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Campus Kitchen to support elderly through grant

Sam Bramlett
May 22, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Stomachs are now fuller around Lexington thanks to the work of  Washington and Lee’s Campus Kitchen, which recently received a $5,000 grant from the American Association of Retired Persons to help the hungry among Rockbridge area’s elderly population. The grant money will be used to fund the mo...

Engineers Without Borders work inspires senior thesis

Clare Wilkinson
May 22, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

In an effort to create an instrument to measure water quality, Cort Hammond, ’15, spent about two years working on his senior thesis, which was inspired by his work with Engineers Without Borders. Two years ago, Hammond joined Engineers Without Borders and trekked to Guatemala to build biosand filt...

Longtime Baseball Coach to Retire

Longtime Baseball Coach to Retire

Pete Rathmell
May 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Coach Jeff Stickley will not be at the helm of the Washington and Lee baseball team. Stickley, who will retire as the team’s all-time winningest coach, has been a mainstay at Washington and Lee for the past 29 years. He was the head baseball coach for the dur...

Women’s lacrosse ends NCAA tournament run

Katie Wildes
May 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

After a second round NCAA tournament win against Sewanee, the women’s lacrosse team fell in the regional round against seventeenth ranked Fredonia on Saturday, May 16. Despite facing a more challenging season than those in the past, the Generals triumphed and won the ODAC title, received a bye for ...

Two women’s track members qualify for NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship

May 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced on May 17 the individuals who qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Championship, and Washington and Lee had two individuals qualify. Dana Lee, ‘17, will compete in the long jump, while Janey Fugate, ‘15, will parti...

Students voice opinions on SJC’s DUI Policy

Kieran McQuilkin
May 22, 2015
Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s Student Affairs Committee will soon discuss the merits of codifying a more specific punishment system for drunk driving. The Student Judicial Council held an open meeting on May 4 to discuss its handlings of students involved in drunk driving incidents. As it stands, a student charged with a...

Mock Con kicks off spring

Caitlin Kaloostian
May 22, 2015
Filed under News

Every four years since 1908, Washington and Lee students gather to create one of the most non-partisan student political research projects in the country—Mock Convention, or Mock Con for short. “Mock Con is a purely student-run endeavor,” Professor William Connelly, a W&L politics professor sa...

SEAL pushes board to approve solar-powered third-year housing

Kassie Scott
May 22, 2015
Filed under News

In line with their mission to “increase environmental awareness among students and promote campus sustainability,” the Student Environmental Action League recently held a concert and panel to bring awareness to the proposed installation of solar panels to supply third-year housing with electricity. ...

Derby Days: Changing the gender stereotype

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Derby days has become a spring term tradition at Washington and Lee and schools across the country. Nationally, the tradition of Sigma Chi’s Derby Days began in 1933, with the mission of giving back to the community.While derby days is frequently praised for its philanthropic achievements, the event has bee...

Putting a whole new twist on “Mock” Con

Sam Bramlett
May 22, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Who says that politics has to be serious? Not the Capitol Steps, who made audience members leave Lenfest laughing when they put the “mock” in democracy on Wednesday. The Capitol Steps is a satirical group composed of both Republicans and Democrats that previously worked on the Hill. “Comedy ...

Open Mic event fills Commons with music, spoken word

Asha Campbell
May 22, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

It’s not every day that a New York Times best-selling writer and poet performs with college students. But Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz did just this on Wednesday at MUSE’s Open Mic Night in Commons Living Room. “Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s energy and passion fits perfectly into the spring term ...

Lady Generals secure win

Katie Wildes
May 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

Although they have won the past six straight championships, the women’s lacrosse team took nothing for granted when clinching the ODAC title yet again. With a focus on controlling the pace of the game and slowing down the ball, the number ten ranked Generals finished with a victory over Randolph-Maco...

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