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On the Doremus Gym dress code

Cassidy Fuller
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Recently, Total Sorority Move, a popular website among college-aged women, featured an article about the Doremus gym dress code at Washington and Lee. The article included a picture of a female student wearing an outfit that got her kicked out of the gym: a lululemon workout top that shows a small trian...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

In this week’s “Questioning Honor” article, What the Executive Committee doesn’t do, The Ring-Tum Phi explores the roles and responsibilities of Washington and Lee’s three judiciary bodies: the EC, the SJC, and the SFHB. We all like to think we know the differences between these organizations....

What’s wrong with being an astronaut?

Rachel Hicks
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Registration came out of nowhere into the week of finals preparation.  During the last week of March, we were faced with deciding the course(s) of our lives. Fall registration came out of nowhere.  Last week, the last week of March, we decided who we want to become next year.  That’s a long time...

Executive Committee responds to the “Questioning Honor” series

W&L's Executive Committee
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The past five issues of the Ring-tum Phi, concluding with today’s issue, have included articles aimed at educating our student body on the Honor System that we as W&L students hold so dear. The Executive Committee of the Student Body is extremely grateful to the Phi for providing a medium to spark...

Voting Regulations Board reaction

The Ring-tum Phi Staff
March 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Early on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Washington and Lee student body received two emails from the Voting Regulations Board regarding the Executive Committee elections that took place the day before. The first email pertained to the results of the elections, naming Wilson Miller as President of the EC,...

Confidentiality: A double-edged sword, The Phi weighs in

Confidentiality: A double-edged sword, The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff
March 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

This week’s article on the Honor System, entitled “The Secret System,” reveals just how central confidentiality is to our community. In many ways, it is the glue of the Honor System. According to many, this confidentiality is what makes our system so durable and so effective. The kind of confidentiality...

Dhall Coffee: Is it worth it?

Rachel Hicks
March 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s Sunday morning.  You’re all snug in bed, fuzzy covers engulfing your comfortably sleepy self in hypnotic lullaby vibes. Nothing and no one, not your annoying alarm nor your homework’s nagging voice, has the power to snap you out of your nirvana. Your forehead has “ten more minutes” written...

T-Minus 20 Days

Rachel Hicks
March 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

There are twenty school days until the last final is finally finished and winter term is history.  Two weeks and six days until we can look up from our books into the eyes of our next spring fling.  A little over half a month until the musical sound of flip-flops will replace the monotonous clump of...

Response to Paul Lagarde’s article

Conley Hurst
March 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

By now, I’m sure we’ve all read Paul Lagarde’s latest article in The Spectator, everyone’s favorite alarmist campus publication. If you haven’t, stop reading this and go do so right now. But, brace yourself. It’ll be a bumpy ride. In his piece entitled “Indoctrination: The Real Goal...

The Hearing Advisor Program:The Phi weighs in

the Ring-tum Phi Staff
March 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

To many first-years at Washington and Lee, orientation week is one of the most memorable experiences here in Lexington. It’s the chance to go to your first college party, likely meet your future best friends and choose classes geared towards your college major. It’s your first true experience of...

Be true to yourself: The W&L bubble

Rachel Hicks
March 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Many Washington and Lee students seem like walking Facebook profiles—beautiful pearl smiles, extracurriculars galore, 4.0 GPAs, athletes of the week, etc.  Sometimes I feel like I’m on a never-ending campus tour—everything and everyone work like pristine clockwork, setting a daily stage of sparkling...

Letter to the Editor: LGBTQ+ student community

Elliott Emadian
March 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On March 3rd, 2016, the residents of the Sustainability House awoke to find neon staining the windows of our home. At 3:30am, one resident had come home to find, wet and dripping in pink, words of confused and varying meaning including one pane displaying a derogatory term for a gay man followed by her...

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