International community weighs in on Venezuela leadership amid chaos

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro faces the threat of being unseated by an opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, just six weeks after the beginning of his second term. The coup comes at an especially perilous time in Venezuela’s history. Blackouts, medical shortages, and starvation are daily realities. The economic crisis in […]

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Keeping the Olympics a Politics-Free Zone

Opinion

By Olivia Libowitz Elm Staff Writer There is a somewhat surprising lack of open politics each Olympics season. You will never see an Olympian kneeling during the National Anthem or walking out if a nation they dislike wins. This might seem odd, as every four years, the Olympic Games are the largest conglomerate of nationalities and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Alumnus Responds to President Landgraf’s DACA Statement

Letters, Opinion

President Landgraf: I am a proud alumnus of Washington College.  In 2007, I was the captain of the basketball team and received the Department of Business Management Award given to a graduate who showed outstanding qualities of scholarship, character, and leadership.  I planned on being a member of the 1782 Society indefinitely.  My brother was […]

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Politics and Poetry Combine at Lit House

News

By Cassandra Sottile Elm Staff Writer Before writing award-winning poetry collections, Brian Turner was a soldier, serving seven years in the U.S. Army. He wrote much of his poetry while deployed in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. On Feb. 21, he read some of his work at Washington College. “The best poetry is written in […]

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Looking at the Performance of Politics from a Theatre Perspective

News

By Elijah McGuire-Berk Web Editor After a year of attending political events and years of studying theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance Michele Volansky is more than ready to present her findings to Washington College. Coming up on Oct. 26 is the fourth part of the series […]

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Candidates Navigate Late-Night Circuit: Presidential Nominees Attempt Relatablity Through Appearances on Talk Shows

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer Political figures are constantly thrown into the spotlight, sometimes even of their own freewill. Everything that they do is put under a magnifying glass and scrutinized mercilessly and they often become the butt of many jokes. Comedians build politician’s actions into their sets, especially stand-up comics. Comedic television personalities […]

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First Presidential Debate in the Books: Candidates Clinton and Trump Debate Over Race, Jobs, and Stamina in Inaugural Debate

Opinion

By Brian Klose Opinion Editor The 2016 election has been nothing short of one of the most polarizing and turbulent presidential races in recent history. Since the conclusion of the conventions this past summer, the intense campaign warfare between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump has laid the foundations for a much-anticipated […]

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I’ll Cry For Glenn

Opinion

By Ryan Henson Opinion Editor I envy Glenn Beck.  I envy the certainty his ignorance grants him.  I envy his ability to distill the most complex global and domestic political, economic and social problems into a few words on a chalkboard.  I wish that I too had such easily fulfilled standards for intellectual inquiry and […]

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Real Progressives Versus “Pseudo” Progressives

Opinion

Mario Carter Elm Columnist Rachel Maddow is by far one of the most militant, irrational, and uncompromising disciples of the far left. Of course, if you believe that, then I would suggest that you consider a getting a lobotomy. She is a thoughtful and practical liberal who uses her media platform to advance mainstream progressive ideology. However, the caricature that you read of a radical who demands […]

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Candidates Reflect Republican Hypocrisy

Opinion

By Mario Carter Elm Columnist Since Sept 15, the media has been talking about the surprise come-behind victory of Christine O’Donnell. The Tea Party endorsed candidate managed to defeat the nine-term establishment-backed Congressman Michael Castle for Delaware’s U.S. Senate Republican nomination. Since then, we have heard a stream of comments from her, each one getting […]

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