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All content by Palmer Van Tuyl
Haley’s hardships and impulses in politics

Haley’s hardships and impulses in politics

In seeking to understand, we must remember to feel
Palmer Van Tuyl
February 5, 2024
Law enforcement officers armed with rifles enter the Center for Global Learning on Wednesday, Nov. 1, during a campus-wide lockdown.

Lessons from the lockdown

How a scary situation on campus can serve as a reaffirmation of our lives
Palmer Van Tuyl
November 13, 2023
Washington Hall is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Washington and Lee’s campus.

Bad grade fade: the trend of grade inflation

A critical look at the impact of grade inflation as GPAs as elite colleges continue to rise
Palmer Van Tuyl
October 9, 2023
The fall season reminds us of a major question: who will next be in the White House. Photo from Rawpixel

Primaries reveal party problems

A deeper dive into the party dynamics negate surface-level similarities
Palmer Van Tuyl
September 25, 2023
A crowd of people carrying Confederate flags walk down a town street, facing away from the camera.

Lee-Jackson Day suggests Lee is in limbo

An up-close look at the Lee-Jackson parade reveals complicated truths about the South
Palmer Van Tuyl, Staff Writer
January 23, 2023

Larry Elder and the problem of the Republican Party

College Republicans bring unconventional speaker to campus, and with him, broader questions about the future of the GOP
Palmer Van Tuyl
April 12, 2022
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