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Staniar Gallery displays exhibition with immigration focus

Liv Cooper
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life

A new traveling exhibition displayed in Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery explores the issue of immigration through art by individuals with stories about crossing borders. The compilation of works is entitled “New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory.” It explores immigration issues ...

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Hannah Denham
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Dana Gary, ‘18, released her debut extended play (EP), “Scholasti- cism,” under the name Purser on Friday with Friday Underground (FUDG) Records. Gary is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who combines jazz, folk and pop influences in her music style and academic poetry and politics in her lyri...

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

Xiaoxia Yin
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s choral program, University Orchestra and a student pianist performed an Oratorio and Concerto Concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem on Tuesday in Wilson Concert Hall. Requiem is one of Mozart’s most well-known works. Mozart died during the composition process, leaving an uncompleted...

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Sutton Travis
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When war novelist Jeff Shaara first started writing, he didn’t know he would produce multiple bestsellers. He only knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Shaara spoke on “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War” to members of the Lexington community Thursday in Lee Chapel. The Le...

Students, faculty participate in Science, Society and the Arts

Xiaoxia Yin
March 20, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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