San Diego shooting continues the trend

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Another day, another shooting. On April 27, a man walked into the Chabad of Poway Synagogue, north of San Diego, and opened fire on the innocent people inside. His actions resulted in one dead and three wounded victims. The man responsible, 19-year-old John Earnest, reportedly barged into the synagogue yelling […]

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News Editor bids farewell

News

By Lori Wysong Outgoing News Editor I still get raised eyebrows when I tell new acquaintances that I am, in fact, a senior, not a freshman or sophomore. When I transferred from my local community college to Washington College in the fall of 2017, that was an even more common misconception. But despite the fact […]

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WC celebrates 50 years of dance with annual performance

Student Life

By Julia Clifton Elm Staff Writer Quick, joyous tap and slow, graceful contemporary dance were just some of the styles of dance that delighted audiences on Friday and Saturday’s performances of the spring dance concert. The concert celebrated 50 years of dance here at Washington College. “It is an honor to be here with the […]

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Massachusetts bans gay to straight conversion therapy

Opinion

By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law new legislation that makes conversion therapy of minors illegal in the state of Massachusetts. The bill passed easily. According to the Boston Herald, it passed the State Senate by a margin of 34-0, following the Massachusetts House, which passed the legislation […]

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Saying goodbye to Washington College

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor I’ve had an absolute blast being the Opinion Editor for The Elm this year. When I first looked into the possibility of working for The Elm I was only a freshman. I was interested in the opinion section, even back then, but it was particularly full at the time. I […]

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Pets of the week: Shadow and Baby

News

By Kailani Clarke Elm Staff Writer As anyone who is not an only child may tell you, having a sibling can be a double-edged adventure of epic proportions. Shadow and Baby, this week’s Pets of the Week, have been on this adventure with each other for a while now.  Shadow and Baby are two nine-year […]

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Flint water crisis still ongoing

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer April 25 marks five full years that the residents of Flint, MI have been without clean water in their homes. The catastrophe was brought on by a money-saving switch of drinking water sources. For 1,826 days, Flint residents have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead each time they […]

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Department chair departs College

News

By Julia Fuchs Elm Staff Writer Professor of English and Department Chair Kathryn Moncrief is leaving Washington College after the end of the school year. Dr. Moncrief confirmed this will be her final semester at WC, she will be accepting a new position at Worchester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She will be serving as a […]

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Cullen Hall to reopen next semester

News

By Lori Wysong Outgoing News Editor The renovation of Cullen Hall will come to completion in the near future, with students ready to move in next fall. According to Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life Ursula Herz, the building will be open first to upperclassmen, in the same price range as Kent, […]

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Town debates solar panels

News

By Victoria Gill Opinion Editor Last Wednesday, Public Utility Law Judge Kirstin Case Lawrence conducted a town hearing in Norman James Theatre in regard to Case Number 9499: Morgnec Road Solar Project of Kent County. According to Morgnec Road Solar’s fact sheet provided at the meeting, the company has filed to construct and operate a […]

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