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Editorial: W&L needs to reconsider its relationship with the press

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle May 8, 2023

Let’s talk about that Pi Phi piece. Yup, the one that got us called lazy journalists, anti-Greek indies and—our personal favorite—weirdos. We knew long before publishing that members of Pi Phi wouldn’t...

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Goodbye Gaines and Graham-Lees, my old friends

Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor May 8, 2023

There are a lot of things that have changed over the course of my four years at Washington and Lee University: the availability of a waffle maker in D-Hall, common room capacity limits, the confidence...

What would Justice Powell do?

Aliya Gibbons, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

This summer, the Supreme Court will once again rule on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The Court’s decision will likely overturn 45 years of precedent, declaring the practice unconstitutional. The...

Why I’m a Marxist

Blake Ramsey, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Marxism is one of the words which seems almost forbidden to even mention at this university.  Sure, people read Marx’s readings in sociology and history because Marx was the foundation of sociological...

Will AI improve human creativity or destroy it?

Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) can plan a fully efficient week upon request and even write the introduction of this opinion piece. The impact of AI on writing-related industries has been debated multiple...

The Speaking Tradition’s greatest foe

Will Pittman, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

Around 1910, Robert and Jessie Doremus happened to be traveling through Lexington and found themselves at our very own Washington and Lee University. Robert Doremus, longtime New York stock brokerage clerk...

America’s mass shooting culture, fear, and ‘freedom’

Jenny Hellwig, News Editor April 11, 2023

A note: I wrote this piece a while back. Unfortunately, I cannot even remember exactly what mass shooting event triggered my desire to write it, which is emblematic of how prevalent these events are, and...

Banning books won’t erase modern realities

Aliya Gibbons, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

In my junior year of high school, I read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. In the middle of the book, the narrator, a handmaid named Offred–a captive of sorts, used for solely child-bearing...

Highlights of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

There were plenty of things to compliment in the 10th annual iHeartRadio Awards, which took place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on March 27. With all major players of the music industry in attendance,...

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An impassioned defense of E-Hall

Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor April 11, 2023

I’ve written a lot of articles for this paper, some of which have earned me some heat. I take that. I own that. I revel in that. And now I’m ready for that heat to fuel a fire, because I have some...

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Yes, I’m in my “Eras” era. Who isn’t?

Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

“This is the land of your people.” “This is not the land, this is Glendale,” Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian once said in a famous TikTok sound. Well, not anymore. Glendale, Arizona, was the...

A Tweet from Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog that reads, We were minding our own business when suddenly the trans movement came along and demanded that we totally abandon biology, common sense, and truth itself for its sake. Our war against this scourge is a defensive struggle. They started it. They wanted this fight. Now they have it. The tweet was posted March 5, 2023.

The conservative “war” against trans people

Blake Ramsey, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

This article was on my agenda even before Matt Walsh, a Conservative media personality, was coming to speak at this university. The fact Matt Walsh is now coming to speak only elevates the necessity of...

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