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The Ring-tum Phi

Maria Rachal

Maria Rachal

November 17, 2014


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Kinsey Grant

Kinsey Grant

November 17, 2014


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Junior, Journalism major and Politics minor. My position writing for the Phi affords me the opportunity to work closely with campus leaders and contribute to a community of informed students. In addition to writing for the Phi, I serve as a tour guide, a member of the Fancy Dress steering committee...

General of the Week: Lindsey Purpura

General of the Week: Lindsey Purpura

Emily Cook

November 16, 2014


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Lindsey Purpura is a senior captain and midfielder for women’s field hockey. Purpura, known as “Purp” by her teammates, scored the only goal for the Generals in their loss against Lynchburg last Wednesday. Along with her co-captain, Caroline Andress, Purpura was selected to play in the Natio...

Equestrian team succeeds at invitational

Equestrian team succeeds at invitational

Kylee Sapp

November 16, 2014


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Two Washington and Lee students earned first place in the Bridgewater IHSA Invitational on Nov. 1. First-year Liza Allner recorded a win in the intermediate equitation over fences, while sophomore Parrish Preston won his walk-trot event. To prepare for competitions, the team rides twice a week. Their ...

Soccer rivalry with Lynchburg lives on

Soccer rivalry with Lynchburg lives on

Peter Rathmell

November 16, 2014


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For the second year in a row, the Washington and Lee Women’s Soccer team fell one win shy of claiming victory in the ODAC Championship, losing the ultimate prize that comes with such a title: a berth into the NCAA tournament. Last Saturday, in a rematch of last year’s championship game, the second s...

Getting back to the mat

Getting back to the mat

Emily Kochard

November 16, 2014


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The Washington and Lee Wrestling team has been working hard and is ready to start the season off strong. “The team is looking greatly improved from last season,” Head Coach Nathan Shearer said. “We have a strong group of men that are willing to put in the work necessary to reach their individual goals...

Men’s soccer encounters the end of a new era

Men’s soccer encounters the end of a new era

Mac Trammell

November 16, 2014


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The Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer team concluded a successful season on Nov. 4, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of winning the ODAC championship. The Generals finished their campaign with an 11-5-2 overall record, making it to the ODAC semifinals before eventually losing to Roanoke Co...

Volleyball spikes three-peat victory

Volleyball spikes three-peat victory

Julia Wilson

November 16, 2014


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“Pressure is a privilege,” said Alex Kinzer ‘16, a captain of the Women’s Volleyball Team, a team who just won its third straight ODAC championship title. The team did not feel stressed by the pressure of two past successful seasons. In fact, according to Kinzer, the team thrives from it, and a...

Student Recruitment Committee

Student Recruitment Committee

Emma Deihle

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

If you’ve been on campus during the last few weeks, you may have noticed several unfamiliar faces as you’ve carried out your daily routine. That’s because it is college tour season, and countless families have travelled to Washington and Lee to survey the campus. Those people walking backwards with a...

A student and a soldier

A student and a soldier

Hannah Howard

November 16, 2014


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In the midst of everything on a student’s plate, they may forget about some of those people who make their daily life possible. In light of the passing of Veterans’ Day, one student soldier helps keep perspectives in check. “I think it’s important for students to know that there are people o...

2014 Crux Bouldering Competition

2014 Crux Bouldering Competition

Clare Wilkinson

November 16, 2014


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On Nov. 14, Washington and Lee University’s Crux Climbing team hosted their first official bouldering competition at the Outing Club barn. A healthy crowd turned out for the competition where there was a mixture of climbing team members, OC key staff, people who had only climbed once or twice befo...

An argument against careerism

An argument against careerism

Graham Colton

November 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I don’t think that all humans are created equally. Some people are just better than others. But what makes one better than someone else? I’m not sure. These are tough questions, with no easy answers. People are born with different talents, to varying degrees. Ours is a career-centric culture, in...

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