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MacKenzie Brady ’21 

“What makes me happy to be at the 16th happiest school in the nation? Simply put, the people. The students at WAC are the 16th happiest in the nation because we make it that way….” Read More…


Andy Chirico ’18

“This weekend literally left me with no voice but it was a fun one! Called three games and had President Landgraf join me on the call. During the second half of the women’s soccer game, we talked about his time so far at WC, plans for the future, and about the college as a whole… Read More… 


Andrea Freemann ’18

“For me this a double edge sword. Part of me isn’t looking forward to anything because that means I am one step closer to graduating. If I had to pick something I would say that I am most forward to starting my thesis and I am hoping that I will be able to do a research experiment and work with a bacteria in the lab… Read More…


Student Bloggers

What’s it like to be a student at WAC? What will my residence hall look like? Will I like my roommate? How will I stay on top of classes and clubs? What clubs can I join? What can I do on the weekends?

Get the answers to these questions and more by reading these student blogs! First-year, sophomore, and junior students post regularly to share their lives with you. 

Feel free to ask them individual questions via the blogs, but if you have a burning question you want answered now, send us an email at  and we’ll answer the same day!

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  • Cody Bistline ’19

    Woodbine, MD/South Carroll HS
    Major: Biology, 3:2 Nursing Program
    Minor: French

    As a Residential Assistant and part of the 3:2 Nursing program, Cody is kept busy, but that doesn’t stop him from doing more around campus. From being an international ambassador to being a member of French club, Cody does a little bit of everything.

    Follow Cody on his blog “Friends-Flowers-WAC” to join him on his college journey.

  • MacKenzie Brady ’21

    Baltimore, MD/Kenwood HS
    Major: English, Art
    Minor: Creative Writing

    Only in her freshman year, MacKenzie, a double major in English and Art, has already dove head-first into life at Washington College. From being a photographer for the student newspaper, The Elm, to being the Vice President of the Ping Pong club, she’s not having a problem finding where she fits in. 

    Follow her blog, “Silly-Goose,” to see what fun you can have as a Washington College Goose.

  • Andy Chirico ’18

    Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills HS
    Major: Business Management
    Minor: Economics/Marketing

    When Andy isn’t playing sports for fun, he’s talking about it. As the head broadcaster and editor for The Elm Sports Network, Andy spends his days discussing and writing about sports; and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Score an inside look at WAC through Andy’s eyes with his blog “Chirico’s Corner.”



  • Ben Cooper ’18

    Ellicott City, MD/Loyola Blakefield HS
    Major: English
    Concentration: Secondary Education

    Ben is an English major following the Secondary Education Program. He has traveled to various locations for alternative break community service experiences as a member of Habitat for Humanity. He’s also an active member of EROS, Encouraging Respect of Sexuality.

    Follow Ben’s experiences on his blog, “English Major Without a Pen.”

  • Hannah Foster ’19

    Brewster, NY/Brewster HS
    Major: International Studies & Anthropology
    Minor: Chinese & Spanish

    Study Abroad Blogger in Leiden, the Netherlands

    Hannah spent a year in Malaysia during high school, which inspired her choice in major- international studies. It also means that she was bit by the travel bug early, and is now in her second semester of study abroad in the Netherlands. She is also a Chinese and Spanish minor, an International Student Guide, and a tutor at the Writing Center.

    She epitomizes WAC’s motto of “unhurried conversations” with her blog, “Teacups and Textbooks.”

  • Andrea Freemann ’18

    Estell Manor, NJ/Buena Regional HS
    Major: Biology (Emphasis: Cellular/Molecular Biology and Infection Diseases)
    Minor: Chemistry

    As a senior, member of Habitat for Humanity, and Teaching Assistant for Microbiology Lab, Andrea has college pretty much figured out, but is still discovering all the “WACky” things this college has to offer.

    Senior Year Stories” is a great place to start exploring what WAC has to offer if you’re interested in biology, chemistry, or simply life on campus.

  • Colin Higgins ’19

    Easton, MD/Saints Peter and Paul HS
    Major: Theater, English
    Minor: Creative Writing

    When he started at WAC as a freshman, Colin was ready to study computer science. Since then, he found a new home in Gibson Center for the Arts where he spends most of his time helping out with senior thesis production and taking classes with his favorite professors, inspiring his dramatic (literally) change in majors. Follow his college adventure as he takes his place center stage.

    Take the stage with Colin on his blog “WAC Rooster” to learn more.

  • Jillian Kral ’19

    Clarksville, MD/River Hill HS
    Major: French & Business

    Study Abroad Blogger in Grenoble, France

    Jillian’s knack for fashion and photography is not all her light-hearted blog has to offer. A sister of Alpha Omicron Pi and French and Business double major, Jill has a diverse college experience at Washington College.

    Check out the fun surprises of Chestertown and WAC from the eyes of this sophomore student in her blog “Willful Fox.”

  • Natalie Mansfield ’21

    Bethesda, MD/Bethesda Chevy-Chase HS
    Major: Psychology 

    During her first visit to campus, she felt right at home in with the small class sizes and liberal arts education. She’s still not completely decided what she wants to study, but she knows that the quaint and personal learning environment here is just what she needs to figure it out.

    Check out this cool cat’s blog, “Natcat at WAC“ as she conquers freshman year.

  • Will Rotsch ’21

    Wilmington, DE/Salesianum
    Major: Economics, Computer Science
    Minor: Theater

    Never missing a beat, Will is ready to conquer his freshman year. From his first Drama Draft auditions to learning a new (computer) language, his college experience is living up to the liberal arts education. His excitement for all things new is contagious, so check out his freshman year playlist to see WAC through his eyes.

    Tune into his College Experience on his blog, “The WAC Soundtrack.

  • Rachel Treglia ’19

    Middletown, NJ/Middletown HS South
    Major: Theater
    Minor: Mathematics, History

    Here at WAC, we are all about pursuing our interests, and Rachel is a prime example of all you can do as a student here. From Theater to Math and from History to Dance, she sure has a lot to talk about– and a lot to do! 

    Follow Rachel as she navigates her crazy schedule on her blog, “The Suite Life of WAC and Gus.”  

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