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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

One of the many blueberry bushes in the blueberry orchard.

How blueberry farming became my family tradition

The story behind my family’s blueberry farm in New York state
Christy Childs, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the campaign trail.

Why are the 2024 presidential candidates so disappointing?

With the upcoming 2024 Presidential election, the current options for POTUS are disheartening
Lydia Bowersox, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
You can watch “Glee” now on Disney+.

Why this unhinged TV show is worth watching

A compelling case to waste time on “Glee,” a show about a quirky show choir
Joanna Guevara, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
W&L’s lack of student protests for Gaza  demonstrates our culture of apathy

W&L’s lack of student protests for Gaza demonstrates our culture of apathy

As tensions skyrocket on college campuses around the country, W&L remains quiet
Aliya Gibbons, Opinions Editor
May 13, 2024
Photo courtesy of Washington and Lee University

Mental health and media intimidation

The occasional dehumanization journalists face can clash with the modern sentiment that we should preserve our mental health
Shauna Muckle, Editor in Chief
April 8, 2024
Libby DeVooght ’26, Winter Ashley ’25, and An Shelmire ’25 enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the Front Lawn. Photo courtesy of The Columns

The beauty of spring term in Lex

The term offers a four week crash course on learning how to love learning again
Georgia Bernbaum
April 8, 2024
Café 77 is one of the popular venues to grab a quick bite between classes.

The downsides of the upcoming schedule change

It’s understandable why many students don’t approve of the new passing periods and class time blocks
Teddy Kavanagh
April 8, 2024
Washington Hall is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Washington and Lee’s campus.

A senior’s guide to doing college

Reflection and advice from a nearly-graduated student
Will Pittman
April 8, 2024
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Voting is a freedom that we can’t forget

Now more than ever, we as youth voters need to make our voices heard
Teddy Kavanagh
March 25, 2024
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The joy of traditions at W&L

Whether it be the speaking tradition or the Honor System, W&L was built on traditions
Georgia Bernbaum
March 25, 2024
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English, lists and the Oxford comma

The Oxford comma is the most satisfying way to write a list, but news outlets often operate under style guides that are against it
Aliya Gibbons
March 25, 2024
Life lessons for W&L students from Henry David Thoreau

Life lessons for W&L students from Henry David Thoreau

Using quotes from the 'Walden' writer to reflect on our own lives
Will Pittman
March 12, 2024
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