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Reactions to a redesigned class schedule

Chase Isbell

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students at Washington and Lee University returned to campus this Winter Term to a variety of changes to their schedules and credit requirements. One of the largest differences between this year’s fall and winter terms lies in the schedule itself. Unlike last term when the classes lasted for 55 minut...

The marches on Lexington: peace prevails

Isabel Chiodo

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The events that transpired over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Lexington attracted many different kinds of people. The weekend’s festivities included a parade in honor of Lee-Jackson Day, a holiday celebrated in Virginia that commemorates the birthdays of two men of the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee...

A second chance for DACA

Chase Isbell

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 22, Congress passed a bill ending the government shutdown for the next three weeks. In exchange for the votes needed to temporarily end the shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a week of open debate concerning American immigration law, including the potential renewal of DA...

Should I stay or should I go?

Xiaoxia Yin

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Leaving home for a new adventure: choosing when to study abroad Washington and Lee offers various study abroad programs for students interested in international studies. As a student who is  keen on exploring the world to study  differences in culture, last year I took the opportunity to go abroad ...

The Harvey Weinstein conversation: when deep pockets affect how we respond to sexual assault

The Harvey Weinstein conversation: when deep pockets affect how we respond to sexual assault

Chase Isbell

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At least 60 women have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment in the last month. In what could be described as a series of easily preventable atrocities, these brave women have started a conversation both in and out of Hollywood, and across the globe, about sexual assaul...

W&L students & local businesses: It’s complicated

Danika Brockman

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The relationship between Washington and Lee students and the businesses they frequent in Lexington is one influenced by both economic and social factors. While the students help to facilitate a large amount of economic activity within the town, I can’t help but feel the presence of resentment in the commun...

Return of the email scandal

Chase Isbell

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The New York Times recently released an article discussing government officials’ use of private email servers. No, I am not referring to Hillary Clinton and her time as secretary of state. Instead, in truly the most ironic fashion possible, the newspaper has unveiled a second email scandal, one s...

After Las Vegas – It’s time to look forward

After Las Vegas – It’s time to look forward

Isabel Chiodo

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Forty-seven guns. Thirty-three of them purchased within the last year. Twelve of them with a legal attachment to simulate automatic fire. This is the reality of the Las Vegas massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. During a Jason Aldean concert, one of the many performances of last wee...

Take a knee, or don’t

Isabel Chiodo

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   It doesn’t take a genius to know that a significant number of appalling events are going on in the world right now. From deadly earthquakes to hurricanes and terrorist attacks, these incidents are tearing up many parts of the planet.    The United States, on the other hand, is arguing about its...

A look into the travel ban

Jack Magruder

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The president has the authority and executive discretion to regulate the flow of immigrants into the United States. The Supreme Court decision of Knauff v. Shaughnessy (1950) states that: “The exclusion of aliens is a fundamental act of sovereignty…inherent in the executive power to control the f...

Twitter: the messenger of powerful men

Chase Isbell

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Donald Trump’s entry into the 2016 presidential campaign. Although his tweets have caused plenty of controversy since then, the president’s Twitter presence has reached a new level of contention on an international scale. Alongside petty tweets concerning American athletes, bigoted messages abou...

Hey Hollywood, stop preaching about politics

Isabel Chiodo

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Award shows have never completely been rid of politics, but in recent controversy with President Trump and Hollywood’s palpable distaste for the republican President, it has almost overshadowed the actual awards. Many celebrities use the spotlight to preach unity, but others often use it to preach ...

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