keep-calm-and-ask-questions-93Sometimes WAC can seem very confusing. There is always a lot of stuff going on that many people do not know of or are puzzled about. Asking questions that seem obvious to others can be a very hard thing to do. Like all great professors say, “When you ask a question there are several other classmates who have the same question.” There are always a lot of questions, for freshmen and upper classmen alike. To help everyone out here are some frequently asked questions.

Is May Day Real?

It is very real, so get ready.

When is Homecoming and what do I wear?

It is October 24th and girls usually wear short formal dresses and guys usually wear dress pants, dress shirt, and a tie or bow tie.

Can I still drop or add classes?


Do people dress up for Halloween?

You’re darn right they do! Costumes all weekend!

When does Winter Break start?

December 19th, but you can leave when you are done your final exams which are from December 14th-18th

What is Birthday Ball?

The coolest birthday party ever! Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a dance in the JFC, which will be   decorated with an awesome theme.

How much money do I get for printing and does it normally run out?

Each student gets $25 worth of printing for each semester and it normally does not run out.

How many dinning dollars do I have?

It depends on your meal plan but the lowest amount is $75, which you can reload online.

Do dinning dollars roll over?

No! If you do not use them by the end of the semester they disappear forever!

If you have any other questions that you would like answered leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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SEB Bus Trip

yankees-orioles-bettingGet ready for another fun bus trip this weekend! The Student Events Board is sponsoring its second trip of the year. This weekend, Friday, October 2nd, you can take a trip to Camden Yards, in Baltimore, to see the Orioles game. Tickets for this bus trip are only $10, which includes transportation and your ticket to the game. Even if you are not enthusiastic about baseball, this is a great opportunity that should not be passed up.

Baseball is the classic American pass time. It is so much fun to get some friends together, throw on a baseball cap, and have a few hotdogs while watching a game. This Friday at Camden Yards, the Orioles are playing the Yankees. This is probably the best chance to see two great teams play against each other.

The bus leaves from campus at 5PM and will leave the stadium at 11:30PM. You can sign up for a spot on the bus in the Office of Student Engagement located in Hodson Hall. There are many more bus trips to look forward to this year. Next week on October 9th, there will be a $10 trip to Field of Screams at Frightland.

SEB sponsors many other types of fun events on campus. The film series, which takes place every other week, gives students an opportunity to watch a movie with some friends for free. Even try out karaoke night and open mic night for a fun way to work on your singing skills. The second week of November is Comedy Week, one of the best weeks of the semester with a bunch of events planned. And let’s not forget about Homecoming at the end of this month! So get out there and bring some friends to some exciting events on and off campus!

Sierra Montuori

Staff Writer

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Fall Final Exam Schedule

fall-2015-final-exam-schedulepdf copyThe exam schedule is finally here! Final exams will take place from December 14th to the 18th. Now you can make your travel arrangements and find out when you can go home for winter break. Make sure to write down the proper day and times, and do not for get to triple check! The last thing you want to worry about during finals week is missing your exam. For the freshmen class finals can seem very scary, but if you properly prepare and study everything should go smoothly. And hopefully you do not have more than one exam a day. Happy Planning!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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An Ode to Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin-Spice-Smoothie-1It’s finally fall! Some may argue that it is the best time of year, because it definitely is. Fall is when everything good in the world happens, such as football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, nice weather, the best clothing options for both girls and boys, but most importantly fall festivities and flavors!

The most exciting of these festivities include pumpkin and apple picking, pumpkin carving, hay rides, bonfires, haunted houses, and game day tailgates. However fun and important these fall festivities are, there is a crucial feature of this special time of year: pumpkin spice. Most love it, some may hate it, but the reality is that pumpkin spice is a defining feature of fall that our generation has adopted over the years. The pumpkin spice flavor accurately embodies all things fall, which is why it has become a fall favorite among most.

To the disappointment of many on campus, Starbucks is pretty far away. So although it may be impossible to get the original Pumpkin Spice Latte for some, there are still ways to get your fall flavor fix on campus or close by in Chestertown. The Dining Hall offers a pumpkin spice flavored coffee most days during fall. In fact, today was its first appearance. Java George and Sophie’s Café in the library offer their own pumpkin latte that holds its own against the original PSL. There are also pumpkin chocolate chip muffins offered on select days at Java George, and I can tell you from personal experience that these muffins are absolutely delicious! Even around historic Chestertown you can find pumpkin flavors, from Dunkin Donuts to Acme!

Despite being miles away from a Starbucks, we can all enjoy our pumpkin spice favorites, and enjoy fall the way it was meant to be!

Hailey Craig

Photo Editor

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It is Almost Time for Fall Family Weekend!

55354_fall_family_weekend_final Yesterday was the first day of fall, and it came just in time for Fall Family Weekend! Now that the freshmen class has gotten a chance to settle in and everyone else is back in the swing of things, it is a perfect time to show your family members your home away from home. You can give them tours around campus, from your favorite study spot to your cozy dorm room, because family members love to see why you enjoy school so much. Introduce your new friends, talk to your professors, and have a great time with them on campus. Then head down to the waterfront for the Chestertown Riverfest for fun activities your whole family can enjoy. The Riverfest starts at noon and lasts all day until 8PM and is located in Wilmer Park.

One of the best things about Fall Family Weekend, or anytime family comes to visit, is that they will take you our to lunch! You can finally get a break from the dining hall and a free meal. Some family favorite restaurants are located all throughout town so there is always a place to go. The Fish Whistle has great food at a great price and you can sit on the deck overlooking the water. Grab your parents and go to the Lemon Leaf and do not miss out on their cream of crab soup. Café Sado is a fun experience for the whole family and their “buy one get one” sushi rolls are a great deal. Want something a little different? Well then go to Plaza Tapatia for some great Mexican Food and their infamous chips and white sauce appetizer. You can even check out O’Connor’s Pub for a great meal accompanied by delicious french-fries.

No matter what you do this weekend, and if your family comes or not, make sure to check out these awesome events that Chestertown and WAC are putting on!

Want more information about Fall Family Weekend? Check out the Fall Family Weekend Schedule!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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How to Deal With Car Trouble

8ea741128a5f931e1e4f21229e9e11fdLet’s face it: college is tough. There are so many new experiences to face and handle all on your own. The last thing you want to do is feel helpless when you face a serious dilemma. A very common issue that people experience is car problems. Many students have their parents or a trusty mechanic at home to quickly resolve anything that goes wrong with their car. But what happens when you go off to college? Luckily, you are not alone here at WAC and there are several resources available to assist you.

If you are facing car trouble in the parking lot here at school, the first thing you should do is call Public Safety. They can jumpstart your car and unlock your car if you get locked out. Public Safety can also help you contact assistance if you need a tow, for example. The office is also open 24/7 so someone is always available to help. If you experience car trouble in town, you can call the Chestertown police or a local mechanic. The police in town always look out for your best interest and are willing to provide any help they can. Although Chestertown is such a small town there are several auto mechanics around so you always know there is a shop available.

So when find yourself in a sticky car situation, do not hesitate to reach out for help. There are plenty of ways to get the help you need. The Washington College and Chestertown communities are here to make this your second home.

Public Safety: 410-810-7810

Chestertown Police Department: 410-778-1800

Bennett’s Auto Repair: 443-282-1785

Joey’s Auto Repair & Service: 410-778-6399

Chestertown Garage: 410-778-3926

Geno’s Automotive Service: 410-778-4341

Sierra Montuori

Staff Writer

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Get Ready for Relay for Life

cv_46_4812144433185674489The Relay for Life 2016 Kick off was hosted tonight in the Goose Nest. The Relay for Life committee set up food, cake, had a guest speaker, and announced the date for the 2016 event. Relay for Life is one of Washington College’s biggest events of the school year. The team starts fundraising early in the semester and works all year to make it a great event.

If you are unfamiliar with Relay, get excited. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings together survivors, family members, friends, and the Washington College community. In 2014, our school was in the top five per capita in the nation for fundraising. Relay is an overnight event held in the JFC field house. All throughout the night, there are different things offered to help keep everyone motivated. These include a performance by Sho’Troupe, a Zumba class, pizza, a rave party, team games, and tons of other fun things.

At tonight’s kickoff, a special announcement was made. Instead of the typical 12-hour event, Relay will only be 6 hours this year. The event will take place on April 8th from 7PM to 1AM. Guest speaker, Erin Anderson, also spoke at the kickoff about how she is looking forward to this year’s relay. Brooke Burghardt, chair of Relay for Life said, “The committee is really looking for a successful Relay year. We have a lot of fun, exciting, and new events to come!” Relay for Life will be here before you know it so get ready for some fun and get excited about supporting an important cause!

Sierra Montuori

Staff Writer

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