The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

All content by Victoria Ernst
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Cancel culture is the new pandemic

How cancel culture kills the embodiment of America
Victoria Ernst
October 9, 2023

The Greek tragedy

The legend of Lexington's downfall
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023

Ignorance is bliss (for those who lack awareness)

Our brains "subconsciously process that popularity connotes correctness," deterring us from independent thought
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
February 14, 2023

The six castles of the fairy godmother

An allegory for sorority recruitment
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
January 23, 2023

Chronicles of a chicken wing waitress

A glimpse into the lives of fast-food workers
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
November 8, 2022
Photo of President Dudleys house on campus. Trees surround the brick building with its sprawling porch, and winding brick pathway leading to the front door.

Who rules the school?

Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
October 10, 2022

We Didn’t Tell You The Whole Truth

Debunking Claims On Washington and Lee’s Website
Victoria Ernst
May 17, 2022
A student wearing their Apple Watch while doing homework. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, ’24.

Tiny computers are controlling your every move

An examination of the mental manipulation perpetrated by Apple Watches
Victoria Ernst
March 15, 2022
Photo taken from The New York Times opinion page.


A review on the role of editorials in a journalistic democracy
Victoria Ernst
February 15, 2022
As of Jan. 30, 38 of the university’s 47 isolation/quarantine beds are occupied. This means the isolation/quarantine space on campus is 80.9% full. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, ’24.

Prison on campus?

Washington and Lee takes a nonsensical approach to Omicron
Victoria Ernst
February 1, 2022

“Test Optional” students: Do they really belong here?

Questioning whether the class of 2025 got the easy way out
Victoria Ernst
November 23, 2021

You can run from Pub Safe, but you can’t make it past the DARC staircase

Public Safety officer gets a run for his money in an encounter with a student.
Victoria Ernst
October 26, 2021

A take on COVID-19 restrictions at W&L

A fog of frustration surrounds campus as regulations prevent a transition back to normalcy
Victoria Ernst
September 28, 2021
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