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A week in review: Catching up with the Generals across the field

Kathryn Young and Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019

The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team went two and one last week, sweeping Lynchburg College in two games at home on March 10, and falling to Eastern Mennonite University at home in a heartbreaking six to five loss. Six hits from Jason Volpicelli, ’21, helped lead the Generals to victory against...

Want true EC representation? You need to vote.

Gus Cross

March 18, 2019

Elections for the Executive Committee and the Student Judicial Council are scheduled for the upcoming two weeks. And many of you will largely ignore it. You won’t vote. You won’t help the campaign. You will barely listen to the platform of the students. If you know a person running, then you will...

A guide to navigating dietary restrictions on campus

Emma Stoffel

March 18, 2019

Here at Washington and Lee, students frequent a max of four places to eat on campus: Café 77, E-Café, Fieldside and the Market Place. With only four places to eat on campus, the variety of food is quite slim, and if you have dietary restrictions, life can be a little tough. Personally, I cannot eat...

Let’s talk about our relationships with alcohol

Alison Murtagh

March 18, 2019

We all know Washington and Lee is a “work hard, play hard” school. While it’s important to take time to relax and unwind, sometimes we forget how to do so safely. Slowly, we find ourselves spiraling out of control. Data shows that about four out of five students in college drink some amount...

Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are actually compostable

Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are  actually compostable

Jin Ni

March 18, 2019

Sustainability efforts on campus have grown this year, and students who are part of Compost Crew say it’s worth the stench. Bill Hamilton, the biology department chair, said he remembers when composting on campus started in 2002 with a regional grant.  “Students were going around picking up compost in a ...

Alum Marc Short, ‘92, returns to White House

Alum Marc Short, ‘92, returns to White House

MacKenzie Van Meter and Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019

Washington and Lee University alumnus Marc Short, ‘92, visited campus just before news broke that he was returning to the White House as Vice President Mike Pence’s new chief of staff. Short was the first speaker for the Washington Term series, “From the Colonnade to the Capital, and Back”...

Students provide dispatches from abroad

Students provide dispatches from abroad

Maggie Barker

March 18, 2019

Japan. Australia. Austria. Lebanon. Galapagos. Germany. New Zealand. Morocco. Bolivia. Switzerland. United Arab Emirates. Spain. Denmark. Ireland. Italy. Czech Republic. The Netherlands. France. The United Kingdom. That’s the full list of countries where a record number of 102 Washington and Lee...

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Judy Park

March 18, 2019

Nearly 50 alumni returned to campus last weekend for Black Alumni Reunion for panels, networking events and Black Ball.  The reunion that takes place every other year is designed to recognize black alumni and connect them with black students currently on campus. Dean of the College Lena Hill w...

Geology department leads Brown Mountain hike

Geology department leads Brown Mountain hike

Arthur Rodrigues

March 18, 2019

Geology faculty members led a group of about 20 students and community members on a four hour hike through the Brown Mountain Creek Area.  The trip on Saturday, March 2 covered 200 million years of geologic history and 100 years of anthropological history of African-Americans that lived in the are...

Students ask: What happened to Sex Week?

Students ask: What happened to Sex Week?

Grace Mamom

March 18, 2019

The large banner of nude students with “Sex Week” painted on their backs wasn’t hanging from the staircase of Elrod Commons this year. No one from Sexual Health Awareness Group tabled in Commons with a display of lubricants or sex toys.  The week of events organized by SHAG to promote sexual...

Science, society and the arts unite on campus

Science, society and the arts unite on campus

Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019

Two years ago, Nick Mauer, ‘20, led a book colloquium with Howard Pickett, professor of poverty and human capability studies, on Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. for Science, Society, and the Arts.  Flash forward to last weekend during the 2019 SSA event, the conference that occurs ev...

From chemistry major to CEO: Alumna shares her career path

Emma Stoffel

March 18, 2019

On March 5, students gathered in Stackhouse Theater to see the second speaker of Washington and Lee’s Washington Term Speaker Series, Tolu Olubunmi, ‘02.  As the advisor to the United Nations Department of Public Information, Olubunmi is dedicated to giving voices to migrants, refugees and in...

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