Shakespeare’s Sillier Side

News

By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Cartoonist Mya Gosling drew out the “Silly Side of Shakespeare” for the Washington College community on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Mya Gosling is an ex-librarian turned cartoonist who created the webcomic, “Good Tickle Brain.” Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, English department chair, referred to the comic as “the world’s foremost, and possibly […]

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Flu Season is Here, and Getting Your Shot Now is Essential

News

By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Close living quarters, shared dining facilities, classrooms, and restrooms — germs spread fast on college campuses. That, mixed with the stress of midterms weakening our immune systems, means that college students are at a heightened risk for catching the flu. Despite this, the vast majority of college students across […]

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Building Better Lives: Habitat for Humanity Announces Upcoming Projects

Student Life

By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer Since 1999, the volunteers of Washington College’s Habitat for Humanity club have provided hundreds of secure, structured homes to those in need, all while bringing a sense of togetherness and collective teamwork to each project. According to club advisor and Assistant Director of Alumni Programming Maria Hynson, “The entire […]

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“Colette” is a Different Kind of Historical Drama

Lifestyle

By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor At this point, many agree that British actress Keira Knightley has established herself as the woman to call for the lead role of a period piece. From her Academy Award-nominated performance as Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 iteration of “Pride & Prejudice” to her lead role in 2012’s “Anna Karenina,” […]

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Shoremen Go 1-0-2 Over Fall Break

Sports

By Eric Botti Elm Staff Writer Washington College men’s soccer had three games in the past two weeks. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Shoremen played home against Dickinson College, Tuesday, Oct. 9 they played away at Catholic University, and Sunday, Oct. 14 they traveled to Haverford College. The first game against Dickinson ended in a […]

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William Smith Hall Abuzz with Pollinator Activity

News

By Cassy Sottile News Editor Last Wednesday evening, Sep. 26, Washington College’s William Smith Hall was closed through the weekend due to an infestation of bees in the attic and public spaces. “For the past few years, a colony of honey bees has resided around the southeast attic soffits of Smith Hall, and the bees […]

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WC’s Black Student Union Continues to Shape the Student Experience

Opinion

By Isaiah Reese Elm Staff Writer Before college I worked at a Black-owned bookstore in Baltimore called Everyone’s Place. This is where I found like-minded spirits who learned the gospels of Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey. While there, I built some of the best relationships one could have. But then, the universe brought me to […]

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This Week’s “Ask Elmer”: Dreams and Self-Esteem

Lifestyle

By Elmer Advice Columnist Dear Elmer, This semester I’ve had a really hard time accepting, let alone loving, myself. I’m not exactly what I thought I’d be when I was little. How can I make myself more confident, and have better self-esteem? Sincerely, Not an Astronaut Dear Not an Astronaut, It sounds like you’re trying […]

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Sociologist Questions Justice of Juvenile Incarcerations

News

By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience hosted Dr. Alexandra Cox, who explored how the juvenile incarceration system serves as a vice. Cox, author of “Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People,” is a lecturer at the University of Essex. According to […]

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Field Hockey Improves Record

Sports

By Isabella Sansanelli Elm Staff Writer On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Washington College field hockey team fell to St. Mary’s College of Maryland in a rainy and intense game that ended in a tight 2-1 score.  All three goals of the match were scored during the second half after a delay of 92 minutes due […]

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