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General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

Tanner Smith
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: With your hometown being Bath, England, why did you come to the states for college, and why specifically W&L? Will Bannister: In England when you apply to universities you have to pick what you want to study before you turn in the application. I didn’t know what I wanted to do so I ...

Popular demand brings new mascot

Kathryn Young
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee has just introduced a new fan to appear at Generals athletic events: a trident mascot. The mascot, a human sized W&L trident, will begin appearing at games after spring break. Athletic director Elizabeth LeRose said the mascot has been in the works since last fall after a student...

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at Jekyll Island Invitational

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at  Jekyll Island Invitational

Ben Soulier
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee Men’s Golf Team competed in the Jekyll Island Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams. The team was proud of the finish, but they believe they could do even better and have high expectations for the rest of the season. Ranked No. 2 in the country, the Generals have ...

Women’s lacrosse ranks No. 4 in Division III due to run of success against tough teams

Elly Cosgrove
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team has propelled itself to a No. 4 national ranking after huge wins over top-ranked teams. The Generals have bested top teams such as Catholic University who was ranked No. 5 in the nation before their game against Washington and Lee.    W&L entered ...

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

Xiaoxia Yin
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s choral program, University Orchestra and a student pianist performed an Oratorio and Concerto Concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem on Tuesday in Wilson Concert Hall. Requiem is one of Mozart’s most well-known works. Mozart died during the composition process, leaving an uncompleted...

The DEA should reconsider marijuana laws

Josette Corazza
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I drug. Schedule I substances are defined by the DEA as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. They are the most dangerous of all the drug schedules, with potentially s...

Spring term bucket list

Melinda Kauffman
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Spring term is unique to W&L, and if this is your first time experiencing spring term, then you are in for a treat. If you have plans to go abroad, these things also apply to you. As I approach my second spring term of my W&L career, I have a few must-dos to offer to all those seeking to mak...

A few clicks can change lives

Emma Derr
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When the disaster at Windfall happened a couple weeks ago, most people were in a state of shock. The fire began early in the morning and burnt the beloved house to the ground. It was a tragic end to a house that Chi Psi fraternity brothers had been living in since 1964. The Lexington Fire Chief s...

Spring term classes allow students to explore, immerse

Elyse Ferris
April 3, 2017
Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s spring term is a unique four-week period that encourages students to explore specialized topics. Spring term courses often focus on a specific material that may not be able to be taught in the fall and winter semesters. Students may choose to take courses abroad with other Wash...

Stanford professor points out flaws in big philanthropies

Stanford professor points out flaws in big philanthropies

Hannah Powell
April 3, 2017
Filed under News

The Mudd Center series on “Markets and Morals” concluded Thursday evening with a lecture from Professor Rob Reich of Stanford University.  Reich came to Washington and Lee to discuss the function of big philanthropy in a democratic, capitalist society. He said he wanted to open the minds of the aud...

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