Goodbye for Now!

Well, we have made it though another great year! Next week is the last week of classes and finals are on their way. Before you know it summer will be here with all the great times it brings. From spending time with family, friends from home, vacations, and making money there is a lot to look forward to. But do not forget to reminisce on the great times this academic year has brought. The first day of fall classes seem like a lifetime ago and Homecoming feels like it was yesterday. Make sure to take all these great memories with you and get ready to make some more, whether you are coming back next year or you are off to bigger things.

Thank you all for a wonderful year and I cannot wait for The Elm to get back at it in the fall.

Have a great rest of the semester and a wonderful summer!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

ShoreFest Preview

IMG_2808.jpgWAC SEB’s office is doing ShoreFest big this year, holding events from April 30 to May 6. Compared to last year’s one day matinee, this go around it will be a week-long of events. Here’s what you need to know:

Saturday, April 30th: Orioles Game Bus Trip

To kick off the week, students can see the Orioles take on the Chicago White Sox for just $5. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. in the CAC circle for a 7 p.m. game. Sign up in the Office of Student Engagement!

Sunday, May 1st @ 1 p.m.: Waterslide Kickball on the Campus Green

Enough said, play some crazy kickball and enjoy some free food to take a study break! P.S.- it may rain Sunday, so check the SEB’s social media for updates.

Monday, May 2nd @ 1 p.m.: Free Ritas Outside Hodson

Free Rita’s until it runs out! The flavors will include Mango, Swedish Fish, Blue Raspberry, and Lemonade. Grab a sweet treat to celebrate the LAST Monday of classes!

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 8 p.m.: Lip Lync Battle in the Egg

Show off your talents and win $250 in gift cards!

Wednesday, May 4th @ 8 p.m.: Hypnotist Chris Jones in Decker Theatre

He has been featured on “Americas Got Talent” and he’s now coming to WAC to show all students a good time. Become amazed and entertained by the fantastic Chris Jones!

Thursday, May 5th @ 7:30 p.m.: Chase Bryant Concert in the JFC

What a better way to celebrate the end of spring semester classes with a country concert. Doors open at 7:30pm and the performance starts at 8pm. You must bring your Washington College ID at the entrance. You MUST claim a ticket beforehand. Here is the link:

Friday, May 6th @ 12-4 p.m.: May Madness on the Campus Green

Reading day does not mean you have stay inside all day and study. Take a break! Everything is FREE, so take advantage in winning free prizes, giveaways, and more. There will be food, so note that the Dining Hall will have a limited menu that day in providing for the event on the green. This is a great way to end ShoreFest week and enjoy some warm weather.

Andrew Chirico

Elm Sports Network

Photo by Brook Harig

May Day Safety Tips

220px-Washington_College_Campus_GreenBelieve it or not but May Day is just a few days away. Whether it is your first time participating, another one to add to your books, or you are just coming to support your friends there are some important safety tips we all should know!

  1. If you decide to participate make sure to have friends doing it with you or standing on the sidelines so you are not alone.
  1. Have a friend watch your stuff while you run so you do not loose anything. There are a lot of people leaving their things on benches and in the grass and you do not want to get it mixed up.
  1. Leave your phone with a friend or at home. It is May Day etiquette to respect others and leaving your phone with a friend is a great way to do this.
  1. If you decide to drink be responsible. Make sure you know your limits to keep yourself and others safe.
  1. Do not do anything that makes you uncomfortable. If you do not want to participate you do not have to! May Day is not something that is forced upon you so it is up to you if you want to do it.

No matter what you plan to do this May Day make sure you stay safe and have fun. The semester is winding down so make the most of it!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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End of the Semester Study Tips

b1c8e3101db30b200cec55976b9ec648.jpgThe end of the semester is fast approaching which means finals week is just around the corner. This time of year can be especially hectic with all of the last second projects, papers, and tests to be squeezed in before its all over. To stay on top of things and to make finals week go along more smoothly, check out these tips.

  • Make sure finals week is not too difficult by starting your work early. Do not wait until the last week to begin everything. Take some time during these next two weeks to get a jump on your papers or studying.
  • Find some study buddies. Whether it is someone in your class or friend who also has work to do, suffering together makes it a lot easier.
  • Get a good night’s sleep. You will be more productive during the day if you are well rested and wake up in time to make the day feel productive.
  • Do not do work in your bed. Make sure to sit at your desk or go to the library to make the most out of your study time. Sitting in your bed can cause you to fall asleep and be less productive.
  • Write down all the things you have to do. Keeping a planner will help you be more organized and help you remember everything you have to do. If you just try to remember it all you have the chance of forgetting something.
  • Make time for your friends. Get your work done when you can so you can hang out with your friends. You will not see them for a long time over the summer so enjoy the time you have.

I hope you have found these tips helpful! Happy Studying!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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Goodbye Seniors!

Today was the last layout night of the year. The seniors who are graduating plus sophomore Sabrina Carroll, have trained their replacements and said goodbye to The Elm. We will greatly miss Editor-in-Cheif Emma Way, Opinion Editor Nick Anstett, Lifestyle Editor Kayla Kyle, Student Life Editor Sabrina Carroll, and Copy Editor Meaghan Menzel.

Thank you all for a great year and for all have done for The Elm!


We are going to miss these silly editors


Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

Athletics’ Weekend Preview

washcollgooselogo.jpgThere are only a handful of opportunities for teams to climb the standings or hold their playoff berth in the Centennial Conference. Here is what you can catch this weekend:


WC is coming off of a much needed sweep versus Centennial Conference opponent Franklin & Marshall. The two wins even WC with a 5-5 conference record. This weekend is another crucial one for head coach Matt Reynold’s squad as they will host Haverford College on Saturday for a double header and then travel to Ursinus on Sunday for another twin bill. The Fords are coming off of dominant 20-6 blowout versus Dickinson College. Haverford is 9-3 in conference play. First pitch is set for 12:30 with a live broadcast on

The following day WC will visit Ursinus College to round out the week. Ursinus hosts John’s Hopkins on Saturday for two games. With both teams playing a doubleheader the day prior, pitching will be limited. Whoever’s lineup can stretch out a little longer can mount some CC wins. First pitch is at 12:30

Women’s Lacrosse:

After winning an impressive 9-7 road conference game versus Haverford College, the Shorewomen now sit at third place in the Centennial Conference. Being 4-2 in conference games, WC sits behind two teams who are 6-0 in conference play in Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall. With positive momentum, the Shorewomen have a great change to knock off #5 Gettysburg at home.

The Bullets will visit Roy Kirby Junior Stadium for a 1 p.m. showdown on Saturday. This will be an exciting matchup between both teams, especially with WC’s more recent success in conference play. If you can’t make the game, you can watch it on

Men’s/Women’s Tennis:

Not only will Gettysburg’s women’s lacrosse team travel down to Chestertown on Saturday, but so will both men’s and women’s tennis teams. Women’s tennis is 7-1 in Centennial Conference matches as they face a 4-3 in conference Gettysburg. The Shorewomen have already clinched a tournament spot for the season, and they look to end strong on their Senior Day. The match will begin at 12 p.m.

Men’s tennis is 2-4 in conference matches and the will faceoff with a 1-6 in conference opponent Gettysburg. This is a good opportunity for WC to gain some momentum before their final match versus #22 Swathmore. This match will also begin at 12 p.m.

Andrew Chirico

Elm Sports Network

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Summer Job Ideas

6359291929389045161032955752_summer-job.jpgSummer time is right around the corner. We are in the homestretch of the semester, which means soon we will be packing up our dorms and heading home for a few months of relaxation. The summer is a great time to rest but three months can be a long time to do a whole lot of nothing. If you don’t already have one, it might be a good idea to look into getting a summer job. Need some ideas?

Food service – Waiting tables is a great way to work on your people skills. Working at a busy restaurant is also a way to keep your mind stimulated throughout the summer. With an hourly wage plus tips, you can make a pretty good amount of money in just a few months.
Dog walking – If you are an animal lover, what better way to spend your summer than playing with dogs. This would be a great addition to another job to bring in some extra cash because it does not take up too much time.

Camp counselor – Tons of summer camps are looking to hire new staff for the upcoming summer. Camp is a way to get outdoors, have some fun, and learn a great deal of leadership skills.

Tutor – Now that you have at least one year of college education under your belt, you could get a job at a summer tutoring center. Helping others in a subject you excel in will not only benefit them but it will also keep your mind sharp while away from school.

Volunteering – If you cannot find a job or internship for the summer, you can always occupy your time by volunteering. Help out at your local animal shelter, participate in a beach cleanup, or find another way to donate some of your free time to the greater good.

Whatever you choose to do this summer, have fun and get some well-deserved relaxation. It has a long semester of hard work and you deserve to make some money and have fun!

Sierra Montuori

Staff Writer

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