98 Cannon to open in former Fish Whistle spot

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By Julia Fuchs Elm Staff Writer   In February, students and community members mourned the loss of the Fish Whistle in Chestertown — a bar and grille style restaurant on the water. Fortunately, the waterfront location is soon to be occupied by a new riverfront bar and grille called 98 Cannon. Mayor of Chesterown and […]

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters wanted

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer On April 12, a call for young mentors was sent out via campus email from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore. Big Borthers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that aims to provide children facing adversity with mentorships to support them. “I reached out to Washington […]

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Project targets microaggressions

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Lumen Project shed light on various aspects of microaggressions last week. As part of Professor of Political Science and International Studies Dr. Christine Wade’s Human Rights and Social Justice course, senior Mai Do and juniors Ervens Jean-Pierre and Arianna Hall hosted a panel on microaggressions in Hynson Lounge […]

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CMS minor added

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By Julia Fuchs Elm Staff Writer The Communications and Media Studies (CMS) department chose to expand its program to add in a minor.  Professor Alicia Kozma, assistant professor of communications and media studies, designed the curriculum. Kozma played a huge role in developing the CMS minor. She believes this new innovation will benefit many students […]

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WC diversity statement updated

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor A new diversity statement for Washington College has been crafted in a joint collaboration between students, faculty, and staff.  The Diversity Committee, led by Professor of Hispanic Studies Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho, has spent the past two years revising the statement.  “We want for all students to know it, to pledge […]

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Washington College looking to sell Stepne farm property

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By Lori Wysong News Editor Washington College hopes to sell the Stepne Manor farmland, the property across the street from Wilmer Park and the Hodson Boathouse. “We are in the process of divesting non-strategic assets, including Land and Houses in Chestertown,” WC President Kurt Landgraf said. “We have already sold several homes in Chestertown. We […]

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Pets of the Week: Claudia and Puss Puss

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By Kailani Clarke Elm Staff Writer Here on the Eastern Shore, spring is reaching out her gentle hands and easing away the winter. Flowers are blooming. Birds are in chorus. Everywhere, new life seems to flow, making everyone relaxed and full of love. But two feline elders at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County […]

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Living Writers brings last author of semester

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By Felipe Hendriksen Elm Staff Writer The last installment of this semester’s Living Writers Series was held on Thursday, April 11 at the Rose O’Neill Literary House. Author Rion Amilcar Scott read two short stories from his 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction winning “Insurrections: Stories” and his upcoming “The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories,” […]

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Pet of the Week: April 2019 update

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By Kailani Clarke Elm Staff Writer Life at an animal shelter can be rough, and not just for the tenants. The people who care for them often witness the aftermath of unfathomable human cruelty. But there are many shining moments to shelter life, one of the most rewarding being watching a pet go to their […]

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Medieval studies minor added

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor Students have the option of choosing a new minor at Washington College.  Starting this fall semester, a Medieval and Early Modern Studies interdisciplinary minor will be offered. A total of six classes will be required for the minor.  “This is an interdisciplinary effort among the English, Art History, French Studies, […]

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