Contributors 2018

Volume XXV

Sarah Bowden ’21 is a writer, English major, creative writing minor, and potential premed student.  Her family is far less violent than the mafia family in Wiseguy.  She thanks Michael Harvey, in whose seminar Business of Organized Crime she wrote “Making and Breaking a Family,” for teaching her about more than just organized crime.  She plans to use what she learned in that class while writing mystery stories, which also explains her suspicious Google search history including revolvers, explosions, and poisons.  She frequently submits to The Collegian, in which she was thrilled to have one story published.

Annalie Buscarino ’21 is from the pizza-famous state of New York, but jumps at the opportunity to live among and embrace other cultures. She studies the disciplines of English, sociology, creative writing, and justice, law, and society at WAC and plans to attend law school following graduation. She plays as a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team and participates in a wide range of clubs that allow her to explore her writing, her mind, and the world around her. In her free time, Annalie likes to read, write, travel, eat lots of food, and play with her dogs. She hopes you enjoy her work, and also hopes it improves with time and practice.

Liz Collins ’21 is a likely Sociology and Clinical Psychology double major, but is continuing to keep her options open as she gains more interdisciplinary experience. She plans to work in the Writing Center next semester and to continue her involvement with the Philosophy Club. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing non-fiction essays and painting.

Caroline Cox ’19 is a senior double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, with minors in Dance and German studies. She is heavily involved in the Washington College Dance Club, as well as the Sho’Troupe Dance Team. In addition, she works for the Admissions Office as the Media Team intern, and at the Quantitative Skills Center as a computer science tutor.

Michael DeMaio ’18 graduated in 2018. His “Senior Recital” is a component his SCE project as a Music major.

Mai Nguyen Do ’19 is Courage Campaign’s current political fellow, the founding executive editor of Rambutan Literary, and the founding editor-in-chief of the Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer. She is the author of Ghosts Still Walking (Platypus Press, 2016) and Battlefield Blooming (Sahtu Press, 2019).

Adahne Hemp ’21 is a sophomore at Washington College studying English, French, and music. Her interests in mythology and cryptozoology are what led her to choose Here Be Monsters as her First-Year Seminar. After graduating, Adahne plans to pursue a career in teaching.

Emily Holt ’19 is a senior at Washington College majoring in English with dual minors of Business Managment and Journalism, Editing, and Publishing. She is a student writer for the Office of College Relations and Marketing in addition to being a poetry screener for Cherry Tree. Whatever personal successes she achieves in the coming years will be inspired by the dedicated curiosity of her educators at Washington College.

Elizabeth Lilly ’21 is a sophomore at Washington College double majoring in Philosophy and Sociology with minors in Justice, Law & Society and Spanish. She is involved with SGA at Washington College as the current Honor Board Chair and is also a member of the Dance Club, Sho’ Troupe, and Spanish Club. This piece highlights the importance of the rights of children, particularly in medical decisions. After completing her undergrad at Washington College, she hopes to continue learning in law school and then become a child advocacy lawyer.

Shannon Neal ’19 is a senior English major with minors in Hispanic Studies, Creative Writing, and Gender Studies. During her time at Washington College she has been an intern at the LGBT Community Center National History Archive in NYC and the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has conducted research as an assistant to Washington College Professor Elena Deanda in the British Library and the Library of Trinity College Dublin. She is currently a poetry screener for the fifth issue of Cherry Tree. In her spare time she enjoys consuming and creating art, hiking and road tripping, and most of all petting her cat.

Katherine Porter ’21

Saoirse ’20 is a wise fool double majoring in English and Sociology with a double minor in Creative Writing and Gender Studies. She is from India and has been taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities available to her at Washington College to better understand American culture and the English language. She has been able to do so by serving as a screener for Cherry Tree, a Peer Tutor at the Writing Center and an intern at the Starr Center among her other roles on campus.

Eman Simms ’19 is a senior at Washington College, who is majoring in English and German, and minoring in Creative Writing and European Studies. He has studied abroad this past summer at Universität Tübingen, Germany. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in animation and graphic arts and score a career in story writing or graphic design. Eman is a passionate artist, writer, and amateur music composer who has been working on his own novel series since the age of thirteen. During his freetime, he likes to write, draw comics about his fictional characters, and compose orchestras or piano pieces mainly on computer software, either as theme songs for his stories or characters or just because.

Rian Van Tassell ’21

Dan Teano ’18 graduated in 2018. His essay “Rediscovering Empathy” is an excerpt from his SCE project as an Environmental Studies major.

Maggie Witham ’21


Tatiana Baughman ’20 is a junior at Washington College. She is a member of the Women’s Soccer team and is double majoring in Business and Art with a Marketing minor. She is one of the sports photographers for Phil Ticknor as well as a notetaker. She is a Chestertown native with four younger siblings, and a mother who is also a photographer. They shoot together when they have the opportunity and she also takes pictures for Baughman’s soccer team. Baughman is also a member of animal impact and the art history club.

Rachel Frebert ’19 is a senior double majoring in Studio Art and Communication and Media Studies. She is a member of Caring for Kids, Adventure Club, Garden Club, and works as a Washington College Career Ambassador. Rachel has donated original artwork to the Delaware American Heart Association for fundraising events for the past three years. Her work has previously been included as the cover art in two editions of The Collegian. Rachel’s artwork was exhibited at the Washington College Spring 100 Proof exhibition. For the past 3 summers, Rachel has taught summer art camp classes for children at the Biggs Museum in Delaware.

Picabo French ’19

Meredith Kenton ’19


Caroline Harvey ’18

Justin Nash ’21

Professor Meehan would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, without which the WCR would be but a poor shadow: Dr. James Hall, Director; Lindsay Lusby, Assistant Director; Julie Armstrong, Administrative Assistant.



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