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Arabic classes now offered by W&L

Alison Murtagh

November 9, 2015


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Washington and Lee University is offering classes in Arabic for the first time ever. Previously, students wishing to study the language needed to take classes at the Virginia Military Institute. “I have read a very impressive proverb, it says that ‘an illiterate person is the one who knows just...

International students experience difficulty with phone applications

Virginia Kettles and Xiaoxia Yin

November 9, 2015


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Last month, Chinese students found they could not access some of the most popular Chinese websites, softwares and applications. “I can no longer see the moments in WeChat,” said Yue Pan, a first-year international student from China. “Sometimes it works, but most of the time I cannot open them.” With...

Taylor Branch considers civil rights movement in modern democracy

John Tompkins

November 9, 2015


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Taylor Branch wasn’t born to write about race, but the civil rights movement changed that. Last Tuesday, Nov. 3, Branch came to Washington and Lee to speak about how events that occurred 50 years ago have impacted him and the American political system. “I never planned to be a writer or be interested...

Pass the pasta plate, please

Faith Isbell

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Some halls often bond over impromptu movie nights, Domino’s pizza and trips to Hull’s Drive-In. But a hall in Graham-Lees bonded over something different: good food and particularly good company. On Oct. 28, a group of students living on the first floor of Graham-Lees Hall invited President Kenneth...

Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations

Jordan Cohen

November 9, 2015


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Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their...

Personal poetry from a resident writer

Personal poetry from a resident writer

Sutton Travis

November 9, 2015


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Poet William Wright took the podium in Hillel House planning to discuss one of his deepest, darkest childhood fears: hanging ferns. As an assistant editor for “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review,” Wright shared a reading, followed by a Q&A session and book signing, on Nov. 2. Th...

From student to professional journalist

From student to professional journalist

Alexandra Cline

November 9, 2015


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Interested in writing stories, reporting on breaking news or working for an advertising firm? There’s a new club that offers it all. This year, the Society of Professional Journalists returned as a chapter to W&L, allowing students interested in journalism to discuss potential internships and to me...

Venture forth, Generals

Venture forth, Generals

Alex Kinzer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

  When Washington and Lee alum Mike Wilner, ‘13, decided that wanted to become an entrepreneur, he wasn’t sure where to start. After completing a summer internship with J.P. Morgan the summer before his senior year, Wilner decided that investment banking was not the career he wanted. “I...

Catching wind of the Renaissance

Catching wind of the Renaissance

Ashley Faulkner

November 9, 2015


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The Globe Theatre came to Lexington on Nov. 3 when the Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble performed music from the English Renaissance that was inspired by Shakespeare. The concert was part of the university’s Shakespeare 2016!, which is a year-long celebration in honor of the 400th anniversa...

Field hockey senior earns national honors

Field hockey senior earns national honors

Alex Niemann

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Field hockey captain Charlotte MacDonald, ‘16, was selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior Game on Nov. 21. The senior forward was one of only 30 players nationwide to be selected for the game. “I’m really excited about it, it’s a big honor,” MacDonald said. ...

Women’s cross country reclaims top spot at ODACs

Women’s cross country reclaims top spot at ODACs

Claude Miller

November 9, 2015


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After a three-year drought, the Women’s Cross Country team brought the title of ODAC Champions back to Lexington. The Generals placed first out of the ten teams that competed in the Halloween race at Bridgewater College. The win marks their fifteenth title in the team’s thirty years competing. After ...

Football dominates opponents, runs historic win streak to nine games

Football dominates opponents, runs historic win streak to nine games

Kenta Sayama

November 9, 2015


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Busting out the gates on a nine-game win streak, the Washington and Lee football team is having an historically successful season. The team is having its best season since the 1960’s, said quarterback Charlie Nelson, ’17.  The Generals attribute the sudden success to experience and confidence. “Th...

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