“Beasts of No Nation”: A film about the truth behind child soldiers

Student Life

by Nick Anstett Opinion Editor There’s a moment in Director Cary Joji Fukunga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” now available for streaming on Netflix, where the bright green vegetation of the African rain forest slips into a dark, vibrant red. The violence of war eats its way into a landscape in a sequence that is tantalizing […]

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A Goose and A Gander

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel and Dan Teano Elm Staff Writers With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to decide on costumes, but more specifically on couples costumes. Are you and your significant other going to be Cinderella and Prince Charming or are you going to dress up independently? Let’s see what Amanda and Dan […]

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“Ghosts of Chestertown and Kent County”: Caine unveils D.S. Daniels’ world of the supernatural that exists right on our doorstep

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Elm Staff Writer It seems only fitting to bring in the Halloween season with a local ghost story and more precisely, D.S. Daniels’ “Ghosts of Chestertown and Kent County. It boasts a historical expertise that enriches the gripping supernatural element throughout. As Daniels herself said in the opening sentences, “In writing this […]

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Men’s Lax Captains Announced

Sports

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer Washington College men’s lacrosse recently elected three players to captain the team for the upcoming season. Senior midfielder Andrew Docktor, senior midfielder David McBrien, and senior defenseman Bradley Wollman will serve as team captains for the 2016 season. The new captains are looking to motivate their teammates and get prepared […]

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Shoremen Push for Playoffs: Men’s Soccer Works Towards First Postseason Appearance

Sports

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer The Washington College men’s soccer team continues to set records this season, mounting its first five-game winning streak for the first time in over 15 years after defeating non-conference opponent Catholic University 3-1. The Shoremen then lost in a 1-0 Centennial Conference game when they hosted Gettysburg on Saturday. To […]

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Crew Welcomes Piduch

Sports

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer Washington College men’s crew coach John Leekley announced in late September that the recent void in the assistant coaching department, left by former assistant coach Dan Hagelberg, would be filled by University of Albany graduate Greg Piduch. Piduch, who spent all four years at Albany on their club rowing team, […]

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Brady Deflates Critics

Sports

By Erik Helmle Elm Staff Writer Creating a legacy in the National Football League is not easy. Just managing to make the final roster on a team is difficult enough, but becoming a legend is an infinitely more daunting prospect. You must overcome competition from your teammates, coaches, and even your own body to stay […]

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WC Suits Up for Promising Season: Men’s and Women’s Swimming Poised to Continue Regular Season Success

Sports

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer Following a successful 2014-15 season, the Washington College men’s and women’s swim teams look to carry over their recent success. With valuable experience returning, the bar is set high for the entire program. The women’s swim team is coming off of a 5-6 dual-meet record last season and finished in […]

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Space Age Storyteller Jay O’Callahan Comes to WC

News

By John Curran  Elm Staff Writer With the recent discovery of water on the surface of Mars, interest in NASA and space travel has been revitalized. On Oct. 22, storyteller Jay O’Callahan brought a live recital of his NASA-commissioned story, “Forged in the Stars” to campus. The event took place in Hotchkiss Hall. A Massachusetts […]

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Immigration: Past and Present

News

By Molly Igoe News Editor On Oct. 22, Mae Ngai, professor of history and Lung Family Professor of Asian American studies at Columbia University, visited Washington College to speak about immigration. The talk was called “The United States as a Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea.” Ngai said, “A common appeal made […]

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