Shoremen Ground Jays

Sports

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer Following two losses at the ‘Widener Tip-Off for Autism Awareness’ tournament, the Washington College men’s basketball team picked up its first victory of the season after defeating host Elizabethtown 77-67 on Nov. 21. Not only is it the Shoremen’s first victory of the season but it is also head coach […]

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WC Swims for Perfection in the Pool

Sports

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer The men’s and women’s swim teams competed in two meets shortly before Thanksgiving break, hosting Salisbury and St. Mary’s College of Maryland in non-Centennial Conference matchups. In their most recent meet, the men’s team picked up a dominant victory, as they beat Gettysburg 153-108 in a CC matchup. The women, […]

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Tech Wish List: New & Exciting Gadgets

Lifestyle

This holiday season, the anticipation is palpable for the newest phones, accessories, gadgets, and consoles to both give to and receive from those we love most. Innovative and convenient technologies are in high demand these days and forming a wish list can prove a daunting task for the conscientious consumer. Stores and online shopping sites […]

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The Goose and Gander: Let’s talk winter break and how couples overcome distance

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel and Dan Teano Elm Staff Writers Amanda says… Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas music is playing in almost every store which means that winter break is just around the corner. If you’re in a relationship with someone on campus being apart from them for a little over a month may prove to […]

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“Spotlight” Scores A+

Lifestyle

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor It’s the summer of 2001, and another Boston Catholic priest is in court due to allegations of sexual abuse regarding a minor. To most people it may be another footnote in a long history of nebulous court cases and news blurbs surrounding the church. It would hardly make the front […]

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Minneapolis and Chicago Show Growing American Divide Over Race

Opinion

By Emily Moran Elm Staff Writer Last week, racial tensions reached a tipping point in the cities of Chicago and Minneapolis.  In Minneapolis, five Black Lives Matter protesters were shot while participating in a public demonstration against the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 16.  The suspects are said to be white supremacists carrying […]

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Reach Out: Mental Health Stigmas and Hesitancies

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer What comes to mind when you hear the words depression, OCD, anxiety, bulimia, ADHD, schizophrenia? We’ve heard the words before. We’ve been taught not to use them lightly, but when can we use them at all? Mental illness is a subject that not a lot of us know how […]

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A Thank You For Compassion in Rough Times

Opinion

By Nick Anstett Opinion Editor Over the course of my time home I had to hear a lot of things about Washington College. Most were well meaning, but many were marked by confusion and misinformation. It is still hard to think of our small community nestled away on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as becoming the subject […]

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Social Responsibility

Opinion

By Victoria Venable Elm Staff Writer In my time as a writer, political activist, and liberal feminist, I have been faced with an ongoing internal dilemma: confront social injustice and bigotry head on or resist the temptation to reward the behavior with any attention whatsoever. Does writing an article slamming Ben Carson for xenophobic views […]

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A Eulogy for Jacob Marberger

Opinion

By Dr. Joseph Prud’homme  (Below is a copy of the eulogy that Dr. Prud’Homme delivered at Jacob Marberger’s memorial service in Philadelphia this past Wednesday) We are called together by the death of our beloved friend Jacob, a coming together made necessary by those thousand shocks and heartaches that all human flesh is made heir […]

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