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Virginia governor facing calls for resignation

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is among the politicians who think the governor should step down
Maya Lora and Sutton Travis
February 4, 2019
President Dudley speaks to parents in Wilson Concert Hall. Photo by Liza Moore, 21.

Parents Weekend address moved from traditional Lee Chapel location

A group of students hopes this is the first step in changing how the university uses Lee Chapel in the future
Sutton Travis
October 1, 2018
The radar for Lexington, Virginia, as of Sunday. Graphic courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Hurricane Florence ravages Southeast, affects Lexington weekend plans

Hurricane Florence had taken 14 lives and left nearly a million people without power as of Sunday morning
Sutton Travis
September 17, 2018
My Oxford term: Navigating both the struggles and beauty of a new place

My Oxford term: Navigating both the struggles and beauty of a new place

Sutton Travis, ‘19, has spent the last few months studying English at Oxford University in England
Sutton Travis, Contributing Writer
May 18, 2018
Lee Chapel Spring Lecture and book signing. Photo by Sutton Travis, 19.

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

War novelist Jeff Shaara emphasizes the importance of studying historical justice
Sutton Travis
March 28, 2017

Student works to promote awareness of local organization

W&L senior encourages students to volunteer with The Community Table of Rockbridge County
Sutton Travis
January 24, 2017

Students raise awareness for local organization through class project

Students team up with sororities and organize a holiday food drive for the Rockbridge Area Relief Association
Sutton Travis
December 5, 2016

Dance Company presents fall show that explores themes of nature, loss, emotion

W&L’s Repertory Dance Company features student choreographed work in“Dancers Create”
Sutton Travis
November 14, 2016

Students learn stage combat, blood and gore design for the theater

Actor, choreographer and designer Jon Beal leads two master classes for students
Sutton Travis
November 7, 2016

The Theory of Relativity draws hundreds

The 2016 student production of “The Theory of Relativity” features scenarios geared toward millennials
Sutton Travis
October 25, 2016
Members of Pi Beta Phi participate in Pie Wars. Photo by Sutton Travis ‘19.

Pie Wars: Pieing for a good cause

Pi Beta Phi sorority raises money for literacy at annual philanthropy event.
Sutton Travis
September 26, 2016
Ashley Faulkner, ‘18, Sierra Tamm, ‘18, and Mary-Frances Hall, ‘18, at Lemonade for Literacy. Photo by Sutton Travis, ‘19.

Sipping lemonade for a cause

The Pi Beta Phi sorority raised money for literacy through an age0old beverage last week
Sutton Travis
May 9, 2016
Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18.

Fostering sustainable businesses

W&L and the Lexington community come together for the third annual Social Innovation Initiative
Sutton Travis
May 4, 2016

Dance Company hits the stage

W&L Repertory Dance Company showcases grace, poise in dance concert
Sutton Travis
April 4, 2016
Alec Ross speaking in Lee Chapel on March 14. Photo by Jack Anderson 16.

The future face of technology

W&L's Contact Committee brings in technology policy expert Alec Ross to discuss the industries of the future
Sutton Travis
March 21, 2016

Students vote in Super Tuesday elections

W&L’s College Democrats organized rides to the polls for students to vote
Sutton Travis
March 7, 2016
Laura Bell Bundy gives performance advice to Grace Vianney, ‘16, who plays Greek Chorus member, Margot.
Photo courtesy of Laney Fay, ‘17.

W&L’s Elle meets the real Elle Woods

Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway’s original Elle Woods, visits W&L for a workshop with the Legally Blonde cast
Sutton Travis
February 1, 2016

More in store for Shakespeare 2016!

Year-long celebration of Shakespeare continues with multiple campus events
Sutton Travis
January 27, 2016
Sorority houses at W&L

W&L women, what’s the rush?

W&L sororities experience their first recruitment on the revised, earlier schedule
Sutton Travis
January 23, 2016
Henry Luzzatto, the winner of the nights competition, performs stand up at Friday Underground. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, 18.

Showcasing unasSAILable talent

Students bring talent and culture to Friday Underground stage
Sutton Travis
November 16, 2015
Photo courtesy of W&L website.

Personal poetry from a resident writer

"Shenandoah" contributor William Wright expresses his fear of ferns and personal struggles in his poetry
Sutton Travis
November 9, 2015
The Teach for America logo. Photo courtesy of the Washington and Lee Website.

Students continue to Teach for America

W&L remains among the top producers of students for Teach for America
Sutton Travis
November 2, 2015
Cast members performing during dress rehearsal the week prior to opening night. Photo by Savannah Kimble, 18.

Three cheers to 400 years of Shakespeare

Washington and Lee kicks off its year-long Shakespeare celebration with Desdemona
Sutton Travis
October 12, 2015
Paul Ryan, left, talks with Anthonia Adams about his work hanging in the Staniar Gallery. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, 18

Nature, culture, identity: capitalism

Capitalism takes a different form with artist Paul Ryan
Sutton Travis
September 28, 2015
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