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General of the Week: A.J. Witherell, ’19

General of the Week: A.J. Witherell, ’19

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team is having a record-breaking season. The team has won 13-straight games, the third-longest streak in history and the first since 2000. Captain A.J. Witherell, ‘19, has led the way for the team, scoring three or more goals in three consecutive winning games ag...

Women’s tennis gears up for a deep post-season run

Women’s tennis gears up for a deep post-season run

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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The women’s tennis team will look to use the confidence it gained during its spring break trip to propel them into post-season play. The team is currently ranked number 15 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division Three rankings with 15 wins and 6 losses. The team is undefeated in the ODAC ...

Women’s lacrosse secures top spot in ODAC and looks toward NCAAs

Women’s lacrosse secures top spot in ODAC and looks toward NCAAs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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Top ten nationally-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse is riding on an 11-game winning streak as they enter into ODAC tournament play this week. After securing the top spot in the ODAC and defeating Roanoke on April 29, W&L has a first-round bye  in the tournament and will host both quarterfinals and finals on Ma...

Baseball finishes tough season on high note

Baseball finishes tough season on high note

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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The Generals baseball team may not have seen the results they wanted this season, but they finished the year strong on Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep of Emory & Henry College at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. Coming off a 28-14 season in 2017, the best record in the ODAC, the team had large in...

Junior housing was a success, but would senior housing have the same impact?

Jamie Archie, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the wonderful aspects of Washington and Lee is the connection between the school and Lexington. The integration between the town and the school remains key for a continued respect between the two. And while things do not always run smoothly, the fact that the entire community gets along so well...

A look at the best of albums of 2017 and 2018 (so far)

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018


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In the age of Spotify and other services, I have found myself with a serious problem on my hands. I never have enough time to listen to the music that is available to me. As a kid, having to actively seek out and pay for music on iTunes, I was more selective with my time and money. However, the takeo...

Single and double rooms: One price fits all for next year

Chase Isbell, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018


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Students will return to campus this fall to find a housing charge on their bills different than in years past. Rather than provide two rooming options for two different prices, Washington and Lee will now offer a single price for both room options. Originally, students chose between the higher-priced...

Rockbridge County High School students take charge of the school dress code, with new changes to come of seniors’ creativity

Rockbridge County High School students take charge of the school dress code, with new changes to come of seniors’ creativity

Olivia Cooper, Arts & Life Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Rockbridge County High School (RCHS) is in the process of changing their dress code after students expressed that they wanted a change. Student Council Association President Elizabeth Grist has seen her school’s dress code affect her friends throughout her four years at Rockbridge County High Schoo...

Professor T.J. Tallie says “Sala Kahle” (“goodbye”) with his last class

Professor T.J. Tallie says “Sala Kahle” (“goodbye”) with his last class

Kara Lough, Arts & Life Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Professor T.J. Tallie is saying goodbye to Washington and Lee University after four years in the history department. He said that he is sad to leave but could not imagine a better way to end than with his spring term class. “The class perfectly summarizes how I have always pushed my students to se...

Outing Club heads west

Outing Club heads west

Jamie Archie, News Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

While many Washington and Lee students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beach, some members of the Outing Club took a different approach to their time away from campus. The crew of ten students, led by Outing Club director James Dick, spent the week hiking and camping in Utah’s Zion Nati...

Reevaluation of federal work-study policy could mean changes to W&L program

Gus Cross, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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The U.S. Department of Education program that funds over $1 billion for work-study programs in America’s colleges and universities is under scrutiny, with a measure currently in Congress to shift money to institutions with more low-income students. Tim Powers, of the National Association of Indepen...

Local landlords wary of future of student real estate market

Local landlords wary of future of student real estate market

Julia Gsell, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Since construction was completed on Washington and Lee University’s Third Year Housing Village in 2016, the required housing complex for juniors has halved the potential renters population for Lexington landlords. “There aren’t enough students to go around anymore,” owner of H and K Properties Hea...

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