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Virginia governor facing calls for resignation

Maya Lora and Sutton Travis

February 4, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who attended Washington and Lee’s neighbor, Virginia Military Institute, is facing calls for his resignation following the emergence of a yearbook photo of two men, one in blackface and one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The photo in question was released on Friday, Feb. 1,...

SSA still accepting student, faculty proposals

SSA still accepting student, faculty proposals

Coleman Martinson

February 4, 2019

While Washington and Lee University’s biannual Science, Society and the Arts conference is just over a month away, students and faculty still have a chance to get involved. Students have until Feb. 15th to submit their research or creative work proposals to the SSA general committee, which is com...

Keynote speech commemorates MLK, encourages nonpartisan politics

Keynote speech commemorates MLK,  encourages nonpartisan politics

Arthur Rodrigues

February 4, 2019

Washington and Lee students and members of the Lexington community came together on Jan. 2 in the culmination of a series of events honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. William J. Barber II delivered the keynote address in the Lenfest Center. “Nothing would be more tragic than f...

New club sparks campus controversy; rapper pulls out of launch concert

New club sparks campus controversy; rapper pulls out of launch concert

Maya Lora

February 4, 2019

One of Washington and Lee University’s newest student organizations, Diverge, made its official launch on Saturday with a concert in the Pavilion. More than 50 students gathered to watch student performers in the smoky, dimly lit room. Performers included Lauryn McCray, ‘22, Haley Stern, ‘20, Eric...

Campus FLIP chapter to participate in laptop-lending program

Campus FLIP chapter to participate  in laptop-lending program

Lily Horsley

January 21, 2019

The organization continues its work to support first-generation, low-income students.

Ginger and Garlic garners student approval for Foodside’s first menu with Asian cuisine

Ginger and Garlic garners student approval for Foodside’s first menu with Asian cuisine

Ben Soullier

January 21, 2019

The menu includes the standard bowl and salad options, with new additions like orange-sesame chicken and Korean barbecue pork.

Student’s controversial FUDG comedy act currently under Title IX Assessment

Student’s controversial FUDG comedy act currently under Title IX Assessment

Hannah Denham

January 21, 2019

Robert Griffin, ‘20, performed jokes at Friday Night Underground that some students felt were discriminatory against LGBT and disabled people.

Suspects arrested after students report multiple break-ins off campus

Suspects arrested after students  report multiple break-ins off campus

Alison Murtagh

January 21, 2019

Police suggest students lock their car doors and keep valuables out of plain sight to avoid future incidents.

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Hannah Denham

January 16, 2019

The school addressed the lawsuit for the first time in an email to the campus community, saying the university was unable to share information regarding an individual student or active litigation.

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

Maya Lora

January 14, 2019

Former Washington and Lee student Kionte Burnette is suing Rallie Snowden and the school for a total of $24 million.

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

Maddie Smith

December 3, 2018

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

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...

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