Author Tim O’Brien Brings War Home

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By Meaghan Menzel Lit House Beat Reporter Tim O’Brien is popular for his historical fiction novels based off his experiences in Vietnam. On Thursday, Oct. 18, a crowd of students, faculty and town residents filled Decker Theatre to hear O’Brien speak. English professor Dr. Robert Mooney introduced O’Brien. O’Brien grew up in Minnesota and went […]

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Leupold Mixes Music, Technology: New WC music professor brings a unique perspective to classes

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By Emma Way Elm Staff Writer Music was always a very prominent part of John Leupold’s childhood. The newest professor in the Music Department expresses lots of passion and excitement in teaching students at WC composition through very hand-on and technology based classes. Professor Leupold started playing the piano as a young child and ever […]

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Spike in Sexual Assault Cases Investigated

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By BJ Poss Elm Staff Writer Even a town as small and quaint as Chestertown faces big city problems. Case in point: sexual assault. In the past three years the amount of “Forcible Sex Offenses” reported to Washington College Public Safety have risen each year. In 2009, there were zero sexual offenses reported. The next […]

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Feature: Elm Roots

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By Maegan Clearwood Editor-in-Chief 80 years ago, Oct. 8, 1932 Since the introduction of Saturday Classes at Washington College, which necessitated the discontinuance of the gay old Saturday morning frolic, the Blue Key have had a problem on their hands regarding the frolic situation. The Saturday evening frolic had proved unsatisfactory and frolic-loving souls are […]

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News at a Glance

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By Sarah Masker Elm staff Writer 1.) Peter Wiemer of Chautauqua Lake, N.Y., held a press release demanding that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation put Bigfoot on the Protected Species list. Wiemer argues that since there is no designated hunting season for sasquatches, they are therefore a protected species. DEC spokesperson Mark […]

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Previously In Sports

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By Rachel Puglia Elm Staff Writer On Oct. 15, 1939, from kick formation, standing deep in his own end zone, Frank Filchock of the Washington Redskins flipped a pass to Andy Farkas, who breaks loose for what would become a 99-yard touchdown. It remains the longest pass completion in NFL history. The Patriots set team […]

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Senior Captain Erin Lewns Nets Two Strokes in WC Win

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By Tim Marcin Elm Sports Editor It never hurts to have an open shot in sports. The Washington College field hockey team was fortunate enough to be awarded three penalty strokes against Dickinson College this past Saturday is an ever-important Centennial Conference matchup. The Shorewomen didn’t let this chances go to waste—scoring on all three […]

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Led by Lee: Senior Jenny Lee Helps Volleyball Route Wesley

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By Tim Marcin Elm Sports Editor There was no stopping Jenny Lee, and thus no stopping the Shorewomen. Wesley College wished they never hosted the Lee-led WC in a matchup this past Sunday afternoon, as the Shorewomen dominated in a 3-0 route. Senior middle-hitter Lee registered 12 kills, five service aces and three blocks in […]

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Jason’s Top Five NFL Games for Week 7

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By Jason Bryden Elm Senior Writer Baltimore (5-1) at Houston (5-1) The only two winning teams in the AFC meet on Sunday as the Ravens travel to Reliant Stadium in Houston with the winner gaining the valuable tiebreaker for home field in the AFC playoffs. Baltimore almost blew a late 31-23 lead last Sunday to […]

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This Week in Greek: Greeks Stay Busy With Legislature, Pancakes, and Races

Student Life

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer The Phi Delta Theta team won the Tanner’s Touch Volleyball Tournament, which was run by the Washington College women’s volleyball team. This is their second volleyball win. The members of the team were seniors Kyle Benk, Ryan Bankert, Parker McIntosh, and juniors Nick Stewart, Anthony Cairo, and Blake Weishaar. […]

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