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The value of a liberal arts education: Skeptic turned supporter

Judy Park

March 4, 2019

As prospective students, one of the first things we learn on our college search is that Washington and Lee is a liberal arts university. The university prides itself on offering a liberal arts education, affording students the opportunity to take courses that range in subject matter. Many students are ...

Post-midterm blues? Check out these study tips

Emma Stoffel

March 4, 2019

Concentrating while studying can often be nothing short of impossible. By being at Washington and Lee, we as students are immersed in a high-pressure environment where we are hyper focused on doing well in school. In fact, a study from the National Survey of Student Engagement found that the average c...

A response to “Creating a True Community of Trust”

Gus Cross

March 4, 2019

I want to start by saying that I have great respect for anyone willing to spend the time reflecting on, writing and discussing the Honor System. Kat Oakley’s article in The Vigil in January is what I hope is a large step forward in encouraging more insightful discussions on the Honor System, a subj...

SSA offers students the chance to engage in fields outside major

Jamie Archie

February 4, 2019

In the middle of my junior year at Washington and Lee, I have started to see much more value in the community events that do not revolve around the usual social events. This March, there will be a great opportunity for students to see what others have been up to. This year, the University will be hosti...

An independent in a sea of Greek

Chase Isbell

January 21, 2019

There’s no escaping it. The Greek system has again taken its place as the most culturally salient social structure on campus, seeping into nearly every institution, interaction and icon Washington and Lee has to offer. Independent students watch helplessly as their peers become consumed with the grandiosity...

North Mountain: A Review

Coleman Martinson

January 21, 2019

Want to seem athletic but don’t want to actually exercise? Want to stay relevant in conversations with your friends? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, then the North Mountain hiking trail is exactly what you need in your life. The trail provides a beautiful and scenic view...

The reality of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Olivia Luzzio

January 21, 2019

It happens every year. The pumpkins, hot apple cider and holiday decorations disappear, and we find ourselves once again at the starting line of a semester that promises late nights in the library and frigid walks to class. Some students handle the stress of the long, dark months of January, February...

General’s Grilled Cheese returns

Coleman Martinson

December 3, 2018

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

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...

Getting out of Lexington: Waynesboro Edition

Josette Corazza

November 6, 2018

A junior Washington and Lee student gives tips for how to enjoy leaving "the Washington and Lee bubble." This week's highlights Waynesboro, Virginia

Woods Creek West: Unsafe and unjust

Coleman Martinson

November 6, 2018

A sophomore Washington and Lee student talks with other sophomores about the "uninhabitable living situation" that is Woods Creek West

Mental health: A problem in need of recognition

Anna Daccache

November 6, 2018

A senior Washington and Lee student pleads with other students to be honest about mental health

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