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Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are actually compostable

Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are  actually compostable

Jin Ni

March 18, 2019


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Sustainability efforts on campus have grown this year, and students who are part of Compost Crew say it’s worth the stench. Bill Hamilton, the biology department chair, said he remembers when composting on campus started in 2002 with a regional grant.  “Students were going around picking up compost in a ...

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Judy Park

March 18, 2019


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Nearly 50 alumni returned to campus last weekend for Black Alumni Reunion for panels, networking events and Black Ball.  The reunion that takes place every other year is designed to recognize black alumni and connect them with black students currently on campus. Dean of the College Lena Hill w...

Former attorney general addresses Washington and Lee traditions

Former attorney general addresses  Washington and Lee traditions

Gus Cross

March 18, 2019


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Speaking at Lee Chapel on March 7, the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general of the United States opened her talk by noting the importance of discussing history and tradition. Appointed by Barack Obama in 2015, Loretta Lynch was the Contact Committee’s winter term speaker this...

Fancy Dress to “pop” up in new location

Fancy Dress to “pop” up in new location

Liza Moore

March 18, 2019


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With the reconstruction of the gymnasium, Fancy Dress has been relocated to the pavilion on the university’s back campus, which has caused obstacles in planning this year’s 112th annual ball. Fancy Dress has been one of Washington and Lee’s oldest and most admired traditions on campus since...

D-Hall to close for half of spring term

D-Hall to close for half of spring term

Elizabeth Bell

March 18, 2019


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Breakfast on Friday, May 3 will be the final chance for students to enjoy all-you-can-eat meals at the Marketplace this academic year. The dining hall will close for about a month in order to accomodate for renovations. “Those are our slowest two weeks by far,” Andrew Watling, an assistant di...

Conservative star Charlie Kirk comes to campus, speaks in Lee Chapel

Conservative star Charlie Kirk comes to campus, speaks in Lee Chapel

Kathryn Young

March 4, 2019


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Kirk stirred pushback in the audience with some provocative claims, including that minorities “seek out victimhood."

Multicultural Student Association hosts event to share migration stories

Multicultural Student Association hosts event to share migration stories

Grace Mamon

March 4, 2019


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"...to share opinions that might not be heard otherwise."

University continues to review black history through working group

University continues to review black  history through working group

Amelia Lancaster

March 4, 2019


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“African Americans at Washington and Lee: A Timeline” is accessible on the university website.

Recognize, combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Recognize, combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Isabel Chiodo

March 4, 2019


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Washington and Lee health experts say exposure to light is the number one treatment for SAD.

Asian students question authenticity and purpose of Foodside’s former menu

Asian students question authenticity and purpose of Foodside’s former menu

Ben Soullier

March 4, 2019


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Director of Dining Services said Ginger and Garlic’s menu was designed with “cross-section of flavors and ingredients” in mind.

Washington and Lee yearbooks depicted blackface too

Washington and Lee yearbooks depicted blackface too

Hannah Denham

February 27, 2019


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A review of old Calyx yearbooks archived in Special Collections showed racist photos, jokes and drawings, as well as references to sexual assault.

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