Managing the Senioritis Epidemic: How to Motivate for the Last Semester Once and for All

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano Lifestyle Editor Is the work getting harder or is it getting harder to do the work? If you’re a senior, you might be dealing with senioritis. Real or not, this disease seems to strike at the most inconvenient times: the day before a midterm, the day of a class presentation, and the day […]

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Kiplin Hall Trip Canceled

News

By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief After a legacy that stretches two decades, the Kiplin Hall program, organized by Dr. Richard and Barbara Gillin, will take a hiatus this summer. “My wife and I are really disappointed that things are not going to work out for this summer,” said Dr. Richard Gillin, Ernest A. Howard professor of English […]

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Keeping the Olympics a Politics-Free Zone

Opinion

By Olivia Libowitz Elm Staff Writer There is a somewhat surprising lack of open politics each Olympics season. You will never see an Olympian kneeling during the National Anthem or walking out if a nation they dislike wins. This might seem odd, as every four years, the Olympic Games are the largest conglomerate of nationalities and […]

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Trump Cuts Needed Services

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheis Elm Staff Writer In his latest assault on the impoverished populations of this country, President Donald Trump has proposed a budget plan that will slash federal funding for student loan forgiveness, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), health insurance, and housing subsidies. These programs that Trump wants to weaken are all important […]

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Man Dissatisfied With Convocation’s Douglass Scholar

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By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief A man claiming to be a journalist and Frederick Douglass scholar has been contacting Washington College staff and students online. John Muller, co-founder of a group called “16th & W Douglassonians,” began posting on Facebook about the College conferring an honorary degree to Douglass at tomorrow’s Convocation. The Elm could not confirm […]

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Deanda Discusses Porn, Male Gaze

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By Taylor Patterson Elm Staff Writer On Valentine’s Day, students and faculty gathered on the Rose O’Neill Literary House porch to discuss the poetics of eros, or as Dr. Elena Deanda prefers to call it, pornopoetics. The Tea and Talk is part of the Sophie Kerr lecture series and included a discussion of Dr. Deanda’s latest […]

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Celebrating Lunar New Year

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By Lori Wysong Elm Staff Writer It’s the Year of the Dog, and to mark the Lunar New Year, the Student Government Association and the Global Education Office hosted a celebration on Saturday, Feb. 17. The Year of the Dog began on Friday, Feb. 16. Amanda Tran, junior and secretary of diversity for the SGA, said that […]

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Another Student Struck by Car

News

By Abby Wargo News Editor Another Washington College student was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the intersection at Campus Avenue and Route 213. This is the second student hit at that particular crosswalk this school year, according to Director of the Department of Public Safety Gerald Roderick. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, a student […]

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Honoring “Little America’s” History of Talent: Celebrating the Lives of Notable African-American Writers from Maryland

Lifestyle

During this year’s Black History Month, it’s important to remember Maryland’s own history—and the history of America as a whole. Maryland, nicknamed, “Little America,” has been powerfully shaped by the efforts of African-American Marylanders such as abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, the first African-American Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, jazz legends Ellis Larkins and […]

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PS Birthday Ball Advice 

News

By Abby Wargo News Editor Director of the Department of Public Safety Gerald Roderick knows that Birthday Ball is one of the biggest and most important events at Washington College, but, “there are a lot of really good things that happen, and some not-so-good things [as well],” he said. Public Safety’s main goal for Birthday Ball […]

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