Student Charged for Arson Threats

News

By Abby Wargo News Editor Senior Steven McDonnell, 21, has been charged with threat to commit arson after allegedly threatening several students, faculty members, and a Department of Public Safety officer, according to Director of Public Safety Gerald Roderick. McDonnell was arrested by the Chestertown Police Department around midnight Tuesday, Dec. 5 after three students made […]

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Letter to the Editor: Placing Blame on Victims

Letters

Dear Editor, I am an economics major here at WC and am in disbelief about the events that have transpired. As someone who was in a class with Professor Wang, I could not believe what I was hearing about the sexual harassment and overall predatory behavior that he was exhibiting. I had never expected him […]

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How to Make Sit Happen Every Day; A Practical Guide for Mindfulness Meditation

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano Lifestyle Editor “Make sure sit happens.” My meditation coach texts me this reminder once a week. Meditation—this ancient practice from the East is now a buzzword in the Western world. By now, each of us has heard of mindfulness and some of its benefits. One of these benefits is relaxation. When we are […]

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Men’s Basketball Recap of the Week

Basketball, Sports

By Chrissy Segrest Elm Staff Writer The Shoremen took on 3 opponents this past week, one being an exciting overtime victory against Cairn University. Haverford and Gettysburg were also in the mix this past week. After the win vs. Cairn on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Shoremen took that momentum into Thursday’s game against Haverford College, closely […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas; A List of the Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard Before

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Senior Writer Of course, no holiday season is complete without the likes of Brenda Lee’s classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” or Eartha Kitt’s sultry-sweet “Santa Baby,” yet, there are some underrated gems you’ve probably never heard of, as well. Whether it’s an indie original or a fresh take on an established classic, […]

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“Murder on the Orient Express”: Comparing the Book with the Movie

Lifestyle

By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor I am a real stickler for book-to-movie symmetry. I am an avid reader, which I realize is not the cultural norm, but I also recognize that for most, movies based off of books are the first exposure that someone may have to a book or author. First impressions are everything. […]

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“Almost, Maine” SCE

Student Life

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Flyers stating Arctic Cat For Sale, Help Wanted, Missing Shoe, and Town Events led audience members into a town just covered in fresh snow. They aren’t in Chestertown anymore. The town’s slogan, “The Way Life Should Be,” welcomed audiences into Tawes for senior theater major Abbey Wark’s directing thesis of […]

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A Boy Can Dream; Reviewing “Coco,” the Latest Pixar Movie

Lifestyle

By Amy Rudolph Web Editor As millennials get older, the movie industry tries to keep up. This is why DC and Marvel movies have targeted our demographic, and romantic comedies now feature actors that we grew up watching as children. Disney has kept up with our age group while still producing kid-friendly entertainment. I grew up […]

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Social Media and Mental Health

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Social media plays a role in most of our lives—we use Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook to connect with friends and to share our weekly activities with others; but, these apps may be affecting us on a larger scale. Although the intended functions of social media are generally positive, such as allowing […]

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Pet of the Week: Kira and Karma

News

By Madi Bendistis Elm Staff Writer The last edition of The Elm  this semester calls for a special occasion: two pets of the week, 4-month-old kittens Kira and Karma. Kira has orange fur, while Karma’s fur is gray. Karma and Kira first met when they were in foster care together for medical reasons. According to Adoption […]

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