First-Years Read Works

Student Life

By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor The Rose O’Neill Literary House’s penultimate event of the fall semester, the First Year Reading, serves as a kind of debutante ball for young writers emerging in the Washington College literary scene. “This is a tradition at WC that invites students in English 103 Intro to Creative Writing [to read […]

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Catching Up with President Landgraf

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By Molly Igoe News Editor From joining a women’s rowing team practice to shooting T-shirts out of a cannon, President Kurt Landgraf has already become a recognizable presence at many school events. “The most fun I have is when I can do something with the students. That’s what makes this job so worthwhile,” he said. […]

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Confronting Addiction With Words

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By Lauren Souder Elm Staff Writer For a while, Dr. James Allen Hall, director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and associate professor of English, wanted to know what drove his brother’s addiction, and  said he had become “addicted to [his] brother’s story.” Eventually, Dr. Hall realized that he had to let go and let his […]

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“A Monument for this Morning” Poem

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By Dr. James Allen Hall Dr. James Allen Hall wrote the following poem for inauguration. He was inspired by letters that William Smith wrote to George Washington. In every possible way, your country wishes to erect public monuments to you, even while living…., with a view of instructing and animating the youth of many future […]

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