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General of the Week: Haley Tucker, ’19

General of the Week: Haley Tucker, ’19

Larkin Holtzman

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Ring-tum Phi: First off, congratulations on your hat trick in the win against Lynchburg and on being named ODAC Player of the Week! What are some of the team’s goals for the rest of the season? Haley Tucker: Thank you so much! Our main goal this season is to win the ODAC championship. We’ve ...

Volleyball falters this weekend away, remains undefeated at home, in ODAC

Kathryn Young

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Generals volleyball team blanked Lynchburg College Wednesday, winning 3-0, with five players registering at least five kills during the match. Washington and Lee is now 6-0 in the ODAC, and 14-5 overall, remaining undefeated at home. Brynne Gould, ’21, led the team with eight kills and three in s...

Trainers prove strong commitment to Generals

Elly Cosgrove

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The student-athletes of Washington and Lee University train day-in and day-out to ensure top-performance come game day. However, there is an essential part of every program that works behind the scenes to keep each team healthy, functioning and in top condition: the athletic training staff. “Just the interact...

Field hockey uses team chemistry and preparedness to drive success

Adele Petagna

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s field hockey team improved to 7-4 with an away win at Eastern Mennonite last week and through offensive strength in Saturday’s game against Randolph-Macon, beating them 8-3. Now, the players say they can’t wait to keep moving forward and continue improving throughout the season. Alth...

‘Fab Five’s’ strong presence in men’s golf lends itself to close-knit team

Tanner Smith

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The golf team has gotten off to a strong start this season, as their “Fab Five” sophomores have propelled them to a top 10 ranking in the Division III Coaches Poll. They’re coming off of a season in which the team finished second in the ODAC and received an at-large NCAA bid to the National Tourna...

Return of the email scandal

Chase Isbell

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The New York Times recently released an article discussing government officials’ use of private email servers. No, I am not referring to Hillary Clinton and her time as secretary of state. Instead, in truly the most ironic fashion possible, the newspaper has unveiled a second email scandal, one s...

After Las Vegas – It’s time to look forward

After Las Vegas – It’s time to look forward

Isabel Chiodo

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Forty-seven guns. Thirty-three of them purchased within the last year. Twelve of them with a legal attachment to simulate automatic fire. This is the reality of the Las Vegas massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. During a Jason Aldean concert, one of the many performances of last wee...

Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Elizabeth Underwood

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Mock Convention 2016 may have earned Washington and Lee its 20th correct presidential nominee prediction less than two years ago, but the university is not resting on its laurels. Preparations for the next Mock Convention are already underway. The Mock Convention 2020 tri-chairs are three members of the clas...

Former WH communications director kicks off Parents Weekend

Olivia Cooper

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Anthony Scaramucci, who spent 11 days serving the Trump administration, was brought to campus by Contact Committee

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Beyond Charlottesville: W&L begins exploration into own history

Maya Lora

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Work is well underway for W&L’s Commission on Institutional History and Community, a committee formed to examine university history and its present-day implications in the wake of August’s violent gatherings in Charlottesville. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent protests that ov...

General of the Week: Austin Kinne, ’20

Elly Cosgrove

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ring-tum Phi: You led the Blue and White at the Shenandoah Hornet Harrier on Saturday with an eighth-place finish out of 88 other runners. How did that feel? Austin Kinne: I’d say it was a good finish for our team. You know, we were not running many of our top guys in the race and so we managed to ...

Corrigan to join men’s lacrosse

James Berry

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Former club coach and recruiter Will Corrigan is the latest addition to the coaching staff of the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team.  Athletic Director Jan Hathorn, who recently hired Corrigan as an assistant coach, says he will further elevate an already successful program. “Washington an...

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