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Students vote in Super Tuesday elections

Sutton Travis
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Twelve states, including Virginia, held nominating elections for the Republican and Democratic parties on Tuesday. This day is typically referred to as Super Tuesday, because it is when the greatest number of states hold primary elections. According to the Associated Press, Donald Trump won Virgini...

QuestBridge hosts Light-Hearted Ball to promote inclusion

Alexandra Cline
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

After an eventful Mock Convention weekend filled with politicians and party predictions, the Washington and Lee QuestBridge scholars hosted a more “light-hearted” event to wrap up the festivities. Decorated with candles, lights and hearts, Evans Dining Hall was transformed into a Valentine’s Day-themed...

MESA series discusses ISIS videos

Alex Kinzer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Middle East and South Asian Studies Global Fellows Series continued with a lecture from Dr. Nico Prucha of King’s College, London on Feb. 10. The lecture was delivered in the Hillel Multipurpose Room to a packed audience of students, professors and members of the local communi...

Students react to Trump nomination

Students react to Trump nomination

Faith Isbell
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The 56 state and territory delegations have spoken, and Washington and Lee’s 26th Mock Convention has predicted Mr. Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee in the upcoming presidential election. Trump claimed the Republican nomination with 1,320 votes—followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 652...

State delegations parade into town

State delegations parade into town

Caroline Jervis
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Floats rolled down Lexington’s Main Street on Friday morning, as state delegations displayed their state pride in Mock Convention’s Delegates’ Parade. Though Mock Convention is one of Washington and Lee’s more serious traditions, the kick-off Delegates’ Parade allows W&L students to get ...

Making a perfect pitch for the ICCAs

Making a perfect pitch for the ICCAs

Alexandra Cline
February 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Dream of a real-life Pitch Perfect? Love hearing today’s hits per- formed by students? If these scream aca-awesome, then Washington and Lee’s co-ed a cappella group General Admission is hitting all the right notes. The group traveled to Orlando, Florida on Feb. 5 to perform in the International...

Lexington gets a taste of Thailand

Nuoya Zhou
February 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Looking to spice up your dinner? Napa Thai Cuisine, which opened on Jan. 18 on Main Street, might be right for you. According to restaurant owner Suparat Prapong, who runs the business with her boyfriend and aunt, business has been great since Napa Thai first opened up. Prapong and her boyfriend have ...

New year, new cultures to discover

New year, new cultures to discover

Laura Wang
February 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

It may be a month into the new year for most, but for East Asian countries, it is only just beginning. In celebration of this year’s Lunar New Year, which recognizes a new year based on the cycles of the moon, the Pan-Asian Association for Culture Exchange hosted an event in Commons Living Room on...

W&L’s Elle meets the real Elle Woods

W&L’s Elle meets the real Elle Woods

Sutton Travis
February 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Ever wondered what a perfect ‘bend and snap’ looks like? Broadway’s original Elle Woods came to Washington and Lee to show students exactly how it’s done. Broadway and TV star Laura Bell Bundy held a master class workshop for W&L’s own “Legally Blonde” cast Jan. 27 in Keller Theatre....

Lip sync brings hilarity for charity

Lip sync brings hilarity for charity

Alexandra Cline
February 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Boy bands, twerking and local hunger? Washington and Lee fraternities and sororities recently brought their dance moves and mashups to the annual lip sync fundraiser, all in the name of community philanthropy. On Jan. 29 in the Pavilion, groups of new members from several Greek organizations competed...

Taking on the big stage in the Big Apple

Taking on the big stage in the Big Apple

Faith Isbell
February 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Members of Washington and Lee University’s Repertory Dance Company travelled to New York City last weekend to perform at Brooklyn’s Center for Performance Research. The show was held on the evening of Jan. 30. The event space, the Center for Performance Research, is a contemporary performance l...

From Wilson Hall, there’s art for all

From Wilson Hall, there’s art for all

Nuoya Zhou
February 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Creativity is now for a cause. The recently launched Wilson Art Organization is an entirely student run organization that collects and sells student art works. With the help of the Community Legal Practice Center at the Washington and Lee Law School, WAO is in the process of registering as an offici...

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