Students Sing the Blues at Prof’s Departure

News

By Elizabeth Ransom Elm Staff Writer Dr. Garry Clarke, or G. Clarke, as many of his students better know him, chair of the Music department, is retiring this year after 44 years of teaching at Washington College. Clarke’s affinity for music began in childhood. “My parents were both singers, not professional singers, but very good… […]

Full story

A Life in Songs: Garage Sale Guitar Leads to Lifelong Passion

Student Life

By Natalie Butz Editor-in-Chief It all started with a $5 guitar her mom bought at a rummage sale. She meant it for herself, but never touched it. So whenever her mom left the house, sophomore Emily Hall would pick up the unused guitar and start to play. She had never had a lesson, but soon, […]

Full story

Redefining Modern Fandom: The Rise of Fantasy Leagues and Sports Nerds

Sports

By Tim Marcin Elm Sports Editor Fan is a vague word. Sure, it encompasses those of us who watch sports but there are varying styles of fandom and different levels of fan commitment. We all know bandwagon fans—in 2009 Phillies fans tripled in number after a World Series win. Those of us who watched them […]

Full story

Trayvon Martin Case is About More Than Race

Opinion

By Chris Cronin Elm Staff Writer On Feb. 26, a 17-year-old black teenager named Trayvon Martin was shot dead in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. His shooter was 28-year-old half-white, half-Latino neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claimed self-defense, but Martin was found unarmed. The police did not arrest Zimmerman and still have not […]

Full story

F&M Tops WC

Sports

By Gabby Devaud Elm Staff Writer The Washington College men’s tennis team was defeated 6-3 by Franklin & Marshall last Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Shoremen fell to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in conference. Washington won one of their three doubles matches to start the day down 2-1. Senior Aaron Ellison and senior Kevin […]

Full story

Revolutionizing the Room Draw System

Opinion

By Allison Schoenauer Elm Staff Writer Spring is one of the hardest times for students here at Washington College. Seniors probably have the worst time of it—they’re scrambling to finish their thesis, killing themselves over comps, filling out applications for jobs, or worrying about living in their mother’s basement for the next six months. The […]

Full story

I Hate It Here: Nerd Rage and Michael Bay

Opinion

By Will Malkus Elm Staff Writer How about a little nerd rage? Or maybe it’s just nostalgia rage. Who can keep it straight? But let me start this off with two words and if you were a nerdy kid in the 1990s (or just a kid) you probably have the same reaction to them that […]

Full story

Six Straight for Shoremen

Sports

By Brooke Paulshock Elm Staff Writer This past Saturday, March 24, Washington College beat Franklin & Marshall 11-8 in a Centennial Conference match at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen are now 6-2 overall and have moved to first place being 3-0 in the conference. Washington has now won six straight games […]

Full story

Same-Sex Bill Passes, EROS Responds

News

By Emily Blackner News Editor Earlier this year, the Maryland legislature passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which repeals an earlier Maryland statue declaring that the state will only recognize a marriage between a man and a woman as valid. Washington College’s EROS (Encouraging Respect for Others’ Sexuality) President Amanda Anastasia is pleased by this […]

Full story

Sophie Kerr Weekend: Flynn’s Reading was “The Bomb”

News

By Kim Uslin Elm Staff Writer This past weekend, the English department’s Sophie Kerr Committee and the Rose O’Neill Literary House collaborated to host Sophie Kerr Weekend, a celebration of writing at Washington College. This year’s guest of honor was Nick Flynn, a well-known poet and memoirist. Flynn was the author of this year’s required […]

Full story

In case you have missed it

In case you have missed it