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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

Adam Chin, ‘24, and Lily Greenwald, ‘25, staff Washington and Lee’s Box Office.

Student workers face unique challenges in college

24% of current W&L students have at least one job on campus to support themselves. Working impacts their student life experience and academics
Veronica Cargill, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
Rick Thomas brought a helicopter on stage for the performance.

Internationally renowned illusionist performs at Lenfest Center for the Arts

Rick Thomas brings his international tour Mansion of Dreams to Washington and Lee University
Veronika Kolosova, A&L Editor
May 13, 2024
Meeting the needs of low-income students who wanted to attend Fancy Dress 2024 was a challenge this year, said advocates for low-income students.

Students ask for more financial assistance as social event costs rise

The cost of social life at W&L often harms low-income students
Rebecca Hoffman, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
Professor Chris Gavaler presented what he described as the world’s most unorthodox self-help seminar, “The Zombie Life,” on April 6. Photo provided by Chris Gaveler

‘The Zombie Life’ explores life and death

Witty, thrilling and uncomfortable, Professor Chris Gavaler crafts a profound message about the value of living
Faith Chang
April 9, 2024
Students from Washington and Lee’s Russian department read the accounts of Ukrainian citizens who
witnessed the Oct. 5 attack. Photo courtesy of the W&L Russian Department

Play honors victims of attack in Ukraine

Students from the Russian Department performed a bilingual reading of accounts of the missile strike in Hroza
John Little
April 9, 2024
Irie brought live Caribbean reggae music to Reggaefest with the Richmond-based band, Reggaelizit.

Reggaefest celebrates Caribbean culture

Irie has brought students and faculty of the Caribbean diaspora together during its first year at Washington and Lee
Catherine McKean, Arts and Life Editor
April 9, 2024
The eclipses path of totality does not pass through Lexington, but the sun will still be partially covered on campus on April 8. Graphic courtesy of USA Today.

A W&L guide to watching the solar eclipse

Mark your calendars for 3:16 p.m. on April 8 to watch the sky go dark in Lexington
Emma Malinak
April 7, 2024
Students perform in the Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Opera Dido and Aeneas” in Wilson Concert Hall. Photo courtesy of the W&L Facebook page

Students make their opera debuts with Henry Purcell’s Greek tragedy ‘Dido and Aeneas’

This year’s Bentley Musical portrays the love affair between the titular characters adapted from Virgil’s “Aeneid”
Catherine McKean
March 28, 2024
Dean of Students Sidney Evans is retiring after 24 years at Washington and Lee University. 
Photo courtesy of the W&L website

Dean of students will retire after 24 years at W&L

Sidney Evans says goodbye to the students who she's helped, and who have helped her
Julianna Stephenson
March 28, 2024

“Florence As It Was” reconstructs medieval city

Over the past eight years, Professor George Bent worked with students to recreate 15th century Florence
Faith Chang
March 25, 2024
Candy Changs Before I Die wall has inspired students to reflect on human nature.

‘Before I Die’ artist on bringing people together

Candy Chang spoke to students about how her work connects communities
Lizeth Moctezuma
March 19, 2024
Eddie Garcia, who served in the U.S. Army, is running for Senate in Virginia. Photo courtesy of campaign website

Republican Senate candidate appeals to W&L voters

Eddie Garcia spoke to students as a part of his ongoing pre-election college tour
John Little
March 19, 2024
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