Letter to the Editor: Response to “Republican Party’s Future is Bright”

Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor, “Blaming others will never solve our problems.” I thank Kyle Sepe for this rather profound statement, for I believe it quite strongly. Blaming others will never solve our problems. I must then ask Kyle Sepe why his entire column was based around blame, specifically blaming Presdient Obama and his supporters for everything wrong […]

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To Gamble or Not to Gamble, That is Question 7

Opinion

By Ian Briggs Staff Columnist If you have turned on a TV in last few months, you have undoubtedly seen the commercials telling you about Question 7. For those unfamiliar with these endless ads, Question 7 is a Maryland Bill which allows casinos to offer table games, such as blackjack and roulette, while also allowing […]

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False Foundations: Giving Thanks

Opinion

By Chris Cronin Staff Columnist This is part two of a monthly series on the falsehoods and misremembered facts behind some of America’s most cherished cultural touchstones. For the first article in the series, see the Oct 26 issue of The Elm. Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the fourth Thursday in November […]

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Pam Ortiz Speaks on the Difficulties of Society with Ease with Lyrics

Opinion

By Jeremy Quintin Staff Columnist Writing lyrics is an incredibly challenging aspect of music, especially when realizing how strong the influence of words is over the masses, and how the responsibility of those words cannot simply be erased from the page once they’re out of the mouth. So when an album opens up with a […]

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A Wayfarer In the Land: Why I Want a Sea Lion for Christmas

Student Life

By Sarah Masker Foreign Correspondent In the past four months, I have been to three continents, six countries, and countless cities and towns. The Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador are by far the most amazing place I have ever been in my entire life. They’re the reason I want a sea lion for […]

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Music Department Rings in the Holidays

Student Life

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer Choir and Band students have been working hard since September in preparation for their holiday concerts. The Washington College Department of Music has stayed busy during these last few weeks of school with its student performances, concert series, and chamber recitals. A number of ensembles of students, professors, and […]

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Let Them Eat Cake: A Step To End World Hunger

Student Life

By Hannah Kebede Elm Staff Writer How you get the Washington College community to help fight starvation all over the world? Let them eat cake. On Nov. 15, the Service Council hosted the third annual Cake-Off to benefit The Hunger Project, a global organization that fights to end hunger in Africa, Asia and Latin America. […]

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Rebooted Website Launches Errors

News

By Leland Fiegel Web Editor The transition from the old Washington College website to the new Live Whale powered one has not been without its growing pains. Students and faculty alike have been complaining about numerous glitches in the site as it transitions to the new Live Whale content management system. The new website, built […]

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The Right Track: Tenure Process, Prof. Titles Explained

News

By Emma Way Elm Staff Writer Receiving tenure at Washington College takes immense commitment and hard work from the prospective tenure-track professor. Their qualifications must exceed average with exceptional teaching experience and the drive to constantly contribute to their academic fields of interest. Provost and Dean Emily Chamlee-Wright said, “Faculty are expected to contribute to […]

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Campus Crime Busters: Student dispatchers instrumental to campus safety

News

BY BJ Poss Elm Staff Writer If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? If it’s something weird and it won’t look good, who you gonna call? Public Safety. Public Safety officers do a great job of reaching each and every reported incident on campus in a timely fashion, usually balancing more […]

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