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Riding to ODACS

Peter Rathmell, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Photo Courtesy of W&L Sports Information Led by an abundance of young talent, the Washington and Lee Equestrian Team is sending three sophomores and a junior to the ODAC conference show next weekend. Captain Laura Lemon, ‘16, Mary Crowgey, ‘17, Ashley Ooms, ‘17 and Caleigh Wells, ‘17, are all set to represent...

The Ring-tum Phi responds to the SJC’s drunk driving stance

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Drunk driving has been an unfortunate topic of discussion at Washington and Lee. It weighs heavily on the community as students take Traveller to get home safely, fraternities designate sober drivers at mixers and parties and as the Promise Committee continues to coordinate efforts to prevent future a...

Letter to the editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A good deal of talk lately has been dedicated to honor at Washington and Lee. The Honor System and the expectation that students consistently act as gentlemen and gentlewomen on and off campus were, for many of us, influential factors in choosing to spend four years in Lexington. Nevertheless, students make...

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Yejean Kim, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The other day, a younger friend of mine came to me with a dilemma—she needed a dress for a fraternity function the night before Fancy Dress. The problem was not the absence of a dress—I have plenty and she does too. The problem was that even though the dress code was so vague, we knew exactly the...

Coping with change: Greek system must be flexible

Conley Hurst, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

After President Ruscio’s decision to extend Phi Psi’s suspension to three years, many in the Greek community reverted back to the alarmist attitude that spread after the suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. According to some, the administration is clearly staging a crusade against Greek Life at Washington...

Finals week: show some respect

Teddy Corcoran, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Finals week is around the corner, and with the tests, projects, and essays comes a packed library and a lot of stressed out people. In order to help your fellow students keep their sanity, here are a few guidelines to follow. ** 1. Turn down your music That person with incredibly loud music coming fr...

W&L Law plans to decrease enrollment and financial aid

Polli Noskova, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under News

In the face of the changing market of legal education, the Washington and Lee University School of Law will be implementing a Strategic Transition Plan over the next five years. The Transition Plan’s goals are to adjust the law school to the market while “preserving the School of Law’s spec...

New EC President clears up rumors following investigation

Kassie Scott, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under News

Following his reinstatement as Executive Committee President, Russell Schmidt, ‘16, acknowledged rumors spread, rules broken and the review of run-off election results conducted by the EC. “It’s for the better of everyone… if this is cleared up, so people understand the impartial nature of the p...

Studio art theses on display in Staniar

Asha Campbell

April 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Six studio art majors presented their senior theses at the Staniar Gallery in Wilson Hall on March 31. The event was accompanied with a reception to celebrate the artists. Their work will be on display until April 10. In addition to creating their works, the students are required to submit artist...

The man behind The Rockbridge Advocate

The man behind The Rockbridge Advocate

Stuart Scott

April 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

It was a cool, clear morning in February when I first went looking for the office of Douglas J. Harwood. My only directions had been to look for a large green door located somewhere across the street from the Stonewall Jackson House on East Washington Street— there are no signs or advertisements marking...

Music Department honors sacred works

Faith E. Pinho

April 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s concert season at Washington and Lee and the music department kicked off the spring line-up with a show last Tuesday entitled, “The Sacred in Music.” W&L women’s chorus Cantatrici, the Men’s Glee Club and University Singers captured the attention of a large audience inside Wilson ...

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