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Inside look at Upper-Division dining

Inside look at Upper-Division dining

Tracy Wang

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

Although it is only been open for two and a half weeks, Fieldside restaurant is growing more popular in Washington and Lee Upper Division Housing. With a new building, new equipment and a mostly new staff, the restaurant is receiving more and more attention from the W&L community. Walking into the Foo...

Cross country teams kick off season in high gear

Cross country teams kick off season in high gear

Kathryn Young

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Men’s XC The Generals Men’s Cross Country team started out their season on the right foot, placing first in the ODAC Preview Meet and second in the Dickinson Invitational. Before the meet, the team was selected first in the ODAC Preseason Poll with 98 total points and eight first place votes, b...

From walk-on to star: First-year golfer making immediate impact

Tanner Smith

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Brian Pecce, ’20, initially worried that his golf clubs would rot in his dorm closet from underuse, but instead they got to travel with him to Florida for the golf team’s Fall Preview event. Because he was attempting to make the W&L golf team as a walk-on player, Pecce was uncertain of his golf...

General of the Week: Brooke Donnelly

General of the Week: Brooke  Donnelly

Elly Cosgrove

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Phi: How did it feel kicking off your senior season with an undefeated weekend at the Mary Washington Kickoff Classic? Brooke: Honestly, it was actually a fun time because it was my birthday and it was a fun day.  I played all my matches on my birthday, but that first tournament we try really hard no...

Pie Wars: Pieing for a good cause

Pie Wars: Pieing for a good cause

Sutton Travis

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

The women of Pi Beta Phi partnered with Sigma Nu to host a shaving cream pie fight for a good cause on Friday afternoon. The two organizations annually co-sponsor Pie Wars, which is essentially a free-for-all where any- one who wants to purchase a pie has the opportunity to pie someone else in the face...

Freshman dorms vs. sorority housing

Rachel Hicks

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our surroundings can have a significant impact on our mood. A single ray of sunlight streaming through a large open window can brighten your day, while a dark, lampless, brooding room can instantly trigger negative thoughts. That’s why it’s important to be aware of your living quarters -- what kind of ...

The o-week plunge

Claire Conarroe

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

You may have heard whispered rumors about its greatness as a prospective student or been blown away as a very disoriented first year, but, no matter what, your first orientation week was definitely an experience. As someone who enjoyed my first immersion into the Washington and Lee community as a prospect...

Not just a Rockbridge townie

Josette Corazza

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most common responses I get when I tell people that I’m from Lexington is “Oh, so you’re a townie.” The statement is normally followed up by an assumption – “So you wanted to be close to your parents?” or “You didn’t want to go too far from home, huh?” With my home and fa...

“Freshman Plague” strikes yet again on W&L campus

Eylse Ferris

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Swarms of students fall victim of illness at beginning of school year

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Nabors Service League makes impact in local community

Maya Lora

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s Nabors Service League attracted both students and community members to volunteer at its semi-annual service day on Saturday. Volunteers worked at sixteen different sites across Rockbridge County. Lorena Hernandez Barcena, ’19, painted a dining room at the Rockbridge Area Rel...

W&L’s campus construction projects right on track for completion

John Tompkins

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Construction on Washington and Lee’s new natatorium and the restoration of the Colonnade’s Tucker Hall are both on schedule to be completed by next year, according to Executive Director of University Facilities John Hoogakker. These latest projects are part of the university’s multimillion-do...

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit draws hundreds

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit draws hundreds

Xiaoxia Yin

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Enterprising alumni may have gotten to know Washington and Lee students on the cusp of the next big thing at Friday and Saturday’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Summit, and vice versa. Over 135 alumni and 300 students registered in the days leading up to the event, which aims to give members of th...

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