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Voting Regulations Board reaction

The Ring-tum Phi Staff

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Early on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Washington and Lee student body received two emails from the Voting Regulations Board regarding the Executive Committee elections that took place the day before. The first email pertained to the results of the elections, naming Wilson Miller as President of the EC,...

Confidentiality: A double-edged sword, The Phi weighs in

Confidentiality: A double-edged sword, The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

This week’s article on the Honor System, entitled “The Secret System,” reveals just how central confidentiality is to our community. In many ways, it is the glue of the Honor System. According to many, this confidentiality is what makes our system so durable and so effective. The kind of confidentiality...

Q&A with your new EC President

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

Wilson Miller, '17 Q: What are you most looking forward to, in terms of the EC, in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year? A: We have three outstanding officers and great people running for representative positions. We can capitalize on new ideas offered by the different campaigns and advance existing ...

The Secret System: How the Honor System operates on confidentiality

The Secret System: How the Honor System operates on  confidentiality

Kinsey Grant

March 28, 2016


Filed under News, The Honor System

The Washington and Lee student body selected last week its new Executive Committee officers. Students know these young men and women as classmates, peers and people they pass on the colonnade. But the information to which these newly elected members will be privileged is likely to never be known by the...

Lexington anti-racism rally tackles community-wide issues

Lexington anti-racism rally tackles community-wide issues

Virginia Kettles

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

Hopkins Green hosted an Anti-Racism Rally last Monday sponsored by the Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative, which works to combat racism. Dozens of people from Washington and Lee and the Lexington community came to demonstrate their support for people of color after the town was rocked by a...

Carnival for a Cure raises over $19,000 to fight cancer

Alison Murtagh

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s Relay for Life Committee raised over $19,000 this year for the American Cancer Society. The committee hosted its annual Relay for Life event, this year known as “Carnival for a Cure,” on Friday, March 25 on the Cannan Green. Students involved in the club have worked all...

Maddy Graves

Maddy Graves

Peter Rathmell

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

Phi: What has driven your success so far this year? MG: Definitely the coaches help a lot and the upperclassmen are really inspirational and motivational. They always pick me up when I’m down. I wasn’t expecting to play as much early on, so that was a big thing and as a team everyone kind of pick...

Victory! Men’s swimmer wins NCAA title and women’s swimmer named All-American

Victory! Men’s swimmer wins NCAA title and women’s swimmer named All-American

Caroline Blackmon

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

While most students were busy getting ready for Fancy Dress, six Washington and Lee swimmers were busy making a name for the Generals on the national stage. Tommy Thetford, ‘18, and Emily Rollo, ‘17, headlined the NCAA Championship meet on March 16 through 19 for the Generals and brought back s...

Men’s lax goes on the offensive

Men’s lax goes on the offensive

Claude Miller

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team is off to a hot start this season, winning six of their first eight games. The team success has been fueled by terrific offensive performances.  Attacker A.J. Witherell, ’19, leads the team in both goals and points with 17 and 21 respectively.  He is als...

Women’s tennis cracks the top 10

Women’s tennis cracks the top 10

Alden Ewing

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

A dominant start to the season has propelled the women’s tennis team to a top-ten ranking in the nation, according to ncaa.com After half the team graduated last year, there were questions as to how the team would respond, but the five freshmen players have been critical to the team’s success. “Th...

Underclassmen key for golf team in Georgia tournament

Underclassmen key for golf team in Georgia tournament

Alex Niemann

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

An impressive push by a trio of sophomores helped propel the men’s golf team to an eleventh place finish at the Jekyll Island Invitational tournament on March 18 through 20. Hayden Combs, ‘18, Luke Farley, ‘18, and Andrew Barth, ‘18, all finished in the top half of the field of 150 golfers aft...

Hillel gets in the Purim spirit

Alex Kinzer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee’s Hillel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim this week with a new spin on two traditional Purim events. Purim, which generally falls on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar, was celebrated on March 23-24. The Purim story recounts the story of how Queen Esther and ...

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