News Editor Bids Farewell

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By Molly Igoe News Editor I’m sitting here writing my goodbye, crying, listening to the classic “Goodbye (Forever Friends)” by Vitamin C. I just turned in my thesis, which I’m so happy to be done with, but it just hit me that this is it. I am almost done at the place I’ve called my home […]

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Campus Responds to Panel on Sexual Assault

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By Molly Igoe News Editor Director of Public Safety Gerald Roderick said there are several things that Public Safety focuses on when handling sexual assault complaints. The first one, he said, is sensitivity, and ensuring that everyone involved is as comfortable as possible. “We’re not judgemental; we have to build a rapport with the parties involved […]

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First-Years Read Works

Student Life

By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor The Rose O’Neill Literary House’s penultimate event of the fall semester, the First Year Reading, serves as a kind of debutante ball for young writers emerging in the Washington College literary scene. “This is a tradition at WC that invites students in English 103 Intro to Creative Writing [to read […]

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Washington College’s A Capella Group to Perform

Student Life

By Laiken Harrigan Elm Staff Writer As the semester winds down for winter break, WACapella is gearing up for their final concert of the semester on Saturday Dec. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in Hotchkiss. The student singers will perform a variety of music from different genres. The set list includes a few songs from the past […]

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An Opportunity to Visit House of “The Butler”

Student Life

By Lori Wysong Elm Staff Writer For many, the basement is a storage space filled with forgotten objects. Eugene Allen filled his basement with personal letters from first ladies, gifts from the presidents and their families, and album after album of photos from his time serving as a butler under eight administrations at the White House. […]

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Preparing to Study Abroad Spring Semester

Student Life

By Cassy Sottile Elm Staff Writer Pack your bags; it’s time to study abroad. “There is some practical as well as mental and emotional preparation that goes into studying abroad,” said Study Abroad Coordinator Alex Levy ‘15. Studying abroad is open to all majors, although it is more challenging to fit a semester abroad in the […]

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Students Share Memories of Dr. Andy Helms

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From before I even had a class with Professor Helms freshman year, I heard all about the eccentric professor who ran all over his classroom and canceled class for two weeks when his dog went missing. I knew right then that this guy I had never met was going to be my favorite economics professor […]

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Pet of Week: Rio

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By Madison Bendistis Elm Staff Writer When Rio, a three-year-old terrier mix with brown and white fur and an adorable smile, first arrived at the Humane Society, he did not arrive alone. “Rio actually came into the shelter with another dog. They were both surrendered by the same owner. The other dog was a little pug […]

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SGA Budget Process Changes

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By Katy Shenk Elm Staff Writer Submitting and approving budgets is a complex process, but Washington College’s Student Government Association is working to help it run as smoothly as possible. Junior Myssa Abusin, financial controller of SGA, is in charge of overseeing the budget submission and approval for all clubs and organizations at the College. Abusin […]

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New Members Join Board of Visitors and Governors: Three Alumni Added to Ranks at the Start of the 2017-18 Academic Year

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By Savannah Masterson  Social Media Editor Washington College’s Board of Visitors and Governors welcomed three alumni to its ranks this semester: Rick Wheeler, Class of 1986; Valarie A. Sheppard, Class of 1986; and Brandon Riker, Class of 2010. “It’s an honor and privilege to be considered a member of the Board,” Wheeler said. In an interview […]

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