The Ring-tum Phi

“Socially liberal, fiscally conservative”

Bri Hatch

October 7, 2020

A deeply contradictory and unsustainable belief system

Mental health in a pandemic

Diana Sturdy

October 7, 2020

In an article published by The Guardian in early August, Robin Neely, a teacher in Arizona, notably stated that despite months of quarantining, mask-wearing and working on vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, “we’re still fighting a ghost.”  To most Washington and Lee University student...

Honoring her honor

Carly Snyder

October 7, 2020

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a look forward

Lexington ghost stories

TYLER PALICIA

October 7, 2020

To inspire a Halloween mindset

A response to Breitbart

The first-year seminar drew criticism from for-mer Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Tyler Palicia

September 22, 2020

Satire: Other radical, left-wing classes that must go

The power of political passion

Carly Snyder

September 22, 2020

Every election is consequential, but this year comes with many issues that will dictate the rest of our lives

Why I love my mask

Masks can get annoying, but they’re not all bad.

ANNALISA WADDICK

September 22, 2020

Twelve reasons to put on a mask, other than the fact that they save lives

Combat and controversy: a review of the latest live-action Disney remake

The Student Association for International Learning sponsored the streaming of the live action Mulan movie. SAIL reimbursed homegroups for the $30 purchase.

TORI JOHNSSON

September 22, 2020

“Mulan” might be worth a watch on its own merits, but it’s certainly not worth the $30 tickets

D-hall with a side of coronavirus

Ropes and signs facilitate social distancing while students wait in line.

Tori Johnsson

September 10, 2020

Our university’s biggest social distancing weakness is dinnertime. Our relationships with fellow students build a strong campus community. But we may end up with less people in that community if we don’t give each other personal space in the D-Hall line. An average 6 p.m. view from the Marketplace’s...

Satire: Change the name!!!

Satire: Change the name!!!

Tyler Palicia

September 10, 2020

I say that we change the name of Washington and Lee University (did you see the headline?). However, in keeping with tradition, I believe that the school’s new namesake should also be a controversial figure whom many find offensive. I propose that we adopt the name of the 37th president of the United...

A duty to honor

The EC released in a statement on August 30th: “given that the honor system at Washington and Lee University is not codified, the Executive Committee does not have the constitutional power to [preemptively] determine whether or not violations of the COVID-19 community guidelines will constitute honor violations.”

J.C. Ward, Jr.

September 10, 2020

As Washington and Lee University students begin classes on campus for the first time since March, there is much excitement. But, there is also significant anxiety about the safety of the campus and that of the broader Lexington-Rockbridge community, as well as the prospects of a forced quick return back...

A way forward

Tyler Palicia

August 12, 2020

Our school faces a critical dilemma at this moment and how we respond to it will change the course of our history. The consensus amongst professors (nearly 70%) is to change the name, alumni are also split on the issue and students are likewise embroiled in the same political pressure cooker that begs...

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