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Junior housing was a success, but would senior housing have the same impact?

Jamie Archie, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018

One of the wonderful aspects of Washington and Lee is the connection between the school and Lexington. The integration between the town and the school remains key for a continued respect between the two. And while things do not always run smoothly, the fact that the entire community gets along so well...

A look at the best of albums of 2017 and 2018 (so far)

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018

In the age of Spotify and other services, I have found myself with a serious problem on my hands. I never have enough time to listen to the music that is available to me. As a kid, having to actively seek out and pay for music on iTunes, I was more selective with my time and money. However, the takeo...

Single and double rooms: One price fits all for next year

Chase Isbell, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018

Students will return to campus this fall to find a housing charge on their bills different than in years past. Rather than provide two rooming options for two different prices, Washington and Lee will now offer a single price for both room options. Originally, students chose between the higher-priced...

From frustration to elation: Your summer internship hunt

Xiaoxia Yin, Opinions Writer

April 9, 2018

Now that it’s April, the deadline for summer internships for many companies is nearing. For those who intend to find work as a summer intern but have not yet gotten the ideal offer, don’t worry. There are a lot of companies accepting internship applications up until May. Often, these companies rele...

Another year, but not just another EC election

Jamie Archie, Opinions Writer

April 9, 2018

The last several weeks, we had momentous events on campus: Executive Committee elections. While many other universities hold elections for student governance, Washington and Lee’s elections really do play an important role in our daily routine. Our student governance has an immense and important imp...

Social media: Converting likes into self-esteem

Josette Corazza, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018

We pull up Instagram while we’re waiting in line for Hillel, check Facebook notifications under our desks and talk about trending tweets with our friends. Social media is a huge part of our lives, but do we often consider how it is impacting our self-esteem? I know that I feel disappointed when a...

Mandatory reading: The White Book

Anna Daccache, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018

Students at Washington and Lee love telling people about the Honor System. And I get it, I do the same. It is something we all have the right to be proud of, because our Honor System is so unique and ingrained in the fabric of this university. But after almost three years of having these same peers as...

Fancy Dress: A price worth paying?

Jamie Archie, Opinions Writer

March 19, 2018

Before I had even seriously started my college search, my father had already begun recounting his favorite moments and memories at Washington and Lee. One event that consistently came up was Fancy Dress, and I’m sure the same has been said by many other alumni. The 111th Fancy Dress is right arou...

Daylight Saving Time: A detriment to student health

Josette Corazza, Opinions Writer

March 19, 2018

This month marks 100 years since daylight saving time was first used in the U.S. The semiannual event began in Europe two years earlier and was eventually adopted in America as a way to save coal and energy during World War I. A century later, daylight saving time is still a source of debate. Arizo...

At W&L, scholarships make life-changing differences

Chase Isbell, Opinions Writer

March 12, 2018

College is simply not an option for all students—especially not for low-income students. It is no secret that college is expensive—incredibly expensive—and these high costs keep the door closed for students across this country. College prices have only continued to rise, along with income inequa...

Media ethics: Not just for strat comm majors

Xiaoxia Yin, Opinions Writer

March 12, 2018

On Friday and Saturday, the 65th Media Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee took place. As a student taking the media ethics class this year, I was lucky enough to participate in the case study discussions offered by the fellows of the event, who are practitioners in the communications industry. D...

Sex Week: An uncomfortable necessity

Isabel Chiodo, Opinions Writer

March 12, 2018

At some point in most college students’ lives, they have received some sort of sexual education. Most receive it through their high school’s sex education program, which, especially in the South, promotes abstinence and teaches intensively about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. Although some...

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