Elm Editorial on Mental Health

Editorials

Throughout this past year, The Elm has run many articles that deal with mental health. For an article last semester, Dr. Miranda Altman, director of Counseling Services, explained that mental health is a continuum. “[Students] can engage with Counseling Services as often as needed,” she said. “There’s no stigma. We don’t want you to feel […]

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President Threatens Free Press in Libel Discussion

Editorials, Opinion

In a Cabinet meeting earlier this month—which the press was actually invited to—President Donald Trump called America’s libel laws a “sham and a disgrace.” “[The laws] do not represent American values or American fairness,” he said. “You can’t say things that are false—knowingly false—and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account. […]

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Musings on the Mural

Editorials, Opinion

On Monday Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the beautiful King mural was unveiled. Since its unveiling, the mural has been moved to its new home on the wall above the stairs leading up to the dining hall, where the eye of King stares down at students and faculty alike as they maneuver the […]

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Environmental Changes Costly for Student Body

Editorials, Opinion

Whether you need a hard copy of your 50-page thesis or a PDF for class, the new printing system has probably affected your spring semester in some way. Although many are complaining about the change, Washington College was pretty fortunate to have had free printing as long as it did. Most schools, from big universities […]

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Elm View: Small Town, Big City Connections

Editorials, Opinion

Wintertime in Chestertown is even quieter than usual. After the flurry of holiday activity, it’s surreal returning to the stillness of life on the Chester River. Even Friday nights and Saturday mornings, usually crowded with party-happy students and farmers market shoppers, are strangely silent downtown. But Chestertown was wrenched out of hibernation two weeks ago […]

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A Call to Write: Raise Your Voice, Make a Difference on WC Campus

Editorials, Opinion

The following is just a handful of changes we’ve seen this semester: Commuter parking regulations; a web-only yearbook; SGA club volunteer requirements; a late-night café; separating alumni and commencement weekend; weekend bus trips; a renovated library; a new system for auditing club budgets; an updated school website; a higher minimum Dean’s list GPA; and, to […]

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The Unsung Heros of WC’s Academic World

Editorials, Opinion

This September, Washington College staff and faculty members received an email with the glowing news that, for the first time in several years, a pay raise would be implemented. However for a many professors, one jarring detail dragged their reaction to the memorandum from excitement to disappointment: “In consultation with senior staff, I have decided […]

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Around the World in 18,000 Points

Editorials, Opinion

We know, your inbox and Facebook wall are flooded with H4H shout outs, but we have to jump on the school spirit bandwagon: Congratulations, Habitat for Humanity, on an incredible, against-all-odds success. By this point, everyone knows what unique and astounding contributions Habitat makes, both to our campus and on a much broader scale. The […]

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The Truth about College Journalism

Editorials, Opinion

When American University anthropology professor Adrienne Pine decided to breast-feed her infant in class earlier this month, she did much more than spark a debate about classroom decorum: She started a chain of events that would ultimately call into question the treatment of student journalists on campuses nationwide. Some students were uncomfortable when Pine breast-fed […]

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How to Save Chestertown from Finanical Failure: A String of Closing Businesses Begs for Chestertown Residents to Target Younger Customers

Editorials, Opinion

By Katie Tabeling Opinion Editor I was fortunate enough to get a few jobs through Washington College and even luckier to live on campus this past summer. I couldn’t help but notice a change in the businesses downtown. Shops that had been around before my time were closing down left and right. Primitive Finds closed […]

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