Mark Your Calendars!

The Spring semester is full of fun and exciting events that you won’t want to miss. To make sure you are up to date with all the fun here are the ones to note!

Valentine’s Day February, 14th. Don’t get me wrong, this holiday is for everyone, single or taken! You can hang out with your friends, go out to dinner, and even celebrate. The important thing is to have fun. No one can tell you that Valintine’s can’t be fun if you do not have a significant other, so do what makes you happy!

Birthday Ball February, 25th. Boy oh boy, it will be here before you know it so make sure to plan ahead. Invite your friends from home, significant other, or alumni friends to this fun and magical party. This year’s theme is Old Hollywood, so you can bet it will be glamorous. Get your favorite dress ready because the big day will be here in no time!

Spring Break March, 13-17. This seems far away but will really be here in no time. It is important to make plans early so you are prepared. Also don’t worry if you don’t  have any plans because staying at home and hanging out with family is totally fine and also fun, this is what I will be doing!

War on the Shore March, 11th. Unfortunately this takes place during Spring Break, but if you are staying on campus or take your time going home it would be great to support the lacross team! It is alway an exciting game so try to stay if you can!

May Day May, 1st. This day in the infamous naked run night! It is a great part of Washington College history and those who choose to take part always have a great time. It is a great end to the entire school year!

Senior Week May 13-17th. For those seniors interested this event takes place in Ocean City, MD. Seniors hang out and go to the bars to celebrate their last times tougher before graduation. It is always a lot of fun and a great way to spend the week before graduation.

Graduation May 20th. Wow the big day feels so far away but will be here in no time. If your are not graduating please come to support your friends because it is an exciting day!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

 

 

 

Spring Drama Draft

thumbnail_wac drama.jpgIt’s that time of the year again where the drama department is holding Drama Draft! For those who don’t know, Drama Draft is an opportunity for anyone of any major to come out and audition for a production put on by a senior. This spring, the shows are Last September, Aladdin del Arte, and The Arsonists. These shows are all put on by seniors as part of their senior thesis so each production will be super special in its own way! The shows range from a musical, to comedy, to a two person show. The last day to audition is Saturday. If you are interested in auditioning, head over to Gibson and up to the second floor to find the audition sheet with the various time slots.

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! Plays are super fun and even though auditions may seem scary, they really aren’t. I went out on Thursday evening to audition and of course I was nervous, but the minute I walked into Tawes Theatre all the directors made the process so much fun. They were all so welcoming and kind, which made it seem less like an audition and more of an opportunity to hang out and meet new people. Plus, the best thing is that you don’t have to be a theatre major to try out. Anyone can major regardless if you’re a math or science major. You get to learn things that maybe you didn’t know about theatre through the opportunity of auditioning and being casted for a show.

If auditioning isn’t your thing that’s okay too!! You can always go out and support friends and classmates by going to these productions. Be on the lookout for the show dates because they’re going to be amazing productions!

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

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Ways To Beat Getting Sick

Unknown.jpegWith Maryland winter being so lovely, all sarcasm intended, which means that it is super easy to get sick during the winter months. If you live in Maryland, you know how winter can be. If not, I’m so sorry but we have really weird winters here. Have no fear! This article is all about different ways to not get sick this semester because we all know that being sick is the last thing we want to deal with. Here are some helpful tips for the semester to beat the fear of getting sick.

 

  1. Wash your hands!! Please always wash your hands and use hand sanitizer because let’s be real, germs are really gross.
  2. Drink plenty of water. Water keeps you hydrated and keeps your face from breaking out.
  3. Take vitamins. Vitamins help your body stay healthy and fight off sick germs.
  4. Make orange juice your friend. It’s the best thing you could ever do for yourself, or anything citrus will be your best friend.
  5. Get at least eight hours of sleep. Sleep is so important so make sure that you get at least eight hours which is the recommended amount a person should get. And if you can’t get that amount of sleep, naps will be your best friend.
  6. Don’t be afraid to go to Health Services if you think something’s wrong. They’re there to help. Plus, they’re super nice in there and are always willing to help out!

 

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

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Come out for Recruitment & Rush!

IMG_5844.JPG.jpgIf you have ever been interested in Greek Life then sorority recruitment and fraternity Rush are right for you. Being a part of a greek organization is a great way to get involved, show leadership, and make friends. Even if you are not sure about greek life give it a try because you may just find your fit! All of the sororities and fraternities on campus are filled will hardworking and passionate people . Each raises awareness and money for its own philanthropy as well as working with each other to help out with events around campus. Greek life helps one to develop leadership, planning, and communication skills by having the ability to hold positions within each fraternity and sorority. It is also a lot of fun and a great way to make life long friendships. Fraternity rush begins on the 28th and sorority recruitment begins on the 1st or February. Keep an eye out for emails and other news around campus. It never hurts to come out and meet new people, so do not be afraid to give it a try!

Look for more inforamtion about recruitment and rush in our upcoming issue of The Elm , which will come out on February 2nd.

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

Things To Remember During Syllabus Week

thumbnail_student-taking-notes.jpgHappy second semester everyone! To all the seniors, congrats on completing your last fall semester here at Washington College! This week is probably one of the most relaxed weeks of the semester that we all know and love. Yet we all seem to be a bit lost the first week cause hey, it’s a new semester and we all tend to forget sometimes. With that being said, here are a few tips to help everyone have a fun, successful, and stress free syllabus week!!

  1. Make sure that you have all your materials for the class. Bring a pen with you because more than likely you’ll want to take notes about what the professor mentions because it may not be clear on their syllabus.
  2. Don’t forget to order textbooks! Lucky for our students, ordering from the book store on campus is super quick and easy. Just login to WebAdvisor and click buy my books and from there you’re all set!
  3. Don’t be afraid to drop a class that isn’t for you. We have these few days to really get to know whether or not a class is for us. If you don’t think you want to take a class you signed up for, walk over to the Registrar’s office and they’ll gladly help you get a drop/add slip to help fix your schedule.
  4. Enjoy the week! This week will probably be one of the very few weeks that aren’t entirely stressful.

With a new semester among us, don’t be afraid to strive for good grades and learn something. Have a great semester!

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

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Happy Syllabus Week!

syllabus-week-vs-finals-week-lets-see-your-everything-lim-8734049.pngThe 2017 semester is finally here and off to a rather rainy and unpleasant start. Hopefully you had a great winter break with time to relax and have fun. Now that classes are starting and it’s time to get back into our busy routines it my be difficult to find the motivation. All you may want to do is hang out with friends and catch up. However, before you know it the routines will be back in place and hard work will begin. For those writing their thesis, the spring semester is crunch time and deadlines are fast approaching.

With all of this stress of seemingly  impending doom it is important to enjoy what you can and be excited for this first week of classes. Syllabus week is the best time of any semester because students get to take it easy by being introduced to their classes. So take this week to unwind and get back to normal WAC life before all the hard work picks up.

Some of my favorite things to do during syllabus week is to hang out with my friends and catch up from our time apart over break. To do this I often suggest dinner dates at Sado, because I have really missed their two for one sushi deal!

No matter how you spend your syllabus week, use it wisely because you only get one a semester. I hope you all are as excited as me to be back!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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