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General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Dana Lee: I first became involved with track and field when I was a freshman in high school. I was really interested in the long jump and sprint events because I thought I could do decently well in those events. I wanted to see how far and fast I cou...

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s swim team made history as they placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The team tallied 140 points to achieve seventh place amongst the 56 teams. Seventh is the highest place the lady Generals have ever placed, and 140 points is the m...

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Sutton Travis
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When war novelist Jeff Shaara first started writing, he didn’t know he would produce multiple bestsellers. He only knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Shaara spoke on “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War” to members of the Lexington community Thursday in Lee Chapel. The Le...

Sleeping is better than studying in more ways than one

Xiaoxia Yin
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s about the end of the semester. Students are busy preparing for their finals. An increasing number of students start to stay in the library until late at night or visit it early in the morning. People are more likely to hear the complaints of “I only slept an hour yesterday because I was prepari...

Fancy Dress: A cherished tradition

Emma Derr
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As the Washington and Lee website so elegantly states, Fancy Dress is one of the University’s oldest and most cherished traditions. The event was started in 1907 by the school librarian Anne Robertson White, otherwise known as “Miss Annie Jo.” W&L was still an all-male college at the time, and Fa...

Later spring breaks benefit students’ minds and bodies

Melinda Kauffman
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Isn’t it about time we had a Spring Break? Aren’t you tired of seeing all of your friends at other schools and universities at the beach, while you’re still in chilly Lexington, Va? One of the things that makes Washington and Lee unique is spring term. Because of this four-week term, spring bre...

Around the Globe

Elyse Ferris
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

U.S. forces help allies in new assault against ISIS A new offensive against ISIS is underway near Raqqa, Syria, which has been occupied by ISIS since 2013. U.S.-backed Syrian forces are fighting to retake the Tabqa dam near Raqqa, a major power source for the country. A U.S. official said that the e...

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Hannah Powell
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Washington and Lee’s Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) hosted “Sex Week” last week to bring students, faculty and professional sex educators together to have an open dialogue about sex. Founded in 2013, SHAG started Sex Week in the winter of 2014 in the hopes that “the other O-Week” wou...

Law professor channels Justice Brandeis to discuss online privacy rights

Rachel Hicks
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Justice Louis D. Brandeis believed that speeches should only be banned if they are intended or likely to cause violence, Law Professor and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said. Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University as well as the author of “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” and the CEO...

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Maya Lora
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The General Activities Board hosted their annual Fancy Dress kick-off concert Thursday featuring the star from our middle school playlists: T-Pain. GAB is a student organization that brings quality musicians, comedians and other entertainment to Washington and Lee. The organization tries to ensure...

General of the Week: Tom Concklin, ‘17

Kathryn Young
March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start playing baseball? Tom Concklin: My parents had me play just about every single sport as a kid and I had the most fun playing baseball.  I knew I had a passion for it at a very young age. Phi: What made you want to be a college pitcher? TC: I just loved th...

Women’s tennis takes on D1 team

Elly Cosgrove
March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team proved just how competitive Division III tennis has become in their match against Elon University. On March 11, the Top 20 ranked Generals traveled to Elon, N.C. to take on the Division I Phoenixes.  Elon has top-ranked Division I programs on their schedule such as U...

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