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General of the Week: Ashleigh Meade, ’20

Adele Petagna

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Phi: Congratulations! I heard you’ve now become a starter this weekend after your great performance in the home games over the weekend. Tell me about the tournament and the things you accomplished. Ashleigh: Thanks! This was our second tournament of the season. We played Meredith, SVU, Eastern ...

Men’s soccer remains undefeated as team enters conference play

Ben Soullier

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming off an impressive 7-0 victory over Southern Virginia University, the Washington and Lee men’s soccer team headed into Saturday with a great deal of momentum and confidence. This confidence stems from the team’s ability to score goals in a variety of ways. The Generals have 13 different goal...

Field hockey scores overtime victory in front of homecoming weekend crowd

Kathryn Young

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Generals field hockey team gained a 1-0 overtime victory against the Blue Jays of Elizabethtown Saturday afternoon in front of over 300 fans. Annalise Thole, ’19, scored the game-winning shot three minutes into the extra period. “We had worked very hard at practice all week on finishing and just ...

New men’s basketball coach reflects on past as a General, preps for season ahead

Elly Cosgrove

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Jeremy Franklin, WLUR general manager, walked into the tiny gym of Washington College on Nov. 22, 2008, to provide play-by-play radio commentary for the men’s basketball game against Washington and Lee University. “At the time, they had a tiny gym that was smaller than your average high school...

Woods Creek washing woes

Josette Corazza

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Woods Creek apartments seem daunting at first. Looking up at my building, Woods Creek West, on move-in day, I was frankly intimidated by the façade’s dark and somber colors. It is possible to dress up the inside of each apartment to make the building seem more homey and welcoming, but the ant...

B-Positive: donate blood

Alison Murtagh

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Donating blood. It’s a simple task, and yet one that could save lives. According to the American Red Cross, there was a “critical blood shortage” over the summer, demonstrating the urgent need for donors to find a drive and participate. Blood drives are everywhere—you just have to look. For example,...

‘FLIP’ provides resources for first-generation, low-income students

Hannah Denham

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A new organization on campus is striving to create a more supportive community for first-generation, low-income students. Kiki Spiezio, ‘17, recently brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership, or FLIP, to Washington and Lee’s campus. Her vision for more community advocates for these s...

Class of 2021’s enrollment leaves early mark on W&L

Hannah Falchuk

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

There are 471 students in the Washington and Lee Class of 2021, which Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Sally Stone Richmond said is a higher number than the university had anticipated. And this increase in size has been palpable — some loft dorm rooms in Gaines have been converted int...

W&L students partner with local elementary school for healthy year

Kara Lough

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A W&L student’s interest in her childhood obesity research has inspired an entirely new campus outreach initiative for the 2017-2018 school year. Hannah Archer, ’20, started a chapter of Happy Kids, Healthy Kids this semester on Washington and Lee’s campus. Happy Kids, Healthy Kids is a nat...

Make some room, Minks: sophomore brings women’s rugby to campus

Tanner Smith

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

While our moms’ warnings to not try everything we see on television are usually sound advice, Juliana Lima, ’20, has found a true passion by bucking that piece of conventional wisdom: rugby. “It was a sport I accidentally came across on TV,” Lima said, “and I thought it looked really inte...

Public Safety works to address harassment, Charlottesville and more

Maya Lora

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

From reports of sexual harassment near campus to last month’s riots in Charlottesville, Washington and Lee’s Department of Public Safety is staying atop new concerns being discussed by students and faculty alike. Three separate female students recently reported incidents of harassment and inappropriate...

Dudley’s Dubyuhnell

Rachel Hicks

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The September sun beat down on inauguration-attendees between the Colonnade and Lee Chapel as William C. Dudley was sworn in as Washington and Lee’s twenty-seventh president on Saturday morning of Young Alumni Weekend. Dudley most recently served as provost of Williams College and succeeded former un...

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