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A call for civility during midterm elections

Skyler Zunk

November 6, 2018

A senior Washington and Lee student reflects on the 2016 election

Five pounds in five days?

Olivia Luzzio

October 23, 2018

A look at the dangers of fad dieting

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Buena Vista

Getting out of Lexington: Adventures in Buena Vista

Josette Corazza

October 23, 2018

Check out the best places to go in Buena Vista, a quick 15-minute drive from Lexington

Constitution Day controversy

Grayson Pearce

October 1, 2018

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is a celebration of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, the longest operating, written constitution, as well as a celebration of those who have become citizens of the country. Thus, Constitution Day must be a patriotic, uncontroversial celebration, ...

New year, new me(nu)

Coleman Martinson

October 1, 2018

With a new year comes many new changes both on and off campus. More students in first-year dorms and the new E-Sports House are among some of the subtle differences. However, one change many students noticed almost immediately when they arrived back on campus is the new menu at the popular dining facili...

Clumsy on Cadaver

Jamie Archie

October 1, 2018

There is an issue on campus that’s affecting a large portion of students on a daily basis, and seemingly goes ignored. Some might even consider it life-threatening. We have a number of traditions and fascinating aspects of our school’s history that still stand today; but sometimes, improvements ...

Getting out of Lexington: adventures in Staunton

Josette Corazza

October 1, 2018

Staunton, Va. is a quick 45-minute drive from Lexington and boasts enough attractions to make the trip out of town well worth it. Pronounced STANN-tun, the city of 24,000 is home to Mary Baldwin University as well as an extremely vibrant tourist haven. Staunton’s historic downtown streets are the annual...

Carry your Smartwater a few steps farther

Josette Corazza

September 17, 2018

We constantly hear about the importance of recycling, but how many students actually make the effort to save their graded papers and empty Gatorade bottles to deposit them in the proper recycling bins? According to data compiled by the City of Lexington, only about 22 percent of households participa...

O-Week: Too many activities, too little time?

Coleman Martinson

September 17, 2018

“Yeah, we met during O-Week,” is a common phrase heard throughout the school year from students of all ages on campus. Orientation Week, commonly referred to as O-Week, prepares the first-year class for the college life that lies ahead and introduces the new Generals to the many resources available on ...

Spring term equivalents nationwide

Alison Murtagh, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018

Spring term is arguably one of the most integral parts of a Washington and Lee student’s college years. The four-week term allows students the opportunity to dive headfirst into one class packed with the intensity of a 12-week course. The unique classes offered at W&L encourage students to stra...

Sex education in the Trump era: Should only abstinence be taught?

Chase Isbell, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018

The Trump administration continues in its crusade to overturn Obama-era reform with drastic shifts in federally funded organizations’ approaches to sex education and unplanned pregnancy prevention. These changes directly impact the allotment of funding which supports these valuable, and needed, pregn...

Lifeguard? Camp Counselor?: Positive benefits of fun summer jobs

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

May 18, 2018

I still vividly remember a conversation I had with another student here at Washington and Lee. It was spring term of my first year, and we were discussing how excited we were for summer vacation. “So, Anna, what are you doing this summer? Where are you going to be working?” The question was innocent enough, and ...

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