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Mudd Center speaker discusses role of parents

Mudd Center speaker discusses role of parents

January 29, 2015
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If biological fathers use contraception or make it clear prior to conception that they do not want to be moral fathers, they should not have parental responsibilities like paying child support, said Tommie Shelby, Mudd Center for Ethics speaker. Tommie Shelby discussed the meaning of parenthood and...

Omicron Delta Kappa gets new inductees

Omicron Delta Kappa gets new inductees

Sarah Bartlett
January 29, 2015
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This past Monday, 32 student initiates and four honorary members were inducted into Washington and Lee’s Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. This year, the ceremony coincided with the school’s annual celebration of Founders’ Day, as well as the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. ODK was...

Students, professors discuss MLK’s ethical response to poverty

Students, professors discuss MLK’s ethical response to poverty

Happy Carlock
January 29, 2015
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In 1961, The Washington and Lee Board of Trustees rejected a faculty committee’s request to allow Martin Luther King, Jr. to speak on campus. But on Jan. 19, King’s voice projected throughout the Hillel multipurpose room as students and faculty members gathered to discuss his speech, “Where...

Anti-hazing policy may change pledgeship

Anti-hazing policy may change pledgeship

Callie Ramsey
January 29, 2015
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Winter term at Washington and Lee means new pledges, but thanks to a new Virginia anti-hazing law, pledgeship may look different this year. Titled "Model Policy Regarding the Prevention of and Appropriate Disciplinary Action for Hazing at Virginia's Institutions of Higher Education,"  the new standard...

MLK Day: a day for the left or right?

Teddy Corcoran
January 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I will never forget a conversation I heard between a couple of strangers just a few years ago. “Where’s Mike going?” Asked one. “To some liberal thing,” replied the other in a rather dismissive manner. The next day, upon hearing about local events, I found out what that “liberal thing”...

Reaction to the State of the Union

Conley Hurst
January 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In his seventh State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama delivered the expected dose of broad generalizations, feel-good stories, the occasional partisan jabs, and recycled one-liners. Indeed, presidents generally say little of substance during these long-winded occasions. But, though I am not...

A tradition of excellence

A tradition of excellence

Emily Kochard
January 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Women’s Track and Field Team is off to a successful start to the season, and its members are optimistic about their future meets. Senior captain Jilian Katterhagen said she is impressed with the progress the team has made so far. “The team as a whole began the season in a much more competitive...

First-Year Swimmers Making a Splash

First-Year Swimmers Making a Splash

Julia Wilson
January 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

“Performance is based on what you put into it and also contributes to the team effort,” said first-year swimmer John Carmody. This year Washington and Lee’s Men’s Swimming Team has welcomed a large wave of first-year swimmers. The ten new athletes have certainly positively impacted the team...

Men’s Track & Field deepens the race

Men’s Track & Field deepens the race

Parker Pitts
January 26, 2015
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Starting the season second in the ODAC with a very young group of runners, the Washington & Lee Men’s Track and Field team is more than ready to show off their new talents. Junior Captain Levi Warring said that the team will face the challenge this season of rebuilding itself. Having lost...

A Renaissance Man

A Renaissance Man

Peter Rathmell
January 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

First-year Andrew Kim discusses the challenges and rewards of being a two-sport athlete

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Emma Redding: hitting the court running

Emma Redding: hitting the court running

Alex Niemann
January 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

Each year, thousands of student-athletes make the leap from high school to collegiate athletics. Of those athletes, few see playing time in their rookies seasons, and even fewer shine amongst their team’s best players. Emma Redding is among the fewest of the few. Coming off an illustrious high school...

General of the Week: Kira Tomenchok

General of the Week: Kira Tomenchok

Emily Cook
January 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

  First-year member of the W&L Womens’ Swimming Team, K Tira Tomenchok (Richmond, VA/ Trinity Episcopal) lead the Generals to a 153-100 win over Catholic University at home on Saturday. Kira broke the 100-yard backstroke record with a time of 59.84, which had not been touched since 1983. Furt...

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