The Goose and the Gander: Dr. and Mrs. Gillin: a look into an almost 50 year marriage

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano and Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writers This week Dan and Amanda interviewed Dr. Richard Gillin and Mrs. Barbara Gillin to find out what it takes to be in a long-term relationship. With about 50 years of experience, the Gillins provide the perfect example of what it means to be in love. Dan […]

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Pros and Cons of Going Greek

Student Life

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer With the campus buzzing about rush, you might be wondering whether Greek life is for you. You might hear members discuss their experiences within their organization or new members talkabout what it was like to go through the process of joining. Deciding whether or not you want to rush a […]

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Packing Tips To Consider

Student Life

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent There are a lot of things that you don’t anticipate needing when you travel and for the most part they are actually pretty obvious. So obvious, in fact, that you want to smack yourself in the head because you just can’t believe that you forgot them. Well I’m here today […]

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What An RA Wants You to Know

Student Life

By Sabrina Carroll Student Life Editor Being an Resident Assistant is one of the best decisions I’ve made as a young adult. The job teaches patience, acceptance, time management, and leadership skills. There are often misconceptions about RAs, and I’m hoping I can clear some of those up, at least for the Washington College community. […]

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Law Firm DLA Piper Pledges Support for George’s Brigade

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CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College’s new initiative to help high-ability, high-need students attain a private liberal arts education has gained a partner in DLA Piper, a global law firm that has committed $50,000 toward the effort. With this gift and others, endowed funding for George’s Brigade has climbed over $2.5 million in only a few months. “Enabling […]

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Adoptable Pet of the Week Spotlight: Ghost

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By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor Ghost is a one year old, male Staffordshire Terrier mix who came to the Kent County Humane Society on Jan. 21. His owners had owned him for eight months and had to surrender him when they moved. “A majority of the time when someone does [surrender their pet] is when […]

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How Green are Your Jeans?

News

By Brooke Schultz Elm Staff Writer During her presentation entitled “Environmental Folklore and Sustainable Design,” Dr. Leyla Acaroglu said “wash your jeans less, save the planet.” This funny, passing comment is just a snapshot of Dr. Acaroglu’s hour-long discussion about “how to use our creative capacity to advocate for social change, using environmental folklore and […]

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Police Department Finds Space to Grow

News

By Catalina Righter News Editor There is still a smell of wet paint around the Chestertown Police Department at 601 High St. The police moved into the former Carrot Top Childcare and Learning Center, during the first week of February and found that some of the decorating choices — the bright yellow floor tiles and […]

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Racial Bias Incident Reported at WC

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By Meaghan Menzel Copy Editor On Feb. 18, Washington College President Sheila Bair sent out an email at 7:29 a.m., informing WC of an incident of racial harassment in one of the dormitories on campus: “On Monday, Feb. 8, Public Safety was asked to investigate a bias incident on our campus. A campus visitor, staying […]

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2016 Birthday Convocation

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By Elijah McGuire-Berk Elm Staff Writer Washington College’s Convocation is an event always filled with prestigious awards and honored guests, and spring Convocation last Friday, Feb. 19 was no exception. WC President Shelia Bair led the ceremony. She began by announcing that the seven finalists for the annual George Washington Book Prize had been chosen. […]

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