The Ring-tum Phi

Kathryn Young

September 25, 2018


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Kathryn Young, '19, is one of the sports section editors. She is a double major in journalism and business administration. She hopes to work at a news broadcast station when she graduates. On campus, she is in the Repertory Dance Company.

Elly Cosgrove

Elly Cosgrove

September 25, 2018


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Elly Cosgrove, '19, is one of the sports section editors. She is a business journalism major. She hopes to work in sports journalism when she graduates. On campus, she is one of the captains of the volleyball team, a member of 24 and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Emma Derr

Emma Derr

September 25, 2018


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Emma Derr, '20, is one of the arts and life section editors. She is pursuing a degree in journalism and two minors, one in Art History and one in Poverty Studies. She has experience writing for publications, as well as on-air experience including broadcast and radio. She devotes her free time to working...

Hannah Denham

Hannah Denham

September 25, 2018


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Hannah Denham, '20, is one of the arts and life section editors. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in women, gender and sexuality studies. She's from Mobile, Alabama, and is passionate about covering diversity issues on campus. Besides the Phi, Hannah is also involved with the Bonner Program,...

Maya Lora

Maya Lora

September 25, 2018


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Maya Lora, '20, is a news section editor for the Ring-tum Phi. She is a double major in English and journalism. She is from Miami, Florida. Maya has been writing for the Phi since her freshman year. Besides the Phi, she works with Amnesty International, the Latinx Student Organization, and Residential...

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Hannah Denham, Grace Mamon and Marilyn Sample

September 21, 2018


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On Tuesday afternoon, two different floors in Leyburn Library were occupied for the same purpose: to celebrate Constitution Day. What was the difference? One of the events was planned in direct protest of the presence of a former official of President Donald Trump. Former Trump officia...

Work by incarcerated artists featured in Staniar Gallery’s monthly exhibition

Work by incarcerated artists featured in Staniar Gallery’s monthly exhibition

Maria Kisker

September 18, 2018


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This month’s art exhibition featured in Washington and Lee’s Lykes Atrium presents perspectives of inmates from local Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville, Virginia. “As a prisoner, art becomes a source of freedom and rehabilitation,” Jeffery Suggs, an inmate of Augusta Correctional Center,...

General of the Week: Meg Guignon ‘19

General of the Week: Meg Guignon ‘19

Elly Cosgrove

September 17, 2018


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Ring-tum Phi: What brought you to Washington and Lee? Meg Guignon, ‘19: I found Washington and Lee through the volleyball recruitment process. I chose to come here because I loved the team, campus and community when I visited. Phi: Did you know you were close to getting 1,000 kills this season? MG...

Yavalar beats record for career saves

Yavalar beats record for career saves

Elly Cosgrove

September 17, 2018


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Ariyel Yavalar, ‘19, was the goalkeeper for the Washington and Lee women’s field hockey team last season in the team’s last in-season game against the University of Lynchburg, then Lynchburg College. Yavalar is now a senior captain, but at the time she was a junior. This was no ordinary game: the winne...

Carry your Smartwater a few steps farther

Josette Corazza

September 17, 2018


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We constantly hear about the importance of recycling, but how many students actually make the effort to save their graded papers and empty Gatorade bottles to deposit them in the proper recycling bins? According to data compiled by the City of Lexington, only about 22 percent of households participa...

O-Week: Too many activities, too little time?

Coleman Martinson

September 17, 2018


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“Yeah, we met during O-Week,” is a common phrase heard throughout the school year from students of all ages on campus. Orientation Week, commonly referred to as O-Week, prepares the first-year class for the college life that lies ahead and introduces the new Generals to the many resources available on ...

Editing tradition: Shenandoah welcomes first female editor

Editing tradition: Shenandoah welcomes first female editor

Kristen Xu

September 17, 2018


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For the first time in its 68 years of existence, a female editor will run Washington and Lee University’s literary magazine, Shenandoah. The university announced Beth Staples as the new editor in March 2018, and she started her work this fall. “The idea that you could read writers’ work and decide what...

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