U.S. Internet freedom ranking sinks amid net neutrality controversy

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer The use of the Internet is critical in today’s highly connected and fast-paced world. It is so critical that some would even argue that free access to the Internet is an important human right, comparable to food and shelter. However, despite the increasing proliferation of Internet users, several countries […]

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AI lie detectors will soon screen passengers at EU airports

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Citizens of the European Union could soon be living in their own version of a Black Mirror episode, as lie detectors controlled by AI are being installed to analyze passengers at select airports. The project, called iBorderCtrl, will be tested at airports in three member states: Hungary, Greece, and Latvia. […]

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Tansits to step in as SARA coordinator

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy team is welcoming a new coordinator, Sarah Tansits. Director of Prevention and Advocacy Rachel Boyle is becoming the Child Advocacy Center coordinator for the Department of Social Services in Kent County. She will be leaving the Washington College faculty after 18 years on […]

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Sufentanil: the opioid the FDA should not have approved

Opinion

By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer The opioid crisis just gained a new weapon, and this one might be the deadliest approved drug yet. The Food and Drug Administration came under fire last week for approving Dsuvia, a tablet form of sufentanil, to be used in supervised pain management and military settings. According to the […]

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The return of Rockstar’s Wild West

Lifestyle

By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer After a long wait, “Red Dead Redemption II” hit the stores on Oct. 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, quickly becoming the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time after “Grand Theft Auto V.” Developed by Rockstar Games, “Red Dead Redemption II” is an action-adventure game that lets […]

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Hillel memorial for synagogue shooting

News

The Hillel House, a student-run organization that supports the Jewish community on campus, held a memorial on Nov. 7 commemorating the shooting in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue. The Hillel House partnered with Joseph Prud’homme and the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture. The memorial was led by Rabbi Peter Hyman, the inaugural […]

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Students make voices heard in midterms

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The midterm election, held on Nov. 6, drew Washington College students, faculty and staff, as well as Chestertown residents, to the polling places. There was a big push to vote on campus, due to Professor of French Katherine Maynard’s efforts. Maynard worked with the non-partisan group ‘Your Vote Your Voice’ to help educate Eastern Shore […]

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The MPAA celebrates its 50th anniversary

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor For 50 years now, the film industry has been utterly awash in movies stamped with an “R” rating. Ever since the creation of the Motion Picture Association of America in 1968, films have been conveniently categorized according to their content—especially the kind of content that might raise the hackles of […]

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Transportation on campus to be re-evaluated

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor Changes will be made to make transportation more widely available on campus. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Sarah Feyerherm is organizing a transportation taskforce to assess the state of transportation on Washington College’s campus. This will include everything from the shuttles, to Safe Ride to the […]

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WC to launch radio station in spring semester

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Tune into the new student-led project forming on the Washington College campus — Radio Free George. Last year, a survey was sent out to the WC population gauging the interest of an anticipated school radio. “Over 500 students responded and 99 percent of them said they thought campus should […]

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