The Ring-tum Phi

An independent in a sea of Greek

Chase Isbell

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There’s no escaping it. The Greek system has again taken its place as the most culturally salient social structure on campus, seeping into nearly every institution, interaction and icon Washington and Lee has to offer. Independent students watch helplessly as their peers become consumed with the grandiosity...

North Mountain: A Review

Coleman Martinson

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Want to seem athletic but don’t want to actually exercise? Want to stay relevant in conversations with your friends? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, then the North Mountain hiking trail is exactly what you need in your life. The trail provides a beautiful and scenic view...

The reality of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Olivia Luzzio

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It happens every year. The pumpkins, hot apple cider and holiday decorations disappear, and we find ourselves once again at the starting line of a semester that promises late nights in the library and frigid walks to class. Some students handle the stress of the long, dark months of January, February...

General’s Grilled Cheese returns

Coleman Martinson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You know the excitement you get when you receive a 72 on a test, then you realize that the class average was a 65 so you decide that your own grade wasn’t that bad overall? Well, this is basically the same thing. Back by popular demand, the General’s Grilled Cheese has returned to the E-C...

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Roanoke

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Roanoke

Josette Corazza

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Roanoke, Virginia, is an underrated gem. I am surprised that so many students make the longer journey up to Charlottesville for their shopping and foodie fixes when Roanoke is an easy, 50-minute drive and boasts many worthy attractions. One of the first things you’ll see when driving in...

Getting out of Lexington: Waynesboro Edition

Josette Corazza

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A junior Washington and Lee student gives tips for how to enjoy leaving "the Washington and Lee bubble." This week's highlights Waynesboro, Virginia

Woods Creek West: Unsafe and unjust

Coleman Martinson

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A sophomore Washington and Lee student talks with other sophomores about the "uninhabitable living situation" that is Woods Creek West

Mental health: A problem in need of recognition

Anna Daccache

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A senior Washington and Lee student pleads with other students to be honest about mental health

A call for civility during midterm elections

Skyler Zunk

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A senior Washington and Lee student reflects on the 2016 election

Five pounds in five days?

Olivia Luzzio

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A look at the dangers of fad dieting

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Buena Vista

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Buena Vista

Josette Corazza

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Check out the best places to go in Buena Vista, a quick 15-minute drive from Lexington

Constitution Day controversy

Grayson Pearce

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is a celebration of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, the longest operating, written constitution, as well as a celebration of those who have become citizens of the country. Thus, Constitution Day must be a patriotic, uncontroversial celebration, ...

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