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Swiping finally comes to Sorority Row, frustrating upperclassmen Greek women

Swiping finally comes to Sorority Row, frustrating upperclassmen Greek women

Tate Mikkelsen

October 1, 2018

Sorority members now have to swipe to eat meals on Sorority Row after a meal plan change was implemented for the new year. Previously, sorority members were able to eat all meals in the houses without having to swipe. The students believed their meals were accounted for in their dues. However, Jen Hi...

First-years add new class to schedule

First-years add new class to schedule

Laura Calhoun

October 1, 2018

All first-year students will now get a taste of Orientation Week throughout the entirety of fall semester, as they are required to attend regular orientation sessions through December. Community and Citizenship, the title of extended orientation for the Class of 2022, meets almost weekly in Commons ...

Captain Scott Kelly captures audience, talks future of missions in galaxy

Captain Scott Kelly captures audience, talks future of missions in galaxy

Maya Lora

October 1, 2018

Captain Scott Kelly told a sold-out audience that he sees no reason to add Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. “Take the largest bureaucracy in our country and add another layer of bureaucracy?” Kelly said. “I don’t know that that’s going to be a great investment.” Kelly a...

Parents Weekend address moved from traditional Lee Chapel location

Parents Weekend address moved  from traditional Lee Chapel location

Sutton Travis

October 1, 2018

President Will Dudley delivered his annual Parents Weekend address this Saturday in Wilson Concert Hall, in an intentional move away from the tradition of holding the speech in Lee Chapel. Dudley and the university decided to move the location for the address after a group of 12-15 students emailed...

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Hannah Denham, Grace Mamon and Marilyn Sample

September 21, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, two different floors in Leyburn Library were occupied for the same purpose: to celebrate Constitution Day. What was the difference? One of the events was planned in direct protest of the presence of a former official of President Donald Trump. Former Trump officia...

The “Haves and the Have-Nots:” Housing at Washington and Lee University

The “Haves and the Have-Nots:” Housing at Washington and Lee University

Laura Calhoun

September 17, 2018

Housing at Washington and Lee University has transitioned to a flat rate, regardless of room type or location. The university decided on a flat rate of $7,300 for single, double and triple rooms after considering housing costs at comparable liberal arts universities, David Leonard, dean of Student ...

First-years triple up in dorm rooms

First-years triple up in dorm rooms

Maddie Smith

September 17, 2018

When thinking of first-year college roommates, a picture of two people perched atop twin beds usually comes to mind. But this is not the case for some Washington and Lee first-year students. Due to an increase in enrollment to 474 first-year students, more triples were added in both Gaines and Graham...

Former Phi Delta Theta starts school year as W&L’s only local fraternity

Former Phi Delta Theta starts school year as W&L’s only local fraternity

Tate Mikkelsen

September 17, 2018

For many, being a part of a national Greek life organization offers a lifelong brother or sisterhood, networking opportunities or a resume booster. However, on April 11, 2018, the Zeta chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Washington and Lee University was provisionally approved to become a local fraternity, e...

Hurricane Florence ravages Southeast, affects Lexington weekend plans

Hurricane Florence ravages Southeast, affects Lexington weekend plans

Sutton Travis

September 17, 2018

After monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence as it built over the Atlantic Ocean, Washington and Lee officially canceled Young Alumni Weekend on Sept. 10. Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley said plans to reschedule the reunion event, which was originally to be held last week...

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

May 18, 2018

Dash Dericks, ‘18, and Jesse Evans, ‘20, run a business of selling oak seedlings grown from nuts found on Washington and Lee University’s colonnade. “The value of the proposition is that you have a living piece of the university—not just a t-shirt,” Evans said. So far, the team—Evans...

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Adit Ahmed, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018

Four graduating Washington and Lee students received Fulbright Scholar awards this year. According to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’s website, the Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants to support international exchanges for students and scholars. About 1,600 U.S. students rece...

Woods Creek East renovations beginning after commencement

Woods Creek East renovations beginning after commencement

Gus Cross, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018

The Woods Creek Apartment complex is facing its second round of renovations this summer, this time with work being done on the Woods Creek East building. The University Board of Trustees approved funds up to $10 million for the renovation project that will begin the day after the Undergraduate Class o...

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