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Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Yejean Kim

November 9, 2014

At a Washington Redskins game on Nov. 2, thousands gathered in a protest against the team name, which it has held since 1933. After I read the Associated Press article on this event, I quickly succumbed to one of the most terrible habits I have: reading the comments section. Whether it’s to laugh at the ...

Dear Washington and Lee University Faculty,

Leah Gose, class of 2015

November 9, 2014

Washington and Lee University was founded on a moral high ground, raising the standards for collegiate education. Duty, honor, commitment—any mention of our institution would be grossly misrepresented without the addition of such pillars that support the Speaking Tradition, gentlemanly conduct and o...

Honor & transparency

Honor & transparency

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Board

November 2, 2014

Student governance is one of the biggest points of pride at Washington and Lee. Students are elected to serve as members of the Executive Committee and the Student Judicial Council. Students help administer programs like Traveller, Fancy Dress and Mock Convention. And students have the ability to in...

Help: the hardest thing to ask for

Yejean Kim

November 2, 2014

It’s often said that apologizing is the hardest thing to do, but I disagree. After two-and-a-half years of the W&L experience, I think asking for help is the hardest. Having a somewhat jarring academic experience after coasting through high school seems to be a rite of passage for most first-...

Quality food: Let’s not be the exception

November 2, 2014

I left the Red Hen last week with a feeling I did not expect: sadness. It was not the food that made me sad. The Red Hen prides itself on farm-to-table dining, a movement growing in Lexington’s dining seen. The Red Hen brings in organic local vegetables and ethically raised meat. The food was cooked...

Why do you always looks so mad?

Yejean Kim

November 2, 2014

Before the term was even a cultural milestone, I was accused of having Resting Bitch Face (RBF). I remember it fairly clearly. I was ten. “Yejean,” my after-school counselor said, “you always look so angry!” For those who haven’t been explained about the syndrome through YouTube or have...

Banks or Bust

Banks or Bust

Kieran McQuilkin

October 30, 2014

When you enroll in Washington and Lee University, you know there exists a high probability that you will find a good, if not great, job once you graduate. The “work hard, play hard” atmosphere pervading campus prepares students not only to be smarter, but offers invaluable social experience for an...

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