Historical Society of Kent County seeks student volunteers

Student Life

          By Olivia Montes Elm Staff Writer From the annual Tea Party Festival to historic house tours, history comes to life in Kent County. The Historical Society of Kent County is interested in involving Washington College student volunteers in their mission to promote and preserve local history. “Students can get involved […]

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Updated marina to open in the spring

News

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Progress is continuing on the Chestertown Marina. The bare skeleton of a building, the construction of which is led by Mayor Chris Cerino, is now a few million dollars underway, and is expected to be finished by this spring. The Marina will open for business with public boardwalks for […]

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Performing artist interrogates alienation

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By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer On March 5, campus hosted artist Hoesy Corona at Kohl Gallery in the Gibson Center for the Arts, featuring his new multimedia performance and installation, titled “Alie[N]ation”. The exhibit’s aim, according to the event description, was to consider “hyperbolized alien tropes, xenophobic language, and the archetype of the scapegoat […]

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Measures in place to combat phishing

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By Felipe Hendriksen Elm Staff Writer Phishing scams continue to jeopardize students’ email accounts at Washington College. According to Systems Engineer Jesse Lamb, “Phishing is an attempt by unauthorized persons or entities to obtain sensitive information such as usernames and passwords.” Its purpose is to give the criminals information they can use. “They just need […]

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Mark Bramble memorialized at Washington College ceremony

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor The Chestertown theatre and Washington College community filled Decker Theatre on Saturday, March 9 in a celebration of the arts in honor of Mark Bramble. Bramble passed away on Feb. 20 at the age of 68. As author of the books for “Barnum,” “42nd Street” and “The Three Musketeers,” and […]

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Student ID now needed for Safe Ride

News

By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Safe Ride is seeking to improve accessibility through gauging frequency of ridership. According to a March 1 email from Student Affairs, Safe Ride is implementing a change. Safe Ride has partnered with the department of Risk Management to install ID card scanners into Safe Ride vans. These scanners will […]

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U.S. House of Representatives passed more gun control legislation, but it shouldn’t have

Opinion

By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer The House of Representatives has passed a new bill, by a margin of 240 to 190, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Bill of 2019, which aims to reduce gun violence in the United States by expanding background checks, expanding waiting periods on gun purchases, and regulating private transfers […]

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Sonic workers outraged over supposed pay cut to $4/hour

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer A collection of Sonic drive-ins situated around the area of Columbus, Ohio, has been left reeling after several of their workers quit en masse in response to proposed reductions to their pay. At three Sonic drive-ins, the entire staff of each store walked off the job after they became […]

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Police union appeals Loehmann firing

Opinion

By Liz Hay Elm Staff Writer On March 4, a Cleveland police union appealed the firing of the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann was cleared of all charges in the shooting. However, he was later fired for failing to disclose to the Cleveland Police Department that he […]

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University of California pushes free access to science papers

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer “Knowledge should not be accessible only to those who can pay,” Robert May, chair of the University of California’s faculty Academic Senate, addresses his fellow board members in a conference last week. “The quest for full open access is essential if we are to truly uphold the mission of […]

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