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A matter of life, death and history

A matter of life, death and history

Xiaoxia Yin
October 26, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Eliot Dudik, an eastern Virginia photographer who won the 2014 PhotoNola Prize and whose works have been recently featured on CNN, held an artist’s talk on Oct. 21 in Wilson Hall. His large-scale photographs projects “Broken Land” and “Still Lives” were exhibited in the Staniar Gallery in Wilso...

Japanese culture: Toshio Ohi’s cup of tea

Japanese culture: Toshio Ohi’s cup of tea

Alexandra Cline
October 26, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Tea ceremonies, sixteenth century Japanese culture and the W&L community came together in a recent talk by renowned potter Toshio Ohi. On Oct. 24 in Northen Auditorium, Toshio Ohi spoke to the W&L community about his techniques for creating tea utensils and provided an overview of the history of J...

Another egg and cheese? Yes please!

Another egg and cheese? Yes please!

Caroline Saltzman
October 26, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

You can now start your day the healthy way with the new breakfast menu at the Counter Culture Cafe. Located inside Healthy Foods Co-op, the cafe is now serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., bringing an extra option to downtown dining. General Manager Amenie Hopkins said she is thrilled to finally of...

President Ruscio LEADs the way

President Ruscio LEADs the way

Ashley Faulkner
October 26, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

“Get lots of coffee,” joked President Kenneth Ruscio as he began his discussion on the “Purpose of Leadership” to students, faculty and community members on Oct. 20 in Northern Auditorium. To Ruscio, leadership is not a sequence of clichés such as “look before you leap.” Rather, leadership...

Bringing the courtroom to college

Bringing the courtroom to college

Faith Isbell
October 26, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

In the world of mock trial, partaking in the legal system does not require a law degree. On Oct. 17-18, Washington and Lee’s Mock Trial team competed in the Colonial Classic, a mock trial tournament at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. The team is already off to a strong start—placing...

Football team makes rankings history

Football team makes rankings history

Alex Niemann
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

A place in the spotlight doesn’t mean too much to the Washington and Lee football team. The team made history two weeks ago with its first ever top-25 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association poll. While a measure of pride certainly arises from such an accomplishment, the team mentality moving forwa...

Women’s soccer team primed for a strong finish to fall season

Women’s soccer team primed  for a strong finish to fall season

Caroline Blackmon
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

With a record of 12-3 (8-2 in the ODAC Conference), the Washington and Lee’s girls’ soccer team is in a strong position entering preparation for the ODAC Tournament. The team attributes its success to the unity of the team and the depth of its bench. Goalkeeper and Captain Addie Healy,’16, says the positive ...

General of the Week: Tommy Thetford

General of the Week: Tommy Thetford

Conor Habiger
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

Phi: Could you tell me a little bit about how you became a swimmer? TT: Well, my parents did, in a sense, throw me in the pool when I was young. I started swimming competitively when I was four years old, only swimming in the summers. I began year-round swimming when I was 8 and continued until I w...

Women’s golf places seventh in Golfweek Invitational

Women’s golf places seventh in Golfweek Invitational

Claude Miller
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s golf team concluded its fall season by placing seventh in the three-day Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational.  The annual event was held at the Raven Golf Club in Sandestin, Fla. The tournament featured competitive programs from across the country.  Texas-Tyler claim...

The Phi weighs in on a name change

The Phi weighs in on a name change

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff
October 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion

We live in a period that has been characterized by change, change we can see right here at Washington and Lee: Confederate flags have recently been removed from Lee Chapel, despite their representation to one of our university’s presidents and namesake. Names can carry important symbolic value....

In Media(s) Res

Yejean Kim
October 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Mainstream media’s increasing encroachment on my private life began gradually, but has since snowballed to the point where think-pieces, listicles, news videos and more inundate my Facebook newsfeed more than my friends’ lives do. Just examining my own self-regulated newsfeed makes it seem as...

Mock Con: A First-Year’s Guide

Mock Con:  A First-Year’s Guide

Katrina Lewis
October 26, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With the recent Delegates’ Fair and the unveiling of the Presidential Gala’s theme, A Grand Old Party, the Mock Convention frenzy is well underway. Preparation, too, is surely in motion for February’s Presidential Weekend. The website for Washington & Lee’s twenty-sixth Mock Con has been...

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