A Beginner’s Guide to Not Crying at Birthday Ball

Student Life

by Catalina Righter Editor-in-Chief The high expectations and excitement that come along with Birthday Ball can also mean high stress—there’s a lot that can go wrong. The best way to minimize mix-ups and give you a chance of actually having fun is to plan in advance. Then, when something unexpected crops up, you’ll be more […]

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Just a Gander

Lifestyle

By Brian Brecker Elm Staff Writer Whether you’re enjoying the candy of a healthy relationship or the candy of endless loneliness, there’s something sweet in Valentine’s Day for everyone. Valentine’s Day also represents a special time of year when couples keep arguments at bay. Living with another person and personally involved with them on a […]

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Explore America Internships Available

Student Life

by Chloe Bailey Elm Staff Writer Are you looking for a fulfilling and worthwhile opportunity this summer to work at some the nation’s most prestigious centers for the arts and humanities? The C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience’s Explore America Internships offer Washington College students the opportunity to be a […]

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Every Body is Beautiful

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Throughout the last century, the ideal body image has undergone a substantial change. From the Gibson girl in the 1900s to Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, our picture of the perfect woman has fluctuated. Currently, this image is continuing to shift from an impossibly small frame to a more […]

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The Ultimate Playlist for the Month of Love

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Elm Staff Writer When it comes to romance, there’s nothing quite like a soulful voice and some deep lyrics to put all those flowers and chocolates to shame. Romantic gems can be found in every era, from ‘50s jazz standards to mushy modern classics. Though style changes to suit the times, the […]

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How to Beat Procrastination

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Procrastination has been the cause of death for thousands of GPA’s for even the brightest of students. The hustle of everyday life seems to get in the way of school work. Netflix and Instagram are black holes of lost time, and before you know it, you have wasted an […]

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Birthday Ball Gets Makeover

News

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer Every year, alumni and friends of Washington College flock back for a night of fun. Birthday Ball is a celebration of the birth of the College’s namesake, George Washington. A time-honored tradition for decades, it brings the WC community together. But as with most everything, traditions change. This year, […]

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Student Assaulted Off-Campus

News

By Molly Igoe and Brooke Schultz News Editors On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 a.m., a male Washington College student was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the Fish Whistle, at 98 Cannon St. The incident occurred after the student was escorted from the bar by staff members. Director of Public Safety Gerald […]

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Grammys Snub Beyoncé for Album of the Year

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer With so many amazing artists being honored at the Grammys, it is almost certain that some fans will be disappointed that their favorite star didn’t win. This year, however, many fans are downright angry about Beyoncé’s lack of awards, specifically for Album of the Year. Adele, this year’s Album […]

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Pet of the Week: Riley

News

By Madison Bendistis Elm Staff Writer This issue’s Pet of the Week, Riley, may sound familiar, as he was briefly mentioned a couple of weeks ago in an article about Passion the pitbull. Riley is a four-year-old pitbull mix with a bluish gray coat and brown eyes. Riley and Bella, another dog at the shelter, […]

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