The Ring-tum Phi

General of the Week: Shep Sims, ‘20

Ben Soullier

January 24, 2017

Phi: Congratulations on winning the pole vault at the UNC Open. Can you talk about what contributed to your success this weekend? SS: The pole vault is very technically event based which, I believe, relies more on one’s mental preparedness than anything else. At UNC, the atmosphere was very professio...

Women’s basketball rallies after three consecutive losses

Kathryn Young

January 24, 2017

After a hard fought game, the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team were swept away by the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC game at the Warner Center. The Generals fell to 7-8 on the season on Wednesday evening, with a 3-4 record in ODAC play. The lady Generals took the lead with sev...

Captain’s corner

Tanner Smith

January 24, 2017

Andy Kleinlein, men’s basketball Andy Kleinlein, ’17, is playing with a passion and enthusiasm beyond any of his previous years as he is approaching the end of his college basketball career. “It has helped a little bit because you have to play with a little bit more desperation,” he said. ...

Men’s soccer team takes off-season in stride

Claude Miller

January 24, 2017

When the Washington and Lee men’s soccer team last took the field, they walked off with their shirts dirty and their heads down. They lost 2-0 to Franklin and Marshall in the second round of the NCAA Championship. It was the second year in a row that the Generals went home early. “It was a tough de...

Men and women’s swim teams make history in last meet in Cy Twombly

Elly Cosgrove

January 24, 2017

With a substantial W&L win over Catholic in the pool, the meet on Saturday, Jan. 14 marked the historic end to Washington and Lee’s Cy Twombly pool. Both the men’s and women’s team took to the water to take on Catholic University which resulted in a 168-88 win for the women and a 172-84 win ...

Students reflect on presidential election, share new perspectives

Alexandra Cline

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 19, a day before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Washington and Lee students had the opportunity to come together and reflect on the consequential election. At a student-organized event, Coming to the Table, students shared their reactions to the current political environment–leaving...

Student works to promote awareness of local organization

Sutton Travis

January 24, 2017

At The Community Table, people who come as strangers leave as friends. It is the place where differences are set aside over conversation and a hot meal. Located in the Rockbridge Area Relief Association building, The Community Table is an organization that seeks to relieve hunger of those in Lexington, B...

Around the globe

Hannah Powell

January 24, 2017

President Obama ends presidency with an above-average approval rate With just two days left in his eight years of service, President Obama is closing with an impressive 60% approval rate, according to an ABC poll.  This is well above the average end-of-term rate of 50%, and few presidents in the las...

English professor reflects on MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech during talk

Elyse Ferris

January 24, 2017

Professor Michael Hill grew up with Martin Luther King Jr. as a defining figure of his childhood. He recalled how the fondness and respect his grandmother held for Dr. King shaped his personal regard for King, both as a child and now as an adu “Every time I’m invited to say something about Ma...

Computers in the classroom

Cassidy Fuller

January 24, 2017

One of my favorite things about a new semester is getting to know new professors. What are they going to be like? What is there teaching style? Do they favor tests over papers? All of these questions and many more run through my head on the first day, but the main questions I focus on concern what are...

The Burden of History

Conley Hurst

January 24, 2017

Last Saturday as I drove into town, I felt the incredible burden of history. Good-spirited students, professors, and Lexingtonians gathered to participate in the CARE parade, a community-wide initiative to combat racism. The marchers evoked the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of nonviol...

Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Nuoya Zhou

January 24, 2017

Don’t want to stand in line for lunch during peak times when you really need to get some readings done before your class starts? The Blue Phoenix Café at 110 W. Washington St. can help. The café recently started a grab-and-go food program that offers premade lunch and dinner boxes. The boxed ...

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