Chester Gras Festivities Approach

News

By Lori Wysong Elm Staff Writer Washington College students are welcome to grab their krewe and come celebrate Mardi Gras in Chestertown. Now in its fifth year, Chester Gras will be raising money for the Kent County Backpack Program from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event is free to all, but proceeds from […]

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The “Night of a Thousand Nuggets” Hits Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Student Life

By Jack Despeaux Student Life Editor A brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity enters a McDonalds, and asks to speak to the manager. They sit and discuss business: for the brother, this may be his first such meeting, for the manager, this is becoming a biannual tradition. One week later, the brother returns, followed by another, […]

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More than Music: Hip Hop’s Control Over Culture

Lifestyle

 By Dan Teano Lifestyle Editor “Last night I took an ‘L,’ but tonight I bounced back,” said Big Sean in his Billboard Top 40 hit, “Bounce Back.” Even if you’re the slightest bit up to date with American pop culture, you’ve probably heard the term, “L” (shorthand for “loss”) recently. Along with Big Sean, several […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Cole Storm

Sports

By Louis Galdos Elm Staff Writer Freshman point guard Cole Storm is a prime example of one of the many young Shoremen that have done well in their first season at Washington College.  In this season for the Shoremen basketball program, the team is mainly comprised of younger players. The key to the team’s success originates in […]

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Reflection On Women’s March Anniversary: During a Trump Presidency, When and How Can Social Progress Really Be Made?

Opinion

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Over the horns and shouts, colorful posters demanded acknowledgment alongside the fierce pink “pussyhats.” Saturday, Jan. 20 marked the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C., and people gathered again this year to mark the event and continue the protest. Thousands of women filled the city streets—from D.C. […]

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President Threatens Free Press in Libel Discussion

Editorials, Opinion

In a Cabinet meeting earlier this month—which the press was actually invited to—President Donald Trump called America’s libel laws a “sham and a disgrace.” “[The laws] do not represent American values or American fairness,” he said. “You can’t say things that are false—knowingly false—and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account. […]

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Birthday Ball 2018 Ramps Up

News

We’re just about a month away from the 54th annual Birthday Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24. This year’s theme will be revealed in Hodson tomorrow between noon and 1 p.m., with a giveaway from the Student Events Board. Other than the theme, the biggest change coming to the dance this year […]

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Women’s Basketball Winter Recap

Sports

By John Niswander Senior Writer The Washington College women’s basketball team traveled to the historic Palestra in Philadelphia, Penn. last week to take on Dickinson College. Sophomore Cassidy Quattro scored a team-high 15 points in the 70-62 Shorewomen loss. “It was an amazing experience to play at the Palestra where so many amazing players and coaches […]

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Spring Lit House Events

News

By Abby Wargo News Editor Every semester, the Rose O’Neill Literary House brings renowned writers and scholars to Washington College through a series of events. The upcoming events for spring 2018 span a wide variety of topics through an array of different genres. The Literary House’s semester begins with poet Natalie Diaz on Feb. 1 to […]

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Spring Shows to Audition

News

By Abby Wargo News Editor A new semester brings new theatrical performances to Washington College. This spring, there will be one professor-directed show, three student-directed senior theses, and one student acting thesis. Professor of Drama and Director of Gibson Center for the Arts Dale Daigle will be directing “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh from […]

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