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W&L’s Campus Kitchen celebrates 10 years of service to community

Kylee Sapp
October 25, 2016
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What started as nothing more than an idea from a student who was unwilling to give up has grown into an organization that has served more than 263,000 meals to local families in need. On Thursday, the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL) marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration in Elrod Com...

Researcher talks human-tech relationships in new media age

Caroline Leak
October 25, 2016
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A new age of “robot journalism” can lead to law- suits against not people but technologies, said Dr. Seth C. Lewis, an expert on human-technol- ogy interactions in the age of digital media in a talk in Northen Auditorium last week. On Friday afternoon, the electronic media professor from the Univer...

Launch of satirical website adds humor to W&L community

Elyse Ferris
October 25, 2016
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This past week, a handful of Washington and Lee students launched The Radish, a website that provides a satirical look at the W&L community. The Radish is the brainchild of Ford Carson, ’18, and was inspired by The Onion, a popular online publication featuring satire world, national and community n...

Class of 2020 welcomes new representatives to the EC and SJC

Elyse Ferris
October 10, 2016
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Grace Smith Photos by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18. What made you decide to run? I had always kind of seen the EC around. I definitely wanted to do something at W&L leadership-wise. I worked with a lot of clubs in high school, and I was always really involved with administration, so I met with th...

W&L’s Republicans and Democrats prepare for presidential election

Courtney Knight
October 10, 2016
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With the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, the College Republicans and College Democrats are both backing their parties’ candidates amidst a climate of pandemic low favorability ratings. The often polarizing reputations of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary ...

Students get behind tie-dye and treats for a greater cause

Students get behind tie-dye and treats for a greater cause

Alison Murtagh
October 10, 2016
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Tie-dying t-shirts and eating pastries from Lexington’s popular Blue Sky Bakery may sound like a fun study break on a Wednesday afternoon, but for the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), it’s also a yearly opportunity to put more books in the hands of Rockbridge County children. Clara McCollam, ‘1...

W&L’s Advanced Research Cohort fosters innovation, creativity for first-years

W&L’s Advanced Research Cohort fosters innovation, creativity for first-years

Nuoya Zhou
October 10, 2016
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Last summer, a dozen first-years with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) participated in a program that gave them the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences with STEM research projects held by Washington and Lee professors and upperclassmen. W&L Biology Professor Helen I’Ans...

Traveller route changes prompt community-wide response

Traveller route changes prompt  community-wide response

Courtney Knight
October 3, 2016
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Washington and Lee’s Traveller Safe Ride busses have begun operating on a single 13-stop route, ending the longstanding city and country line model. Traveller transitioned to the new route at the end of September after announcing in an email to students that busses would run on a no-transfer syst...

Parents Weekend gets in philanthropic spirit

Parents Weekend gets  in philanthropic spirit

October 3, 2016
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Hundreds of parents flock to Lexington during Parents Weekend at Washington and Lee, booking area hotels to near capacity. But for those who cannot get a room reservation or just want a more community-oriented alternative, there is the “Habitat Hotel” project. Habitat Hotel, led by W&L’s stude...

Investor Daymond John shares lessons for success at Contact Committee event

Investor Daymond John shares lessons for success at Contact Committee event

Elyse Ferris
October 3, 2016
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Daymond John, a world-renowned entrepreneur, investor and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” spoke to hundreds of students and families in Lee Chapel on Thursday evening about his experiences as a budding businessman and the steps he has taken to succeed. Contact Committee sponsored John’s visit with s...

Traveller route changes prompt community-wide response

October 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

by Courtney Knight Washington and Lee’s Traveller Safe Ride busses have begun operating on a single 14-stop route, ending the longstanding city and country line model. Traveller transitioned to the new route at the end of September after announcing in an email to students that busses would ru...

“Freshman Plague” strikes yet again on W&L campus

Eylse Ferris
September 26, 2016
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Swarms of students fall victim of illness at beginning of school year

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