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The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

Students observe a table where two people are showing sustainable items.

SEAL celebrates sustainability with inaugural campus-wide garage sale

W&L’s sustainability office partnered with student groups to showcase the university’s environmental efforts
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
May 8, 2023
A group of people talk near a small tree, which is inside a protective cage with balloons tied to the top.

W&L alum honors victims of Oklahoma City bombing, shares message of resilience

A planted sapling from the only tree to survive the bombing represents “the merging of two communities,” one student said
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
May 8, 2023
An art piece shows a family gathered around a kitchen table.

New art exhibits illuminate underrepresented narratives

The collections fill gaps in W&L representation of Arab American and Chicana artists
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
May 8, 2023
A group of male and female dancers in black and white Polynesian outfits half-kneel and spread their arms toward the audience.

Around the Globe hosts spring festival, celebrates culture with dance

The student organization's first year on campus concluded with a night of music and movement from around the world
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
April 11, 2023
A group of female dancers stand or sit on stage, surrounded by floating picture frames.

W&L Dance Company, Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra celebrate African American artists

Guest artists helped the company tell African American stories through dance and music
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
April 11, 2023
A woman singing into a microphone, a man playing guitar, a man playing bass, and a man on the drums perform on stage.

Time Trav brings energetic punk rock to FUDG

The group of first-year musicians had their debut show in March
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
April 11, 2023
A white haired man in a suit speaks, standing with two women in dresses. A news camera is in the left foreground.

Mike Pence talks presidential prospects, Trump in campus speech

The former vice president participated in an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier for 2024's Mock Convention
Melos Ambaye, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023
A woman in a leotard raises a leg above her head. She is in a large metal cage on a stage. A crowd of people in formal wear surround the stage.

Students kick off end of semester with Sean Kingston concert, 116th Fancy Dress

The circus-themed ball brought a taste of the big top to Washington and Lee
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
March 28, 2023
A drag queen in a green wig, wearing a black and white striped dress and hat, accepts tips from dancegoers. Purple lights and strings of lights are behind her.

Equality Gala celebrates LGBTQ+ community

All proceeds from the event will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ resource center
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
March 28, 2023
A group of young women, all wearing different 1960s outfits, pose onstage and smile. One young man wearing black sits on the ground and smiles as well.

“Beehive” centers female empowerment, social movements, music of the ’60s

Director Jenefer Davies called the show "a love letter to girl power"
Chas Chappell, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023
A group of people in wetsuits and flippers sit on the edge of a dock, by water. Swamp trees are visible in the background.

Students explore careers, culture and the outdoors

Campus organizations brought students to New York City, Hawai’i and Florida during the week of Feb. 20
Catherine McKean, Arts & Life Editor
March 13, 2023

Blue Ridge Mile celebrates first year of community work, plans for future impact

A team of student advocates helps Rockbridge residents reinstate their driver’s licenses
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
March 13, 2023
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