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Summer substitutes for the Maury River

Josette Corazza

May 8, 2019


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The city of Lexington recently began demolition on the dam at Jordan’s Point Park. Visible from the pole houses, this dam has made the Maury River the slow-flowing summer destination for swimmers, shers and boaters for over 100 years. If you plan to stay in Lexington for summer research or oth...

Grocery shopping in a food desert

Emma Stoffel

May 8, 2019


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After being a student at Washington and Lee for two years, I have come to realize that finding good, fresh food in Lexington is a little hard to come by. In fact, Rockbridge County is considered a “food desert” by the American Nutrition Association due to its lack of food available for t...

Late nights with Jeremih: a review

Zach Christian

April 1, 2019


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I’d like to preface this review with some important information about me. I am a fan of Jeremih, but I am not a Jeremih fan. I would not list him as my favorite artist or even put him on my top ten artists list. But I was extremely excited when I heard that he was coming to perform at Washington and...

Registration regrets: One student’s alternative

Coleman Martinson

April 1, 2019


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This past week was many Washington and Lee students’ worst nightmare: course registration. Paired with the stress of a looming finals week, date functions and much more, fall term course registration could not come at a worse time. The university has a unique system for picking classes. Pick-one...

Recycling in Rome and at home

Josette Corazza

April 1, 2019


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For the past three months, I have been studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Despite all of the food, architecture, language, culture and history that has shocked and delighted me, I was very pleasantly surprised upon first entering the dorm at my new university to see a sign posted that read, “Recycling...

Want true EC representation? You need to vote.

Gus Cross

March 18, 2019


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Elections for the Executive Committee and the Student Judicial Council are scheduled for the upcoming two weeks. And many of you will largely ignore it. You won’t vote. You won’t help the campaign. You will barely listen to the platform of the students. If you know a person running, then you will...

A guide to navigating dietary restrictions on campus

Emma Stoffel

March 18, 2019


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Here at Washington and Lee, students frequent a max of four places to eat on campus: Café 77, E-Café, Fieldside and the Market Place. With only four places to eat on campus, the variety of food is quite slim, and if you have dietary restrictions, life can be a little tough. Personally, I cannot eat...

Let’s talk about our relationships with alcohol

Alison Murtagh

March 18, 2019


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We all know Washington and Lee is a “work hard, play hard” school. While it’s important to take time to relax and unwind, sometimes we forget how to do so safely. Slowly, we find ourselves spiraling out of control. Data shows that about four out of five students in college drink some amount...

The value of a liberal arts education: Skeptic turned supporter

Judy Park

March 4, 2019


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As prospective students, one of the first things we learn on our college search is that Washington and Lee is a liberal arts university. The university prides itself on offering a liberal arts education, affording students the opportunity to take courses that range in subject matter. Many students are ...

Post-midterm blues? Check out these study tips

Emma Stoffel

March 4, 2019


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Concentrating while studying can often be nothing short of impossible. By being at Washington and Lee, we as students are immersed in a high-pressure environment where we are hyper focused on doing well in school. In fact, a study from the National Survey of Student Engagement found that the average c...

A response to “Creating a True Community of Trust”

Gus Cross

March 4, 2019


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I want to start by saying that I have great respect for anyone willing to spend the time reflecting on, writing and discussing the Honor System. Kat Oakley’s article in The Vigil in January is what I hope is a large step forward in encouraging more insightful discussions on the Honor System, a subj...

SSA offers students the chance to engage in fields outside major

Jamie Archie

February 4, 2019


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In the middle of my junior year at Washington and Lee, I have started to see much more value in the community events that do not revolve around the usual social events. This March, there will be a great opportunity for students to see what others have been up to. This year, the University will be hosti...

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