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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

State chair Sam Griffiths, ’24, shares jokes about Michigan.

Ring-Tum Phi awards for best jokes by state chairs

Laughter filled the Tennis Center as state chairs threw insults at each other and themselves during the roll call vote
Emma Malinak
February 14, 2024
Pre-dying wishes and human nature

Pre-dying wishes and human nature

What do you want to do before you die?
Aliya Gibbons
February 5, 2024
Haley’s hardships and impulses in politics

Haley’s hardships and impulses in politics

In seeking to understand, we must remember to feel
Palmer Van Tuyl
February 5, 2024
Can there ever be a global culture?

Can there ever be a global culture?

The argument against a global culture in fiction
Tom Maghie
February 5, 2024
How climate change affects coral science

How climate change affects coral science

One student witnessed firsthand the death of a community at Coral Gardens, Belize
Kylie Therrien
February 5, 2024
25,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war.

A seed of hope in the midst of war

While being far away from my family in Gaza, the W&L community offered me some comfort
Mohammed Mourtaja
January 22, 2024
Courtesy of Washington and Lee University

The importance of the Divine Nine at a predominantly white institution

On AKA’s Founders Day, we must reflect on the importance of black sororities and fraternities at W&L
Georgia Bernbaum
January 22, 2024
Students play a game of hacky sack.

Hacky sack: a beautiful game

Why it may be the perfect sport
Will Pittman
January 22, 2024
The rebirth of a Percy Jackson kid

The rebirth of a Percy Jackson kid

In the new Percy Jackson show, an awkward 12-year-old boy on a TV screen can awaken your inner middle-school spirit
Aliya Gibbons
January 22, 2024
Do all novels have to make sense? Photo by Christy Childs, ‘26

Ubik: Does literature need to make sense?

A review of the novel “Ubik” and discussion about literary ambiguity
Tom Maghie
December 11, 2023
Photo courtesy of Main Street Lexington

Two-week turnaround: Is it two weeks from hell?

Our own personal purgatory is this two-week turnaround, but maybe there are upsides
Aliya Gibbons
December 11, 2023
American flags on the colonnade on 9/11. 
Photo by Kevin Remington

The things we forget in times of war

What does war teach us about ourselves?
Aliya Gibbons
December 11, 2023
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