Waves of Change Headed Towards Waterfront Property

News

By Lindsay Haislip News Editor Appointed by President Mitchell Reiss and in consultation with the faculty council this semester, the Waterfront Task Force has been charged to develop a plan for Washington College’s Waterfront property. The charge that Reiss gave to the committee asked committee members to examine questions, such as: “How should the Waterfront […]

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Bias Incident Raises Concerns: Public Safety investigates, asks students to come forward

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By Alice Horner, Maegan Clearwood, and Lindsay Haislip Elm Editors A recent incident in a Western Shore dorm has raised questions and controversy about racial attitudes on campus. Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 9, Public Safety received a report that a mutilated baby doll of brown skin color was found hanging on the doorknob of […]

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Sophie Heads to the Big Apple

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By Emily Blackner Elm Staff Writer The bright lights and bustling streets of the Big Apple offer many exciting opportunities for visitors. This year, the city will offer one more, as the distribution of Washington College Sophie Kerr Prize is moved to New York City. “The Sophie Kerr Committee is made up of the English […]

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News at a Glance

News

By Sarah Masker Elm Staff Writer 1.) Could students complaining of sore feet be hiding crack in their shoes? A 3-year-old Boston schoolgirl complained that her foot was hurting, and when her teacher removed the girl’s sneaker, she discovered 17 small bags containing crack cocaine. Upon investigation, police discovered that the drugs belonged to a […]

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Presidential Staff Decision Leaves VP Position Vacant

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By Maegan Clearwood News Editor On Oct. 13, President Mitchell Reiss announced his decision to find a replacement for the integral position of Vice President of College Advancement and Alumni Relations. Beth Herman, who could not be reached for comment and has not been seen on campus since her termination, had occupied the role for […]

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Hide Your Dishes, Hide your Knives: Missing property leads to financial consequences for dining hall

News

By Megan Willis Elm Staff Writer “It’s fun,” one anonymous student said while explaining why he steals cups from the dining hall. “There’s just something really cool about it.” While dining hall theft is prevalent in campuses across the nation, Director Donna Dhue explains why this is a particular issue at Washington College. “We have […]

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Poverty Simulation Brings Tough Issues to Life

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By Emily Blackner Elm Staff Writer One hundred people, one room, three hours, and a whole lot of emotion: this is just one of many ways to describe the Washington College poverty simulation held on Nov. 14. The experience was challenging and informative, giving students the opportunity to better understand the hardships facing those who […]

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Letter to the Editor: Swimmer Advocates for Equal Attention

Opinion

Dear Editor, I would like to express my frustration to everyone reading regarding any type of recognition that a swim team exists on our campus. For starters, The Elm neglected to mention anything about the women’s swim team in last week’s edition of The Elm (they also neglected to mention the men’s crew team). Isn’t […]

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Letter to the Editor: Student Challenges Anti-Civilization Project

Opinion

Dear Editor, Surely you have seen around the campus various sticky notes and posters with short messages attempting to deconstruct and deface civilization, but do any of us know what the underlying message really is? This Project “Caesura” has yet to tell us on a mass scale what its intentions are. It’s as if we’re […]

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Editorial: Reexamining Waterfront Motivations

Opinion

Exciting plans may be in the works for Washington College: a waterfront campus, complete with a new boathouse and a multipurpose building. Yes, this idea shines on paper. It’s a great recruiting tool for academics and athletics alike. But what if we’re letting this gleaming possibility blind us to the reality? Let’s first think about […]

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