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General of the Week: Michelle Fleenor, ’18

General of the Week: Michelle Fleenor, ’18

Caroline Blackmon, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2018 women’s tennis all-conference teams on Monday. It named Michelle Fleenor, ‘18, as the ODAC Player of the Year. According to generalssports.com, Fleenor won first-team laurels after posting a 15-4 overall record in the number one singles spot a...

Women’s golf finishes season strong at NCAAs this weekend

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The women’s golf team put together a solid performance despite tough playing conditions. The team finished in 16th place with a score of 339-338-335—1012 (+136). They missed the final round cut by one spot to Wisconsin-Whitewater. Head Coach Pete Gyscek said this was one of the most difficult co...

Men’s tennis falls to Emory in second round of NCAAs after winning ODACs

Men’s tennis falls to Emory in second round of NCAAs after winning ODACs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s tennis team entered the ODAC tournament as the top seed and claimed the championship title in a 5-1 victory over Hampden-Sydney on May 6. This is the program’s ninth ODAC championship title in a row, and the team received an automatic bid to NCAAs. Leading the Blue...

Women’s tennis falls in second round of NCAAs after dominating ODACs

Women’s tennis falls in second round of NCAAs after  dominating ODACs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team claimed its 16th-straight ODAC title on May 6. They did not drop a single game in the process. The women’s team entered the championship match against Virginia Wesleyan as the top seed within the ODAC and 15th-ranked nationally. The Blue and White defeated Vir...

Spring term equivalents nationwide

Alison Murtagh, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018


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Spring term is arguably one of the most integral parts of a Washington and Lee student’s college years. The four-week term allows students the opportunity to dive headfirst into one class packed with the intensity of a 12-week course. The unique classes offered at W&L encourage students to stra...

Sex education in the Trump era: Should only abstinence be taught?

Chase Isbell, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Trump administration continues in its crusade to overturn Obama-era reform with drastic shifts in federally funded organizations’ approaches to sex education and unplanned pregnancy prevention. These changes directly impact the allotment of funding which supports these valuable, and needed, pregn...

Lifeguard? Camp Counselor?: Positive benefits of fun summer jobs

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018


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I still vividly remember a conversation I had with another student here at Washington and Lee. It was spring term of my first year, and we were discussing how excited we were for summer vacation. “So, Anna, what are you doing this summer? Where are you going to be working?” The question was innocent enough, and ...

My Oxford term: Navigating both the struggles and beauty of a new place

My Oxford term: Navigating both the struggles and beauty of a new place

Sutton Travis, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Spending my winter term at the University of Oxford was important for my personal growth. The experience heightened my global understanding and rekindled an academic passion and vigor that I was honestly lacking at Washington and Lee for the first part of this year. To my surprise, the most challengi...

From the snow caps of Mount Cook to the coast of Milford Sound

From the snow caps of Mount Cook to the coast of Milford Sound

Claude Miller, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


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Adventurous is one of the last words I would use to describe myself.  I enjoy the comfort and safety that come along with establishing a home.  For the past two and a half years, Lexington has been nothing short of a perfect home for me.  I have my friends, and I have my place. But here I am, writing th...

16 weeks, 14 countries and 20 cities

16 weeks, 14 countries and 20 cities

Michelle Dreimann, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


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For four months, I was given the opportunity to explore a new part of the world in a way I probably won’t get another chance to. I am confident that there will not be another time in the near future that I can look at my roommate on a Tuesday after returning from a four-day trip to London and say: “H...

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

May 18, 2018


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Dash Dericks, ‘18, and Jesse Evans, ‘20, run a business of selling oak seedlings grown from nuts found on Washington and Lee University’s colonnade. “The value of the proposition is that you have a living piece of the university—not just a t-shirt,” Evans said. So far, the team—Evans...

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Adit Ahmed, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


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Four graduating Washington and Lee students received Fulbright Scholar awards this year. According to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’s website, the Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants to support international exchanges for students and scholars. About 1,600 U.S. students rece...

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