Sperm whales sighted in Arctic signal climate change

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer Amid the noisy rhetoric of this election season, one fact should remain an unequivocal concern on all political agendas: The environment is rapidly changing for the worse. Recently, sperm whales have been spotted as far north as the Canadian Arctic. Their altered migration patterns are a sign of a […]

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Martha’s and Create should bring back meal swipes

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer In past years, Washington College has allowed students to utilize their meal swipes in places other than Hodson dining hall. The on-campus restaurants located on the first level of Hodson Commons, Martha’s Kitchen and Create, used to be a popular alternative for students who wanted a break from the […]

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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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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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Breakthrough psilocybin therapy offers hope to mentally ill patients

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer Depression has plagued the public at an increasing rate for decades, with a plethora of existing antidepressant drugs and therapies yielding only modest results. With depression rates still on the rise and a seemingly exhausted arsenal of cures, scientists have turned to a unique source for a solution: psilocybin, […]

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The Air Force spent $326,785 on expensive and fragile coffee mugs

Opinion

By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Our fears have been confirmed — the government is burning through our tax dollars seemingly without a care in the world. Earlier this month officials confirmed that since 2016, the Air Force has spent $326,785 on specialty coffee cups for its service members. These cups cost about $1,280 apiece. […]

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Asset forfeiture laws need to be balanced with citizen rights

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer The right to have your property protected from unlawful search and seizure is a right that is often taken for granted. Yet, it is frustrating whenever your rights are violated, especially if it is violated by the people whose jobs are mainly assigned to protect your rights. And it […]

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We still need to fix the gun problem in America

Opinion

By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief The day after the shooting at the Capital-Gazette in Annapolis, I unlocked the back door to the office at the Kent County News where I was an intern. At the sound of the door opening, one of my coworkers that was already in the office popped her head out of her […]

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Man gropes woman on flight, cites Trump as excuse

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer On a Southwest flight from Houston to New Mexico on Oct. 21, a man was accused of groping a woman who was seated in front of him. When the man was arrested on sexual assault charges in Albuquerque he told authorities that, “the president of the United States says […]

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