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Community parade promotes tolerance, acceptance during MLK weekend

Community parade promotes tolerance, acceptance during MLK weekend

ALEXANDRA CLINE

January 19, 2017


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On a weekend that honors both Confederate war generals and a civil rights activist, two separate groups occupied the streets of Lexington in a clash of heritage and culture. This year, a parade sponsored by Community Anti-Racism Education was held on the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend – a spot ...

Students raise awareness for local organization through class project

Sutton Travis

December 5, 2016


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What began as a class assignment for a group of journalism students became a passionate cause celebrating food, community and the spirit of the holiday season. As a volunteering component of their Principles of Public Relations class, this student group worked to promote the Rockbridge Area Relief Asso...

Main Street Lexington hosts annual Jingle Bell Run, raises holiday spirits

Alexandra Cline

December 5, 2016


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Clinking and clattering through the streets of Lexington, participants in the local Jingle Bell Run brought festive outfits and holiday spirit to the annual tradition. On Dec. 3, runners and walkers raced through downtown as a part of a fundraiser benefitting Main Street Lexington, a volunteer-based or...

Students gain insight from alumni on social impact careers

Elyse Ferris

November 14, 2016


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Washington and Lee kicked off its annual Summit on Social Impact Careers on Nov. 11 with alumni speakers who shared their experiences in the realm of social impact. The summit was sponsored by the Shepherd Program, the Office of Career Development and the Williams School. The summit included 12 alumni across s...

Discussing “Brexit”: Students learn more about impact of UK’s decision

Alexandra Cline

November 14, 2016


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David Beckham wanted to stay. The majority of Great Britain didn’t. At Washington and Lee on Nov. 10, Dr. Andrew Blick of King’s College London spoke about the implications of Britain’s departure from the European Union – known as Brexit around the world. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom ...

Dance Company presents fall show that explores themes of nature, loss, emotion

Sutton Travis

November 14, 2016


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Flickering lighters, moving closer and closer. Video projections of crowds. A live vocal performance. From your seat in the audience, you have no idea what you might see or feel next. And that’s exactly the point of Dancers Create. The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company presented their annual ...

Students learn stage combat, blood and gore design for the theater

Sutton Travis

November 7, 2016


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From perfecting the stage slap to creating the perfect consistency of peanut butter blood, Washington and Lee students in Jon Beal’s master class learned a variety of techniques to supplement any theatrical performance. As an actor, fight choreographer and blood and gore designer, Beal is truly a ...

Hull’s Drive-In hosts free screening of Black Hawk Down

Hull’s Drive-In hosts free screening of Black Hawk Down

Alexandra Cline

November 7, 2016


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Veterans and their families were honored in a fundraiser at Hull’s Drive-In just days before the annual holiday that celebrates their service and sacrifice. The Washington and Lee Veterans’ Advocates organization and the Student Bar Association partnered with the movie venue for a screening of ...

Students and faculty discuss Muslim discrimination, Islamophobia

Maya Lora

November 7, 2016


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Amnesty International hosted its panel on Muslim discrimination in the United States and Europe on Thursday. The panel included four individuals familiar with the subject of Muslim discrimination either by personal experience or observations made combined with experience abroad: Professor Hiba Assi, Pr...

Campus Rec puts on theme week, raises awareness for breast cancer

Alexandra Cline

November 1, 2016


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Games and pink outfits were only a few of the ways Washington and Lee’s Campus Recreation program spread awareness for breast cancer. From Oct. 24-28, Campus Rec sponsored a Pink Week that featured themed activities and fundraisers to benefit the Roanoke Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. C...

W&L’s Red Cross Club hosts first 5K

Olivia Shen

November 1, 2016


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Washington and Lee’s Red Cross Club hosted its first major event, a 5K, on Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for the organization. Uma Sarwadnya, ‘19, is the treasurer of Red Cross Club, which is in its second year as an active club on campus. “We are a new club and this is our f...

Concert Guild features nationally renowned string quartet, guitarist

Tracy Wang

October 25, 2016


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The Escher String Quartet and guitarist Jason Vieaux presented a classical music ensemble on Friday during W&L’s Young Alumni Weekend in Wilson Hall. Vieaux and the quartet played Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 “Fandango,” by Luigi Boccherini, a 19th century Italian classical composer and ...

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