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SEAL celebrates sustainability with inaugural campus-wide garage sale

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor May 8, 2023

On May 10, Washington and Lee University’s first ever faculty, staff and student campus garage sale will take place on Cannan Green. The sale is hosted by the Student Environmental Action League (SEAL),...

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W&L alum honors victims of Oklahoma City bombing, shares message of resilience

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor May 8, 2023

Russ Woody, ’98, was enjoying a relaxing morning in his room in Graham-Lees on April 19, 1995, when his friend sprinted through the halls to tell him that there had been a deadly explosion in his hometown...

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New art exhibits illuminate underrepresented narratives

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor May 8, 2023

Washington and Lee unveiled two new art exhibits in April. The installations bring unique points-of-view to the university’s art collection, with five Arab American artists’ work featured in Leyburn...

A group of male and female dancers in black and white Polynesian outfits half-kneel and spread their arms toward the audience.

Around the Globe hosts spring festival, celebrates culture with dance

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s Around the Globe club hosted its second annual spring festival on April 8 to showcase cultural dances. Around the Globe co-founders Aishwarya Vemagiri, ’25, and Irina...

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W&L Dance Company, Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra celebrate African American artists

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor April 11, 2023

The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company partnered with the Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra for the first time to put on three performances celebrating the work and histories of African American artists...

A woman singing into a microphone, a man playing guitar, a man playing bass, and a man on the drums perform on stage.

Time Trav brings energetic punk rock to FUDG

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor April 11, 2023

The four members of Washington and Lee’s newest student band, Time Trav, performed on April 7 at Friday Night Underground (FUDG), hosted by the Arts, Recreation and Culture House. The pop-punk-rock...

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Mike Pence talks presidential prospects, Trump in campus speech

Melos Ambaye, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence revealed during a campus visit that he’ll announce whether he’s running for president before summer. Pence addressed students at Washington and Lee on March 21...

A woman in a leotard raises a leg above her head. She is in a large metal cage on a stage. A crowd of people in formal wear surround the stage.

Students kick off end of semester with Sean Kingston concert, 116th Fancy Dress

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2023

On March 22, the General Activities Board (GAB) brought American singer and rapper Sean Kingston to Washington and Lee for an evening of music and nostalgia. The 33-year old singer, best known for his...

A drag queen in a green wig, wearing a black and white striped dress and hat, accepts tips from dancegoers. Purple lights and strings of lights are behind her.

Equality Gala celebrates LGBTQ+ community

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2023

Pounding bass, upbeat music and applause for drag queen performances echoed from the Cannan Green event space through Washington and Lee University’s campus on March 18 as students, faculty and community...

A group of young women, all wearing different 1960s outfits, pose onstage and smile. One young man wearing black sits on the ground and smiles as well.

“Beehive” centers female empowerment, social movements, music of the ’60s

Chas Chappell, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Washington and Lee students grooved and jived in the jukebox musical “Beehive: The ’60s Musical” from March 9-11. “Beehive” tells a story of female empowerment through the chart-topping music...

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Students explore careers, culture and the outdoors

Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor March 13, 2023

As many students headed home or elsewhere for Washington Break, affectionately known as “Feb Break,” several groups of students left campus for immersive learning experiences planned by organizations...

Blue Ridge Mile celebrates first year of community work, plans for future impact

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor March 13, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s Blue Ridge Mile Clinic has helped over 30 community members regain their driver’s licenses since it was established last winter term. The program is the first of its...

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