sophomore, swimmer Rachel Glasser made it to her second NCAA Division III National Championships. Qualifying for one event, the 200 butterfly, Glasser finished with All-American honors. This season, the junior aimed higher. “Rachel is very focused and set some pretty steep goals this fall, after being […]

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