Friday Feature: “Hundred Proof”, an Exhibition

Today, Washington College saw the grand opening of this year’s “Hundred Proof” art exhibition, as well as the satellite exhibition, “This Used to be a Racquet Ball Court…(and it bothers you more than it bothers me)”. Below is a gallery of photos taken at the Kohl Gallery, as well as the Racquet Ball Court. Artists featured are: Meghan Budge, Patrick Derrickson, Austin Lewis, Emily McWilliams, Bethany Palkovitz, Ryan Stevens, Jenn Swaine, Liz Wiley, Courtney Walls, Monica Benitez, Eric Burcin, Jordan Cannon, Ian Culcasi, Meghan Dulin, Owen Gavin, Catie Hamilton, Ariel Jicha, Andradene Lowe, Sarah Nagel, Kylie Nottingham, Nicholas Parrish, Jacqueline Petito, Rachel Rahm, Katie Ridgeway, Anya Schultz, Tim Shearer, Gavin Shuart, Eric Siegel, Jenn Swaine, Laura Tocci, Melanie Torzolini, and Katie Walker. Enjoy!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

Cater Walk Talk: What do you think of gender neutral housing?

Check out our new Cater Walk Talk in which we asked students what their opinions were on gender neutral housing. Then take our survey below and tell us what you think!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

Thrilling Thursday: Fun Facts

Want to know some fun facts about April Fool’s? Check out this link: http://glo.msn.com/relationships/know-it-all-april-fools-day-7990.gallery#!stackState=0__%2Frelationships%2Fknow-it-all-april-fools-day-7990.gallery.
It tells you fun things like how April Fool’s day is “April Fish” in France! Interesting, right? Check it out!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

Photo Wednesday: April Fool’s

Check out some of the left over photos from the Elm’s April Fool’s issue, which will be out tomorrow around Washington College’s campus and in town in Chestertown, MD. You can also check out the articles on our website at http://elm.washcoll.edu as well. Enjoy!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

April Fool’s: Where did it come from?

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With April Fool’s just around the corner, many are thinking up big pranks and schemes to attract the gullible, but where did this holiday come from? What started this tradition of jests? Well let’s find out!

According to an article from National Geographic, the origin of April Fool’s is uncertain, but there are a few theories. The first one states that during the 1500s, France changed their calendar so that it would start in January (after the Roman calendar) instead of the end of March/beginning of April (which was the start of spring). However, news of this change did not spread fast enough within France and many still believed that the year started in April. These uninformed people came to be known as “April Fools” and thus the legend began….or did it?

Another theory, one from Joseph Boskin, states that April Fool’s actually originated from Constantine’s time. It is said that jesters asked Constantine to put a jester ruler in place for one day so Constantine allowed his jester, King Kugel to be in charge for one day, April 1st, and the jester named this event, “The day of absurdity”. Could this be the origin?

Will we ever know the origin of April Fool’s day? Maybe not, but we can always count of it being full of jokes and jabs! Enjoy your “day of absurdity”!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080328-april-fools/

Photo Source: http://mashable.com/2012/04/01/april-fools-day-history/