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Mock Con gears up for state chair appointments

Alexandra Seymour, Staff Writer
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

The Mock Convention staff is ready to more than double their team with the appointment of 55 state chairs. These chairs are the “fundamental aspect of the research project,” said Political Chair Katherine Hodges ’16. Some of their responsibilities include making contacts within the state and...

General of the Week: Andrew Franz

David Cohen
December 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

Courtesy of W&L Sports Information Andrew Franz, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., scored a career high of 34 points for the W&L Men’s Basketball team in an 89-74 loss to William Peace last Sunday. Franz shot 13 of 20 from the floor, went three of eight from behind the arc and buried five of...

Nothing but net

Nothing but net

Peter Rathmell
December 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

Going into this season, the Washington & Lee Women’s Soccer team was left with one glaring hole: they did not have a back-up goalie. In an effort spearheaded by Assistant Coach Rachael Sushner, the coaching staff decided that rather than recruiting another goalie or switching a promising, young player...

He made it

He made it

Mac Trammell
December 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

For the first time in five years, Washington and Lee sent a runner to the Division III Cross Country National Championships. Levi Warring, a junior from Wiliamsburg, Virginia, ran a 26:05.7 on the muddy 8K course at Wilmington College in Mason, Ohio. “It was kind of cool,” Warring, a team captain, sai...

Midnight Breakfast: A lasting tradition

Asha Campbell
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

Despite rumors on campus of its cancellation, the Marketplace will be hosting its eleventh Midnight Breakfast on Dec. 15 from 10 PM to midnight. The event gives professors and deans a chance to serve alongside the Dining Services staff for a campus-wide event hosted during the beginning of exam week....

W&L responds to Ferguson verdict

W&L responds to Ferguson verdict

Sam Bramlett
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

On Nov. 29, Darren Wilson of Ferguson, MO, resigned from the police force. Public opinion on the matter is polarized, some saying the debacle is an example of police brutality against African-Americans, while others who claim the incident was in self defense see the rioting as nothing but needless viol...

Generals Dance

Clare Wilkinson and Danielle Hughson
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

W&L Dancers Create by Clare Wilkinson “Student choreography creates a dialogue between dancers and choreographers. Clearly communicating the dance envisioned in one’s mind is a challenge but a great chance for peer leadership,” said Jillian Katterhagen ‘15, sharing her thoughts after a...

Making the leap: steps to study abroad success

Courtney Knight
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

Sometimes prepping for the next academic adventure isn’t as easy as it seems. Students hoping to study abroad must choose a host country, apply to a program, get their potential classes approved and finally enroll in a foreign university or program. These steps can be particularly overwhelming. According to the W&a...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Lindsey Burke
December 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life

The Washington and Lee community both mourned the loss and celebrated the life of Kelsey Durkin, who was killed one year ago from this past Wednesday in a car accident. The Executive Committee hosted “A Night of Remembrance,” where students and faculty watched the Promise Committee’s video, featuring students i...

Don’t blame the Greek system

Conley Hurst
December 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The recent Rolling Stone article about the situation at the University of Virginia has brought the issue of sexual assault on college campuses back into the national spotlight. Despite Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s poor journalistic methods (she hardly attempted to seek a response from the men accused in h...

No tolerance for rape

Yejean Kim
December 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When I first read the Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus,” that has been the center of a media uproar for over two weeks now, I was walking to dinner at the sorority houses. I had a chance encounter with a friend on campus, who simply said, “You need to read this.” She sent me the link...

Reflections from the Phi Editorial Board

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Board
December 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Rolling Stone’s University of Virginia rape article sent shock waves across the country. On a smaller scale, it served as an important wake up call for the Washington and Lee community. The accuracy of the Rolling Stone article, entitled “A Rape on Campus,” has undergone heavy criticism recently. Afte...

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