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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Students create mock trial team

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By Nicole Noce Elm Staff Writer Washington College’s newly-formed Mock Trial special interest group isn’t just for pre-law students, according to freshman Vice President Zairel Luna. “Anyone can join mock trial, it’s really just something for people who are interested in public speaking, acting, and debate. Though many opportunities arise for pre-law students, it is […]

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American Chemical Society club starts Halloweekend with a blast

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On Friday,  Oct. 26, the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Club hosted their 6th Annual Explosive Pumpkin Carving event in the Toll Science Center. “This is always a fun event for students, faculty, staff, family, and members of the Chestertown community to intermingle, get into the Halloween spirit, and learn some chemistry,” said Dr. James […]

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Zeta Tau Alpha crowns big man on campus

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By Nicole Noce Elm Staff Writer Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pink Week ended by bringing the Wild West to Decker Theatre on Friday, Oct. 26 for their annual Big Man on Campus male beauty pageant. The ladies of ZTA held various events leading up to Friday’s pageant. “Monday we had a banner for students to sign […]

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