Photo Spotlight: Becca Kanaskie’s Trip to the Southwest

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The southwest photography trip, organized by director of the Digital Media Services Brian Palmer, and assistant director hAndea Hearn, explored Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. We started at Horseshoe Bend and drove to Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Capitol reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Death Valley. The trip was from March 10 to 17. […]

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Thrill of the Chase: Equestrian Team Hosts Annual Foxchase

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By Katy Shenk  Elm Staff Writer Washington College’s Equestrian Club rounded out their spring break by participating in an age-old equestrian tradition: a fox hunt. The event took place on Sunday, March 18. According to Club Advisor Jamie Frees, the event is actually referred to as a “foxchase,” as the fox remains unharmed throughout the event. The […]

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1,132 Miles From Miami Beach and Spring Break Fun: How Students Who Remain on Campus Spend Their Break Time in Beautiful Chestertown, Maryland

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By Jack Despeaux  Elm Staff Writer The most exciting places to be during spring break are the places with sunshine, beaches, concerts, and no worries in the world. Some students instead found themselves in the exciting streets of Chestertown and the Cater Walk. Every year, students leave Washington College and go home, or to the beach, […]

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Student Spotlight: Anna Gjertsen’s Studies and Passions in Balance

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By Isabella Sansanelli  Elm Staff Writer As a peer mentor, dance instructor and teaching assistant, this week’s student spotlight falls on Washington College senior Anna Gjertsen. She hails from East Windsor, NJ and will be graduating WC in the spring with a major in psychology and dual concentrations in behavioral neuroscience and clinical counseling. Following her graduation, […]

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WC Earns Conservationist of the Year Award, Accepts at D.C. on the Half Shell Gala

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By Taylor Patterson  Elm Staff Writer Being environmentally conscious is one thing that Washington College has always prided itself on, and those efforts have been commended. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has recognized the College’s commitment to educating its students about the environment with an award. President Kurt Landgraf accepted the Conservationist of the Year Award at the […]

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English Department Adds Junior Seminar to Catalog

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By Cassandra Sottile  Elm Staff Writer Washington College English majors now have an opportunity to grow closer as a community due to the addition of a junior seminar. Starting in the fall 2018 semester, the English department will offer the new course. It will be a four-credit class co-taught by Dr. Kim Andrews and Dr. Courtney […]

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Experimental Learning Turns Back Clock: Students Travel to Colonial Williamsburg to Practice Blacksmithing

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By Lori Wysong   Elm Staff Writer The opportunity to learn blacksmithing doesn’t come every day.  Over spring break, a group of Washington College students got the chance to learn this and other historic trades at Colonial Williamsburg.  The trip was the first WC program of its kind. According to the director of the Center for Environment and […]

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Changes to Chemistry Curriculum

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By Cassandra Sottile  Elm Staff Writer It’s the year of change for academics at Washington College. The chemistry department, under co-chairs Dr. Anne Marteel-Parrish and Dr. Aaron Amick, recently revised its curriculum for the next academic year, a transition year for the department. “The chemistry department’s faculty members have rebuilt the chemistry curriculum from the ground up […]

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Trial Date for Student Arson Threat Postponed Again

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By Abby Wargo  News Editor The court date for a Washington College student being tried for threat to commit arson has been postponed for a second time. Steven McDonnell, 21, was charged in December after he allegedly threatened to set fire to another student’s home. The Elm is not identifying complainants. McDonnell was originally to be […]

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Student, Staff Task Force to Re-Evaluate and Update Substance Use Policy on Campus

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By Madison Myers Elm Staff Writer Previous Honor Board Chair and newly elected Student Government Association President Victoria Cline, junior, is spearheading a project to create further awareness and education surrounding the alcohol and drug policies at Washington College. Through the creation of the Washington College Substance Use and Abuse Education Task Force, Cline and others hope […]

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