No more fence or mold, what next?

Opinion

By Hollyhock Tree Staff Writer A few weeks ago, construction on a steam line servicing Toll was completed, and the fence blocking the front entrance of Goldstein Hall was taken down. During the project, only the back entrance to Goldstein was accessible to students. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the Goldstein fence […]

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Star sign now determines WC admissions

Opinion

By Darlene Paranoia Tree Staff Writer As the first blossoms of spring rear their heads across the nation, so do the much-anticipated college decision letters for America’s high school seniors. While anxious students triple-check their Common App essays and superscore their SATs, there’s one factor Washington College applicants may have failed to consider: their zodiac […]

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Activist group seeks to ban crying babies from all movie theaters

Opinion

By Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen Tree Staff Writer It’s probably happened to you before. You’ve been thinking all day about that new movie you want to see, and you’ve assembled a group of friends to see it with. You arrive at the theater, meet your friends, order your popcorn, get your tickets, and head in. You’re in […]

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We need a few more RoFo locations in Chestertown

Opinion

By Tenacious Z Tree Staff Writer Enter Royal Farms, the popular chain of convenience stores situated in the Mid-Atlantic. Known for their world-famous fried chicken that’s actually finger-lickin’ good (eat it, KFC), Royal Farms has found appeal at its two locations here in Chestertown in no small part because it is one of the only […]

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Rupi Kaur-based curriculum rollout

Opinion

By Chalamet Tree Staff Writer This past week, President Kurt Landgraf announced that Washington College would be re-designing the school-wide curriculum according to the philosophy of Rupi Kaur. An esteemed poet, Kaur has been praised for the ingenuity and complexity of her work. She has written such intricately moving poems as “a/man/who cries/a gift” and […]

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Safe Ride is an essential service for Washington College students

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer Rumors of budget cuts for the Safe Ride program have been circulating around our campus as of late. Rumor has it that the Student Government Association, which runs the program, plans to allocate some of the money used toward Safe Ride for other unnamed programs. So far, these reports […]

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Maryland could become first state to ban foam containers

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer In an effort that may ultimately result in stronger environmental protection for Maryland, the state’s House of Delegates moved to pass a bill that targets polystyrene foam containers and cups made for food. This is following the passage of another version of the bill through Maryland’s Senate, which means […]

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Body cams essential in police reform

Opinion

Elm Staff Writer After Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in 2014, Brown’s family urged that “every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.” Conflicting and discredited eyewitness testimony disputed whether Wilson was acting in self-defense. Had Wilson been wearing a body camera, Brown’s family, […]

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Middle finger protected by constitution

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer Imagine this: you’re already running late for work, going just a bit too fast down the highway, when, suddenly, red and blue lights illuminate your rear-view mirror. The merciful cop writes you a ticket for a non-moving violation and sends you on your way; but, in your frustration, you […]

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Tucker Carlson facing backlash over misogynist comments

Opinion

By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer Tucker Carlson, a host of Fox News, has recently fallen under heavy criticism for several comments he made in the past about women that have resurfaced. The comments that have garnered the attention came from various appearances on the radio show “Bubba the Love Sponge” that Carlson made between […]

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