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New university president announcement, moments before Mock Con hits the stage

New university president announcement, moments before Mock Con hits the stage

Leslie Yevak
February 25, 2016
Filed under News

William C. Dudley will take the reins as Washington and Lee’s next president starting Jan. 1, 2017. Rector of the Board of Trustees J. Donald Childress announced the change in leadership on Friday, Feb. 12,  just one hour before the university’s 26th Mock Convention kicked off. The Board of Trustees...

Fiery pitching fuels baseball team to opening season sweep

Fiery pitching fuels baseball team to opening season sweep

Caroline Blackmon
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee’s baseball team swept St. Mary’s College of Maryland in its first series of the 2016 season on Feb. 6-7. In the opener, the Generals shut out the Seahawks. Starting pitcher Tom Concklin, ‘17, pitched six shut-out innings while the Generals’ offense did its part by scoring...

General of the Week: Zach Bylykbashi

General of the Week: Zach Bylykbashi

Matt Kaminer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Phi: What did it mean to break the single season win record as a freshman? ZB: To break the single season wins record is pretty special, especially only being a freshman but achieving the record is not one of my goals this season. To me, breaking the record was just something that tells me I’m on the righ...

Girl’s basketball downs Roanoke

Girl’s basketball downs Roanoke

W&L Sports Info
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team closed the third period with a 20-6 run en route to claiming a 73-63 victory over Roanoke on Saturday at the Bast Center. The two teams played to a 23-23 tie following a sluggish first half, and the score remained even at 30-30 with 5:54 left in the ...

Women’s lax shoots for ODACs

Women’s lax shoots for ODACs

Emily Cook
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sixteen might be a lucky number for the W&L Women’s Lacrosse team in the 2016 season. Currently ranked number sixteen in the IWLCA’s DIII Preseason Poll, the Generals’ goal is to make it past the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament and build off of last season’s sixteenth ODAC championship. The 2016 team is som...

Basketball bids farewell to seniors

Basketball bids farewell to seniors

Claude Miller
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Graduation is a time of celebration and emotion. The warm air is full of tears and laughs, the grass seems to be greener and the birds have saved their best songs just for this moment. For senior basketball players Jok Asiyo, Darren Douglas and Andrew Franz, their graduation from basketball at the end of m...

QuestBridge hosts Light-Hearted Ball to promote inclusion

Alexandra Cline
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

After an eventful Mock Convention weekend filled with politicians and party predictions, the Washington and Lee QuestBridge scholars hosted a more “light-hearted” event to wrap up the festivities. Decorated with candles, lights and hearts, Evans Dining Hall was transformed into a Valentine’s Day-themed...

MESA series discusses ISIS videos

Alex Kinzer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Middle East and South Asian Studies Global Fellows Series continued with a lecture from Dr. Nico Prucha of King’s College, London on Feb. 10. The lecture was delivered in the Hillel Multipurpose Room to a packed audience of students, professors and members of the local communi...

Students react to Trump nomination

Students react to Trump nomination

Faith Isbell
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The 56 state and territory delegations have spoken, and Washington and Lee’s 26th Mock Convention has predicted Mr. Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee in the upcoming presidential election. Trump claimed the Republican nomination with 1,320 votes—followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 652...

State delegations parade into town

State delegations parade into town

Caroline Jervis
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Floats rolled down Lexington’s Main Street on Friday morning, as state delegations displayed their state pride in Mock Convention’s Delegates’ Parade. Though Mock Convention is one of Washington and Lee’s more serious traditions, the kick-off Delegates’ Parade allows W&L students to get ...

Making a perfect pitch for the ICCAs

Making a perfect pitch for the ICCAs

Alexandra Cline
February 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Dream of a real-life Pitch Perfect? Love hearing today’s hits per- formed by students? If these scream aca-awesome, then Washington and Lee’s co-ed a cappella group General Admission is hitting all the right notes. The group traveled to Orlando, Florida on Feb. 5 to perform in the International...

Lexington gets a taste of Thailand

Nuoya Zhou
February 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Looking to spice up your dinner? Napa Thai Cuisine, which opened on Jan. 18 on Main Street, might be right for you. According to restaurant owner Suparat Prapong, who runs the business with her boyfriend and aunt, business has been great since Napa Thai first opened up. Prapong and her boyfriend have ...

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