The Elm Goes to Club Fair

ElmAtClubFair3.byBrookeHarig

It’s that time of year again at Washington College and club fair is back at it! With many new faces and eager freshmen looking to branch out, it’s all of the different clubs’ opportunities to do some hands on recruiting. The club fair is the perfect place to find out what’s going on around campus and to easily get involved. From sports, to student government, to language clubs, the fair has it all!

Here, Derek Stiles, the Elm’s sports editor, is manning the table at the club fair. The club fair is a great way to get to know more about the Elm and its staff. Derek gladly answers questions for people interested, and works hard to recruit passers-by. The Elm staff is friendly and approachable, so if you happen to see them elsewhere on campus, do not hesitate to ask them any questions. Getting involved at WAC is easy and has many great rewards, and working for the Elm is a great way to learn more about campus and all it has to offer!

Brooke Harig

Staff Photographer 

Extra Extra! Read All About it!

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Guess what everyone! The first issue of the Elm came out today and is full of juicy stories, such as President Reiss’s leave, the conflict between neighbors and student renters, and all the fun hot spots located in Chestertown! Want to know more?! Pick up your very own copy either on campus are at selected locations in town! Enjoy!

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle

Getting to Know the Class of 2018

FreshmenInterview2.byBrookeHarig

Here we have First Years, Selam Mengistean, Soukaina Jazouli, and Melanie Sheehan who were heading to the OIT help desk, when I approached them to ask about their first week at WAC. In response, they said that their favorite thing that they have done at Washington College so far was their visit to Annapolis; Selam said, “The food was amazing and the buildings were really cool.”
As far as events on campus, the three girls said that they also enjoyed the party that the Students Events Board held, during which the band, Hot Tub Limo, played for the students in the Goose Nest. Melanie said, “I liked the band members’ cool beards.”
When the girls want to study or just have some down time, the library is the place for them! However, Melanie prefers the library basement because “it seemed really quiet.” The girls said they were originally excited and nervous for classes to start this past Monday, but their classes turned out to be much better than they expected! When compared to orientation, which can be rather hectic, Melanie said, “Classes are much better.” After three days of classes the girls say they are getting into a routine and things are becoming more familiar.
There are many things the girls are looking forward to experiencing during their time here at Washington College. Selam is eager for Thanksgiving, since this year will be her first time celebrating the North American Holiday. They are also looking forward to the WAC tradition of May Day; however, they are unsure of what to expect and whether or not they want to partake in the festivities.

Brooke Harig

Staff Photographer

Welcome New Writers and Photographers!

Welcome to another year with the Elm! We have already started our year off big by kicking off with our open house, during which the Elm invited new writers and photographers to join our staff and what a turn out we had! Many new faces from the class of 2018 are joining the team and we could not be more ecstatic! Welcome to the team guys! Also, for those of you who cannot wait to read the newspaper, our first issue comes out this Thursday, August 28!  

We’re Back in Action!

Editor In Chief, Paige Kube, teaches the editors the steps to using InDesign.

Editor In Chief, Paige Kube, teaches the editors the steps to using InDesign.

The Elm and The Leaf are back everyone! So turn in those Elm Newspaper Submissions and check out our Facebook page, The Elm, because we are coming back stronger than ever with the help of our annual bootcamp. What is bootcamp you ask? The Elm bootcamp is a week long orientation for staff editors in which we sharpen our interview, layout, InDesign, and Photoshop skills through workshops, special guests, and an amazing Editor in Chief, Paige Kube, and Faculty Advisor, Melissa McIntire. This year bootcamp kicked off with a layout workshop with Kent County News’s very own Trish McGee who stressed the importance of presentation and order. Then, Melissa McIntire and Owen Bailey led us on a tour of Chestertown with a picnic lunch included; but, what would the Elm be without a little challenge? Our challenge was to interview three of Chestertown’s wonderful residents in order to find out what the community acknowledges as the “Must Sees” of the town. Interested in hearing about what they had to say? Check out our upcoming issues, which will not only give you our interview results, but will also inform you of exciting things like the Chester River Packet, Wacisms, and Movie Reviews! We are only into our second day and we are already in the process of editing new online articles (which come out this Friday on our website, http://elm.washcoll.edu) and brainstorming for our first print issue, which will be out on Thursday, August 28, 2014! So don’t be shy, grab yourself an Elm! 

Thy Humble Leaf,

Kayla Kyle