Russia’s Long Range Nukes Escalate Tensions with US

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss  Elm Staff Writer On March 1, in the midst of an aggressive speech targeted at the west, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that his nation is developing a modernized version of their nuclear cruise missiles, stating that the enhanced missiles will be able to bypass the traditional missile defense systems currently protecting the United […]

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Why “Love, Simon” is a Must-Watch for People of All Sexual Orientations

Lifestyle

By Brian Brecker  Elm Staff Writer “Love, Simon” does not merely tug at your heartstrings, for an LGBTQ person like myself, it uproots them entirely. I swear I only cried four times. The story follows a young man in his senior year of high school named Simon as he reaches out to an anonymous student over the […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Listen to the Clean Version: Reviewing JPEGMAFIA’s Explicit Album, “Veteran,” and the Place of Violence in Music

Lifestyle

By Dan Guarino  Elm Staff Writer Barrington Hendricks, or JPEGMAFIA, is a quintessential Baltimore rapper. Born in Flatbush, N.Y., Hendricks lived out most of his teen years in Alabama before eventually serving a tour in Iraq. He then briefly lived in Japan before moving to Baltimore in his mid-twenties. JPEGMAFIA’s newest project, “Veteran,” is a harsh, chaotic […]

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2018’s Most Anticipated Albums by Female Artists

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine  Senior Writer Even though we’re only about three months into 2018, we’ve already seen a number of noteworthy albums drop this year, such as releases from Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, and Stone Temple Pilots. The end of March and the entirety of April promise not only more great music in […]

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WAC Runway: A City Look for the Capitol and the Big Apple

Lifestyle

By Emilie Sanborn  Elm Staff Writer Fashion is a great way to express yourself. What you wear can say a lot about you: how you’re feeling, what you’re interested in, and if your alarm didn’t go off in time for class that morning. Sophomore Meg Klink has always been passionate about fashion. In this spring look, she […]

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The Goose and the Gander: Let’s Talk About Old Flames: There are a Million Ways to Get Over Someone—But These Are the Healthiest Ways to Do So

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano and MacKenzie Brady  Lifestyle Editor and Photo Editor Dan says… When it comes to getting over someone, it seems like nothing can move you past the precious memories you’ve made. When we consult our friends, they always give us the same spiel: “there are more fish in the sea,” “Time heals everything,” or […]

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Ageism in Politics: Students Deserve a Voice

Opinion

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer After the shooting in Parkland, Fla., pro-gun advocates are declaring that the victims of the shooting are too young to know what’s good for them and shouldn’t be trying to get the state to reform its policies. This begs the question: at what age is a person “responsible” enough to […]

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The Best Places to Study on Campus

Lifestyle

By Victoria Cline  Elm Staff Writer As we prepare for midterms and the hours of writing papers and studying for tests, it is important to take a look at changing your study environment. Sometimes a change of location is just what you need to help keep you focused (and awake) as you prep. The campus is filled […]

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From Basketball Gyms to Black Tie Events: How Kobe Bryant Became the First Professor Athlete to Win an Oscar

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano  Lifestyle Editor Kobe Bryant, 2008 season MVP, four-time All Star MVP, and five-time championship winner, is now an Oscar winner as well. His short film, “Dear Basketball,” received the “best short film award” for this year. Interesting how Bryant did in one take what it took Leonardo DiCaprio 12 years to do. If […]

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Haygood, Nugent Talk 1960s, Baseball at Bookplate

News

By Diana Sanchez  Elm Staff Writer Life in the 1960s was the topic of the evening at the Bookplate last Friday. Wil Haygood, the current Patrick Henry Fellow, and Patrick Nugent, the deputy director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, talked about the Flower Power era. Haygood also talked about his upcoming […]

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