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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

All content by Georgia Bernbaum
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
WLU Commons

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
Mike Allen answered questions from students at Mock Con.

Axios co-founder shares political expertise

W&L alum Mike Allen returned to his alma mater to speak on the future of political journalism
Georgia Bernbaum
February 14, 2024
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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
People protesting the Supreme Court decision overturning a federal right to an abortion.

The verdict is in: Ohio supports abortion rights

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment to ensure access to reproductive care
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
November 13, 2023
Whos going into shops like Sugar Maple Trading Company? No one opinions editor Georgia Bernbaum knows. Are these shops evidence of Lexington being a witness protection town?

Is Lexington a witness protection town?

Ever wondered if there’s more to our sleepy college town? Well, be careful what you wish for
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
October 10, 2023

An ode to D-hall, my first love on campus

A love letter to the backbone of W&L
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
February 14, 2023

What I’ve learned from rom-coms

Your favorite movie trope may actually teach valuable lessons
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
February 8, 2023

Localization changed W&L sorority life

A reflection on the five-year anniversary of the Delta sorority’s localization
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
November 15, 2022

Shepherd In Summer

How do we sustain the student-run community service projects during the summer, and why are the service projects important?
Georgia Bernbaum
May 17, 2022

Johnson Weekend brings out competition and excitement

Hundreds of students from all over the country compete for W&L’s coveted Johnson Scholarship.
Georgia Bernbaum
March 29, 2022
 Left: Tom Robbins in 1952, courtesy of Calyx. Right: Robbins today. Photo courtesy of Robbins.

Tom Robbins: “I may or may not be hip, but I ain’t no hippie.”

An interview with famous author Tom Robbins reveals what his time at Washington and Lee University was like, how he became a writer, and what authors he admires.
Georgia Bernbaum
March 15, 2022

Students’ first exam: the swim test

Washington and Lee University requires every first-year student to take a swim test once they arrive on campus, but is this a fair or even necessary assessment?
Georgia Bernbaum
November 9, 2021
The University Chapel, formerly named Lee Chapel, houses the Lee family crypt, photo by Lilah Kimble, ’23.

The legacy of Lee

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia was recently - and rightfully - removed
Georgia Bernbaum
October 12, 2021

The Met Gala: a conversation about American capitalism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez successfully uses fashion to highlight income inequality
Georgia Bernbaum
September 28, 2021
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