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New art exhibit raises human trafficking awareness nationwide

New art exhibit raises human trafficking awareness nationwide

Alexandra Cline
February 8, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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 ...

Students raise awareness for local organization through class project

Sutton Travis
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

What began as a class assignment for a group of journalism students became a passionate cause celebrating food, community and the spirit of the holiday season. As a volunteering component of their Principles of Public Relations class, this student group worked to promote the Rockbridge Area Relief Asso...

Main Street Lexington hosts annual Jingle Bell Run, raises holiday spirits

Alexandra Cline
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Clinking and clattering through the streets of Lexington, participants in the local Jingle Bell Run brought festive outfits and holiday spirit to the annual tradition. On Dec. 3, runners and walkers raced through downtown as a part of a fundraiser benefitting Main Street Lexington, a volunteer-based or...

Students gain insight from alumni on social impact careers

Elyse Ferris
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee kicked off its annual Summit on Social Impact Careers on Nov. 11 with alumni speakers who shared their experiences in the realm of social impact. The summit was sponsored by the Shepherd Program, the Office of Career Development and the Williams School. The summit included 12 alumni across s...

Discussing “Brexit”: Students learn more about impact of UK’s decision

Alexandra Cline
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

David Beckham wanted to stay. The majority of Great Britain didn’t. At Washington and Lee on Nov. 10, Dr. Andrew Blick of King’s College London spoke about the implications of Britain’s departure from the European Union – known as Brexit around the world. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom ...

Dance Company presents fall show that explores themes of nature, loss, emotion

Sutton Travis
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Flickering lighters, moving closer and closer. Video projections of crowds. A live vocal performance. From your seat in the audience, you have no idea what you might see or feel next. And that’s exactly the point of Dancers Create. The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company presented their annual ...

Students learn stage combat, blood and gore design for the theater

Sutton Travis
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

From perfecting the stage slap to creating the perfect consistency of peanut butter blood, Washington and Lee students in Jon Beal’s master class learned a variety of techniques to supplement any theatrical performance. As an actor, fight choreographer and blood and gore designer, Beal is truly a ...

Hull’s Drive-In hosts free screening of Black Hawk Down

Hull’s Drive-In hosts free screening of Black Hawk Down

Alexandra Cline
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Veterans and their families were honored in a fundraiser at Hull’s Drive-In just days before the annual holiday that celebrates their service and sacrifice. The Washington and Lee Veterans’ Advocates organization and the Student Bar Association partnered with the movie venue for a screening of ...

Students and faculty discuss Muslim discrimination, Islamophobia

Maya Lora
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Amnesty International hosted its panel on Muslim discrimination in the United States and Europe on Thursday. The panel included four individuals familiar with the subject of Muslim discrimination either by personal experience or observations made combined with experience abroad: Professor Hiba Assi, Pr...

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