Hero of the Week

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer   Over the past few weeks, we have seen strengthened international coalitions bringing the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and promoting stability in Ukraine. These coalitions are growing in size, strength, and the geographical origin of their members. In the Middle East, a growing […]

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Kanye West: Already Embarrassing Daughter in Public

Opinion

Rhea Arora Elm Staff Writer   At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Beck took home the award for Album of the Year, beating out Beyoncé’s fifth album, “Beyoncé,” that many thought was a shoe-in to win. Beyoncé’s album has been hailed by critics as a landmark in her career. It is urban and contemporary in […]

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It’s Going Down, I’m Yelling Tinder

Opinion

By Aakriti Gupta Elm Staff Writer   Tinder has presented a lot of interesting dilemmas when it comes to modern dating. It may have fundamentally improved the dating scene, but has devalued romance and its very essence. It helps in fulfilling sexual need, but poses questions about the importance of love. It is quick and […]

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PS Birthday Ball Tips

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Courtesy of Jerry Roderick Director of Public Safety We hope you’re excited to celebrate George Washington’s birthday at this year’s Birthday Ball.  Here are a few tips to help make sure you have a fun and safe Birthday Ball experience. – There are more options out there than pre-gaming with alcohol such as going out […]

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Tallamy Promotes Native Plants

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  By Molly Igoe Elm Staff Writer In “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships,” Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware Dr. Douglas Tallamy, discussed the important role that native plants serve in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The main message from this lecture, sponsored by Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society (CES), is that […]

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What a Ham(let)

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By Catalina Righter News Editor   According to Louis Butelli’s biography, he is “honored every day he is able to go to work in the service of a great story.” On Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, the actor, teacher, director, and writer came to WC to teach students about performing Shakespeare, a writer whose stories he […]

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WC-ALL Students Keep up Lifelong Learning Habit

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By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer    The Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning, or WC-ALL, is an opportunity for adults who wish to learn new things. Vice-chair of WC-ALL Betty Spence said, “Our constituency is not the undergraduate [students], but those adults who wish to continue learning and seek intellectual stimulation without the requirements […]

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Lit House Launches New Publication

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By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor   Founded in 2014, the first issue of the Rose O’Neill Literary House Press’s “Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College” will make its debut Feb. 15. According to its website, the “Cherry Tree” is “an annual literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and […]

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Krochmal Published in “Current Biology”

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By Caitlyn Maltese Elm Staff Writer For the last couple summers, Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Aaron Krochmal and Franklin and Marshall College professor Timothy C. Roth have recruited teams of student interns to help study local turtles at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms.  “For the better part of the last five years, my colleague Tim Roth […]

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McCleary Leaves WC

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By Catalina Righter News Editor   Feb. 20 will mark the last day of Dr. Kate McCleary’s four-year career at Washington College. According to the WC website, McCleary’s job included coordinating and administrating all aspects of the college’s education study abroad programs and oversees international student services. She will be leaving for the University of […]

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