Jason Bryden’s Top Five NFL Matchups: Week 11

Sports

By Jason Bryden Assistant Sports Info. Director Oakland (6-6) at Jacksonville (7-5) Two teams with playoff hopes collide in Jacksonville on Sunday, but both teams will most likely have to win their division to make the playoffs. Oakland kept its hopes to win the AFC West alive with a dominating 28-13 win at San Diego […]

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‘Tweet Heart’ Lacks Pulse: Teen Romance is All Style and No Substance

Lifestyle

By Erin Gray Elm Staff Writer As it stands, “Tweet Heart,” by Elizabeth Rudnick, is okay, but it’s a teen novel. That is the one thing I kept telling myself as I was reading this. It’s a teen novel, so it’s okay for it to be cliché and predictable. And, in a way, it was […]

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‘The Hunger Games’ Serves Up Paltry Thrills

Lifestyle

By Alissa Vecchio Elm Staff Writer You know you’ve seen it: the gold mockingjay pin that brandishes the cover of Suzanne Collins’s “The Hunger Games,” a dystopian novel following a world consisting of a powerful Capitol and its twelve districts.  Katniss Everdeen (along with her mother, sister, and friend Gale) resides in District 12. Once […]

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Twist and Shout Over Obscure Beatles Songs

Lifestyle

By Brittany Rankin Elm Staff Writer One of the most successful and influential bands in rock and roll music history is The Beatles. From 1960 to the early 70s their music inspired a generation to take part in the new wave of rock and roll music that had erupted. Toward the beginning of their career, […]

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Night Owls Welcome at Miller Library for Exam Week

Student Life

By Kim Friel Student Life Editor With final exam week quickly approaching, Miller Library is becoming more crowded than usual with students cramming to get papers done or a finding a quiet spot to study for exams. Senior Page Allen, Head Circulation Desk Assistant of the library, and the rest of the library staff have […]

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Top Snow Sport Resorts on Visit During Break

Student Life

By Kim Friel Student Life Editor Winter break is a time to relax, celebrate the holidays, and have fun with the winter climate.  “Having fun” does not include driving dangerously on slick roads and shoveling out your family’s driveway, but it can include checking out the area’s top skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing resorts.  Here is […]

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Instigating a National Drinking Contest: The FDA’s Ban of Four Loko Misses the Bigger Picture

Opinion

By Ben Mason Elm Alumni Colmunist Here we go again, America: the FDA is sticking its nose into places where it doesn’t belong. I’m speaking of course, of the recent ban on caffeinated alcoholic beverages (minus the weaker ones like Sparks, which are apparently okay to binge on). Even the Trade Commission laid the hammer […]

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Bush’s Tax Cuts Survive Assaults of Reason Due To Cutthroat Political Gamesmanship

Opinion

By Ryan Henson Opinion Editor So we’re in a recession.  Unemployment is at a 30 year high and the economy is barely creating jobs, but things aren’t as bad as they could be, not nearly.  This sluggish, timid, and precarious recovery we find ourselves entering is still a recovery.  Things are getting better, if only […]

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Letter to the Editor: Political Science Alumni Reflects on Return to WC

Opinion

Dear Editor, Recently I had the opportunity to give back to my alma mater, Washington College. Under the auspices of the Washington College Institute for the Study of Religion, Politics and Culture, I was invited to participate in a political roundtable, with Colby King, Pulitzer winning writer for the Washington Post and Dr. Joseph Prud’homme, […]

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Editorial: A Semester In Retrospective

Opinion

It’s hard to believe, but the semester is already ending and this is the last issue of The Elm until January. Looking back, we’ve covered quite a dynamic three months. We have a new president, WC had its first Homecoming weekend in ten years, and the largest freshman class arrived on campus. It’s the beginning […]

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