The Show Must Go On: Campus Closing’s Impact

Student Life

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer The abrupt closure of Washington College in the midst of the semester left students and professors behind in terms of classwork, but its effects spanned the rest of campus. Senior Sean Syme’s senior directing thesis “The 39 Steps” was set to debut on Nov. 20, but because of the campus […]

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My Perspective on the Tragic Paris Attacks

Student Life

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent Nov. 14: Three weeks ago, on Nov. 13, eight terrorists attacked the city of Paris. 130 people are dead and 352 were injured, 99 of them in critical condition. Most of them were French, but some are believed to be Britons and Belgians as well. The Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Dining Hall Staff Goes Above and Beyond in Time of Emergency

News

By Catalina Righter News Editor  In the face of events that disrupted the normal schedule of Washington College operations, employees of Dining Services remained adaptable. The first challenge was feeding students on Nov. 16 when the campus was under lockdown. According to Director of Dining Services Don Stanwick, Dining Hall staff worked with Residence Life, […]

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Poem-a-Day Features New Work by Dr. Hall

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By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor On Nov. 5, Poets.org featured Associate Professor of English Dr. James Allen Hall’s poem “Out from the Patches of Briers and Blackberries” for their Poem-a-Day series. “The editor, Alex Dimitrov, has been a very kind supporter of my work in the past… I woke up that morning and do what […]

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Community Provides Shelter for Students

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By Brooke Schultz Elm Staff Writer When the evacuation emails went out on Tuesday, Nov. 17, there was a need to house students who had no place to go. “We never had to send out any official request because the message quickly spread through the campus by email and then through the Washington College Facebook […]

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Timeline of Events for Nov. 16-22

News

By Emma Way Editor-in-Chief After a six-day search, sophomore Jacob Marberger was found dead near Hamburg, Pa. on Nov. 21. WC News wrote in an email to the WC community, “It is with great sorrow that we must inform you this evening of the passing of sophomore Jacob Marberger. We extend our deepest sympathies to […]

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End of Semester Resources Available

News

By Faith Tarpley and Catalina Righter Elm Staff Writer and News Editor  After the apparent suicide of Washington College sophomore Jacob Marberger and an extended closure of the campus, the College is working to provide support services for students. On Sunday Nov. 29 administration held a meeting and Q&A in the Cain Athletic Center for […]

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In Memoriam: Remembering Jacob Marberger

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By Molly Igoe News Editor Jacob Marberger was a friend, a student, a son, and many other things to many people. His promising life was cut far too short on Saturday, Nov. 21 when he was found dead near Hamburg, Pa. Jacob’s roommate sophomore Joseph Swit, who also roomed with him spring semester of last […]

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Message to Students from President Sheila C. Bair

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The Washington College community is mourning the death of one of its bright lights: an intelligent and compassionate young man with a very promising future. We are all struggling to deal with this terrible loss. As a mother, I cannot imagine the indescribable grief Jacob Marberger’s parents must be going through; my heart aches for […]

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