Chester River Watershed Observatory Unveiled

News

By Emily Harris News Editor Over the years, the Chester River waterfront has become an iconic part of a Washington College education. In an effort to make the local estuary even better known, the Center for Environment and Society (CES) developed the Chester River Watershed Observatory (CRWO) in just under three years. Deputy Director of […]

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Residents Clash with Rentals: Washington Avenue homeowners unhappy with student behavior

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By Emily Harris News Editor Most Washington College students may have left Chestertown for the summer, but concerns about student behavior off campus remained at the forefront of residents’ minds. The recently formed Washington Avenue Neighborhood Association (WANA) met with Mayor Chris Cerino on July 22 to voice some of their concerns. “They wanted to […]

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New Year, New Class, New President: Reiss accepts new position, Griswold steps in as interim

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By Catalina Righter News Editor The 2014-15 academic year at Washington College ushers in a major change in leadership as President Mitchell Reiss prepares to say goodbye. The position will be filled by Jack S. (Jay) Griswold in the interim until a long-term replacement is found. In July, a campus-wide announcement was sent out stating […]

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The Elm Declassified: College Survival Guide

Lifestyle

By Kaitlyn Fowler Elm Staff Writer Every year, several hundred freshmen arrive for orientation loaded down with college supplies, and a jumble of nerves and fears. To help with the chaos, we have reached out to some of our new sophomore class to get the advice that helped them make the most of their first […]

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Masks to Keep Your Summer Glow

Lifestyle

By Kay Bush Elm Staff Writer In the summer everyone’s skin looks fresh and healthy. Why not keep that glow throughout the whole year? Face masks are fantastic ways to relax and retain clear skin. You don’t have to go to a fancy spa or buy expensive products to get these results. A quick trip […]

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“Boyhood,” Film in Review

Lifestyle

By Nick Anstett Elm Staff Writer There’s a scene towards the end of “Boyhood” in which Ellar Coltrane’s Mason, now a legal adult, steps into his, admittedly cramped, freshman dorm room and looks about. This is where he will be spending the next year of his life and his steps into adulthood. It’s a quiet […]

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News at a Glance

News

By Emily Harris News Editor 1. For most sane people, zombie attacks are reserved for horror movies and “The Walking Dead.” But that might not be the case in the Manitoba province of Canada. A camp has been designed for participants to learn basic survival skills and use of various weapons, including knives and pitchforks, […]

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Introducing the New Elm Editors

News

Paige Kube, Editor in Chief Senior/ Four year Elmer/ biology major, creative writing and chemistry minors Reason for becoming Editor in Chief: I’ve been on the staff for four years and seen the enourmous progress The Elm has made. To to keep The Elm moving in the same direction was important to me. Favorite part […]

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Stay Safe at WC

News

By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor New students who come to Washington College have many concerns. One of them most likely includes their safety in a new environment. This is what WC’s Public Safety is for. Public Safety is the campus’ security force. Their office is located in the lower level of Wicomico Residence Hall, and […]

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Advice from Your Editor

Opinion

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor True activism is a powerful thing.  If your passion is strong enough, one person can change everything. However, as with all things, making permanent and positive change can only be achieved through balance. Yes, you need conviction and authority in order to forward your cause. But being aggressive and overbearing […]

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