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The Undocumented General

Hannah Denham

October 10, 2017


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On Nov. 8, 2016, freshman Anthony Wilson was sitting with a group of about 15 other students in the Chavis House at Washington and Lee University, all eyes glued to the television. It was election night. Some of them held bowls of soup, others watched the New York Times polls on their phones, whispered to ...

Former VMI study abroad director begins first full year at W&L

Maggie Barker

October 10, 2017


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After 11 years as the Study Abroad Advisor for VMI, Cindy Irby joined W&L’s Center for International Education staff in December 2016. As part of her role as W&L’s Study Abroad Advisor, Irby helped plan the university’s annual Study Abroad Fair in Leyburn Library on Sept. 21. The event ...

EC president stresses utmost importance of “civil discourse”

Rachel Hicks

October 10, 2017


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With one term behind him, Mason Grist, ‘18, said he’s prepared to dive into his second jaunt as president of the Executive Committee of the Student Body. The Executive Committee facilitates two of the hallmarks of Washington and Lee—its honor system and student self-governance. It can be dif...

Lexington business landscape: summer newcomers, fall shake-ups

Nuoya Zhou

October 10, 2017


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Tong Dynasty Restaurant Temporarily Closes Tong Dynasty restaurant, a favorite among Washington and Lee students, has temporarily closed due to what owner Hoi Tong says is a health condition. Speaking in Mandarin, Tong said he is recovering from a broken leg. As a result, he claimed he would not have the t...

W&L students feel Harvey and Irma’s wrath from afar

Emma Derr

October 10, 2017


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As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma struck the southern United States in the last few weeks, the impact of these catastrophic storms reached far beyond Texas and Florida, disrupting the lives of numerous students across the campus of Washington and Lee. “Near the end of the storm I was concerne...

Make some room, Minks: sophomore brings women’s rugby to campus

Tanner Smith

September 22, 2017


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While our moms’ warnings to not try everything we see on television are usually sound advice, Juliana Lima, ’20, has found a true passion by bucking that piece of conventional wisdom: rugby. “It was a sport I accidentally came across on TV,” Lima said, “and I thought it looked really inte...

Public Safety works to address harassment, Charlottesville and more

Maya Lora

September 22, 2017


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From reports of sexual harassment near campus to last month’s riots in Charlottesville, Washington and Lee’s Department of Public Safety is staying atop new concerns being discussed by students and faculty alike. Three separate female students recently reported incidents of harassment and inappropriate...

Dudley’s Dubyuhnell

Rachel Hicks

September 22, 2017


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The September sun beat down on inauguration-attendees between the Colonnade and Lee Chapel as William C. Dudley was sworn in as Washington and Lee’s twenty-seventh president on Saturday morning of Young Alumni Weekend. Dudley most recently served as provost of Williams College and succeeded former un...

News Briefs

Catherine Latour

May 19, 2017


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Trumps agrees to renegotiate NAFTA Trump tweeted about NAFTA to his 28.3 million followers last week, saying that he “received calls from the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate.” Trump says he agreed to renegotiate. During his ...

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Paige Williams

May 19, 2017


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The Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi hosted Sigma Chi Derby Days this past week, raising over $5,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Caleb Knight, president of the Washington and Lee chapter of Sigma Chi, said the charity event is hosted by chapters across the country. The Zeta chapter hosts their version o...

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Rachel Hicks

May 19, 2017


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The third year dining option, Food Side, changed its menu for the third time this year to a custom-order menu for spring term. The menu includes build-your-own loaded mac and cheese, build-your-own loaded fries, build-your-own loaded salads, grilled chicken plates, quesadillas and burritos. For an additiona...

Spring term classes allow students to explore, immerse

Elyse Ferris

April 3, 2017


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Washington and Lee’s spring term is a unique four-week period that encourages students to explore specialized topics. Spring term courses often focus on a specific material that may not be able to be taught in the fall and winter semesters. Students may choose to take courses abroad with other Wash...

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