Rose O’Neill Literary Prize Winners

News

By Mary Sprague Elm Staff Writer The three annual Rose O’Neill Literary House student creative writing prizes were awarded at the 2017 Senior Reading on Thursday, April 20. The Literary House Genre Fiction Prize deals with works of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or horror. The winner was awarded a $500 prize. Roswell Wells, junior, won […]

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Days for Girls Event Sparks Debate on Approach

Opinion

Students Find Issue in the Organizational Waste of Event Intended to Give Opportunities By Rosie Alger Opinion Editor There was a recent charity event on campus called Days for Girls, which raised money and brought awareness to the issues of education for girls around the world, and the impact poor menstrual health can have on a […]

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Firing Bill O’Reilly Does Not Clean Up Fox News

Opinion

By Brian Klose Former Opinion Editor Since joining Fox News in 1996, talk show host and political commentator Bill O’Reilly has earned a reputation as an aggressive, to-the-point talking head on top of the cable news world. O’Reilly’s show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” in particular, was consistently the highest-rated show across the three major cable news networks […]

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Experiencing the Brown Advisory Board

Student Life

By Amy Rudolph Web Editor Students at WC have the money in their hands — $700,000 to be exact. The Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund Program (Brown Advisory SMIF Program) has grown from the half million-dollar mark to more than $700,000 and currently has holdings in Apple Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pepsico Inc., Verizon, and McDonald’s. […]

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Editor-in-Chief Says Goodbye

News

By Catalina Righter Former Editor-in-Chief I usually pride myself on my ledes, but, of course, when it’s my own story to tell, nothing comes to me. I started at The Elm for the same reason I start a lot of things — fear. As a college freshman, I was a small fish who had just […]

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Criticism of Trump’s Presidency Conflated With Family Controversy

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Web Editor As President Donald Trump rounds out his first 100 days as commander- in- chief, his approval ratings are tanking more than ever. But this article isn’t about Trump, it’s about his family. the Trump family has stood by him for years, even more so during the first few months of his presidency. […]

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Figg’s Ordinary Joins High Street

News

By Joanna Sperapani News Editor A fresh face has joined the mix of the usual eatery favorites: Figg’s Ordinary, a bakery and cafe, has added some much-needed diversity to the food scene in Chestertown with its special attention to gluten allergies. Figg’s Ordinary is located at 207 S Cross St., and offers WC students a […]

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The Archives: Preserving WC History

Student Life

By Jilly Horaneck Elm Staff Writer From April 23 to 28, Washington College took part in National Archive Preservation Week, a celebration hosted by the American Library Association. On Friday, April 28, the WC Archives hosted an open house from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., holding tours, showing off new acquisitions, and teaching about the preservation of […]

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Studying Downtown

Lifestyle

By Gabrielle Rente Elm Staff Writer Finals are here and it’s time to settle down in the right place for maximum studying productivity. What happens when staying in your room makes it difficult to focus? You could be a Toll Troll, but maybe the atrium has the wrong vibe. Studying in the library can be just fine, but that is where you were the […]

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The “Princess Bride”

Lifestyle

By Jason Yon Elm Staff Writer Since this is the last review of the year, it’s going to be a little different. I haven’t talked about an old movie before, but “The Princess Bride” is well deserving. Last weekend, the Westown Theater in Middletown screened “The Princess Bride” in recognition of its 30th anniversary. Even […]

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