Students combat mental health stigma with new SIG

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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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Model UN visits city of brotherly love for annual conference

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By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer Washington College’s Model United Nations club is known for crossing country lines to debate international issues, but their recent trip to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia kept them a little closer to home. Now in its 52nd year, the annual University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference addresses […]

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‘Loot’ tackles crime, death, and authority with comedic twist

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer A large brown coffin took center stage in Tawes Theatre this past Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, signaling the impending performance of a dramatic comedy featuring crime and death. Though the production began with a solemn scene of mourning surrounding the body of mother and wife Mrs. […]

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BSU reflects on fall semester events

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By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer Last year, the Black Student Union provided Washington College with a little bit of relief after the stress of midterm season by hosting performances of on-the-spot comedy routines at their first Wild’N’Out event. This year, however, the event took a different turn, according to junior BSU President Paris Mercier. […]

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Radium girls shine in senior capstone production

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By Katy Shenk Student Life Editor “Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock,” echoed the glowing green timepiece on the center stage of Tawes Theatre, shining like the lives and bodies of the four protagonists in this weekend’s performance. “These Shining Lives,” written by Melanie Marnich and directed by senior Rachel Treglia, details the story of four women […]

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Club Spotlight on EROS

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer EROS (n.): Encouraging Respect of Sexuality; a student gender and sexuality alliance at Washington College aiming to increase their presence on campus and raise awareness for the LGBTQA+ community. According to the EROS website, the organization defines themselves as “an LGBTQA+ — Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally […]

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Seniors craft thesis projects with a focus on the future

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By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the birds are heading south, and the graduating class of 2019 is in the midst of completing their Senior Capstone experiences in preparation for the spring. While theatre majors have been directing their capstone productions in the spotlight, students […]

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Volunteers create ‘missing’ maps at GIS event

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By Nicole Noce Elm Staff Writer Forget “X” marks the spot — why rely on following existing maps when you could contribute to making or enhancing new ones for a cause? Washington College students, staff, and community members came together for just that purpose on Saturday for the second annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program’s […]

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Writers’ Union takes on Dodge Festival

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer Gwendolyn Books, Allen Ginsburg, William Stafford, and Chinua Achebe are just a few of the great names in poetry that have graced the stage of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Since 1986, the four-day gathering has been hosted every two years and has become the largest gathering of […]

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Writing center adapts to digital age with online tutoring

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer Although Washington College’s Writing Center is physically located in Goldstein Hall, the addition of online tutoring sessions will make the center’s offerings accessible from virtually any location. The Writing Center is an individualized peer tutoring center where students can meet one-on-one with consultants to review their work. Tutors work […]

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