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Choral concert makes waves

Choral concert makes waves

Alexandra Cline
March 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Music Department choral groups took the stage to perform an array of classical and modern pieces at their annual winter concert held in the Wilson Concert Hall on March 22. The Men’s Glee Club, Cantatrici and the combined choirs of the choral program sang early modern Engli...

Emphasizing ethics in the media

Emphasizing ethics in the media

Nuoya Zhou
March 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Independent Media Executive Vivian Schiller delivered Washington and Lee’s 61st Media Ethics Keynote Address on March 18, telling the audience that she believes ethics is the key for standing out for both publisher and marketers in the media industry. Schiller’s speech, “Ethics and the New Media Lan...

Hillel hosts annual debate

Hillel hosts annual debate

Alex Kinzer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

First-time attendees at Hillel’s annual Latke-Hamantash debate on March 16 may have been surprised by how often they needed to suppress their instinct to duck and cover over the course of the debate. The debate was energetic from the very beginning. Debating for Team Hamantash, Assistant Professor ...

The future face of technology

The future face of technology

Sutton Travis
March 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Technology policy expert Alec Ross said tomorrow’s economy will not tolerate mediocrity in a speech he gave to Washington and Lee students on March 14. “We are sort of chapter one, page one, for a whole new suite of industries that are going to define our future,” Ross said. “Motivated, high-c...

Johnson Weekend brings in hundreds of finalists

Johnson Weekend brings in hundreds of finalists

Abigail Summerville
March 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Around 200 high school seniors from all over the country roamed the Washington and Lee campus early last week as participants in the annual “Johnson Weekend.” The visitors stayed with current W&L first-years from March 6-8 as they competed for the Johnson Scholarship. The finalists were each...

A “sweet” lecture on candy

A “sweet” lecture on candy

Nuoya Zhou
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Do you expect to consume tons of jelly beans on Easter? Do you wonder what makes jelly beans chewy and sticky? Richard W. Hartel, a food engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Candy Bites: The Science Behind Sweets,” said it all comes down to the chemistry...

Saying thanks to donors

Saying thanks to donors

Alex Kinzer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Office of Annual Giving sponsored W&L’s first annual Say Thanks Week from March 7-10. During Say Thanks Week, students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to stop by Commons and write a thank-you note to the many people who contribute to W&L. The thank-you notes we...

Legally Blonde hits the stage

Legally Blonde hits the stage

Alexandra Cline
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee student performers recently broke out their best pink attire and belted the familiar tunes of “Omigod You Guys” in this year’s exuberant Bentley musical: Legally Blonde. From March 10-14, the cast performed for the W&L community and the public alike in Keller Theatre under t...

Blue Phoenix Cafe set to open

Nuoya Zhou
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Looking for another option to eat healthy, local food with friends in town? The Blue Phoenix Cafe & Market is a vegetarian café and market that is projected to open on Monday, March 7. Blue Phoenix is located at the site of the former Healthy Foods Market, which recently closed after 43 years ...

Active Minds sponsors Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Alex Kinzer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s chapter of Active Minds sponsored Eating Disorder Awareness Week from March 1-4. The week’s featured event was the student panel on March 4. Held in Stackhouse Theater, the panel featured several W&L students who shared their experiences dealing with and recovering from eating...

Students and faculty shape up for the spring

Alexandra Cline
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Want to jumpstart a spring workout plan? Need inspiration to maintain those fitness-related New Year’s Resolutions? Or just looking for an incentive to visit the Fitness Center? The annual Spring Fitness Challenge is already primed and ready to help Washington and Lee students and faculty rejuvenate...

Fancy Dress theme revealed

Caroline Saltzman
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Fancy Dress Steering Committee revealed this year’s Fancy Dress theme, “Party on the Moon,” at a reveal party Wednesday night. The 109th Fancy Dress Ball will be held on March 19 in W&L’s Warner Center. The Fancy Dress Ball is one of the oldest traditions at W&...

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