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Five Ways to a Marvelous Monday

Melinda Kauffman
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s Monday again. No matter how hard we try to prepare for it, Monday always seems to come as a surprise. Mondays hit us hard, especially if we didn’t get to catch up on rest over the weekend. What if I told you that Mondays no longer have to be something to dread? Here a few practical ways to bo...

Sorority Shake-Up

Alexandra Cline
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that Washington and Lee is a university with a dominant Greek scene. Almost 80 percent of students are members of a fraternity or sorority, with the majority of those affiliated living in their Greek house for at least a year. Last month, W&L took an unprecedented step when one sorority...

SSA: Breaking Out of Our Academic Bubbles

Emma Derr
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We get so caught up in our own classes and interests that it takes some prompting to look outside our own academic bubbles. Washington and Lee can feel like a school with a lot of separation between subjects. Coursework does intersect and overlap, but rarely do we look around and notice the amazing work our pee...

The struggle to find transportation in and out of Lexington

Cassidy Fuller
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One amazing aspect of Washington and Lee is that we are able to have a weeklong break each semester, Thanksgiving and Washington Break, in addition to breaks at the end of each semester. During these weeks, students are able to go home and detox from their hectic lives at school. It’s a time to sle...

From athlete to NARP

Alison Murtagh
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was 10 years old I have swam competitively. Every day, I logged long hours both in the pool and in the gym. As I became older, and swimming became more intense, I entered a phase when I swam seven days a week. Some days had two practices, while others were just one early morning practice. How...

Prevalence of students’ abuse of Adderall

Josette Corazza
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Although the rush of midterms has passed, some students are still in the midst of studying for those last few exams. Some students will turn towards Adderall for those long, late nights spent in Leyburn, although they do not have a prescription for the drug. Adderall is an amphetamine- based stimula...

Stop cosmetic testing on animals

Josette Corazza
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a huge victory for animals, the European Union, Israel, and India have banned the sale of cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients that have been tested on animals. Unfortunately, however, there is no ban on testing cosmetics or household products on animals in the United States, so companies that make ...

Goodbye to Cy Twombly

Cassidy Fuller
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past weekend marked the end era for the Washington and Lee swim team; not only was it the end our regular season but we also said our final goodbyes to the Cy Twombly pool on campus. I have spent my fair share of time in the Cy Twombly pool as junior on the swim team (a little under 700 hou...

On the one-year anniversary of Mock Con

Paige Williams
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This Monday, it will have been one year since the Washington and Lee Mock Convention accurately predicted Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. At the time, the nomination felt risky. It was a bit unnerving that our university had put in the time and the research and somehow Donald Trump was our...

Bring more food options to Lex

Melinda Kauffman
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I have lived in Lexington for a year and a half now, and I have just about exhausted every local food option there is. I am not saying that the food in Lexington is bad. In fact, I love the local and versatile food options the small town has to offer. I live for an afternoon coffee at Lexco or a dining e...

Dangers of simplified stigmas

Emma Derr
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Looking through the news this week, it would be incredibly difficult to ignore the intense media coverage of President Trump’s immigration order. The executive order placed a 120-day suspension on the Syrian Refugee program and a 90-day travel ban into the United States from seven largely Muslim count...

On free speech in a free society

Conley Hurst
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, the University of California at Berkeley erupted into violence. Student protesters broke windows, lit fires, and threw firecrackers. The cause? Milo Yiannopoulos, the far-right-wing editor at Breitbart News, was giving a talk. Ultimately, UC Berkeley administrators canceled Yiannopoulos...

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