Catching Up with President Landgraf

News

By Molly Igoe News Editor From joining a women’s rowing team practice to shooting T-shirts out of a cannon, President Kurt Landgraf has already become a recognizable presence at many school events. “The most fun I have is when I can do something with the students. That’s what makes this job so worthwhile,” he said. […]

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President Landgraf Discusses Increasing Student Enrollment

News

By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief Next year, Washington College may have 440 new faces. After a slight dip in enrollment this year — going from 414 to about 390 students — President Kurt Landgraf is working to increase that number with the help of VP of Enrollment Management Lorna Hunter. “We’re working with Lorna and Rolando’s […]

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Pet of the Week: Nemo

News

By Madison Bendistis Elm Staff Writer Despite his name, there is nothing fishy about Nemo’s character. He is a 7-year-old black lab mix who is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Kent County. “Nemo seems to love attention,” said Kennel Technician Rose Douglas. “He seems a little aloof at first, but once he […]

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Hero of the Week: Nearly New

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Opinion Editor As Halloween grows closer, I want to take a moment to honor the local heroes who make last minute costume hunting all the more possible. This week’s hero is the staff at Nearly New, Chestertown’s own vintage charity shop. Are you looking for an affordable place to pick up gently used […]

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NFL Protests Are American Right: Student Perspective on Kaepernick, Protesting, and Patriotism

Opinion

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer Over a year ago, San Francisco 49er’s player Colin Kaepernick made headlines for kneeling during the National Anthem, causing outrage across the nation. The resurgence of controversy in the media surrounding these type of protests comes mainly from statements posted by President Donald Trump. He tweeted on Sept. 23 […]

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Birth Control Apps Ease Access for Women

Opinion

By Tedi Rollins Elm Staff Writer Access to birth control has been a controversial issue for years. There has been a resurgence on the topic throughout the past election season and President Donald Trump’s time in office. With threats to defund Planned Parenthood and an overarching rhetoric against contraception, it makes sense that a new way […]

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Letter to the Editor: Writer Says the New Royal Farms Is Anything but a Hero

Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor, As a loyal Royal Farms customer, I was excited to hear that a new store would be built at the roundabout in Chestertown in time for the start of the 2017-2018 school year, however, upon my first visit when I returned to Washington College in August, I was thoroughly disappointed. The Elm declared […]

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Reviewing “Loving Vincent”

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By Erin Caine Senior Writer “Loving Vincent,” a film released in the US on Sept. 22, boasts an original soundtrack just as gorgeously textured as its groundbreaking artwork. Vincent van Gogh’s animated biography, the first feature-length film to be made entirely with paintings, pooled the talent and dedication of 115 painters to create an astounding 65,000 […]

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Lack of Student Engagement With Speaker Ryan

Opinion

By Olivia Libowitz Elm Staff Writer What were we all doing on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.? If the answer was not “Walking to Dixon Valve & Coupling Company to hear Paul Ryan speak,” then I’ve got a few questions for you. Recently, House Speaker Paul Ryan came to Chestertown to pitch the administration’s […]

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Senior Games Across the Board: Field Hockey, Men’s Soccer, and Volleyball Each Celebrate Senior Day

Sports, Uncategorized

By Sophia Grabiec and Josh Niswander Sports Editor and Senior Writer Field Hockey: Field hockey hosted Roanoke on Oct. 21 for a non-conference game as the Shorewomen celebrated Senior Day. Junior goalkeeper Morgan Domanico made nine saves in the Washington College 3-1 victory.     WC seniors Katie Arnold, Sami Bialozynski, Michaela Conners, Courtney Rainey, and Liza […]

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