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General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ’20

General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ’20

Kathryn Young

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

Phi: How did you feel after your career-high 36 point game against Roanoke? Casey: I was very excited! It was just a good day. The ball kept wanting to go in the basket, but I was mostly happy to get the GWD going into Thanksgiving break. Phi: Why did you start playing basketball? ...

Volleyball gets revenge over rival to claim ODAC title

Volleyball gets revenge over rival to claim ODAC title

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

While the team had been defeated in the past two championships by Randolph-Macon, this year was different as the Generals took a 3-2 decision over the Yellow Jackets on Nov. 3 to win the program’s first ODAC championship since 2014. “I think what really helped us put out that win ...

General’s Grilled Cheese returns

Coleman Martinson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You know the excitement you get when you receive a 72 on a test, then you realize that the class average was a 65 so you decide that your own grade wasn’t that bad overall? Well, this is basically the same thing. Back by popular demand, the General’s Grilled Cheese has returned to the E-C...

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Roanoke

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Roanoke

Josette Corazza

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Roanoke, Virginia, is an underrated gem. I am surprised that so many students make the longer journey up to Charlottesville for their shopping and foodie fixes when Roanoke is an easy, 50-minute drive and boasts many worthy attractions. One of the first things you’ll see when driving in...

Q&A with New York Times senior writer David Barstow

Hannah Denham

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee University’s journalism department brought David Barstow of the New York Times to campus on Oct. 31. He gave a talk in Stackhouse at 5:00 pm on Wednesday called “Uncovering Fraud in Trump’s Empire.” Recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, Barstow had the lead by-line...

Amnesty International trivia event fundraises for local immigrants

Jack Eason

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Students and Lexington community members gathered after-hours in Blue Phoenix for a trivia fundraiser to benefit a fund for local immigrants’ legal fees. W&L Amnesty International and local group 50 Ways-Rock- bridge co-sponsored the event on Nov. 5, raising $900. Set up in a J...

Faculty Spotlights: Professor Melissa Vise and Professor Cassidy Jay

Frances McIntosh

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Professor Melissa Vise: A new face in the history department If you’re thinking about taking a course in medieval studies, there’s a chance you’ll run into Professor Melissa Vise. New to Washington and Lee’s history department, Melissa Vise brings her unique background of Italian medie...

“My tribe is the archive. I am the archive.”

“My tribe is the archive. I am the archive.”

Marilyn Sample

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When English Professor Deborah Miranda started researching her family’s history, she was told she wouldn’t find enough archives to write a book. But that didn’t hold her back. In 2013, she published Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, in which she intertwines the roots of the Ohlone Cost...

Students participate in Get Out the Vote efforts, vote in midterm elections

Maddie Smith

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

On Nov. 6, Americans voted in the 2018 midterm elections, which saw record turnout across the country. The Democrats more than exceeded the 23 seats needed to retake the house, but Republicans man- aged to gain ground in the Senate, solidifying control with 53 seats. The days before the...

University Public Safety officials say investigation into KKK fliers is ongoing

Hannah Denham

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

It’s been over a month since Ku Klux Klan leaflets were found across Washington and Lee University’s campus, and the investigation is ongoing. The Office of Public Safety is working with Lexington and state police to find out who distributed the fliers that demanded the university ke...

Washington and Lee contributes strong numbers to Teach for America

Elizabeth Bell

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

The number of graduates from Washington and Lee University who join Teach for America tripled last year, making the university a top contributor. “When compared to other universities similar in size, W&L had one of the highest number of students from the 2018 graduating senior class ...

Winter 2019 will see 103 students abroad, setting university participation record

Winter 2019 will see 103 students abroad, setting university participation record

Tate Mikkelsen

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A record high of 103 Washington and Lee students will study abroad during winter term 2019, according to Study Abroad Advisor Cindy Irby. Washington and Lee students already study abroad at a significantly higher rate than most U.S. college-aged students. Sixty percent of Washington ...

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