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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

All content by Will Pittman
Washington Hall is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Washington and Lee’s campus.

A senior’s guide to doing college

Reflection and advice from a nearly-graduated student
Will Pittman
April 8, 2024
Life lessons for W&L students from Henry David Thoreau

Life lessons for W&L students from Henry David Thoreau

Using quotes from the 'Walden' writer to reflect on our own lives
Will Pittman
March 12, 2024
Tragedy of (the) commons

Tragedy of (the) commons

How the school ruined one of W&L’s best spaces
Will Pittman
September 25, 2023

The Speaking Tradition’s greatest foe

Airpods are ruining our sense of community, and a century-old campus tradition
Will Pittman, Staff Writer
April 11, 2023

Coddled students: it’s time to grow up

A case for breaking up with your parents and finding your independence
Will Pittman, Staff Writer
January 23, 2023

The classroom is not a dining hall

Eating in class, and my issues with it
Will Pittman, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

Didn’t know Pebble Beach was in Lexington!

Words on the outrage over Lexington Golf and Country Club’s increased golf rates
Will Pittman
May 17, 2022
Senior houses on W Nelson Street in Lexington.  Photo by Elena Lee, ‘25.

Swindling the students

The problems surrounding Greek senior housing.
Will Pittman
March 29, 2022

Fancy seeing you here!

A response to that warped perception of the world as being small
Will Pittman
February 1, 2022
The Democratic headquarters in Lexington has had signs up all fall. Photo by Lilah Kimble, 23.

A wake up call for Democrats

Opinions on the struggling Democratic party
Will Pittman
November 23, 2021
Washington and Lee University was ranked 23rd on Forbes return
on investment list. Photo by Lilah Kimble, 23.

The value of education

A rejection of the commodified college degree.
Will Pittman
October 26, 2021

Looking back and looking forward: last year and what it can teach us

A perspective of the first-year experience during a global pandemic
Will Pittman
September 28, 2021
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