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Washington and Lee yearbooks depicted blackface too

Washington and Lee yearbooks depicted blackface too

Hannah Denham

February 27, 2019


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A review of old Calyx yearbooks archived in Special Collections showed racist photos, jokes and drawings, as well as references to sexual assault.

Souper Bowl raises $10,000 to feed Rockbridge children

Marilyn Sample

February 4, 2019


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Sixteen restaurants. Twenty-five soups. More than 600 tasters. That’s what it took for the seventh annual Souper Bowl to raise $10,000 this year on Sunday, Jan. 27. It’s the only fundraiser for Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee, a chapter of the national organization that seeks to combat hu...

Virginia governor facing calls for resignation

Maya Lora and Sutton Travis

February 4, 2019


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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who attended Washington and Lee’s neighbor, Virginia Military Institute, is facing calls for his resignation following the emergence of a yearbook photo of two men, one in blackface and one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The photo in question was released on Friday, Feb. 1,...

SSA still accepting student, faculty proposals

SSA still accepting student, faculty proposals

Coleman Martinson

February 4, 2019


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While Washington and Lee University’s biannual Science, Society and the Arts conference is just over a month away, students and faculty still have a chance to get involved. Students have until Feb. 15th to submit their research or creative work proposals to the SSA general committee, which is com...

Keynote speech commemorates MLK, encourages nonpartisan politics

Keynote speech commemorates MLK,  encourages nonpartisan politics

Arthur Rodrigues

February 4, 2019


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Washington and Lee students and members of the Lexington community came together on Jan. 2 in the culmination of a series of events honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. William J. Barber II delivered the keynote address in the Lenfest Center. “Nothing would be more tragic than f...

New club sparks campus controversy; rapper pulls out of launch concert

New club sparks campus controversy; rapper pulls out of launch concert

Maya Lora

February 4, 2019


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One of Washington and Lee University’s newest student organizations, Diverge, made its official launch on Saturday with a concert in the Pavilion. More than 50 students gathered to watch student performers in the smoky, dimly lit room. Performers included Lauryn McCray, ‘22, Haley Stern, ‘20, Eric...

Campus FLIP chapter to participate in laptop-lending program

Campus FLIP chapter to participate  in laptop-lending program

Lily Horsley

January 21, 2019


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The organization continues its work to support first-generation, low-income students.

Ginger and Garlic garners student approval for Foodside’s first menu with Asian cuisine

Ginger and Garlic garners student approval for Foodside’s first menu with Asian cuisine

Ben Soullier

January 21, 2019


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The menu includes the standard bowl and salad options, with new additions like orange-sesame chicken and Korean barbecue pork.

Student’s controversial FUDG comedy act currently under Title IX Assessment

Student’s controversial FUDG comedy act currently under Title IX Assessment

Hannah Denham

January 21, 2019


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Robert Griffin, ‘20, performed jokes at Friday Night Underground that some students felt were discriminatory against LGBT and disabled people.

Suspects arrested after students report multiple break-ins off campus

Suspects arrested after students  report multiple break-ins off campus

Alison Murtagh

January 21, 2019


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Police suggest students lock their car doors and keep valuables out of plain sight to avoid future incidents.

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Hannah Denham

January 16, 2019


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The school addressed the lawsuit for the first time in an email to the campus community, saying the university was unable to share information regarding an individual student or active litigation.

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

Maya Lora

January 14, 2019


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Former Washington and Lee student Kionte Burnette is suing Rallie Snowden and the school for a total of $24 million.

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