“Shoes for Ghana”Marketing Campaign Raises Skepticism

Opinion

By Larissa Check Elm Staff Writer Considering the amount of time I spend “working” in any given area, I find myself noticing the finer details of my surroundings. It was at that point in my studies that I saw the marketing advertisement on five large containers in support for the charity drive “Shoes for Ghana.” […]

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A Question of Intellectual Honesty: Owning Up To The Truth About the Confederacy

Opinion

By Mario Carter Elm Columnist Not long ago, The Elm published a disapproving response to my column, ‘Hollywood’s Confederate Obsession,” which included a number of very aggressive counterclaims. The rebuttal ranged from the always conventional criticisms of my historical interpretation of the Civil War to the use of trivial straw man arguments that I have […]

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Hipster (Political) Robin

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By E Walburg Elm Staff Cartoonist Volume LXXXI Issue 16

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A Question of Ethics: New Abortion Act threatens Womens Right to Life Saving Operations

Opinion

By Olivia Kittel Elm Staff Writer Joseph R. Pitts is a Republican representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district. He has a reputation for his traditionally conservative positions and his recent proposal of the “Protect Life Act” is no exception. The proposed act, which seeks to prevent federal funding for abortions, is a provision to the […]

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The Trademark Trend of Today: Twitter Sings In Tune With Our Generation

Opinion

By Sarah Keating Elm Staff Writer Sitting in the airport, my 83-year-old grandmother leans over and asks my sister what a Blackberry is. My sister, assuming my grandmother is “pop culture illiterate,” proceeds to describe the fruit. However, our ever impressive Granny had been inquiring about name dropping phenomena’s such as text messaging, iPhones, and […]

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New Cafe Opens Doors to Rave Reviews

News

By Grace Arenas Elm Staff Writer The Lemon Leaf Café, which opened this past October, is one of the latest additions to Chestertown’s collection of eateries accessible to locals, visitors, and Washington College students alike. The wide range of clientele, said owner J.R. Alfree, is welcome there. “That’s what Chestertown is. It’s eclectic,” he said. […]

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News at a Glance

News

By Sarah Masker Elm Staff Writer 1.) Any five-year-old could tell you that Earth orbits the sun. Geocentrism, the idea that the sun is the center of our solar system, is widely accepted as the truth; yet, 32% of Russians polled by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center seem to be living in their own […]

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A Woman’s Place Is Not at Home: Cutting Head Start Hurts Women’s Progress

Opinion

By Olivia Kittel Elm Staff Writer Recently, the Board of County Commissions for Frederick County, MD voted to completely cut their contribution to the Head Start Program. This means that the program will lose 50 percent of its funding, which is roughly 2 million dollars. The Head Start Program provides child development services to low-income […]

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Chin Up, World: Enivronmental Issues Need A New Perspective

Opinion

By Amanda Anastasia Elm Staff Writer Many people groan when the subject of the environment comes up in conversation, the media, or the classroom. The use of the slogans “save the planet” and “stop global warming” prompts eye rolling and scoffing. For every person walking around with a t-shirt, bag, or water bottle stamped with […]

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Writing Center Makes Revisions, Changes to System

News

By Natalie Butz Copy Editor The Writing Center has seen some pretty big changes this past year. A new electronic scheduling program and recently added Facebook and Twitter accounts have given the Center an online presence and an updated feel. “This has been a big year of transition for the Writing Center in general,” said […]

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