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The Ring-tum Phi

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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

Phi Zeta Delta’s letters have been scrubbed from the group’s former house, which has been converted to over-flow housing. The fraternity won’t be allowed on campus until 2027.

Phi Zeta Delta suspended for 5 years

Emma Malinak and Shauna Muckle September 25, 2023

One of Red Square’s two remaining fraternity houses had already been converted to overflow housing by the time students arrived on campus this year. Phi Zeta Delta, colloquially known as Phi Delt,...

Three brick sorority houses with white columns.

Female transfer students face social barriers in sorority recruitment

Julianna Stephenson, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Eugénie Rovegno, ’24, remembers sitting alone in a theme house while all her friends were at a sorority house watching a movie. She wasn’t allowed to join because of Panhellenic recruitment rules. Rovegno...

A whiteboard with writing on it in red marker that reads: Shauna + Bri were here until 1:24 am #RTPismylife and we did not finish help us

Editorial: W&L needs to reconsider its relationship with the press

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle May 8, 2023

Let’s talk about that Pi Phi piece. Yup, the one that got us called lazy journalists, anti-Greek indies and—our personal favorite—weirdos. We knew long before publishing that members of Pi Phi wouldn’t...

The front of the Pi Beta Phi chapter house, a building at least three stories tall with white columns and a brick first story with several columns and archways between them.

Pi Beta Phi placed on probation until 2024

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle April 11, 2023

Editors' note: For this piece, the Ring-tum Phi reached out to three administrators, a Panhellenic Council executive, and six active, involved members of Pi Beta Phi, including President Kaylin Jury and...

The Greek tragedy

Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

I stumbled down what I came to recognize as the bridge along West Nelson Street. Clouds hung low on the gray sky to match the dull, cracked pavement below. Ash dusted the once-red Lexington brick, which...

Sorority houses, red brick buildings with white columned porches, seen through trees.

Greek organizations battle hazing charges

Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle March 13, 2023

Disclaimer: A writer who contributed to this story is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, one of the Greek organizations covered in this piece. In the interest of fair, unbiased coverage, she recused herself...

The six castles of the fairy godmother

Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Once upon a time, long ago in a faraway fairyland, a young girl from a once-aristocratic family lived with her brother and her mother. The girl’s father, a knight, had died many years prior in battle,...

Sorority houses, red brick buildings with white columned porches, seen through trees.

First-years offer mixed reviews on first in-person rush process since pandemic

Abby Kim, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

In-person formal recruitment for Greek organizations took place earlier this month at Washington and Lee for the first time since the pandemic began. Some students said the process needs improvement. The...

Localization changed W&L sorority life

Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

In 2017, a sorority president broke away from the National Panhellenic Council and established Washington and Lee’s first local sorority.  With informal rush fully underway as of Sep. 19, Delta marks...

To rush or not to rush

Hyatt Sbar March 29, 2022

Well, I’m back. It has been six long, hard weeks of not writing sh**ty newspaper articles. (I took a leave of absence for new member education.) In fact, I totally forgot about the Ring-tum Phi until...

Senior houses on W Nelson Street in Lexington.  Photo by Elena Lee, ‘25.

Swindling the students

Will Pittman March 29, 2022

I think most people would agree that midway through the second semester of your freshman year of college, you are still getting a grasp on things. You are still meeting new people, establishing friendships,...

Remove the window bars!

Remove the window bars!

Tyler Palicia March 19, 2021
We can’t give up good looks in exchange for physical safety. It simply isn’t worth it.
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