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No intramural team to count on

No intramural team to count on

Alex Kinzer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee might be an active and fit campus, but picking up a new sport for fun isn’t something easy for students to do. In addition to the 24 NCAA sport teams and many different club teams, W&L also features seven different intramural athletics seasons. From flag football to volleybal...

More in store for Shakespeare 2016!

Sutton Travis
January 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

A Shakespearean feast. Elizabethan music. Traditional Shakespeare films and adapted plays with a modern twist. If there is any sort of Shakespeare-related event someone can imagine, Washington and Lee is probably going to host or perform it this year. Shakespeare 2016!, W&L’s year-long commemora...

MLK’s impact today

Alexandra Cline
January 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

What is the lasting legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.? How do his words continue to resonate within communities decades after his death? Those questions, among many others, were recently discussed by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson in his keynote address that celebrated the accomplishments of the civil rights leader. On...

Upper-division housing update

Upper-division housing update

Faith Isbell
January 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The new upper-division housing is on its way to completion for August 2016. The new living space will house up to 350 upper-division students, with two groupings of apartments and townhouses—the Village Square and the Village Commons. Located by the W&L athletic fields, the new upper-division h...

“Wise, wonderful, witty” women meet for leadership summit

“Wise, wonderful, witty” women meet for leadership summit

Virginia Kettles
January 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

“You are all wise, wonderful, witty women.” These are the words of Kim Ruscio, who spoke at the Women’s Leadership Summit held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Jan. 15-16. It was a chance for undergraduate students to freely talk to and connect with women faculty and alumnae. “It’s...

A walk through junior housing

Caroline Saltzman
January 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

As the winter semester begins, the sophomore class is starting to plan the upcoming year. But one thing they don’t have to worry about for next year is housing. According to Dean of Students Sidney Evans, the construction of junior housing is ahead of schedule and will be ready in time for ...

W&L women, what’s the rush?

W&L women, what’s the rush?

Sutton Travis
January 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Winter break may feel short, but it felt especially rushed for Washington and Lee women this year. Sorority women and potential new members returned to campus by Jan. 6 to participate in formal recruitment, which lasted through bid day on Jan. 10. In previous years, formal recruitment took place during...

Mock Con 2016: The final countdown

Mock Con 2016: The final countdown

Faith Isbell
January 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The 26th Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is fast approaching, and the student organization is gearing up for the events ahead leading up to the weekend of Mock Con. This year, Mock Con will be held on the weekend of Feb. 11-13. This past week, the Speakers Committee announced the names...

Students get presidential

Students get presidential

Callie Ramsey
November 17, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

The Mock Convention Presidential Gala on Saturday marked the last major event for the organization before convention weekend in February. “Gala is of course a fundraiser, but it really generates hype,” General Chair Andrew McCaffery, ’16, said. “The delegate fair got everyone involved and...

Showcasing unasSAILable talent

Showcasing unasSAILable talent

Sutton Travis
November 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

What do Indian poetry, Miley Cyrus and Japanese pop music have in common? Washington and Lee students combined these elements, plus more, into an evening of performances, coffee and culture. The Student Association of International Learning presented its annual talent show Nov. 13 at the Arts, Recre...

Reporting first or reporting right

Reporting first or reporting right

Laura Wang and Xiaoxia Yin
November 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Amid inflamed racial tensions and emotional distress, what can a journalist ethically report? Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, answered this question in his lecture “Ethics Amid the Ferguson Firestorm” in Stackhouse Theater on Nov. 13. The talk was the keynote speech for 60th...

Which Republican won? Debatable

Which Republican won? Debatable

Caroline Saltzman
November 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Ever since the first televised presidential debate in 1960 between Kennedy and Nixon, debates have developed into a touchstone of the American political society. The Republican and Democratic primary debates are underway. On the night of Nov. 10, the fourth Republican primary debate was screened in ...

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