ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Cynics Get Iced

Opinion

By Tori Venable Elm Staff Writer According to the Internet, the most reliable source for opinion of our generation, the Ice Bucket Challenge is not helping anyone, anywhere, ever.  As memes and blogs have asserted, it is a waste of fresh water aiming only to feed our American narcissism.  The term “slactivism” has even been […]

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President Obama’s Failure to Act… Anywhere

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Elm Staff Writer Hillary Clinton offered perhaps the best summary of President Barack Obama’s foreign policies in her Aug. 11 interview with “The Atlantic.” She said, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” The former Secretary of State further criticized her former boss partnering […]

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Taking Care of Our Family Tree: Examing the Adjustment Process of Our Returning Upperclassmen

Opinion

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor As the campus prepares for the return of the academic season, one subject on everyone’s minds is how new everything is. Each year, the campus’ primary goal is to welcome the new students and faculty who come to campus and bring them into the Washington College family. But every healthy […]

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Fitness Classes Available At JFC: For those not in sports, WC offers classes that help keep off the D-Hall weight

Sports

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor The “freshmen 15.” Those two words are something that any incoming student has heard before and wants to avoid when they leave their house and start living on their own. It becomes hard when students don’t participate in varsity sports that adhere to strict practice/game schedules along with offseason workouts. […]

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Roy Kirby Stadium Flooded: Heavy rain forces fall sports to play games on grass

Sports

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor With the new semester approaching, students begining to matriculate through the campus again, fall sports have begun and athletes are preparing for their upcoming season. Any athlete knows that a season can a rollercoaster ride; there will be losing streaks, massive upsets, and dramatic, late game winners.  This year though, […]

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The Odds and Ends of Club Sports at WC: For those students who don’t want to dedicate their full commitment to a sport or just prefer something different, WC has something to offer them

Sports

by Derek Stiles  Sports Editor  The transition from high school to college is an immense one to say the least. All of a sudden you must take care of yourself on a daily basis and handle a multitude of responsibilities while continuing to get good grades. It’s a lot to handle; therefore, playing a collegiate […]

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Freshmen coaches make first impressions: As the fall season starts up, new coaches make their debuts this week

Sports

 by Derek Stiles Sports Editor As preseason for fall sports come to a close, the teams prepare for their season openers this week. Not only will freshmen be making their debuts for their respective teams, but many coaches will be as well. For the fall season, four new coaches will be on the sidelines for […]

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Greeks Look back on Summer: Reminising on Conferences & Internships, Planning for the Fall Semester

Student Life

By Allison Davis Elm Staff Writer Greek Life has stayed busy throughout the summer. Each organization was able to travel all across the country to conventions in order to learn more about leadership and meet more people. Here are some highlights from the summer and events to look forward to in the fall: • Kappa […]

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Thespian-honest About Drama Draft

Student Life

By Emma Way Student Life Editor Starting this semester, the Drama Department gears up for the next round of senior thesis productions by introducing a new system for auditions. Instead of students individually auditioning for each production, all the senior directors will hold auditions together hoping to attract a large group of interested actors and […]

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If I Stay: A Review

Lifestyle

By Hailli Woo Lifestyle Editor In her novel “If I Stay,” Gayle Forman, takes the reader on a journey of a family that brings every emotion to the surface. The main character, Mia, is a gifted cellist with an opportunity to attend Julliard. Mia has an out-of-body experience when her family is in a fatal […]

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