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General of the Week: Ryan Weston, ’17

General of the Week: Ryan Weston, ’17

Ben Soullier
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Ring-Tum Phi: First off, congratulations on getting the win against Roanoke in such dramatic fashion. What did it feel like to give your team the win with a walk off single in the bottom of the 11th inning? Ryan Weston: I honestly just felt relieved be- cause I had struck out three times before that...

Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Elly Cosgrove
May 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s track team has claimed the outdoor ODAC championship title to complete what they affectionately call “the triple crown” for the first time in school history. This year, the men captured the cross country, indoor and outdoor championship titles to clinch their outstand...

Staniar Gallery displays exhibition with immigration focus

Liv Cooper
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life

A new traveling exhibition displayed in Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery explores the issue of immigration through art by individuals with stories about crossing borders. The compilation of works is entitled “New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory.” It explores immigration issues ...

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Hannah Denham
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Dana Gary, ‘18, released her debut extended play (EP), “Scholasti- cism,” under the name Purser on Friday with Friday Underground (FUDG) Records. Gary is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who combines jazz, folk and pop influences in her music style and academic poetry and politics in her lyri...

Why you should stop drinking soda all day every day

Josette Corazza
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Of all the beverage options available at D-Hall, students should not be opting for soda. The high- sugar, high-calorie drink is not worth the slight sugar rush that has proved tempting enough for advertisers to prey on. Commercials can make a can of Pepsi seem so tempting, but you would never guess w...

The Problem with Derby Days

Alexandra Cline
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Derby Days. A time-honored tradition of sorority women chasing and pummeling one another in unnecessarily vicious flag football and field games. A tradition that has caused concussions and broken fingers and noses. A tradition that involves fraternity men watching and coaching these women as they drag ...

Should W&L change spring term?

Melinda Kauffman
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Washington and Lee is unique in the sense that it has two full semesters and then a spring term of one class for four weeks. Spring term is a chance to take a class that interests you, though it may not pertain to your major. For some students, it is an opportunity to go abroad and learn in a setting ...

News Briefs

Catherine Latour
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Trumps agrees to renegotiate NAFTA Trump tweeted about NAFTA to his 28.3 million followers last week, saying that he “received calls from the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate.” Trump says he agreed to renegotiate. During his ...

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Paige Williams
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi hosted Sigma Chi Derby Days this past week, raising over $5,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Caleb Knight, president of the Washington and Lee chapter of Sigma Chi, said the charity event is hosted by chapters across the country. The Zeta chapter hosts their version o...

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Rachel Hicks
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The third year dining option, Food Side, changed its menu for the third time this year to a custom-order menu for spring term. The menu includes build-your-own loaded mac and cheese, build-your-own loaded fries, build-your-own loaded salads, grilled chicken plates, quesadillas and burritos. For an additiona...

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