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Ice, ice, baby: How to make your way through campus this winter

Josette Corazza

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Icy conditions on campus can impact students significantly. Often, you must plan to leave earlier for class in order to take your time navigating the frosted grounds. Most importantly, you need to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the potential dangers of slipping on ice. The university is...

Journalists, we need you

Alexandra Cline

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Fake news. Alternative facts. The liberal news media. In the past year, these terms have been hurled at journalists by the highest office in the country and numerous people throughout the nation to seemingly no end. News outlets are consistently and thoroughly criticized for anything ranging from how t...

A look back at Title IX

Alison Murtagh

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of my earliest memories from childhood was swimming on a summer league team with my friends. Although I wasn’t very good, I loved the idea of being able to compete every Saturday morning, June through August. The rush of diving off the blocks and then flailing my arms to the other side of the p...

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...

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