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General of the Week: Donovan Fiore, ’20

General of the Week: Donovan Fiore, ’20

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Captain Donovan Fiore, ‘20, led the Blue and White on the second day of the recent W&L Track Carnival meet. He captured a first-place finish in the 200 meter with a personal-best time of 22.29. He also placed second in the 400 meter and ran on the winning 100 meter relay team. Fiore, however, ...

Women’s tennis undefeated in conference

Women’s tennis undefeated in conference

James Berry, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


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The women’s tennis team is off to a strong start, with a record of 10-3 overall and 6-0 in the ODAC. “We had some strong showings on the national level, beating Johns Hopkins twice and we’ve competed well with some of the top teams in the country,” Head Coach Erin Ness said. “I’m happy ...

Baseball splits recent weekend doubleheader against Lynchburg

Baseball splits recent weekend doubleheader against Lynchburg

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Mother Nature and Madame Fortune have not been kind to the Generals baseball team in recent weeks. And players are now headed into a crucial stretch of six games in seven days after coming off a skid of five consecutive losses. But the tide may be turning. The team split its doubleheader against Lynchburg on ...

Track team still riding high from home meet

Track team still riding high from home meet

Ben Soullier, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


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At their only home meet of the season on March 16-17, the Washington and Lee track and field team put on a show for fans and supporters as the women’s team achieved six top-seven finishes and the men achieved nine top-seven finishes. The team’s season is a long and difficult one, beginning in Dec...

Social media: Converting likes into self-esteem

Josette Corazza, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We pull up Instagram while we’re waiting in line for Hillel, check Facebook notifications under our desks and talk about trending tweets with our friends. Social media is a huge part of our lives, but do we often consider how it is impacting our self-esteem? I know that I feel disappointed when a...

Mandatory reading: The White Book

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students at Washington and Lee love telling people about the Honor System. And I get it, I do the same. It is something we all have the right to be proud of, because our Honor System is so unique and ingrained in the fabric of this university. But after almost three years of having these same peers as...

Not varsity? For these athletic students, not a problem

Not varsity? For these athletic students, not a problem

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Arts & Life Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee supports 24 varsity athletics programs—with 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s. The university’s small size means that a high percentage of students are athletes representing the Generals at the NCAA Division III level. But a number of students balance school work with competit...

ESOL club partners with Project Horizon

ESOL club partners with Project Horizon

Elizabeth Underwood, Arts & Life Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Since January, Washington and Lee’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL) has teamed up with local organization Project Horizon to offer English courses and tutoring to the greater Lexington and Rockbridge communities. ESOL is a student-spearheaded program at W&L that primari...

Lack of racial diversity spans campus, Lexington businesses

Olivia Cooper, News Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under News

More than 80 percent of Washington and Lee students are white, according to Forbes. This stark statistic has prompted university President William Dudley to make increasing ethnic diversity a focus of his tenure. But in Lexington, racial homogeneity is as much of a local issue as it is a campus one. S...

“Ad Class” in home stretch toward creative collegiate competition

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

March 26, 2018


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“BUS370: Integrated Marketing Communications” is more commonly known on campus as “Ad Class” -- an intensive, four-credit course in which students work on a semester-long marketing campaign for a real world client, culminating with a presentation at the National Student Advertising Competition. ...

Campuswide election slates EC leaders for upcoming school year

Campuswide election slates EC leaders for upcoming school year

Maya Lora, News Writer

March 26, 2018


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The student body has spoken -- Executive Committee veterans Elizabeth Mugo, ‘19, Grace Smith, ‘20, and Gabriella Miggins, ‘19, will lead the EC as president, vice president and secretary for the 2018-19 school year. The Student Election Commission (formerly known as the Voting Regulations Board) announ...

W&L community mourns passing of Cade Gold, ‘20

W&L community mourns passing of Cade Gold, ‘20

Tyler Lilie - Special Contributor

March 26, 2018


Filed under News

Editor’s note: Tyler Lilie attended Dallastown Area High School in York, Pa., a year behind Cade. They were football teammates and close friends in class. Tyler says he and Cade shared the same passion for biology, chemistry and anatomy. Cade invited Tyler to visit Washington and Lee while he was sti...

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