Media Scrutiny and Cam Newton’s Post-Super Bowl Demeanor

Opinion

By Brian Klose Sports Editor After Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton and his team lost Super Bowl 50 24-10 to the Denver Broncos, came under intense media scrutiny after prematurely leaving his post-game interview. Since then, writers across the sports media, including a piece by CBS Sports, have been discussing his actions and criticizing his […]

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Which Candidate Has The Best Presence Online?

Opinion

By Victoria Venable Elm Staff Writer The election of 2008 was a pivotal moment in American history for many reasons. Beyond the historical election of the first African-American president, 2008 was a major shift in the venues of campaigning and the role of the media in elections. In 2008, Barack Obama bolted together a network […]

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Does Activism Have a Place in the Super Bowl?

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer When Superbowl Sunday rolls around America tunes in. Whether it be for the game, the commercials, or the half time performance, millions of people sit down for an afternoon of entertainment, and this year was no exception. This year’s half time show featured Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé, and […]

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Who is Responsible for Flint, Michigan’s Crisis?

Opinion

By Emily Moran Elm Staff Writer By now many have heard of the water crisis that is currently affecting Flint, Mich.  Since April of 2014, residents of Flint have been drinking, bathing, and cooking with water that has been contaminated with lead.  For nearly two years, Flint residents have been told that the water, despite […]

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Starting Fresh Spring Semester

Student Life

By Brooke Schultz Senior Writer The start of the new spring semester may feel daunting a first because deadlines are looming and extracurricular activities are in the full swing. Here are some ways to make the spring semester go even more smoothly than the fall. Get to Know Your Professors USA Today writer David Funke’s […]

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Breaking the Language Barrier Abroad

Student Life

By Emma Buchman Foreign Correspondent There is no other way to frame this so I am just going to come right out and say it: language barriers are terrible. We often take for granted how we are able to perfectly communicate our thoughts and feelings in our primary language. When you’re forced to speak a […]

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Tips for the Best Birthday Ball Ever

Student Life

By Sabrina Carroll Student Life Editor      Despite the freezing temperatures, Washington College’s campus heats up by the time Birthday Ball rolls around. A WC tradition to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, Birthday Ball always has so many different things going on, so it’s important to be prepared for the festivities. Here are a few […]

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Swimming Championship Preview: WC Swimming Prepares for a Historic Conference Championship

Sports

By Pat Mariboe Senior Writer The men and women’s swim teams both ended their season on a high note, winning their last meet of the season at McDaniel. The men’s team finished their season with a perfect 10-0 record, improving on their 9-1 record from last season. The women’s team finished the season with a […]

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Shorewomen Seek Success

Sports

By Andrew Chirico Senior Writer Following two consecutive seasons posting an 11-5 record, the Washington College Women’s Lacrosse team has high expectations heading into its 2016 season. Third year Head Coach Heidi Yetman returns a stellar seven players who started in at least nine games last season. After going 7-2 in Centennial Conference play and […]

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Introducing: The Elm Sports Network

Sports

The Elm Sports Network is the Elm’s newest online sports media outlet. ESN posts weekly videos ranging from team previews to coach interviews to student-athlete profiles. Videos are published every Thursday on the Elm’s Youtube channel, TheElmNewspaper. If you are interested in contributing to ESN videos, contact Andrew Chirico (achirico2@washcoll.edu) for more details.

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