Nazi salute group photo will go unpunished by Wisconsin school district

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By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer Wisconsin school district officials will not punish a group of male students who were photographed last spring with their arms raised in a Nazi salute, as reported by CNN. The picture was posted on Twitter on Nov. 11 on a Baraboo School District parody account and was captioned “We […]

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Donald Trump proposes creation of state-run media

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer With how pervasive the influence of mass media has become in the past several decades, it’s almost inevitable today that people will get their information delivered to them by news channels on TV, on the radio, or online. There are several different news media channels out there, like NBC, […]

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WC plans for the future with electric vehicle parking

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By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Electric cars are on the rise, and Washington College is just one of the many colleges bracing itself for the incoming fleet. The International Energy Agency predicts that the number of electric cars on the road will balloon from three million to 125 million in the next decade — […]

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Price of overdose reversal drug increases more than six times over

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer An investigative report from the Senate reveals that the price of Narcan, a drug with an ability to reverse opioid overdoses, has been raised by private Virginia-based drug company Kaleo by more than 600 percent. The current market price is $4,100. The investigation into the price hike was a […]

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Unjust state abortion ban struck down

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By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer In early March, the Mississippi State Senate passed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, prohibiting abortions 15 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period. Exceptions were to be allowed for medical emergencies, but rape and incest victims would be turned away and referred to out-of-state clinics. Cries of unconstitutionality […]

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Fastest growing religion is ‘none’ as people depart from religious institutions

Opinion

By Liz Hay Elm Staff Writer A report from the Associated Press released last week stated that the fastest growing religion in the United States is “none.” There are now about 56 million people who identify as religiously unaffiliated, more than the current count of mainline Protestants. It should be noted that the AP report […]

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18-year-old elected mayor in Oregon as young people continue to enter politics

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By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer On Nov. 6, 18-year-old Ben Simons was elected mayor of Yoncalla, a small town in Oregon with just over 1,000 residents. Simons only received 148 votes, but this was enough for him to beat out his two opponents with 41.2 percent of the vote, as reported by Willamette Week. […]

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Campus Wi-Fi access in the dorms could be improved

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer The importance of having a stable Wi-Fi connection while using the Internet is often taken for granted. Wi-Fi is a commodity that, in a way, we expect to possess while being anywhere near civilization. It has been introduced as the most convenient way to access the vast World Wide […]

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JUUL puts profit over the health of teens through its advertising

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer In June 2015, Twitter was flooded with fresh pictures of party-going millennials seemingly having the time of their lives — a phenomenon not particularly unusual for the social media platform. This instance was unique, however, as each partier appeared to be sporting the latest e-cigarette: the JUUL. Attracted by […]

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Jeff Sessions ‘resigns’ from attorney general position

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer On Nov. 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at Donald Trump’s request. Session’s exit comes after months of animosity between himself and the president. Trump felt that the former Alabama senator had failed to “protect” him after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, a grudge that catalyzed many […]

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