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Reporting first or reporting right

Reporting first or reporting right

Laura Wang and Xiaoxia Yin

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Amid inflamed racial tensions and emotional distress, what can a journalist ethically report? Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, answered this question in his lecture “Ethics Amid the Ferguson Firestorm” in Stackhouse Theater on Nov. 13. The talk was the keynote speech for 60th...

Which Republican won? Debatable

Which Republican won? Debatable

Caroline Saltzman

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Ever since the first televised presidential debate in 1960 between Kennedy and Nixon, debates have developed into a touchstone of the American political society. The Republican and Democratic primary debates are underway. On the night of Nov. 10, the fourth Republican primary debate was screened in ...

A Modern Twist on Shakespeare

A Modern Twist on Shakespeare

Alexandra Cline

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

From Shakespeare to an Ariana Grande song, Washington and Lee’s production of Love’s Labors Lost offers a taste of traditional storytelling with a plethora of laughter. The Shakespeare play follows King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three close friends as they agree to forgo all distractions for t...

Relay runs for life

Faith Isbell

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

W&L's Relay for Life hosts its first annual 5K to promote lung cancer awareness

Soccer dominates Methodist for NCAA victory

Soccer dominates Methodist for NCAA victory

Generalssports.com

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

The twenty-third ranked Washington and Lee men’s soccer team scored three second-half goals en route to posting a 3-0 triumph over Methodist on Nov. 12 at Watt Field in the first-round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament. Midfielder Viktor Dolberg, ‘19, (Clovis, Calif. / Floyd B. Buch...

New wrestlers, new attitudes

New wrestlers, new attitudes

Kenta Sayama

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Although the last several seasons ended with unpleasant results, Washington and Lee’s wrestlers are ready to buck the trend this season through their motivation and dedication. According to team captain Ron Tassoni, ’16, the team has struggled to retain a number of players over the past several y...

Despite loss, volleyball ends season on high note

Despite loss, volleyball ends season on high note

Caroline Blackmon

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

After an ODAC Quarterfinal win against Emory and Henry, the Washington and Lee volleyball team fell to nineteenth ranked Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Semifinals on Nov. 7. Although this end to the season was not exactly what the team had in mind, the players feel confident that they learned valuable less...

General of the Week: Tom “Baner” Bane

General of the Week: Tom “Baner” Bane

Claude Miller

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Phi: How long have you been at Washington and Lee? Tom Bane: Forty-four years. Forty-four great years Phi: What does your job entail? TB: I handle all outside sports equipment, wash all the uniforms and practice clothes. All the uniforms are clean and always waiting for the team. It’s called pride. I...

Longtime employee retires

Longtime employee retires

Alex Niemann

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

After more than 40 years at W&L, longtime equipment manager Thomas Bane is ready to hang up his boots and move on. Known fondly as “Baner” by thousands of students both past and present, he was honored before the start of the football team’s 52-33 win over Catholic. The game crowned the Generals O...

Why do Americans distrust the media?

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The CNBC hosted GOP debate, held on Oct. 28, has sparked questions about media bias and about the alleged equity of journalism. Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood of CNBC, have come under fire for how they treated the 10 GOP candidates. The Republican National Committee...

To Vote, or Not to Vote: Voter Apathy

Caroline Schell

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Election Day seemed to come and go quite uneventfully in the lives of Washington and Lee students. Besides noticing the geofilter Snapchat offered last Tuesday, Nov. 3, many students were unaware that local elections were taking place throughout the country. The only election that students seemed...

Registration: We love to hate it

Teddy Corcoran and Spencer Payne

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It seems like the new registration system is a step in the right direction. “I got every class I wanted,” Monette Carli, ‘17, said. “I’m glad the changes were made,” offered Phillip Harmon, ‘17. And Matt Kordonowy, ‘16, said that “the new registration was definitely an improvement.” Good...

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