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Campus Rec puts on theme week, raises awareness for breast cancer

Alexandra Cline
November 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Games and pink outfits were only a few of the ways Washington and Lee’s Campus Recreation program spread awareness for breast cancer. From Oct. 24-28, Campus Rec sponsored a Pink Week that featured themed activities and fundraisers to benefit the Roanoke Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. C...

W&L’s Red Cross Club hosts first 5K

Olivia Shen
November 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Red Cross Club hosted its first major event, a 5K, on Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for the organization. Uma Sarwadnya, ‘19, is the treasurer of Red Cross Club, which is in its second year as an active club on campus. “We are a new club and this is our f...

Concert Guild features nationally renowned string quartet, guitarist

Tracy Wang
October 25, 2016
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The Escher String Quartet and guitarist Jason Vieaux presented a classical music ensemble on Friday during W&L’s Young Alumni Weekend in Wilson Hall. Vieaux and the quartet played Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 “Fandango,” by Luigi Boccherini, a 19th century Italian classical composer and ...

The Theory of Relativity draws hundreds

Sutton Travis
October 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

From cat allergies to the struggle of living up to expectations, Washington and Lee’s performance of “The Theory of Relativity” captured a spectrum of relatable experiences for all audiences. Drawing on the stories of actual millennials, the musical combined group numbers with multiple monolog...

Students to explore unique career fields during Reading Days in Richmond, NYC

Alexandra Cline
October 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

While some students reclaim lost sleep or study for midterms during Reading Days, others will see a glimpse into their potential future careers. This year, three separate trips will afford Washington and Lee undergraduates the opportunity to explore career options in less traditional fields. Assis...

Philosopher and Professor Peter Singer discusses market ethics at Mudd lecture

Tracy Wang
October 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Australian philosopher Peter Singer challenged the idea of a free market in his keynote address for the Mudd Center’s 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecture in Ethics in Lee Chapel on Thursday evening. In his lecture, “Permitting the Sale of Meat but Not Kidneys or Sex?,” Singer argued against the preva...

Journalism students report on internships

Alexandra Cline
October 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

From radio shows to oil markets, Washington and Lee Journalism Department majors pursued a variety of summer internships to hone their interest in the field. An internship is required for students majoring in journalism, business journalism or strategic communication major. The students may choose an organization at which to work, with options ranging from newspaper publications to broadcast news to advertising.

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W&L Summer Internships

Archer Biggs
October 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

REID CALHOUN, ‘17: IDAHO Reid Calhoun completed the A. Paul Knight Internship Program with W&L’s Science Department at the Henry’s Fork Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Ashton, Idaho, whose mission is to restore, protect and conserve the Henry’s Fork River and the surrounding wat...

Inside look at Upper-Division dining

Inside look at Upper-Division dining

Tracy Wang
September 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Although it is only been open for two and a half weeks, Fieldside restaurant is growing more popular in Washington and Lee Upper Division Housing. With a new building, new equipment and a mostly new staff, the restaurant is receiving more and more attention from the W&L community. Walking into the Foo...

Pie Wars: Pieing for a good cause

Pie Wars: Pieing for a good cause

Sutton Travis
September 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The women of Pi Beta Phi partnered with Sigma Nu to host a shaving cream pie fight for a good cause on Friday afternoon. The two organizations annually co-sponsor Pie Wars, which is essentially a free-for-all where any- one who wants to purchase a pie has the opportunity to pie someone else in the face...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Sutton Travis
September 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Washington and Lee will host two speakers on Tuesday to discuss culturally attuned teaching styles and professional journeys as Latinos. Pepe Estrada, ‘19, is the founder and president of W&L’s Latino Student Organization and has played a large role in ...

Sipping lemonade for a cause

Sipping lemonade for a cause

Sutton Travis
May 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Sorority women of Pi Beta Phi at Washington and Lee held an event Tuesday through Thursday to raise awareness of American illiteracy with the help of a classic all-American beverage. The event, Lemonade for Literacy, was intended to make other W&L students more cognizant of illiteracy in the United Sta...

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