Letter to the Editor: Against Protesting Speaker Ryan

Opinion

Dear Editor,   I was disappointed in the stance The Elm took against the lack of student engagement when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan came to the Dixon Valve plant. While political activism is crucial to staying aware in our country’s dealings I believe that it is these kinds of protests that are leading […]

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Letter to the Editor: Student Responds to Protest of Speaker Paul Ryan

Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor: I was disappointed in the stance The Elm took against the lack of student engagement when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan came to the Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. While political activism is crucial to staying aware in our countries dealings I believe that it is these kinds of protests that are […]

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Lack of Student Engagement With Speaker Ryan

Opinion

By Olivia Libowitz Elm Staff Writer What were we all doing on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.? If the answer was not “Walking to Dixon Valve & Coupling Company to hear Paul Ryan speak,” then I’ve got a few questions for you. Recently, House Speaker Paul Ryan came to Chestertown to pitch the administration’s […]

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Activism and Protest in Sports Has Historic Precedence

Opinion

By Wil Haygood Guest Faculty Writer In modern American history, it has always been unwise to try to eliminate activism from the presence of the black athlete. When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of deadly police shootings of unarmed black civilians — and other […]

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Women Rally For Unity: Post-March Reactions from a Student Participant

Opinion

By Molly Igoe News Editor “I am a nasty woman. I am not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust. A man whose words are a distraction to America; Electoral College-sanctioned hate speech contaminating this national anthem… I’m nasty like the battles my grandmothers fought to get me into […]

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DAPL: This Land Is Not Our Land

Opinion

By Dan Teano Lifestyle Editor Maybe we think of discrimination as a historical concept. Perhaps we’ve fallen into a belief that after the Civil Rights movement, every person of every race would be treated fairly and equally. But that could not be further from the truth. To the Energy Transfer Partnership, the American Indians of […]

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Pipeline Threatens Sacred Sioux Land

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer Former Presidential Candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders took to his Facebook page to raise awareness of the latest injustice that Native Americans are facing, specifically the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota. The issue centers on a project known as the Dakota Access Pipeline that will pump crude […]

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Kaepernick’s Protest Turns Heads

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer America is considered one of the most politically  countries in the world. Our citizens are told time and time again that it is their right to let their voice be heard. How is it that we encourage people to have their voices be heard in the political process but […]

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