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Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Elly Cosgrove
May 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s track team has claimed the outdoor ODAC championship title to complete what they affectionately call “the triple crown” for the first time in school history. This year, the men captured the cross country, indoor and outdoor championship titles to clinch their outstand...

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Hannah Denham
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Dana Gary, ‘18, released her debut extended play (EP), “Scholasti- cism,” under the name Purser on Friday with Friday Underground (FUDG) Records. Gary is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who combines jazz, folk and pop influences in her music style and academic poetry and politics in her lyri...

Should W&L change spring term?

Melinda Kauffman
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Washington and Lee is unique in the sense that it has two full semesters and then a spring term of one class for four weeks. Spring term is a chance to take a class that interests you, though it may not pertain to your major. For some students, it is an opportunity to go abroad and learn in a setting ...

News Briefs

Catherine Latour
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Trumps agrees to renegotiate NAFTA Trump tweeted about NAFTA to his 28.3 million followers last week, saying that he “received calls from the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate.” Trump says he agreed to renegotiate. During his ...

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Paige Williams
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi hosted Sigma Chi Derby Days this past week, raising over $5,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Caleb Knight, president of the Washington and Lee chapter of Sigma Chi, said the charity event is hosted by chapters across the country. The Zeta chapter hosts their version o...

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Rachel Hicks
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The third year dining option, Food Side, changed its menu for the third time this year to a custom-order menu for spring term. The menu includes build-your-own loaded mac and cheese, build-your-own loaded fries, build-your-own loaded salads, grilled chicken plates, quesadillas and burritos. For an additiona...

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Dana Lee: I first became involved with track and field when I was a freshman in high school. I was really interested in the long jump and sprint events because I thought I could do decently well in those events. I wanted to see how far and fast I cou...

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s swim team made history as they placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The team tallied 140 points to achieve seventh place amongst the 56 teams. Seventh is the highest place the lady Generals have ever placed, and 140 points is the m...

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Sutton Travis
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When war novelist Jeff Shaara first started writing, he didn’t know he would produce multiple bestsellers. He only knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Shaara spoke on “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War” to members of the Lexington community Thursday in Lee Chapel. The Le...

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Hannah Powell
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Washington and Lee’s Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) hosted “Sex Week” last week to bring students, faculty and professional sex educators together to have an open dialogue about sex. Founded in 2013, SHAG started Sex Week in the winter of 2014 in the hopes that “the other O-Week” wou...

Law professor channels Justice Brandeis to discuss online privacy rights

Rachel Hicks
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Justice Louis D. Brandeis believed that speeches should only be banned if they are intended or likely to cause violence, Law Professor and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said. Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University as well as the author of “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” and the CEO...

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Maya Lora
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The General Activities Board hosted their annual Fancy Dress kick-off concert Thursday featuring the star from our middle school playlists: T-Pain. GAB is a student organization that brings quality musicians, comedians and other entertainment to Washington and Lee. The organization tries to ensure...

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