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The Ring-tum Phi

Mary Alice Russell

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A not-so Irish goodbye

Over spring break, the University Singer’s toured Ireland, here is one member’s perspective. 
Mary Alice Russell
May 17, 2022
Class of 2022 graduation takes place at the end of May. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, ’24.

I don’t know, yet

I am months away from being a real adult in the real world, and I don’t know what I am doing, yet.
Mary Alice Russell
April 12, 2022

High faculty teaching load at Washington and Lee affects hiring and student registration

Faculty said the standard teaching load is one of multiple barriers to hiring additional professors - which also affects which courses students can take.
Your co-editors-in-chief, Mary Alice Russell, ’22, (left) and Grace Mamon, ’22, (right) enjoyed Fancy Dress. Photo by Maria Shaw, ’22.

Fancy Dress Ball brings a sense of togetherness

From the plastic dinosaurs to the dance floor of the gym, there was something for everybody
Mary Alice Russell
March 29, 2022
A photo of Fancy Dress past from Life Magazine in 1983 highlights the long lasting tradition of formal attire.

The Fancy Dress info you know you needed

All of you biggest Fancy Dress questions answered
Mary Alice Russell
March 15, 2022
Fancy Dress Committee announced this years theme with a banner in commons earlier this month. Photo by Mary Alice Russell, ’22.

Once again, it’s time for Fancy Dress

For the first time in two years, the oldest collegiate ball in the country is back
Mary Alice Russell
February 15, 2022
Featured at the Marketplace, these cupcakes are chocolate with vanilla buttercream. Nerds are used as garnish. Photo by Mary Alice Russell, ’22.

Instagram cupcake review account informs d hall diners

A sophomore with a sweet tooth rates her favorite cupcakes
Mary Alice Russell
November 9, 2021
Daisy the bunny poses for a picture on the colonnade. Photo by her owner Jessie Ogden, ‘23.

Celebrating Easter and Passover in a pandemic for the second time

Students celebrated these spring holidays with a more positive outlook than last year
Mary Alice Russell
April 13, 2021

COVID-19 update: Vaccination clinics are opening up to students in Lexington

Vaccinations increase as cases on campus decrease
Mary Alice Russell
April 13, 2021

The Marriage Pact was a success, or at least the hype leading up to it was

The 50-question survey brought a few first dates and much needed excitement to our campus.
Mary Alice Russell
March 19, 2021
Stonewall Jackson House reopened at the beginning of March. Photo by Mary Alice Russell, 22.

COVID-19’s impact on museums, locally and nationally

In Lexington, museums are opening their doors after a difficult 2020.
Mary Alice Russell
March 19, 2021

The Abigail Inn is under new management

Thierry and Jessica Lemercier have taken over the Abigail Inn, and they are already making lots of changes to the bed and breakfast.
Garrett Price and Mary Alice Russell
March 4, 2021

Survey-based matchmaking service excites student body

More than half of the student body completed the “Marriage Pact”
Mary Alice Russell
March 4, 2021

Every moment is a gift at local gift shop

Sugar Maple Trading Co owner Cindy Hughes talks family, business, and gift giving with the Ring-tum Phi.
Mary Alice Russell
March 4, 2021
Vaccinated students: some volunteers and healthcare workers are eligible, regardless of age

Vaccinated students: some volunteers and healthcare workers are eligible, regardless of age

Students who have been vacci- nated share their expereinces
Mary Alice Russell
February 16, 2021

Professors teaching their own kids to learn virtually, too

Roney and Coddington are teaching in-person, but their children are learning online
Mary Alice Russell
October 6, 2020
The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company performs in honor of women. Photo by Mary Alice Russell.

International Women’s Day event celebrates achievements of local women

Community members inspire each other through storytelling
Mary Alice Russell
March 30, 2020
Mary Pace Lewis dances onstage at the Alvin Ailey Theater. Photo by Elliot Emadian.

Undergraduate and alumni dancers reunite in New York City for student performances

The Repertory Dance Company danced in the historic Alvin Ailey Theater
Mary Alice Russell
February 12, 2020

Counseling Corner: How to manage stress

Peer Counselors respond to questions, give advice
Mary Alice Russell
November 18, 2019

Counseling Corner

Advice from the University Counseling Center and Peer Counselors
Mary Alice Russell
October 21, 2019
A photograph of a deported veteran, taken by Xavier Tavera and showcased in Staniar Gallery.

Staniar Gallery exhibits storytelling photography

Xavier Tavera says his life is impacted by the people he photographs
Mary Alice Russell
October 1, 2019
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