Updates on the Hong Kong Protests

Opinion

  By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor   The pro-democracy protests taking place in Hong Kong are an extraordinary occurence in our lifetime. While we wish that the need for such protests was unnecessary, we are lucky to have the unqiue opportunity to examine these protests through our own eyes instead of through a book or […]

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A Global Threat That Requires Global Coalitions to Defeat

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer There are two general types of wars: ones against countries and ones against terrorists. It is relatively easy to know who your enemy is on the battlefield when they wear foreign uniforms or parade foreign flags. When you are fighting terrorists, they are virtually invisible and span several countries. […]

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The Exploitation of the Yazidi Minority

Opinion

By Emma Buchman Opinion Editor When I saw the story that ISIS is kidnapping Yazidi women and selling them as sex slaves or into arranged marriages I was not surprised. Horrified, but not surprised. The worldwide slave trade takes place everywhere, within both the legal bounds of nations and outside of them. Human trafficking has […]

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Getting the Dirt on the Mold: Mold in Dorm Rooms and ACs Cause Health Problems Among Students

Opinion

By Derek Stiles Sports Editor “All students have the right to expect that residence halls will be reasonably quiet and well maintained. The College recognizes that a student’s residence hall is his/her ‘home away from home’ and should be treated as such. The College assumes the responsibility for maintaining the buildings, and students must assume […]

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Campus Clubs Prepare for Midterm Elections

News

By Emily Harris News Editor Campaign signs lining Washington Avenue are a constant reminder that midterm elections are quickly approaching. While many students at Washington College are not Maryland residents, members of the campus community have still found ways to get involved. In anticipation of the Nov. 4 elections, multiple clubs on campus have been […]

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Spring Semester Special Topics Courses: New Courses Feature Wide-Ranging Subjects Across all Departments

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By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer Special topics courses being taught this spring at Washington College involve all departments and majors. Next semester offers courses that range from drama to English to math, all with a specific focus on a certain idea. The goal of these courses is for students to master critical evaluation and […]

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SGA Corner Oct. 21

News

  By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer Things Discussed:  The Film Club wanted to be recognized as a special interest group. The motion did not pass. The Academics Committee discussed how to fund honor societies.   Amendments to the Constitution: – The amendments would streamline the process in which a special interest group becomes a […]

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Ken Miller on “Dangerous Guests”

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By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Wrtier On Oct. 23 in Hynson Lounge, Associate Professor of History Ken Miller gave a talk about his first book, “Dangerous Guests; Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence.” Before Miller spoke, Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience Adam Goodheart […]

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Lit House Hosts Author Maggie Nelson

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By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor Tues. Oct. 21 marked the first event in the “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay” series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House. Director Dr. Jehanne Dubrow, said that it “was created in support of the English department. One of the English department’s most beloved classes, ‘Living Writers,’ gives students the opportunity […]

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Acme Update

News

By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer The Acme Market in Chestertown is currently undergoing a renovation to expand the store and add new sections.  The construction started a few weeks ago and is expected to be finished around Thanksgiving. The project is part of the modernization of the whole Kent Plaza and is expected to […]

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