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Students react to Trump nomination

Students react to Trump nomination

Faith Isbell

February 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

The 56 state and territory delegations have spoken, and Washington and Lee’s 26th Mock Convention has predicted Mr. Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee in the upcoming presidential election. Trump claimed the Republican nomination with 1,320 votes—followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 652...

Mock Con: The task before us

Conley Hurst

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The 2016 W&L Mock Convention is almost here. Anticipation is building, and, for those making the key decisions, so is the stress. By the end of this week, only one Republican candidate will remain standing. The political world is watching, and we will answer the call. Mock Con has developed...

Mock Convention: What are you looking forward to most?

Alex Kinzer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

After almost three years of preparation, Washington and Lee’s Mock Convention Weekend 2016 is only a few days away. Longtime members of the student-led organization are ready to show off all of their hard work in a weekend packed with noteworthy speakers, a state delegation parade through the streets...

Delegations submit predictions ahead of Mock Convention

Delegations submit predictions ahead of Mock Convention

Kinsey Grant

February 8, 2016


Filed under News

Washington and Lee’s 26th Mock Convention kicks off next weekend. But the work for state chairs and delegates has been going on for months. All delegations submitted their predictions last week for the convention, which works to predict the Republican nomination for President. But in an unpredictable...

Students get presidential

Students get presidential

Callie Ramsey

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

The Mock Convention Presidential Gala on Saturday marked the last major event for the organization before convention weekend in February. “Gala is of course a fundraiser, but it really generates hype,” General Chair Andrew McCaffery, ’16, said. “The delegate fair got everyone involved and...

Rush Mock Con: which state to join?

Rush Mock Con: which state to join?

Ashley Faulkner

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

What do ducks, beaches and cow suits have to do with each other? They all played a role as Mock Convention delegations persuaded students to join their respective states last week on Cannan Green. Mock Convention invited both undergraduate and law students alike to join the 55 state and territory dele...

Mock Convention is just one year away

Mock Convention is just one year away

Emma Deihle

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

The student leaders of Washington and Lee Mock Convention 2016, in conjunction with the Alumni Affairs office, premiered a documentary highlighting 25 past mock conventions in Stackhouse Theater last Thursday night. The documentary, funded by the class of 1953 and narrated by former CBS newsman and...

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