A Look Back at International Education Week

Student Life

By Molly Igoe News Editor For this year’s International Education Week, Washington College’s Global Education Office decided on a “friendships beyond borders,” according to sophomore Felicia Attor, a student worker for IEW. They chose this theme, “to celebrate the friendships built at WC in spite of cultural, geographical, and linguistic barriers,” she said. The celebration began […]

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Letter to the Editor: Discussing “Can Guys and Girls Be Friends?”

Letters, Lifestyle

By Amy Rohn and Gabrielle Rente Copy Editors Last week, The Elm had an article in Lifestyle discussing whether or not guys and girls can be friends. We found this question poses a lot of problems, and  we would like to discuss the reasons that we disagree with the author. First, this topic is heteronormative […]

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How to Get Yourself Back on Track; In Case Your Workout Regimen Took a Break Too

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Getting back to workout routines and healthy eating habits can be difficult after overindulging during Thanksgiving. Although you may feel like you have gained a few pounds coming back to campus, a few days of eating turkey and stuffing isn’t going to ruin a fitness journey. People tend to have the […]

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A Tale of Two Movie Critics; Two Lifestyle Writers Weigh In On “Thor: Ragnarok”

Lifestyle

By Jason Yon and Brian Brecker Senior Writer and Elm Staff Writer Jason says…. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is easily the largest, most popular, and widespread series of films in the world. The movies feature a huge diverse cast of some of the best contemporary actors. Each movie is connected chronologically and laterally through cameos and […]

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Surviving the Holiday Hype When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas

Opinion

By Olivia Libowitz Elm Staff Writer The holiday season has gotten too political. That’s right, I said it. You can’t go two minutes during this time of year without hearing about “happy holidays,” the new Starbucks cup design, or why people can or cannot make little paper Christmas trees as a craft in school. Why has […]

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Twitter Poll: What Is The Best Way to Spend your Winter Break?

Opinion

  This poll was conducted via Twitter, with 32 individuals voting. Follow @TheElmNewspaper on Twitter to answer more opinion polls related to current events, popular culture, campus changes, and more. If you are interested in suggesting questions for future polls, contact Opinion Editor Rosie Alger at ralger2@washcoll.edu, or tweet @TheElmNewspaper.

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Letter to the Editor: Sexual Assault; The Importance of a Frank and Open Discussion

Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor:   I am writing to you and your readers in the hope that I might be able to be a little helpful and supportive.  When I was a 25-year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very badly sexually harassed for a long time by a female college professor who had a […]

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Finals Week Stress Necessitates Preparation

Opinion

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer Coming back from Thanksgiving break, it may come as surprise that finals are less than two weeks away. Some classes that have papers and presentations instead of the traditional written exam can have presentation dates set as early as the last couple of days of November. For that reason, students […]

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CES Chessemester Travels to Central America

News, Student Life

By Laiken Harrigan Elm Staff Writer Each year, Washington College accepts twelve students to venture on a journey around 64,000 square miles of the Chesapeake Bay. The students travel through six different states and to Central America to study North America’s largest estuary. The Chesapeake Semester, or Chessemester, is popular at WC, offering the opportunity to […]

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Dr. Helms Leaves a Mark on Faculty, Staff, Students

News

By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief Dr. Andy Helms, associate professor of economics, is remembered for his thoughtfulness, his attention to detail, and his colored chalk tucked in a cigarette case. “He would walk out of his classroom covered in sweat and covered in colored chalk dust,” said Dr. Lisa Daniels, Hodson Trust professor of economics. “In his […]

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