A Letter to the Editor: “Anything Goes, or Does it?”

Opinion

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking now heaven knows anything goes.”  Cole Porter. The Problem: How one goes about implementing their sexuality is influenced by one’s attitudes and values, which “in olden days” were influenced by parents, church, and moral ethics. Unfortunately today’s influence is to a large […]

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The Validity of Trigger Warnings

Opinion

By Emily Moran Elm Staff Writer Recently “trigger warnings” have seen a more popular usage in our society.  Trigger warnings are typically used in order to warn or otherwise notify someone of scenes or language in some form of media that could “trigger” a negative response.  Such scenes could deeply disturb and/or trigger someone because […]

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Russia Complicates Syrian ISIS Conflict

Opinion

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor Russia entered the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a dramatic fashion in late September. Despite previous hesitancy in participating in armed conflict against the infamous terror group, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a series of surprise air strikes on supposed ISIS targets in […]

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Sanders vs. Clinton: Who Won the First Democratic Debate?

Opinion

By Victoria Venable Elm Staff Writer As the Washington College campus eagerly awaited Fall Break two weeks ago, five potential Presidents anxiously stood on a stage in Las Vegas to introduce their platforms to the electorate and debate with their competition. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, CNN hosted the first televised Democratic Debate of the 2016 […]

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Can Offensive Halloween Costumes be Oppressive?

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer In the weeks leading up to Halloween, I have seen countless articles circling the internet calling out a wide variety of tasteless, offensive, and even hateful costume ideas that are sold and worn throughout the country. It may seem obvious what is harmful, and what is in good fun, […]

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Nights Out to the Theatre in London

Student Life

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent One of the most highly recommended things to do in London is experience its theatre scene. Since arriving, I have taken this advice to heart and attended to two plays. Each gave a different experience and proved in its own way why the theatre of London should really be something […]

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Ideas for How to Spend Your Halloween at WC

Student Life

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer Ready to get into the Halloween spirit? Washington College has a variety of festivities going on either on Halloween or around it. Whether you like to give out candy to trick-or-treaters, be scared at a haunted house, or just want to lay low and watch a movie, there’s something for […]

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“Equus”: The Naked Truth About Cugnini’s Senior Thesis Production

Student Life

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer What could lead a teenage boy to blind six horses? This is what Martin Dysart, a respected child psychiatrist, tries to discover in Charlotte Cugnini’s Senior Directing Thesis “Equus.” “Equus” follows Dysart as he tries to understand his new patient, Alan Strang, who is sent to Dysart’s care after his […]

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Warm Up Autumn with Mug Cakes

Lifestyle

By Anja Trenkwalder Elm Staff Writer Chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, apples, and pumpkin spice sounds like fall, right? As the weather gets colder, we yearn for those typical fall flavors. Treating yourself to delicious fall favorites offers a fantastic way to relax and unwind from midterms and other stresses. The chillier those late fall evenings […]

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Don’t Let “Mean Girls” Make You Feel Bad About Wearing a “Slutty” Costume

Lifestyle

By Sarah Mann Elm Staff Writer In 2015, I think it is safe to say that most college students are at least aware of the existence of feminism. Yet “slutty” Halloween costumes and the controversy surrounding them are far from irrelevant. Were the 2000s the peak of slutty costumes, or does it just seem that […]

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