Freshmen Reflect on Orientation Experience

Opinion

By Emily Harris Elm Staff Writer I bet every freshman class before the Class of 2015 was nervous about the beginning of the school year. Having to talk to strangers, not knowing where you’re going—it can be overwhelming. This year’s new group of students however, had many other worries that had nothing to do with […]

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How Handicap- Friendly is Washington College?:The “What-If”s of Campus Disabilty Resources Creates Concerns

Opinion

By Allison Shoenauer Elm Staff Writer Several weekends ago, this writer had her knee dislocated while playing in her first rugby match.  While the pain of having her kneecap jolted out of socket and then back in was soothed by Advil and cookies, when she returned to school she faced another series of painful challenges.  […]

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Editorial: College Should Prepare, Not Coddle

Opinion

By Natalie Butz Editor-in-Chief One of the best things about college is that it’s like a dress rehearsal for real life. You have all the freedoms of an adult life without having to worry about rent, a full-time job, or how to balance a checkbook. You’re allowed to make mistakes and have a big enough […]

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Today’s Tattoos, Tomorrow’s Stigma

Opinion

By Amanda Eldreth Elm Staff Writer Art exists as a windowinto the different aspects of life and is sometimes meant to reveal what an individual or society tries to hide. Why is art more socially accepted when in the more traditional forms of novels, poems, sculptures, or paintings? Because those forms allow us to walk […]

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Let Me Take that for You: Website Spreads Kind Words and Music

Opinion

By Jeremy Quintin Elm Staff Writer College takes a major toll on our psyches. Caught between a large workload, encroaching due dates, personal defeat, self-realization, and our own psychological torments and limitations, it’s easy for us to slip out of a stable mind and into deep-seated depression. There are times when after a particularly stressful […]

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Wall Street Movement Raises Some Questions

Opinion

By Katie Tabeling Opinion Editor On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 23, 130 anti-Wall Street protesters of the Occupy Chicago movement were arrested when they defied police orders to clear out a downtown park where they were protesting. There were no dampened spirits on the behalf of the movement. It is reported that those who […]

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NYC Professor Lands in C-Town

News

By Ji Kim Elm Staff Writer A new professor is in town and the Washington College community wholly welcomes assistant professor of political science Jennifer Hopper. Professor Hopper hails from New York City, where she was born and raised. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and has received her doctorate from City University […]

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PBK Chapter to Host UCLA Historian for Talk on Witchcraft

Student Life

CHESTERTOWN -Teofilo Ruiz, distinguished professor of history at UCLA, will visit Washington College Nov. 10 to meet with students and deliver a public lecture on witchcraft as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Ruiz will discuss how and why belief in witchcraft spread through Europe at the end of the Middle Ages. […]

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Reflections on This Week in Pop Culture History…

Lifestyle

By Amanda Whitaker Lifestyle Editor Oct. 28, 1858 – Macy’s Department store opens in New York City. Unfortunately, the credit card would not be introduced for another century. Oct. 29, 1390 – First documented witchcraft trail occurs in Paris. I’m going to make an educated guess that this didn’t end well. Oct. 30, 2001 -Basketball […]

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WC Senior Named Student Rep for State Commission

Student Life

ANNAPOLIS- Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed Washington College senior Stephan Jordan as the student representative on the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Jordan was officially sworn in on Oct. 21 by Mark Mumford, clerk of the Circuit Court for Kent County. He will serve a one-year term representing all students at Maryland’s colleges and universities, both […]

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