Trump plows ahead with trans discrimination in military

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban to go into effect, enraging LGBTQ activists who are calling the action undemocratic and discriminatory, CNN reports. The policy blocks people with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving in the military, while also […]

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Trump Wants to Arm Teachers to Handle Dangers Facing Our Schools

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss  Elm Staff Writer In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Donald Trump has revived an old debate with new urgency and resolve: should we arm our teachers with guns in the hopes of deterring would-be school shooters? On Feb. 24, 10 days after the shooting, Trump tweeted, “Armed Educators […]

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Trump Cuts Needed Services

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheis Elm Staff Writer In his latest assault on the impoverished populations of this country, President Donald Trump has proposed a budget plan that will slash federal funding for student loan forgiveness, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), health insurance, and housing subsidies. These programs that Trump wants to weaken are all important […]

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NFL Protests Are American Right: Student Perspective on Kaepernick, Protesting, and Patriotism

Opinion

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer Over a year ago, San Francisco 49er’s player Colin Kaepernick made headlines for kneeling during the National Anthem, causing outrage across the nation. The resurgence of controversy in the media surrounding these type of protests comes mainly from statements posted by President Donald Trump. He tweeted on Sept. 23 […]

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US Is Still Ignoring Refugees

Opinion

By Tedi Rollins Elm Staff Writer In recent years, there has been a dialogue about refugees, specifically the refugee crisis as countries like Syria face war. Refugees are defined by the International Rescue Committee as “men, women and children fleeing war, persecution and political upheaval who have crossed borders to seek safety in another country.” […]

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Trump Tweets Aggravate North Korean Relations

Opinion

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer On Sept. 25, North Korean foreign minister Ri Young-ho announced that President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter statements have been interpreted as an act of war. Such statements include Trump writing, “They won’t be around much longer!” and, “We will have no choice but to totally destroy #NoKo.” While the White House […]

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DACA Termination Threatens Value of Education

Opinion

By Tedi Rollins Elm Staff Writer On Sept. 5, 2017, President Donald Trump decided to end a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program was first formed during former President Barack Obama’s administration to enable young adults who had been brought into the U.S. illegally as children to attend school, work, and obtain a driver’s […]

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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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Trump Botches Meeting with Lizard Man

Opinion

By Rosamund Mic Level 5 Mage This weekend, President Donald Trump ruined yet another important chance for diplomacy, this time, from the comfort of the oval office itself. Lord Zoolamorg, Overlord of the Lizard People, dug up from under the presidential desk this weekend for a chance to talk about new intercultural communications, and Trump […]

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Trump’s Travel Ban Revision Worries Many

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Elm Staff Writer President Donald Trump’s administration has not hesitated in submitting bills to Congress, planning to cut funding for federal administrations like the Environmental Protection Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Recently, the administration attempted executive orders to ban travel from majority Muslim nations. Many […]

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