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General of the Week: Walker Brand, ’18

General of the Week: Walker Brand, ’18

Alden Ewing

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Phi: What made you want to start playing football? Walker Brand: I think the natural instinct of any young boy to hit someone kicked in.  Also, going to my older brother’s football games had an impact.  But as far as I can remember I have always had a football in my hand, so I just ran with it. Phi:  Why do yo...

Men’s XC sprints to first ODAC title in eight years

Men’s XC sprints to first ODAC title in eight years

Caroline Blackmon

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

For the first time in eight years, the Washington and Lee University’s Men’s Cross Country Team won the ODAC championship.The team had high expectations and goals from the beginning of the year about what it could accomplish, according to Head Coach Brandon Spalding. “Even though a couple things didn’t...

Serving justice with song and style

Serving justice with song and style

Alexandra Cline

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Fashion. Law. Singing. Pink. In W&L’s upcoming production of Legally Blonde, those four aspects combine to produce a high-energy musical filled with dancing, laughter, and, of course, a healthy dose of blonde hair. The show follows sorority president Elle Woods, a fashionable college senior who enro...

All hands in the air for Aer

All hands in the air for Aer

Caroline Saltzman

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Trick, or treat? Washington and Lee students weren’t fooled the night of Oct. 30, when they put their hands in the air for Aer. For its first concert of the year, the General Activities Board hosted Aer at the Ruins to kick off Halloween weekend. The concert was opened by student DJ Crosby Ellin...

Freedom of religion or free of religion?

Freedom of religion or free of religion?

Alex Kizner

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

What would a world look like without any religious protections? On Oct. 26 former Washington and Lee Professor of Religion Winnifred Sullivan lectured on the political and legal challenges of religious freedom in the Northern Auditorium of Leyburn Library. Sullivan explained that despite America’s dedication to ...

Students continue to Teach for America

Students continue to Teach for America

Sutton Travis

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Investment banks, law schools, medical schools: the typical postgraduate plans for driven Washington and Lee students. But there is another high-achieving program to which the university is recognized for contributing. According to a press release from Teach for America on Sept. 8, Washington and Lee ...

Defense anchors men’s soccer

Defense anchors men’s soccer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

The age-old adage in sport is that defense wins championships.  Defense is a fundamental piece to competitive success, and a fundamental that the Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer team has crafted into an art this fall season. The Generals have posted an overall record of 12-3-2 this season, putting them...

Volleyball team rides hotstreak into postseason

Volleyball team rides hotstreak into postseason

Alex Niemann

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee volleyball team will look to carry the momentum from a recent hot streak into the tough competition over the next week. Success has been coming easy for the team lately, however, and a late season conference win streak could propel it to yet another ODAC title this year. After en...

Riding team hits its stride early

Riding team hits its stride early

Caroline Blackmon

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

With two first place finishes in early season events so far, Washington and Lee’s equestrian team is third in the region, behind Bridgewater College and Randoph College. The team attributes its successful start to one word: consistency. Consistency is a very important according to Captain Caleigh ...

Generals rally to win sixth straight Lee-Jackson Classic

Generals rally to win sixth straight Lee-Jackson Classic

Conor Habiger

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Attackman Chris Comerford, ’17, rattled off five goals and recorded an assist while goalie Wyatt Devine, ’16, made 11 saves, as the Generals created a 17-12 lead late to pull away from Virginia Military Institute in the annual Lee-Jackson Classic on Oct. 23. VMI’s Eric Shaver, ‘17, scored thre...

General of the Week: Tricia Jessee

General of the Week: Tricia Jessee

Kenta Sayama

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Phi:  How many goals have you scored this season? Was it the first time for you to score twice in one game? TJ:  I have been a forward since my freshman year, so I have actually been able to score a lot of goals after coming here. I think I have scored twice in one game at least once in both of my l...

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