Res Life Seeks RA Applications

Student Life

by Jilly Horaneck Elm Staff Writer The Office of Residential Life is looking for new Residential Assistants (RAs) for the 2017-18 academic year. Senior Ashley Gates said, “The primary duty of an RA is community building, but being an RA also entails policy enforcement and administrative duties.” An RA is assigned to a residence hall […]

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Softball Aims High After Recent Success

Sports

By John Niswander Elm Staff Writer Last season the Shorewomen came up one win short of capturing the Centennial Conference tournament championship. They finished with a record of 22-20, 11-5 in conference play, and secured the top seed in the Centennial Conference tournament for the first time in college history. The team has qualified for […]

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Bugs Are on the Menu at WC

News

By Mary Sprague Elm Staff Writer Crickets were on the menu last Friday, Feb. 17, as part of “The New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu,” an event sponsored by the Center for Environment and Society (CES). The goal of this event was to increase awareness about the viability of insects as […]

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Hero of the Week: PM Justin Trudeau

Opinion

By Brian KLose Opinion Editor This issue’s Hero of the Week honors Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada and political heartthrob. After weeks of traveling, Trudeau has been making headlines and growing his international fanbase with his charm, good looks, and vocal support for progressive political values. Trudeau recently met with President Donald Trump to […]

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Reviewing “The Lego Batman Movie” : Does This Lego Remake Do the Real Batman Justice?

Lifestyle

By Jason Yon Elm Staff Writer Reprising his role as Batman from 2014’s “The LEGO Movie,” Will Arnett swings into action as the plastic caped crusader in “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Joining him is Michael Cera as Robin and Zach Galifianakis as the Joker along with a cornucopia of DC characters and villains.  Surprisingly, “The […]

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Women’s Lax Season Preview

Sports

By Pat Mariboe Senior Sports Writer Washington College’s women’s lacrosse team has been in superb form the past few years, and show no signs of slowing down, as they finished with an 11-7 overall record this past season on their way to a record seventh straight winning season. The Shorewomen have also qualified for the […]

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary: Public Schools at Risk of Low Funding Under New Secretary’s Policy Promises

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer The nomination of Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of the Department of Education created one of the most ferocious debates in American politics. DeVos was appointed secretary after Vice President Pence broke the 50/50 tie. In a republican controlled house, the 50/50 split shows that even fellow […]

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Morse Brings Experience to Women’s Lax: In July, the Athletic Department announced the hiring of Julie Morse

Sports

By Sophie Grabiec Elm Staff Writer The women’s lacrosse team is jumping into the 2017 season with new assistant coach, Julie Morse. Morse is from Easton, Maryland and her sister is a graduate of Washington College and was on the swim team under Kim Lessard. Morse graduated from Loyola College and played for Jen Adams, […]

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Boyle Named as Interim Director

News

  By Elijah McGuire-Berk Web Editor Washington College’s department of Wellness Education and Prevention has a new interim director, Rachel W. Boyle, who will replace previous Director Lauren Gibson. Boyle has worked for the College for the past 15 years as the head field hockey coach and coordinator of Student Athlete Services. She sees certain […]

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Catching Up with President Bair

News

By Catalina Rigther and Molly Igoe Editor-in-Chief and News Editor Q: Recently, FixedFor4, a program that fixes tuition for a four year period, was announced. How long has FixedFor4 been in the works? The concept of a fixed-rate tuition plan had been kicked around before I got here. Some schools have tried it with various […]

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