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New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

Bryn McCarthy

November 20, 2017


Filed under News

Some Washington and Lee students have expressed grievances over the past few years regarding interactions with local law enforcement, but with a new police chief in town, there’s an opportunity for change. Lexington’s newly appointed chief of police, Sam Roman, was sworn in Oct. 2. Rom...

General of the Week: Patrick Sullivan, ’21

General of  the Week: Patrick Sullivan, ’21

November 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

The swim team travelled to the Estes Aquatic Center for a meet against Randolph-Macon College on Oct. 21. In the matchup, Patrick Sullivan, ’21, earned first place in not only the 100-yard back, with a time of 55.04, but also in the 200-yard back, with a time of just over two minutes. Those two indivi...

Strong leadership helps field hockey go undefeated in conference play

Larkin Holtzman

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s field hockey team played their final regular season game on Oct. 28 at Virginia Wesleyan, edging out the Marlins 3-2 in a late rally. The team now has a 12-4 record, going 7-0 in conference play. Because of this, all of the ODAC championship will be hosted at home The wom...

Mann runs around the competition in two sports at W&L

Bryn McCarthy

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Washington and Lee’s women’s soccer team has a new goalie this year, but for over a decade, her specialty wasn’t soccer. It was basketball. Molly Mann, ’20, has been playing basketball for 11 years. “I’ve been playing since the fourth grade because they told me I was too tall to do gymnastics,...

Taking the reins and expanding polo at W&L

Elly Cosgrove

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Washington and Lee club polo president Amanda Ebling, ’19, picked up her first polo mallet the summer before her freshman year of college. Her friend Paul, a polo player for Southern Methodist University, invited her to his farm to try out the sport. While she began riding and showing horses at a ...

Swim teams win first meets

Kathryn Young

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The men’s and women’s swim teams emerged victorious from their first meets of the fall season on Oct. 21, recording victories over Randolph-Macon College. The men’s team placed first in 13 of the 14 events, while the women’s team recorded first-place finishes in 12 of the 14 events. “I w...

The Harvey Weinstein conversation: when deep pockets affect how we respond to sexual assault

The Harvey Weinstein conversation: when deep pockets affect how we respond to sexual assault

Chase Isbell

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At least 60 women have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment in the last month. In what could be described as a series of easily preventable atrocities, these brave women have started a conversation both in and out of Hollywood, and across the globe, about sexual assaul...

Second annual Social Impact Summit bridges alumni and students

Second annual Social Impact Summit bridges alumni and students

Hannah Denham

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A group of alumni let students in on a secret during the second annual Social Impact Summit on Oct. 27-28: it’s possible to find a career that combines both their passions and their financial goals. Wendy Lovell, assistant director for community-based learning and communications, was one of the three founding l...

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Lily Horsley

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Washington and Lee students, professors and alumni gathered at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Seattle last week to celebrate student accomplishments in the field and meet with renowned geologists from across the country. The GSA was founded in 1888 as a nonprofit organization ded...

“Know Your Rights” event educates and empowers students to self-advocate

Rachel Hicks

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students’ college years may be the first time many of them get into potential legal trouble, whether it be for underage intoxication, possession of illegal substances or traffic violations. That’s why students gathered in Stackhouse Theater on Oct. 23 for a “Know Your Rights” lecture led by a...

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Elyse Ferris

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As political advertisements flood local airwaves and polls show a dead heat race between the two candidates for governor, students at Washington and Lee are gearing up for the culmination of Virginia’s state election season on Nov. 7. The gubernatorial election between Republican Ed Gillespie and Dem...

Following study, colleges improve head injury prevention and treatment

Elly Cosgrove

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In 2014, the NCAA teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a $30 million concussion study to increase the safety of student-athletes and service members. According to the NCAA, this analysis was the most “comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.” The...

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