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Germs, mold and everything in-between

Emma Derr

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When I came to college, I worried about all the normal things: Would I bring the right clothes? Will I like my roommate? Will I get all the classes I want? Would I struggle with the workload? The last question on my mind was would I bring enough cough drops and tissues to sustain a large class of sni...

Superday sweeps W&L

Cassidy Fuller

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Fall is finally here. This is the time when the leaves slowly fall off trees, people begin to break out their sweaters and bean boots and juniors and seniors begin to frantically travel around campus, New York, DC and Charlotte to interview during company “superdays.” Superdays are the final round of intervie...

Fall is the best time to become outdoorsy

Josette Corazza

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For as long as I can remember, my family has begged me to accompany them on various hikes, canoe excursions and overnight camping trips. One of the reasons why we moved from the city to Lexington was the abundance of easily accessible nature-related activities. My father has hiked the entirety of the Appala...

Around the Globe

John Tompkins

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

FBI reopens Clinton email probe FBI Director James Comey announced to members of Congress on Oct. 28 that his organization would be reopening its investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Comey said the decision came after the FBI discovered email...

Richmond-based company gives $15.5K grant to Campus Kitchen

Elyse Ferris

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

This fall, Washington and Lee’s Campus Kitchen program received a $15,500 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF) to support its backpack program and mobile food pantry. The Backpack Program supports nearly 700 children by allowing local students to take non-perishable food ite...

President Ken Ruscio reflects on legacy at W&L

President Ken Ruscio reflects on legacy at W&L

Katrina Lewis

October 31, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

by Katrina Lewis Washington and Lee University’s President Ken Ruscio is fast approaching his last day in Lexington. Ruscio leaves office on Dec. 31 and will have served as W&L’s 26th president for a decade. The Center for Global Learning was recently named in his honor. When asked what he ...

Renowned journalist, author, tells story behind Wall Street’s most notorious fraudster

Renowned journalist, author, tells story behind Wall Street’s most notorious fraudster

Maya Lora

October 31, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

by Maya Lora Acclaimed New York Times financial reporter and author Diana Henriques visited Washington and Lee last week to discuss her research into the Bernie Madoff scandal that became a book and will soon become a star-studed film. She spoke in Stackhouse Theater on Thursday evening and signed copies of ...

Gennies soccer wins historic 500th match, still on the hunt for more

Kathyrn Young

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee Generals men’s soccer team celebrated its 500th win in program history with a decisive victory over Emory and Henry on Oct. 18. The Generals defeated the Hornets 4-1 on the road at Fred Selfe Stadium in Emory, VA. Geinda Smith, ‘17, and Dylan Ritch, ‘19, led the way for t...

General of the Week: Marshall Hollerith, ‘17

Tanner Smith

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Phi: What have been your general impressions of the season so far? MH: Coming off an ODAC championship we had big expectations to live up to, especially coming off a 10–0 season, which had never been done be- fore. A lot of the seniors coming back were ready to get that train rolling again. We ha...

Captains’ corner

Ben Soullier

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Hollis Tardy, women’s soccer Hollis Tardy, ’17, started playing soccer when she was in Kindergarten. From this young age, Tardy’s love for the sport grew each year. “I’m not sure what sparked my interest at that age, except that I liked running around,” said Tardy. Today, Tardy enjoys mor...

Riding team hurdles over the competition

Caroline Blackmon

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

With four blue ribbons under their belts after two horse competitions, Washington and Lee University’s riding team know they’re ready to seriously compete with the other colleges in their ODAC region. Every other competitive team in their region, including Sweet Briar, Randolph and Bridgewater, comes...

Swim team dives into season with early victories

Elly Cosgrove

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

After sending six swimmers to the NCAA championship meet last year, the Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams are looking forward to another successful season. The men’s swimming team started its season off strong with a first- place finish at the Derby City Invitational at the ...

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