Editor-In-Chief Says Goodbye

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By Paige Kube Editor-in-Chief November 2011, I wandered into the Sear’s Publishing House after finally learning from then-Editor-in-Chief Natalie Butz how one could join The Elm staff. I was expecting to see a staff of five people crowded around a computer attempting to put together the paper, as it was done at my high school. […]

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History of Jews in Holland

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By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer On April 15, the Department of Philosophy and Religion held a presentation titled “In Search of Dutch Jewry,” hosted by Dr. Gary Schiff. Dr. Schiff is an adjunct professor of history here at Washington College and has previously taught with the department sof Philosophy and History. He’s given guest […]

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Pups Compete to Benefit The Humane Society

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By Caitlyn Maltese Elm Staff Writer This weekend, The Humane Society of Kent County sponsored the 2015 Mutt Strut. On Saturday, April 18  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants paid $10 to register their dog for the event. Prior to the event, a total of 75 dogs were preregistered. Registration included a goody bag […]

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Professor Walsh and Stewed Strawberries

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By meaghan menzel Copy Editor Tuesday, April 14 marked the fourth and final event of the “What’s Found in Translation Series” at the Rose O’Neill Literary House. Visiting Assistant Professor of English Dr. Philip Walsh gave a lecture titled “Seven Sapphos” that included translations, tea, and stewed strawberries. According to the Director of the Rose […]

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Inside the Farmer’s Market

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By Caitlyn Maltese Elm Staff Writer It’s officially Farmers’ Market season. Saturday, March 21 marked the first of many Saturdays where local vendors come out to the heart of downtown Chestertown and sell their goods. The Chestertown’s Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is a weekly event that is held every Saturday morning from the third Saturday […]

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Adam Goodheart: On Lincoln’s Legacy

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By Molly Igoe News Editor Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and a lecturer at Washington College in American studies and history, is featured in the April cover story of “National Geographic” with his article “Lincoln’s Funeral Train.” It explores Abraham Lincoln’s death and legacy in […]

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“Daily Show” Replacement Faces Controversy

Opinion

By Erin Bloodgood Elm Staff Writer When beloved satirist and long time host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart announced that he was leaving, we all wondered who would take his place. With Comedy Central already having lost Stephen Colbert last December, Stewart and the network needed to find someone to fill his shoes in […]

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I’m So OCD: Belittlement of Mental Illness

Opinion

By Emma Buchman Elm Staff Writer Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that has no real identifiable cause. This illness has two main components. The first is obsession, which includes intrusive thoughts that constantly force themselves to the forefront of your mind and cause you to focus solely on them. The second part, […]

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Justice Not Revenge for Boston Bomber Issues of Journalistic Ethics

Opinion

By Catalina Righter News Editor On April 8, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, known by most Americans as the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of 30 different counts related to the April 2013 bombing, including 17 which make him eligible for the death penalty, according to an article in The Washington Post. The only decision left is […]

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A Journey That’s Just Beginning

Opinion

By Kevin Lair Senior Elm Writer It is crazy to me that in less than a month I will be graduating from Washington College, a place where I have spent the last three years of my life working, participating in clubs, and occasionally studying. I must admit that I was not expecting that this concluding […]

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