The Ring-tum Phi

Alexandra Cline

Alexandra Cline

January 29, 2016


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Alex Cline, '19, is the opinions section editor for the Ring-tum Phi. She is a double major in journalism and politics. She started writing for the Phi freshman year, and has been an opinions section editor for about the past two years. She said she loves working on the newspaper and being involved...

Faith Isbell

Faith Isbell

January 29, 2016


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Faith Isbell, '19, is the co-editor-in-chief of the Ring-tum Phi. She is a Business Journalism major. She has been a part of the Phi staff since she was a freshmen when she wrote for the news section. She said she decided to write for the Phi because she was an active member of her high school's newspaper and she always enjoyed writing. She said she finds that journal...

Sutton Travis

Sutton Travis

January 29, 2016


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Sutton Travis, '19, is one of the news section editors for the Ring-tum Phi. She has been involved with the Phi since her freshman year. To her, being a part of the staff was the perfect way to gain experience in the field she's passionate about, while also getting the inside scoop on so many of the...

Alison Murtagh

Alison Murtagh

January 27, 2016


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Alison Murtagh, '19, is one of the opinions section editors for the Ring-tum Phi. She is a journalism and Environmental Studies double major. She has been on the Phi staff since her freshman year. She said she wanted to join because she was involved in her high school's newspaper. She said she loved ...

MLK observance day

The Ring-tum Phi Editorial Staff

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been a national holiday since 1986, yet this is the first year that Washington and Lee undergraduate classes were cancelled to observe it. In Nov. 2014, the undergraduate faculty voted to cancel classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2016. In 1983, Ronald Reagan signed...

The pen v. the pencil

Teddy Corcoran and Spencer Payne

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of a term in which we shared our opinions on inconsequential topics, we have made it our New Year’s resolution to examine issues of greater importance. As a result, we have decided to take on the pen vs. the pencil debate. While considering each side, we ask that you keep an open mind....

No intramural team to count on

No intramural team to count on

Alex Kinzer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee might be an active and fit campus, but picking up a new sport for fun isn’t something easy for students to do. In addition to the 24 NCAA sport teams and many different club teams, W&L also features seven different intramural athletics seasons. From flag football to volleybal...

Course overload: A student’s choice

Nuoya Zhou and Yue Pan

January 27, 2016


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In the fall of 2015, the University Registrar approved a restricted overload policy that goes into effect this winter term. On the school’s website, the registrar listed six specific circumstances in which students are allowed to take more than 14 credits, including re-taking a failed course, attempts...

Dictating a Doremus dress code?

Yejean Kim

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most prevalent media issues today is school dress codes. Administrators and defenders of such dress codes often insist that only students wearing clothing that is considered “disruptive, distracting, or unsafe” are asked to change or leave; what is troublesome is that a large proportion...

More in store for Shakespeare 2016!

Sutton Travis

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

A Shakespearean feast. Elizabethan music. Traditional Shakespeare films and adapted plays with a modern twist. If there is any sort of Shakespeare-related event someone can imagine, Washington and Lee is probably going to host or perform it this year. Shakespeare 2016!, W&L’s year-long commemora...

Fresh options to bring fresh taste to campus for upcoming fall term

Abigail Summerville

January 27, 2016


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Washington and Lee students will have two new dining options starting next year, thanks to the completion of the third-year housing complex. Dean of Students Sidney Evans said these restaurants will offer students a variety of new foods. “The plan is to have a dining venue that will be multi-functional,”...

Handicapped students struggle to access older buildings

Handicapped students struggle to access older buildings

Alison Murtagh

January 27, 2016


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Constructed in 1749, Washington and Lee was not originally equipped with the technology needed to make the campus handicap accessible. As the school has grown over the past two centuries, students on crutches, in wheelchairs, and with other physical disabilities have been left to struggle to get from...

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