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The Ring-tum Phi

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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

Annalisa Waddick

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A large hall with windows and white and blue walls, full of dining tables and chairs.

An impassioned defense of E-Hall

My hot take: if you don't like E-hall, you're a picky eater
Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
April 11, 2023

Celebrities: They really are just like us

I met Ben and Jerry, and the progressive businessmen were wonderfully down-to-earth
Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
March 13, 2023
People line up, while others serve soup from large pots.

The soup-erior soups of the Souper Bowl

I ranked all the vegetarian soups of Campus Kitchen's soup-themed fundraiser so you don't have to
Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
February 14, 2023
Alumni attacking LGBTQ+ students online are disgraceful, opinions editor Annalisa Waddick writes.

Open note to W&L alumni on Facebook

Words have power—choose them wisely
Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
December 12, 2022

A quick guide to the best chai latte on campus

Latte lovers unite! This one’s for you
Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
November 8, 2022
A row of six bikers sit parked on a bridge, with Italian flags lining the roof. In the background, there are multiple colorful buildings and a body of water.

Ode to the Outing Club

Annalisa Waddick, Opinions Editor
October 10, 2022

Goodbye masks!

A twist on last year’s piece entitled “Why I love my mask”
Annalisa Waddick
April 12, 2022
“Thumbelina” showed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. Photo by Annalisa Waddick, ’23.

“Thumbelina” brings storytelling to life

Kamishibai adaptation tells a story of friendship, agency, and one very tiny girl
Annalisa Waddick
February 15, 2022

Wishing you happy dorm-idays!

A few of the little things Graham Lees’ fourth floor is grateful for this year
Annalisa Waddick
December 14, 2021

An ameteur foodie’s battle of the dishes

I tried everything on Napa Thai’s menu. Here’s what you should order the next time you visit.
Annalisa Waddick
April 13, 2021
Many students spent the days off hiking or enjoying time outdoors.

Winter term mental health days let students recharge

A look into how six students spent their days off
Annalisa Waddick
March 19, 2021
Photo taken during the webinar. Roberts is top left, Xia is top right, and Heumann is center.

Judith Heumann speaks on the future of the disability rights movement

A Fireside Zoom Chat with an International Disability Rights Advocate
Annalisa Waddick
March 19, 2021

Athletics are back on… again

Fall sports practices and competitions reinstated after environment level is reduced back to high yellow.
Annalisa Waddick
February 16, 2021
Under the new winter term schedule, classes will begin on Jan. 19.

Winter term schedule announcement met by mixed feelings

While the change helps students to self-quarantine after the holidays, many fear burnout due to lack of breaks
October 21, 2020

Campus Kitchen sees increased community demand for meals

Campus Kitchen leadership and volunteers come together to determine ways to best continue serving the Rockbridge community
Annalisa Waddick
October 7, 2020
Masks can get annoying, but they’re not all bad.

Why I love my mask

Twelve reasons to put on a mask, other than the fact that they save lives
September 22, 2020
Dining services’ use of compostable takeout containers and other safety precautions have lead to trash build-ups

Reduce, reuse, revamp: Compost in the time of coronavirus

Dining facilities’ use of compostable takeout containers leads to trash build-ups and changes for the campus compost crew.
Annalisa Waddick
September 10, 2020
The flier shared by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program describing the events to celebrate women’s suffrage. Photo courtesy of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program highlights 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

A movie, panel discussion and trivia night celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment
Annalisa Waddick
March 30, 2020
Laura Cesarsco Eglin shared her poetry with students and community members. Photo courtesy of The Columns.

Department of Romance Languages hosts packed poetry night with Laura Cesarsco Eglin

Students, community share poetry in Leyburn Library's Book Nook
Annalisa Waddick
November 21, 2019
The Washingtonian House hosted a pumpkin carving event on Saturday, Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Allie Stankewich.

Students find ways to enjoy fall on and off campus

Campus organizations offer opportunities to enjoy the autumn season
Annalisa Waddick
November 4, 2019

Spring term abroad roster includes four brand-new courses

Featuring classes in Ireland, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan and France
Annalisa Waddick and Maggie Hawley
October 1, 2019
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