Chesapeake Semester concludes with international escapade

Student Life

By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer Every fall, a group of environmentally-oriented students embark upon the Chesapeake Semester, a four-course immersion experience that allows students to study the Chesapeake Bay in depth. According to the Center for Environment and Society website, “Participants will have the opportunity to study the ecosystem in depth, analyze solutions to […]

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From student to public servant: spotlight on Victoria Cline

Student Life

By Julia Clifton Elm Staff Writer As a former Elm staff writer, senior Victoria Cline understands that words have power, and has been using both the written and spoken word to drive her experiences and pursue her passions during her time at Washington College. “I love to write and help others learn to be better […]

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‘Without beginning or end:’ ‘Apeiron’ brings philosophical pieces to life

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By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer As the fall semester comes to an end, students can continue their intellectual pursuits by submitting to the upcoming issue of “Apeiron,” Washington College’s religion and philosophy journal, according to junior Allison Hinshaw, a member of Philosophy Club and editor for the journal’s Spring 2019 issue. “The journal is […]

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First-Year students share original writing at annual event

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By Katy Shenk Student Life Editor Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House is famous for bringing world-renowned poets, novelists, and literary lights to campus. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, however, the Lit House stage was graced by 15 of WC’s own first-year students at the annual First-Year Reading. While most students volunteered to share a selection […]

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Dancescape draws audience to Decker for moving performance

Student Life

By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer A spoken word poem set to soft background music sounded throughout Decker Theatre in Gibson Center for the Arts, stressing the perils of lost connections between individuals and decreasing attention spans due to technology. The packed theater, however, had their attention fixed on the three dancers commanding the stage, […]

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World Culture Festival features food, traditions from across the globe

Student Life

By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer Just prior to the Dining Hall’s annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 15, the Global Education Office, the Student Events Board, and the Student Government Association co-sponsored a feast of their own in the Goose Nest in honor of International Education Week. The World Culture Festival on Nov. 14 was […]

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WC debuts first Spanish language theatre production

Student Life

By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer The play “La Nona,” or “The Granny”, performed on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Egg, appears similar to Washington College’s numerous theatre productions—humorous, student-led, and well-attended—except for one important twist: it was performed entirely in Spanish. “Learning another language has the ability to open doors to so many people […]

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Alumni House hosts first friendsgiving to celebrate holiday on campus

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By Julia Clifton Elm Staff Writer To most students at Washington College, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to go home and spend time with loved ones. Some students, whether they are an exchange student or a domestic student whose home is across the country, remain on campus throughout the course of the holiday. These students are […]

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Thesis production captures life at the dining room table

Student Life

By Katy Shenk Student Life Editor Drawing inspiration from the Thanksgiving season, Katie Peacock’s senior thesis production, “The Dining Room,” performed on Nov. 16 and 17, featured aspects of traditionally W.A.S.P.-ish family life that occur around the dining room table. Instead of focusing on one family, the play contained 18 vignettes with 57 different characters […]

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Students combat mental health stigma with new SIG

Student Life

By Katy Shenk Student Life Editor Five active-minded students — seniors Tiffany Jackson, Rachel Treglia, and Jack Wilson, and juniors Kailani Clarke and Kate Voynow — are working to raise awareness for Active Minds, a new Student Interest Group on campus that addresses a growing concern about young adult mental health. According to their website, […]

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