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Daughter of MLK Jr. inspires Lexington crowd, condemns apathy, calls for non-violent action

Emma Derr

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Dr. Bernice A. King, the CEO of The King Center and youngest child of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shared her take on her father’s call to non-violent change-making before a packed crowd at Washington and Lee’s Keller Theatre Sunday night. She delivered the keynote address for the week-lo...

Reactions to a redesigned class schedule

Chase Isbell

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students at Washington and Lee University returned to campus this Winter Term to a variety of changes to their schedules and credit requirements. One of the largest differences between this year’s fall and winter terms lies in the schedule itself. Unlike last term when the classes lasted for 55 minut...

The marches on Lexington: peace prevails

Isabel Chiodo

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The events that transpired over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Lexington attracted many different kinds of people. The weekend’s festivities included a parade in honor of Lee-Jackson Day, a holiday celebrated in Virginia that commemorates the birthdays of two men of the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee...

Men’s basketball team learns from Roanoke loss late in season

Ben Soullier

January 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Spirit Week for the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team did not end the way the Generals would have liked, as they suffered a lopsided loss to Roanoke College. Roanoke beat the Generals Wednesday night 90-54 and had control of the game from the start. The Generals struggled shooting the ...

Women’s basketball says team needs “urgency” to finish season strong

Elly Cosgrove

January 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

With only six games left in regular season ODAC play, the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team plans to play with determination and perseverance. “We need to play with urgency for the full forty minutes in our remaining games,” Captain Emily Perszyk, ’18, said. “We’ve been able to c...

Wrestling wins big versus nearby SVU

Wrestling wins big versus nearby SVU

Kathryn Young

January 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s wrestling team has found success in the Centennial Conference this season, winning two of their three dual meets thus far. Assistant Wrestling Coach Alex Radsky attributes hard work and committing to the program to the team’s success this season. “We just look to imp...

A second chance for DACA

Chase Isbell

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 22, Congress passed a bill ending the government shutdown for the next three weeks. In exchange for the votes needed to temporarily end the shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a week of open debate concerning American immigration law, including the potential renewal of DA...

Should I stay or should I go?

Xiaoxia Yin

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Leaving home for a new adventure: choosing when to study abroad Washington and Lee offers various study abroad programs for students interested in international studies. As a student who is  keen on exploring the world to study  differences in culture, last year I took the opportunity to go abroad ...

Starbucks arrives in Lexington at VMI, brews local curiosity

Maggie Barker

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Starbucks-branded coffee and food is now being served in the Virginia Military Institute’s PX food court, bringing the popular, well-known chain to Lexington. The “We Proudly Serve” location isn’t an officially licensed Starbucks, but W&L students like AP Smith, ‘20, that have crossed...

Greater Rockbridge area comes together to support the sixth annual Souper Bowl

Greater Rockbridge area comes together  to support the sixth annual Souper Bowl

Laura Calhoun

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Super Bowl may not be happening in Minneapolis until next weekend, but over 700 people tasted over 20 soups from local restaurants, bakeries and caterers at Campus Kitchen’s sixth annual Souper Bowl, on Sunday, Jan. 28. Jenny Davidson, co-curricular service coordinator with the Shepherd program, orga...

UCLA professor focuses on laws enabling police brutality during Mudd Center lecture

Rachel Hicks

January 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Equality and its relation to the Fourth Amendment was the focus of the most recent lecture in Washington and Lee University’s “Equality and Difference” series. Devon Carbado, professor of law at UCLA School of Law, examined the constitutional circumstances behind racial inequality and policing ...

Williams School administrators quell rumors of overcrowding, class caps

Williams School administrators quell rumors of overcrowding, class caps

Maya Lora

January 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Majors in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics are in high demand. But department professors aren’t concerned and said students shouldn’t be either. Head of the Business Administration Department Sandy Reiter said that there are about 70 majors per class in her department alo...

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