She Said: It’s Time to Get Funky

Opinion

By Alice Horner Editor-in-Chief The talk around campus is that a “homecoming” for Washington College is “lame” or “stupid;” I’m here to tell you to suck in that pride and get pumped for your school. For some reason, many students here avoid spirit, unless it’s in the form of alcohol. I’m a senior here and […]

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He Said: The Glory Days

Opinion

By Ryan Henson Opinon Editor So if you have been walking around campus this past week you may have noticed the various posters displaying the glowing faces of several or your classmates soliciting your vote for Homecoming King or Queen.  Some may feel we are regressing by reviving a high school tradition, but I feel […]

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Candidates Reflect Republican Hypocrisy

Opinion

By Mario Carter Elm Columnist Since Sept 15, the media has been talking about the surprise come-behind victory of Christine O’Donnell. The Tea Party endorsed candidate managed to defeat the nine-term establishment-backed Congressman Michael Castle for Delaware’s U.S. Senate Republican nomination. Since then, we have heard a stream of comments from her, each one getting […]

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Recent Graduate Speaks Out on the “Real World”

Opinion

By Ben Mason Elm Alumni Writer If you want to know the truth, I sometimes regret graduating from Washington College early. I don’t miss homework, waking up at noon for class, the food, school dances or any of you kids, but I do have regrets. Now that I’m out of college, I hope that my […]

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News at a Glance

News

By Liz Claud Photography Editor 1.  USA Today reports that the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno, California has installed 16 condom machines. There is now one for each inmate pod for the roughly 750 inmates in the prison. 2.  It’s official. Auction shows are the next big thing on television. Due on Discovery […]

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Hot and Fresh: Red Brick Pizza Opens in Chestertown

News

by Andrea Clarke Elm Staff Writer Domino’s is out and Red Brick Pizza is in.  Hailing from southern California, this neighborhood pizza joint has opened up 70 stores nationwide and has now planted its roots in Chestertown.  At just two weeks old, this pizzeria promises to be a new hangout place for Washington College students. […]

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Survey Reveals Student Opinions on Hodson Hall

News

By Michael Drake, Meghan Lepley and John Blakey Elm Staff Writers The survey was aimed at polling student satisfaction with the dining hall and its extremities, as well as collecting knowledge about what the students may have wanted to change. They also looked at the relative health of the sample by calculating students’ Body Mass […]

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New President ‘Talks to Terrorists,’ Writes E-Book

News

By Maegan Clearwood News Editor After three years of flying back and forth across the globe, interviewing everyone from politicians to convicted terrorists, President Mitchell Reiss’ e-book Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists is finally online and available to readers. The book, which was released on Sept. 7, examines how countries have negotiated […]

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Lincoln’s Legacy Continues in Striner’s New Book

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By Eric Dubrow Elm Staff Writer Professor of History Richard Striner, although primarily an expert in the 19th and 20th century American History, is also an expert in many other fields. In his newest book, Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power, he blends political, presidential, economic, ideological, and cultural history to provide […]

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Editorial The Liberal Arts: Not As Scary As You Think

Opinion

The liberal arts spiel is an old speech to many of the upperclassmen at Washington College. The dogma is thrown at us freshman year, and we listened with blank stares as administrators informed us of the benefits of a “liberal arts” education at WC. As the semesters progressed, the term usually remained a mystery to most students. Yes, we take classes in the humanities and […]

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