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Students, faculty participate in Science, Society and the Arts

Xiaoxia Yin
March 20
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee hosted its Science, Society, and the Arts Conference (SSA) on Thursday and Friday. SSA is a multi-disciplinary conference at which students present original work to an audience of their peers, faculty and staff. The event included sessions of performing arts, visual arts and coll...

Gala brings awareness, raises funds for LGBTQ equality rights

Nuoya Zhou
March 20
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s sixth annual Equality Gala kicked off in Early Fielding on March 18 to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community’s equality rights in Virginia. It was also a fundraising event for the Equality Virginia organization, which is an advocacy group that believes in “a truly inclusi...

Organization brings awareness, support to sexual assault victims

Organization brings awareness, support to sexual assault victims

Xiaoxia Yin
March 13
Filed under Arts & Life

SPEAK hosted its annual feature event, “Take Back the Night: Share Your Story,” on Thursday to raise awareness of sexual assault and misconduct. SPEAK is a student organization aimed to bring awareness to the occurrence of sexual misconduct in colleges across the country and prevent further inc...

Local artist uses art to promote the beauty of the female body

Local artist uses art to promote the beauty of the female body

Rachel Hicks
March 6
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Rhode Island School of Design graduate Emma Shapiro shared the body confidence benefits of figure modeling and the anxiety-curing capacity of art in a workshop at Washington and Lee University last Wednesday. Before moving to Lexington, Virginia, Shapiro lived in New York City. Burnt out from colle...

Students from W&L, VMI ring in the East Asian Lunar New Year

Xiaoxia Yin
March 2
Filed under Arts & Life

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature (EALL) and the Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) hosted the East Asian Lunar New Year celebration last Thursday in Commons. The event was also sponsored by the Student Association for International Learning and VMI Modern Lang...

Theater Department promotes upcoming production of “Dracula”

Xiaoxia Yin
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies Theater hosted a Romanian-style dinner on Thursday to promote its upcoming production of “Dracula.” Assistant Professor of Theater Jemma Levy is the director of “Dracula” and asked Dining Service to create Romanian food to cele...

British author discusses race, immigration issues in the UK

Alexandra Cline
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life

At JFK International Airport, British author Nikesh Shukla debated whether to continue on his travels or stand in solidarity with immigrants restricted from boarding international flights. In his talk at Washington and Lee on Tuesday, Shukla discussed recent travel bans on citizens of predominantly Mu...

Students gain insight into Moroccan language, culture, food at event

Students gain insight into Moroccan language, culture, food at event

Xiaoxia Yin
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life

Students were invited to attend a Moroccan cultural presentation and share a cup of Moroccan tea in the Center for Global Learning last Wednesday. Imad Baazizi, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for Arabic, hosted the event. Baazizi was an English teacher in Morocco for five years before...

New art exhibit raises human trafficking awareness nationwide

New art exhibit raises human trafficking awareness nationwide

Alexandra Cline
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life

In a new social justice campaign, human trafficking survivors are taking their stories from the streets of Michigan to Washington and Lee University.      In an exhibit in Holekamp Hall, Assistant Professor of Theater Stephanie Sandberg is visually portraying the stories of six survivors she inter...

Students reflect on presidential election, share new perspectives

Alexandra Cline
January 24
Filed under Arts & Life

On Jan. 19, a day before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Washington and Lee students had the opportunity to come together and reflect on the consequential election. At a student-organized event, Coming to the Table, students shared their reactions to the current political environment–leaving...

Student works to promote awareness of local organization

Sutton Travis
January 24
Filed under Arts & Life

At The Community Table, people who come as strangers leave as friends. It is the place where differences are set aside over conversation and a hot meal. Located in the Rockbridge Area Relief Association building, The Community Table is an organization that seeks to relieve hunger of those in Lexington, B...

Community parade promotes tolerance, acceptance during MLK weekend

Community parade promotes tolerance, acceptance during MLK weekend

ALEXANDRA CLINE
January 19
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

On a weekend that honors both Confederate war generals and a civil rights activist, two separate groups occupied the streets of Lexington in a clash of heritage and culture. This year, a parade sponsored by Community Anti-Racism Education was held on the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend – a spot ...

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