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Mental health in a pandemic

Diana Sturdy

October 7, 2020

In an article published by The Guardian in early August, Robin Neely, a teacher in Arizona, notably stated that despite months of quarantining, mask-wearing and working on vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, “we’re still fighting a ghost.”  To most Washington and Lee University student...

COVID-19 update: Conduct probation and internship cancellations

Avalon Pernell and Grace Mamon

October 7, 2020

Some students are asked to finish the term virtually. Others are told that their summer plans are cancelled

International first-year students face unique challenges

17 first-year international students are studying abroad at St. Andrews due to travel restrictions.

Vivek Kumar and JIN NI

October 7, 2020

First year international students must overcome pandemic challenges, even as they are stranded from home and the W&L community

Hillel shifts to DIY Shabbat and virtual services

Hillel shifts to DIY Shabbat and virtual services

Fran McDonough

October 7, 2020

Engagement efforts include DIY Shabbat and MotiVote

Student activities go virtual

Student organizations set up tents to replace typical tabling in commons

Nobel Manaye

October 7, 2020

Club leaders get creative to engage students on and off campus

Peer counselors support first-years students virtually

Peer counselors spread positivity on Cannan Green on Oct. 2.

Kelsie Westmoreland

October 7, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have made it more difficult for first-years to adjust to college life and build relationships

Nasty 9 trail race still running

Emery Wright

October 7, 2020

Individual runners run the course on their own time to limit contact

Admissions pivots to acommodate COVID guidelines

Gilliam Admissions House sits next to the colon-nade on campus

Jess Kishbaugh

September 22, 2020

In-person admissions programs are being replaced with numerous virtual options

Greek organizations adjust recruitment efforts

Greek organizations adjust recruitment efforts

Watson Deacon

September 22, 2020

COVID guidelines present obstacles to interacting with a new class of students

Professors face new challenges teaching amidst unsure fall term

A student dons a face mask in an on-campus class.


September 22, 2020

Professors question how to keep class morale high as uncertainty increases

Campus environment level increases as more students are quarantined

The campus environment level was upgraded from

Avalon Pernell

September 22, 2020

26 students are in on-campus isolation and quarantine housing and 132 students are quarantining elsewhere

Rockbridge-area schools reopen virtually

Shauna Muckle

September 22, 2020

City and county schools tout new resources for students

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University