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Before I die I want to . . .

Before I die I want to . . .

Sarah Bartlett

February 16, 2015


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After losing a loved one in 2011, artist Cindy Chang worked desperately to find a way to restore her perspective on life. To help herself and others heal, the artist created a chalkboard wall on an abandoned house in her neighborhood in Louisiana with the words “Before I die I want to…” and...

Traveller stop change

Maria Rachal

February 16, 2015


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Starting this winter term, Traveller has moved its Davidson Park West stop, a stop on the corner of East Washington Street and Tucker Street which appeared on both the city and country transit lines, to the corner of East Washington Street and Varner Lane near the city of Lexington’s parking garage. Washington...

Board of Trustees postpones Third-year housing initiatives

Caroline Brady

February 16, 2015


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The Board of Trustees deferred making a final decision on proposed environmental initiatives for Washington and Lee’s third-year housing on Feb. 7.  A future meeting time has not yet been decided upon. This was the second time the board postponed making a final decision. The board first deferred...

Sorority women seeking to gain independence in campus party culture

Sorority women seeking to gain independence in campus party culture

Happy Carlock

February 16, 2015


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In 1902, the National Panhellenic Council established its Unanimous Agreements of behavioral expectations for all 26 member sororities, which includes guidelines prohibiting sorority women from providing alcohol at parties or allowing men to be at sorority houses past a given curfew. Many of the same...

W&L takes home sixth Ethics Bowl win

W&L takes home sixth Ethics Bowl win

Sarah Bartlett

February 16, 2015


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The Washington and Lee team took home the championship trophy at the Ethics Bowl in Arlington on Feb. 9. This is the school’s sixth win since the competition began 16 years ago. The Ethics Bowl is an annual program in which students from 15 area colleges are invited to consider and debate ethics...

Hoping for a home run of a season

Hoping for a home run of a season

Mac Trammell

February 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee’s Baseball team exhibits a quiet confidence as it enters its 2015 campaign. After an 18-13 season in 2014, in which the Generals recorded the fewest losses since 2008, this year’s team is ready to build on last year’s success. Head coach Jeff Stickley, who is in his 29th...

General of the Week: Ron Tassoni

General of the Week: Ron Tassoni

Julia Wilson

February 15, 2015


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How did you start wrestling? RT: “I started wrestling when I was really young. I think in kindergarten, but I was really bad. My dad was the coach for the little league team, so he didn’t really push it. When I hit 14 years old, I thinned out and started getting serious about the sport.” You tied the ...

Mock Convention is just one year away

Mock Convention is just one year away

Emma Deihle

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

The student leaders of Washington and Lee Mock Convention 2016, in conjunction with the Alumni Affairs office, premiered a documentary highlighting 25 past mock conventions in Stackhouse Theater last Thursday night. The documentary, funded by the class of 1953 and narrated by former CBS newsman and...

Ruscio announces new Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Ruscio announces new Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Stuart Scott

February 15, 2015


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The face of Washington and Lee’s admissions and financial aid office will be changing with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. In a Feb. 4 announcement, Washington and Lee went public with its decision to hire Sally Stone Richmond as its next Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid. Following...

W&L Law Celebrates Women with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Alexandra Seymour

February 15, 2015


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Valentine’s Day: a time for loved ones, lots of chocolate and a reminder of female greatness. The Vagina Monologues, a production exposing the intricacies of the feminine experience, was sponsored by The Washington and Lee Women Law Student’s Organization on Saturday in Lenfest’s Johnson Theatre. “I...

Honoring Black History Month at W&L

Sam Bramlett

February 15, 2015


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The first ever Past Meets Present event was held in the University Commons last Friday, fusing spoken word, painting, and song to recognize Black History Month. Washington and Lee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion organized the event in an effort to help students learn more about African-American...

Reeves Center, Watson Pavilion preserve history

Reeves Center, Watson Pavilion preserve history

Emma Deihle

February 8, 2015


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Amid Washington and Lee’s widespread construction, there is one section of campus that will remain entirely engrossed in history. The Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion currently house the fourth-largest collection of Chinese export porcelain in the United States and provide students, faculty, staf...

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