Judge faces backlash for mistreatment of sexual assault case

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer In Kansas, Leavenworth County District Judge Michael Gibbens has found that two girls aged 13 and 14 are partly to blame in the sexual assault case against 67-year-old Raymond Soden. Kansas sentencing guidelines call for a minimum of 13 years in sexual assault cases. Soden only recieved five years […]

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Pet of the week — Cocoa

News

By Kailani Clarke Elm Staff Writer Last week may have been  spent devouring Valentine’s Day chocolate, but sugar highs are only temporary.  Cocoa at the Animal Care Shelter is even sweeter than candy and has lots of love to give. Cocoa is a Cane Corso mix with a brindled coat, supersonic tail wag, and a […]

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French Culture Club expands horizons to include global francophone culture

Student Life

By Nicole Noce Elm Staff Writer Located in the French city of Grenoble, Washington College offers a tuition exchange program with Université Grenoble Alpes for students wishing to study abroad and both practice and enhance their French language skills. For those who would like to learn or improve on their French language skills while on […]

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DC fans are carefully hopeful about “Birds of Prey”: Margot Robbie returns to the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming girl gang superhero flick

Lifestyle

By Vanessa Rupertus and Erin Caine Elm Staff Writer, Lifestyle Editor While DC Films has suffered no shortage of flak from superhero fans for sub-par adaptations, the company seems to be gearing up to—with any luck—break the cycle. The film “Birds of Prey,” to be released Feb. 7, 2020, promises to be a refreshing take […]

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Thinking about spending a night “Under the Stars”?: To avoid the rookie mistakes, here’s a quick Birthday Ball survival guide

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer As the end of February approaches, so does Washington College’s beloved annual tradition—Birthday Ball. Originally created in remembrance of George Washington’s birthday, this day of the year has transformed into an expensive and much-anticipated Student Events Board extravaganza. The SEB announced the “Under the Stars” theme at the end of […]

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Transportation task force meets

News

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer As of January 2019, Washington College implemented a new task force that will address the transportation system on campus.  “The need developed over the last several years, because we were seeing changes in what student needs and desires were around transportation,” said Sarah Feyerherm, vice president of the College […]

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Johnson & Johnson will soon list their drug prices on TV

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer Over the past few years, pharmaceutical companies have steadily increased the cost of many different medcines that people need in order to treat their medical ailments. This has attracted the ire of patients, politicians, and citizens alike. The rising cost of medication nationwide has become such a contentious issue […]

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Filmmaker provides glimpse into “The Modern Jungle”

News

By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer Last week, Washington College hosted anthropologist filmmaker Charles Fairbanks. Fairbanks co-directed the 2016 documentary film “The Modern Jungle,” which dives into the roots of modern anthropology. Fairbanks is the founding professor of Media Arts at Antioch College in Ohio, known for his work in short films. “The Modern Jungle” […]

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Police want Waze to stop displaying DWI checkpoint locations

Opinion

By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Anyone who has used the navigation app Waze is aware of the whimsical mustachioed icons that designate the location of police officers along the displayed route. After years of US law enforcement expressing their concern over this feature, the New York Police Department has officially asked Google, the parent […]

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“Could have bean better” Comic

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