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General of the week: Rebecca Morris

General of the week: Rebecca Morris

Alex Niemann
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

Phi: Was that the first time you've scored a hat trick? RM: Yes Phi: Do you have any pregame rituals/habits? RM: I always (usually) put my sleeves, shin guards, socks and cleats on in the same order- right sleeve and sock, then left and so on. Phi: Favorite pregame meal? RM: Apple cinnamon oa...

The Screaming Minks: W&L’s best kept secret?

The Screaming Minks: W&L’s best kept secret?

Kenta Sayama
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

While the world is excited to watch the Rugby World Cup that has begun in England, the Screaming Minks of Washington and Lee are more interested in their own season. Commonly known as just the “Minks,” W&L’s club rugby team plays in the Division III Cardinal Collegiate Rugby Conference.  ...

Nelson is no longer a rookie

Nelson is no longer a rookie

Jordan Missal
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee Quarterback Charlie Nelson, ‘17, has seen an uptick in both his stats and confidence level running the complex triple-option offense.   “Being an upperclassman quarterback has made it a lot easier for me to take on a leadership role compared to last year when I was a sophomo...

Thirty years of excellence

Thirty years of excellence

Peter Rathmell
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

Entering its thirtieth year of competition, the Washington and Lee women’s cross country team is looking to accomplish something truly special this season: win its fifteenth ODAC Championship. “We have one of the best teams I’ve seen here,” captain Rachel Solomon, ‘16, said. The team was tale...

Character matters

Character matters

Alex Kinzer
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

What’s one topic that might be familiar to both Washington and Lee and Virginia Military Institute students? Character. On Sept. 21, around 25 W&L and VMI students gathered in Hillel House to discuss just this. The discussion was the first meeting of the 2015-2016 W&L-VMI monthly Dessert and ...

Shape up: W&L learns how to live well

Shape up: W&L learns how to live well

Faith Isbell
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

If you’ve ever gone for a workout in the Washington and Lee Fitness Center, you’ve probably run into a friend, a fellow classmate or even a professor. That’s because the faculty and staff at W&L strive toward an active and healthy community. On Sept. 22, W&L hosted just one of many events ...

Nature, culture, identity: capitalism

Nature, culture, identity: capitalism

Sutton Travis
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Capitalism is a tree trunk and an unfolded package of toothpaste, according to painter and artist Paul Ryan. In order to discuss his career and his collection of paintings, the sun that never sets, that are on display in Staniar Gallery through Oct. 4, Ryan delivered an artist talk to students and locals ...

(e)Xposé yourself

Caroline Saltzman
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee is known for many things, but is diversity one of them? This past weekend, Ijezie Ikwuezunma, ‘16,  Alexus McGriff, ‘18, and Faith Pinho, ‘18, showed that it is with The New Xposé, a showcase with two purposes: attracting diverse prospective students to W&L and strengthe...

Pirates of Penzance replaces the Mikado

Pirates of Penzance replaces the Mikado

Ashley Faulkner
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

The show tickets, posters and programs may have said The Mikado, but that was not the show the audience saw the evening of Sept. 21 at the Lenfest Center of the Arts. With days notice, The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players changed their tour from The Mikado to Pirates of Penzance after receiving compla...

Truth trumps all

Yejean Kim
September 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion

There is a popular meme circulating on Twitter, and the rest of the internet, of a baby in its mother’s arms at a Donald Trump rally. The baby is looking away in irritation, fear and with the possible first pangs of parental resentment at its mother, reaches out to Trump, a presidential hopeful, ...

Bring back the W&L Swing

Caroline Schell
September 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Attending an all girls’ camp in the middle-of-nowhere Tennessee would seem to have little relevance to my life here at Washington and Lee.  While I made friends there who turned out to be classmates and friends, I did not think that my knowledge of the Amazon tribe—my camp team—would hold any...

A Lex-tastic summer

A Lex-tastic summer

Reid Gaede
September 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As we get underway with the 2015-2016 academic year here at W&L, the summer months are quickly fading into the memories of each and every student. Even my sister’s graduation in front of Lee Chapel seems like it occurred a millennia ago, when in fact it was only this previous May, or perhaps the...

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