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Telling the whole story about slavery

Conley Hurst

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

William Faulkner once wrote that “the past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past.” At Washington and Lee, we understand that statement better than most. We consider history every single day through the traditions we embrace, the halls we walk and the lives we lead. Every time you avoid the center archw...

Switching up your everyday routine

Rachel Hicks

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Are you feeling fun, frisky and full of spontaneity?  Do you need a respite from a repetitive schedule?  It’s spring time!  Leave your “type A” personality behind and do something impromptu. The majority of Washington and Lee students tend to be obsessive planners.  If something is not on their ...

The fitness center frenzy

Melinda Kauffman

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s 10 in the morning on a Monday and you are planning to stop by the fitness center for exactly forty minutes before your next class. You sign in and head straight for the treadmills, but every single one is taken. In fact, not a single cardio machine is available and while you could come back lat...

General of the Week: Lizzy Stanton, ’17

General of the Week: Lizzy Stanton, ’17

Peter Rathmell

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

Phi: What went through your head before your record-breaking jump? LS: Obviously I’m not going for breaking the record, I just knew that if I wanted to make it to nationals I would need about two more inches. Phi: What are doing to make up those last two inches? LS: I definitely think I have had th...

Tennis aces ODAC tourney

Tennis aces ODAC tourney

Alexx Niemann

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

ODAC championship competition continued for the men’s tennis team this weekend as the Generals are one step closer to winning a seventh consecutive conference title. W&L punched its ticket to the finals with a 5-0 defeat of Randolph College on May 1 and another 5-0 shutout of Bridgewater Coll...

Leadership and chemistry propel lacrosse in ODACs

Leadership and  chemistry propel  lacrosse in ODACs

Caroline Blackmon

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

Team chemistry has led the Washington and Lee University men’s lacrosse team through this season and on to the ODAC championship game. After easily handling rival Hampton-Sydney 14-6 in the conference semi-finals, the Generals will now face the defending ODAC champions, Lynchburg College. “We found...

Sipping lemonade for a cause

Sipping lemonade for a cause

Sutton Travis

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

Sorority women of Pi Beta Phi at Washington and Lee held an event Tuesday through Thursday to raise awareness of American illiteracy with the help of a classic all-American beverage. The event, Lemonade for Literacy, was intended to make other W&L students more cognizant of illiteracy in the United Sta...

A winter music journey in spring

Xiaoxia Yin

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

Jason Widney, a baritone soloist, and Jonathan Chapman Cook, a pianist, performed Franz Schubert’s piece, “Winterreise,” at the Lexington Presbyterian Church on Saturday. Jason Widney is on the faculty of the music department at Washington and Lee. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orc...

Debunking gender stereotypes

Alexandra Cline

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

With poems in their hands and a message in their minds, “Speak Like a Girl” founders Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood started a conversation about gender norms and the perception of women in today’s society, hoping to disprove outdated stereotypes. On Wednesday in Elrod Commons, the two women ad...

University of Oxford and W&L establish study abroad partnership

University of Oxford and W&L  establish study abroad partnership

Virginia Kettles

May 9, 2016


Filed under News

Up to five W&L students can attend Mansfield College during 2017-2018 school year

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Executive Committee task force to raise awareness about Honor System

Alison Murtagh

May 9, 2016


Filed under News

Following two major honor investigations during the 2016-2017 school year, Washington and Lee University’s Executive Committee is planning to increase understanding among students and professors of the centuries-old Honor System through the Education Task Force. Sonia Brozak, ’17, currently serves...

EC begins renewed effort to revive Speaking Tradition

EC begins renewed effort to  revive Speaking Tradition

Abigail Summerville

May 9, 2016


Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s Executive Committee plans to increase awareness about the Speaking Tradition and boost its presence on campus through a specially-created Traditions Task Force.    The Traditions Task Force is the EC’s newest task force, spearheaded by EC representatives Heeth Varnedoe, ‘19...

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