This Week in Greek

Student Life

•After a week of informal rush, the brothers of Kappa Sigma welcomed four new members; the brothers of Phi Delta Theta welcomed three; and the brothers of Kappa Alpha Order welcomed two. •The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega hosted the Memorial Midshore Council Domestic Violence awareness event last Monday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. downstairs […]

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Flu Shots for the Flock

Student Life

By Catalina Righter Elm Staff Writer This week, sharing nicely as we do in our small-school environment, it seems that everyone and their mother has had some form of sickness. Luckily, coming up on Oct. 1, Health services will be offering flu shots for all students and staff in the Egg of Hodson. The cost […]

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Weekend on the Water

Student Life

By Hannah Kebede Elm Staff Writer In some of the last days of summery weather, under threat of rain, Washington College students, parents and faculty gathered on campus and down on the Chester River waterfront to celebrate Fall Family Weekend. “It was nice to see what the students have been accomplishing.” said Karen Votaw, mother […]

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Back to WAC: Spotlights Shane Brill ‘03

Student Life

By Michael Harman Senior Writer This article will be the first of many in a series that the Student Life section has begun. Every week we will feature a different member of the Washington College community who has since graduated and come back to WC. These people may be teachers, faculty, coaches, etc, but all […]

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First Lady stands up for Toes and Tushies

Student Life

By Emma Way Senior Writer It is not everyday you see Washington College First Lady Elisabeth Reiss sitting in Hodson Hall Commons. For the entirety of September she is there, smiling, sitting behind a table covered in new children’s socks and underwear along with a laundry detergent bottle full of spare change. Smiling because she […]

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Freshmen Orientation: Was it Worth it?

Opinion

By Casey Kerins Staff Writer For my fellow freshman and I, it has been just about a month since we first set foot on campus, moved our entire lives into a shared room, and waved goodbye to our parents until mid-October. Although it would be difficult to adjust in a totally new environment, we were […]

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Those Stupid HGTV House Hunters

Opinion

Emily Harris Copy Editor As a college student, sometimes it’s entirely necessary to take a few hours out of your week, plop down on the couch, and mindlessly devote an afternoon to watching Ellen dance around with a token celebrity of the moment, or listen to Rachel Ray talk about how it really is possible […]

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Wading Through Not So Shallow Folk Music History

Opinion

Did you know that the banjo has its origins in Africa and the Caribbean? For the longest time I had attributed the instrument to the folk music era of American history, which our modern concept of the banjo does have its place in. However, the first version of the banjo played in the Americas was […]

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Two Letters to the Student Body in Explanation of Next Issue

Opinion

By Melissa McIntire Faculty Advisor On Monday, Sept. 9 Aaron Taylor, a junior at Washington College, was found dead in his dorm room from an apparent suicide. There is a debate taking place in newsrooms across the country: whether or not to cover suicides. In the aftermath of Aaron’s death The Elm was tasked with […]

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SGA Corner Sept. 17

News

By Katie Tabeling News Editor • Chief Adrian Baker of the Chestertown Police Department opened the meeting with comments about the relations between Chestertown residents and students who live off-campus. “We need to be mindful of when you have gatherings, that noise can be irritating to other people – especially when big groups travel to […]

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