Senior Dos and Don’ts

Do

  • Work on your thesis when you have time. Do not save it all for the last minute.
  • Time management, time management, time management!
  • Attend an SEB event that you haven’t be to yet. You could have a lot of fun!
  • Talk to your professors and advisors about post-grad plans. They may be able to give you some help.
  • Take a class that you normally wouldn’t think of taking.
  • Go to the job fair! Network and get some FREE professional headshots done.
  • If you are 21, attend The Fish Whistle’s happy hour for some FREE nachos with your friends.
  • Reach out to your freshmen peer mentor group and have lunch together like you used to when you were scared freshmen.

 

Don’t

  • Don’t procrastinate your thesis. Work to meet all your deadlines!
  • Don’t skip classes. Even if senioritis is setting in you still need to go to class.
  • Don’t be mean to the freshmen. You were there once not too long ago.
  • Don’t let your work make you miss out on fun times. Manage your time so you don’t miss the fun.
  • Don’t let the thought of graduating get you down, there is still plenty of time left at WAC.
  • Don’t forget to appreciate you professors and advisors for all of the help they have given you.
  • Don’t forget all the wonderful memories and friends WAC has brought into your life.

 

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Freshmen Dos and Don’ts

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  • Go to club fair and sign up for things, and bring your friends!
  • Sit with someone sitting alone in the dining hall. You may make someone’s day or make a new friend.
  • Go to your professors’ office hours. They get bored if no one comes.
  • Use your advisor for any questions you may have about classes.
  • Go to as many SEB and SGA events as you can. They are always really fun.
  • Go to events in town, like the farmers market on Saturdays.
  • Know your limits when it comes to alcohol.
  • Watch out for your friends at parties.
  • Use safe ride!
  • Stay up late and have some memorable times with your roommates and friends.

 

Don’t

  • Don’t wear your lanyard around your neck, it’s a total “freshmen” giveaway.
  • Don’t over do it when it comes to alcohol. Be Smart!
  • Don’t leave your friends hanging. Be there for them in any situation.
  • Don’t skip all your classes. Freshmen year is probably the easiest academic wise, so don’t put your grades in a hole.
  • Don’t spend all your time on Buzzfeed and Netflix.
  • Don’t get discouraged if WAC doesn’t feel like home yet, it will eventually!
  • Don’t make big messes for other people to have to deal with.
  • Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do.

 

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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Happy First Day of Classes

11654_25Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying their first day of classes and are not too overwhelmed. A new school year comes with new and exciting things like new classes, a new place to live, and maybe even some new friends. For the freshmen everything is new, but it will soon feel like WAC is home. This feeling will come more quickly for others, but never fear because you will find what makes WAC home eventually.

The fall semester holds so many wonderful events that soon your email will be filled with more notifications than you will want to read. Make sure to pay attention to the SEB event calendar and The Elm so you don’t miss anything.

As you make your way through the rest of this first week try to have some fun, but don’t start procrastinating too early. Remember to get a jump on your work and stay organized. It may still feel like summer break but the harsh reality is that it is over. Professors are ready to get going and they don’t care if you are still in summer mode. So get your work done then go relax and enjoy the remainder of this warm weather.

It’s great to be back here at WAC and I can’t wait to enjoy this semester with my fellow Shoremen!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo Source: https://www.washcoll.edu/live/galleries/616-scene-around-campus

Last Day of Bootcamp!

IMG_5305.JPGToday marks the end of The Elm’s bootcamp! After a long week of workshops and writing the editors, along with the staff of the Collegian, relieved some stress with a water ballon fight! The Elm staff took on the Collegian for a fight that seemed to last forever. 600 water filled balloons later both teams were soaked and pretty tired. Hopefully this won’t be the last water ballon fight of the year because everyone had a blast!

Brook Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

Welcome Class of 2020!

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Everyone is ready to help the freshman move in!

Today the freshman class moved in to their dorms and are ready to call Washington College home. Peer Mentors, RA’s, SGA, and the Men’s Soccer Team all helped the new arrivals unload and move in. With this added help it makes move in go much more quickly. The class of 2020 begins their orientation this afternoon and will be bombarded with many activities for these next few days. The upperclassmen remember orientation all to well and I’m sure they wish all the freshmen best of luck!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

Court House Tour

IMG_5292Today The Elm staff got a tour of the Kent County Courthouse. The Clerck of Court, Mark Mumford, gave us a tour and a how-to on looking up public documents. This will allow writers working on a story to find out any important information they may need to know. Public records are kept at the court house and anyone can gain access to them. So if you ever want to find out any public information the court house is the place for you!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

What’s New!

As many of you begin to make your way back to WC you may be noticing some new things around campus. Photo Editor, Hailey Craig, and myself got the chance to take some pictures of the new things, such as the new academic building and the new dorm. So take a look at all of the changes before you get back to campus and can see them for yourself!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photos by Brooke Harig