Come Sail Away With Chesapeake Semester

Student Life

Students Dive Into a Program That Stresses Experience Over Textbooks By Natalie Butz Editor-in-Chief Six students canoe down the Upper Chester River. It’s not the same river they see coming across the bridge into Chestertown. No, this portion is so narrow that the branches of the trees on either side of the river weave together, […]

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Stop the Presses!

Web Features

Check out The Elm’s first ever “Stop the Presses” segment from the WAC Radio show, broadcasted February 22 on WCTR AM 1530/FM 102.3. Check it out!

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Lacks Family Discusses ‘Immortal’ Ancestor: Medical Ethics of DNA Retreival Questioned

News

By Emily Blackner News Editor Many people long to make a difference in the world, but rarely do they affect fields as diverse as biology, medicine, literature, and ethics. But Henrietta Lacks did, and Washington College hosted two of her descendants for a talk on Feb. 21. The discussion with David “Sonny” Lacks and his […]

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The Game Shoppe Spawns Town, WC Relations

News

By Ty Van Horn Elm Staff Writer Downtown Chestertown welcomed a new member to its family this December. The Game Shoppe, located at 327 High St., is seeing an increase of Washington College student patronage this semester. The Game Shoppe’s owner, WC alum Colin Stone 2004, was born and raised in Chestertown and noticed the […]

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Dub Nation Review: A Concert Experience

Opinion

By Jeremy Quintin Elm Staff Writer For the past two days, I’ve been unable to turn my neck without experiencing painful muscle stiffness, all thanks to the extremely awesome Dub Nation concert I went to this past weekend at the Baltimore Soundstage. Five hours of hardcore head banging will leave you with some extreme after-concert-hangover, […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week Breaks the Silence

News

By Maegan Clearwood News Editor Washington College’s first annual Mental Health Awareness Week culminated in a towering wall of anonymous confessions from contributions of more than 100 students. The secrets ranged from “I have cried in IHOP 15 times,” to “I love when children fall down,” but no matter how funny or painful, they were […]

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Letter to the Editor: Gamer Girls Don’t Need Coddling

Opinion

After reading the article “ A Guy’s Guide to Getting Your Girlfriend Into Gaming,” I bit down on my tongue, set down the newspaper, and sat back on the couch. My first thought came as a question: “Should I be offended by this?” After mulling over this for a few minutes, I decided that I […]

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Lit House Welcomes Award-Winning Novelist

News

By Ji Kim Elm Staff Writer On Feb. 16, as part of the lecture series sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee, Washington College welcomed novelist Paul Lisicky to read selections from his upcoming works, “The Burning House,” “Unbuilt Projects,” and “The Narrow Door.” Lisicky also discussed his inspirations and the changes he went through as […]

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Students Crunch Numbers, Learn Life Skills, Tax Facts

News

By Paige Kube Copy Editor “What is tax?” That’s how Leon LaRosa began the third workshop in the Student Employment Enrichment Program Series, proceeding to clarify some universal misunderstandings and explain the relationship between taxes and the financial aid awarded by Washington College. Natalie Story, associate director of the Office of Student Aid and federal […]

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Editorial: Benefits of Communication Major

Opinion

By Natalie Butz Editor-in-Chief The College is considering adding a Media Studies Minor and maybe even a Communications Major in the near future, and I for one say hallelujah. It’s hard to appreciate the amount of work that goes into every Elm, “Collegian”, “Colophon” and “Codex” you see on campus. I didn’t understand myself until […]

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