Greek Chapters Attend Conventions

Student Life

 By Katy Shenk  Student Life Editor  Greek and summer go together, and not just in the original “Mamma Mia” movie or its recent sequel.  This summer, five of seven Washington College Greek life chapters attended their respective fraternal organization’s biennial conference or convention.  According to organization websites, the events included both ceremonial functions, such as […]

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Satanic Temple Unveils Statue in Little Rock, Arkansas

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Little Rock, Ark. recently approved the placement of a monument dedicated to the Ten Commandments on the capital grounds. The Satanic Temple, in response, has filed a lawsuit to have their own eight-and-a-half foot tall statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed satanic figure, placed on the same grounds, asserting that more […]

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Volleyball Preseason, The Shorewomen Prepare for Conference Play

Sports

By Sophie Grabiec Sports Editor   With another preseason in the books, the Washington College volleyball team looks to incorporate their underclassmen into rotation this season, as they only have four upperclassmen on their roster. Seniors Lizzie Baden and Kaitlyn Marino are accompanied by juniors Cassie Kowalski and Olivia Portera, while seven sophomores and six […]

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New Personnel Fill Positions at Washington College

News

By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief This semester, new members of the Washington College staff will be welcomed to campus. Brandon McFayden is the new director of the Department of Public Safety following former director Jerry Roderick’s retirement this summer. “It’s going to take some getting used to,” McFayden said. “Jerry’s been a part of the College […]

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Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Charges in Mueller Probe

Opinion

 By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor  Paul Manafort, who was Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman for more than a year, was found guilty on several charges pertaining to white collar financial crime on Aug. 21. This trial is the first in Robert Mueller’s investigation of the charge that Russia meddled in the United States’ 2016 presidential […]

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Student Arson Case Moves to the Inactive Docket

News

By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief After two rescheduled court dates, the case of a Washington College student who was accused of arson threat was moved to the inactive docket. The case was moved July 11, according to court records. Steven McDonnell, 22, of New York, was charged in December 2017 after he allegedly threatened to set […]

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Faculty and Staff Receive ALICE Training

News

By Lori Wysong News Editor Since the school shooting at Columbine in 1999, rising incidences of gun violence have caused many places of learning to prepare themselves for similar atrocities. Organizations such as the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training Institute have developed to help schools become less vulnerable to attacks. Washington College held […]

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Alex Jones’ Social Media Ban Raises Free Speech Concerns

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor We all know that free speech is one of the most essential rights a person has in this country — so essential that it is woven into the fabric of our national identity — but when a person uses that right to promote hate, misinformation, and even violence, one has […]

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“Killing Eve” and “Sharp Objects”, Rise of the Female-Centric Psychological Thriller

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor It’s not your imagination. Lately, there’s been a surge in mind-bending thriller stories centered on genuinely engaging female characters. Recent and popular psychological films featuring women in lead roles such as “Gone Girl,” “Room,” and “The Girl on the Train” have piqued public interest in seeing related stories, opening the […]

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Conquering Readings

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor No matter your major or year, chances are you’ll have a sizeable mountain of stuff to read by the time the semester begins in earnest. For many students, focusing on difficult texts for long periods of time can prove challenging. Other times, simply finding the time in your busy schedule […]

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