How to Make Sit Happen Every Day; A Practical Guide for Mindfulness Meditation

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano Lifestyle Editor “Make sure sit happens.” My meditation coach texts me this reminder once a week. Meditation—this ancient practice from the East is now a buzzword in the Western world. By now, each of us has heard of mindfulness and some of its benefits. One of these benefits is relaxation. When we are […]

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Men’s Basketball Recap of the Week

Basketball, Sports

By Chrissy Segrest Elm Staff Writer The Shoremen took on 3 opponents this past week, one being an exciting overtime victory against Cairn University. Haverford and Gettysburg were also in the mix this past week. After the win vs. Cairn on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Shoremen took that momentum into Thursday’s game against Haverford College, closely […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas; A List of the Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard Before

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Senior Writer Of course, no holiday season is complete without the likes of Brenda Lee’s classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” or Eartha Kitt’s sultry-sweet “Santa Baby,” yet, there are some underrated gems you’ve probably never heard of, as well. Whether it’s an indie original or a fresh take on an established classic, […]

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“Murder on the Orient Express”: Comparing the Book with the Movie

Lifestyle

By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor I am a real stickler for book-to-movie symmetry. I am an avid reader, which I realize is not the cultural norm, but I also recognize that for most, movies based off of books are the first exposure that someone may have to a book or author. First impressions are everything. […]

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“Almost, Maine” SCE

Student Life

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Flyers stating Arctic Cat For Sale, Help Wanted, Missing Shoe, and Town Events led audience members into a town just covered in fresh snow. They aren’t in Chestertown anymore. The town’s slogan, “The Way Life Should Be,” welcomed audiences into Tawes for senior theater major Abbey Wark’s directing thesis of […]

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A Boy Can Dream; Reviewing “Coco,” the Latest Pixar Movie

Lifestyle

By Amy Rudolph Web Editor As millennials get older, the movie industry tries to keep up. This is why DC and Marvel movies have targeted our demographic, and romantic comedies now feature actors that we grew up watching as children. Disney has kept up with our age group while still producing kid-friendly entertainment. I grew up […]

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Social Media and Mental Health

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Social media plays a role in most of our lives—we use Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook to connect with friends and to share our weekly activities with others; but, these apps may be affecting us on a larger scale. Although the intended functions of social media are generally positive, such as allowing […]

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Pet of the Week: Kira and Karma

News

By Madi Bendistis Elm Staff Writer The last edition of The Elm  this semester calls for a special occasion: two pets of the week, 4-month-old kittens Kira and Karma. Kira has orange fur, while Karma’s fur is gray. Karma and Kira first met when they were in foster care together for medical reasons. According to Adoption […]

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SGA Minutes Nov. 28

News

By Molly Igoe News Editor The anthropology club changed their request from $120 to $0, after they decided to reallocate funds from within $2,600 was allocated to the Watersports Club, which has endured unforseen cost to repair and winterize the boat The Spring 2018 Budget as amended was approved A request for looking into replacing the […]

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Meal Plan Changes For Spring

News

By Katy Shenk Elm Staff Writer Washington College’s dining hall is introducing two new meal plans for the spring semester to give students more freedom with their dining options, according to Director of Dining Services Don Stanwick. Traditionally, the College has offered five standard meal options: the unlimited (unlimited meal swipes + 100 dining dollars […]

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