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‘Lexapalooza’ debuts in Third Year Village as W&L’s first-ever spring music festival

‘Lexapalooza’ debuts in Third Year Village as W&L’s first-ever spring music festival

Rachel Hicks, Arts & Life Writer

April 9, 2018


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Washington and Lee University student organizations recently came together to plan and execute the first-ever ‘Lexapalooza,’ a free, two-day spring music festival. The event took place March 30-31, taking over the upper level of the Third Year Village. There were activities throughout the two a...

Not varsity? For these athletic students, not a problem

Not varsity? For these athletic students, not a problem

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Arts & Life Writer

March 26, 2018


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Washington and Lee supports 24 varsity athletics programs—with 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s. The university’s small size means that a high percentage of students are athletes representing the Generals at the NCAA Division III level. But a number of students balance school work with competit...

ESOL club partners with Project Horizon

ESOL club partners with Project Horizon

Elizabeth Underwood, Arts & Life Writer

March 26, 2018


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Since January, Washington and Lee’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL) has teamed up with local organization Project Horizon to offer English courses and tutoring to the greater Lexington and Rockbridge communities. ESOL is a student-spearheaded program at W&L that primari...

“Bras and Bonfires:” Amnesty International chapter organizes Women’s Week events

Elizabeth Underwood, Arts & Life Writer

March 19, 2018


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“Bras and Bonfires” was just one event Washington and Lee’s Amnesty International chapter held earlier this month to honor Amnesty International’s Women’s Week. The array included “Bras and Bonfires,” a clothing swap, as well as a discussion about what sisterhood means to women on campus. Soci...

W&L Dance hosts viral feminist poet

Hannah Denham, Arts & Life Writer

March 19, 2018


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Twenty-year-old spoken-word poet Nina Mariah Donovan performed her poem “#NastyWoman” during the W&L Repertory Dance Company’s performance this past weekend. The poem gained national prominence when it was performed by Ashley Judd at the 2017 National Women’s March in Washington. Donovan...

Sexual Health Awareness Group increases campus dialogue around “Sex Week”

Elizabeth Underwood, Arts & Life Writer

March 12, 2018


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Washington and Lee’s Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) hosted a series of events March 5-9, known as Sex Week, to promote  healthy sexual relationships on campus. SHAG co-president Jake Sirota, ‘19, said SHAG hopes Sex Week will encourage discussion about healthy sex and sexuality on campus. ...

Outing Club stages “Women in the Outdoors” week

Outing Club stages “Women in the Outdoors” week

Maggie Barker, Arts & Life Writer

March 12, 2018


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Washington and Lee’s Outing Club hosted its first “Women in the Outdoors Week” during the first week of March in an effort to highlight female participation and leadership. “The point is to motivate and inspire our college females,” said James Dick, the Director of Outdoor Education. This wee...

Life after college…at W&L

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Arts & Life Writer

March 12, 2018


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Washington and Lee not only offers a well rounded education, but for some, the university also provides an opportunity for employment immediately after school. Jordan LaPointe, ‘17, said he learned that he received his job as an admissions counselor on the day of graduation. He said he had an offer to teac...

Beyond Lex

Beyond Lex

Phi Staff

March 5, 2018


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W&L offers many popular study abroad programs during spring term; this year’s trips include a film course to Ghana, a physics course at CERN in Switzerland, and a cross-cultural Spanish course in Argentina and Uruguay. But other students find full semester and summer opportunities outside of th...

University’s theater department puts a modern spin on a Shakespearean classic

University’s theater department puts a modern spin on a Shakespearean classic

Elizabeth Underwood, Arts & Life Writer

March 5, 2018


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Don’t miss your last chance to see Washington and Lee’s Theater, Dance and Film Department production of “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.” The university’s version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” offers a modern approach to sharing the timeless story abou...

Donuts, Dorm Storm and Driving: How W&L students pursue on-campus entrepreneurship

Donuts, Dorm Storm and Driving: How W&L students pursue on-campus entrepreneurship

Laura Calhoun

February 16, 2018


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Since the start of the 2017-2018 school year, a few enterprising W&L students have initiated business start-ups, using concepts they learned in the classroom and capitalizing on the unique student demands at a somewhat rural college campus. Sleepless Donuts The most recent startup on W&L’s campus is Sleepl...

W&L cast adapts children’s play to college stage

Elizabeth Underwood

February 16, 2018


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Washington and Lee University’s Theatre, Dance and Film Department performed the live adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” in the Keller Theatre at Lenfest Hall last weekend. Arthur Love ‘18 played James in the play that follows his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a ...

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