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The investigation process: the Phi weighs in

Ring-tum Phi Staff
March 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

In reading this week’s article, ‘The investigation process: An honor violation accusation,’ on the Executive Committee’s investigative process, most students will be struck by the amount of sheer discretionary power wielded by the president of the Executive Committee in regards to this most essential...

A system vs. a code: the Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

Correction: As of Mar. 1, there have been seven closed hearings this academic year, not 14 as printed in the original story in issue 16, published Mar. 7.   Ask any Washington and Lee student, and they’ll vividly recall the hushed silence that fell over Lee Chapel during their first-year o...

Standing with Elliot

Standing with Elliot

Conley Hurst
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s difficult to imagine that in a place as beautiful and welcoming as Washington and Lee, someone could do something so hateful. I first heard about the vandalism early last Thursday from friends. As rumors continued to spread, the reality of the situation became more and more frightening. Vandalized...

Turning off the Winter Blues: How to handle SAD

Turning off the Winter Blues: How to handle SAD

Rachel Hicks
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

At Washington and Lee University, fall term for freshmen was fresh, fun and full of fascination. The lush August leaves magically changed colors to match the rich red bricks of campus. An aura of honor to be a part of one of the top universities in the country permeated throughout campus, and it felt...

P.E. requirements: Should physical education be a part of our W&L education?

Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff
February 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Washington and Lee currently requires students to complete four terms of physical education activity classes.  After the four courses are completed, the grades from each course will be averaged and a single credit will be awarded to the student. According to W&L’s website, the aim of the Physical...

Valentine’s Day facts

Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff
February 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The most romantic holiday is upon us. Once the Christmas decorations go down, it seems like every store in America rushes to fill their shelves and aisles with Valentine’s Day merchandise. As a result, you can’t go anywhere without constantly being reminded that Valentine’s Day is right around the...

Weekend dining options on campus

Cassidy Fuller
February 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Saturdays are by far my favorite day of the week. You don’t have school, you can sleep in a little bit and maybe nurse your hangover from your crazy Friday night. Although you probably should do some homework, you still have all of Sunday to catch up if needed. It’s a day to relax a little bit and...

Mock Con: The task before us

Conley Hurst
February 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The 2016 W&L Mock Convention is almost here. Anticipation is building, and, for those making the key decisions, so is the stress. By the end of this week, only one Republican candidate will remain standing. The political world is watching, and we will answer the call. Mock Con has developed...

Trav: the real MVP

Caroline Schell
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You’re waiting on the top of Windfall Hill.  All you want to see are the bright lights approaching from the distance. The winter winds blow as you shake in the cold. You’re ready to go home. You’re waiting in between fluorescent cones and stopped by the plastic white rod that stands between you and you...

Reflections on the snow day

Cassidy Fuller
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every Sunday, I like to mentally plan out every single day of the coming week. What homework will I have? Do I have any tests this week? Do I have a swim meet this weekend? Are there any sorority functions I have to attend? After penciling everything in, I usually am only left with a few precious h...

Ousted loading zone

Conley Hurst
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I returned to Lexington a little early this past September to help move my sister into Graham Lees. I’d heard about the changes to the quad, and, as with any change, I was excited and a little anxious. As my family and I rounded the hill up Washington Street, I spotted the mammoth façade of the Warn...

Letter to the Editor

February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

To the Editor, I am a recent alumna of Washington and Lee University and wanted to voice my opinion about Ann Coulter speaking at this year’s Mock Convention. As a country, we are hurdling toward a precipice of choice, and perhaps more importantly, change with the 2016 political election. Voters a...

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