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General of the Week: Katie Clemmons, ‘17

Garrett Allen
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Phi: What, or who, has had the biggest influence on you as a soccer player over the past four years? KC: Pretty much all of my coaches. I’ve been really lucky to have had so many supportive coaches over the years, especially in high school, club, and now at W&L. They’ve always encouraged me, ...

Women’s soccer victorious in first-ever home ODAC final

Caroline Blackmon
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

The final result, a 2-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC championship on Nov. 6, does not tell the whole story of Washington and Lee’s women’s soccer team. It doesn’t tell of the endless grueling practices and strenuous games the team played throughout the season to get to the point ...

Captains’ corner

Kathyrn Young
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Emma Redding, women’s basketball Going into her junior season, Emma Redding, ‘18, has already made a huge impact on the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team. She enters this season not only as a junior captain, but she is ranked ninth in program history for career blocks with 56. Reddin...

No ODACs? No problem. Strong season earns men’s soccer at-large bid to NCAA tournament anyway

Elly Cosgrove
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

For the second year in a row, the Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer Team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Though this season, the path to the postseason was a little trickier. After shutting out Bridgewater and Roanoke in the ODAC tournament, the Generals fell to Lynchburg in the champi...

Basketball team hopes depth and youth lead players on the court

Tanner Smith
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team may be coming off of a season in which it did not make the playoffs, but it is confident that an infusion of youth has it on the right track this season. The team, which had a 10–16 record last season, returns two All-Conference players from last year. Andy Kleinlein, ’1...

Students gain insight from alumni on social impact careers

Elyse Ferris
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee kicked off its annual Summit on Social Impact Careers on Nov. 11 with alumni speakers who shared their experiences in the realm of social impact. The summit was sponsored by the Shepherd Program, the Office of Career Development and the Williams School. The summit included 12 alumni across s...

Discussing “Brexit”: Students learn more about impact of UK’s decision

Alexandra Cline
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

David Beckham wanted to stay. The majority of Great Britain didn’t. At Washington and Lee on Nov. 10, Dr. Andrew Blick of King’s College London spoke about the implications of Britain’s departure from the European Union – known as Brexit around the world. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom ...

Dance Company presents fall show that explores themes of nature, loss, emotion

Sutton Travis
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Flickering lighters, moving closer and closer. Video projections of crowds. A live vocal performance. From your seat in the audience, you have no idea what you might see or feel next. And that’s exactly the point of Dancers Create. The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company presented their annual ...

Noise pollution & the Graham-Lees dumpsters

Josette Corazza
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The first floor of Graham-Lees Hall proves to be a great place to live. However, those on corner of the President’s side can tell you that mornings are our least favorite part of the day. Between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. every morning, the dump trucks reverse down the walkway to the right of Graham-Lees, ...

Reactions to the election

Conley Hurst
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Rarely can you literally not believe what you’re watching. I’m not talking about being shocked by a Hail Mary pass to win a football game or being dumb- founded by a ridiculously low score on a test. I’m talking about moments when, if only for a second, you legitimately question what your eyes are tel...

Letter to the Editor

Skyler Zunk
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The push back we are seeing against our next president was perhaps the only prediction the pundits got right this election. The prognosticators and the media assured us the results would be the other way around: disgruntled Trump supporters with accusations of a “rigged system” electing Clinton. In t...

Around the globe

Hannah Powell
November 14, 2016
Filed under News

Trump upsets Clinton to take the presidency Despite many polls that indicated Hillary Clinton would win the general election, Donald Trump was declared president-elect of the United States early Wednesday morning with 279 electoral votes. The Republican Party will have control of the House, Senate and...

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