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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 Rockbridge Area Relief Association used to provide homeless people with vouchers for a one week stay

Most Lexington hotels will no longer accept homeless guests

This comes at a time when demand for local housing assistance has increased. Local advocates say that building more affordable housing is their primary focus in alleviating homelessness
Jenny Hellwig, Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2023
A Rockbridge Circuit Court grand jury indicted Ricardo Vergara Monday on two felony sexual assault charges.

Grand jury indicts former Washington and Lee first-year on rape charges

Lexington police arrested Ricardo Vergara in February for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student a month earlier
Jenny Hellwig, Editor-in-chief
November 7, 2023
Rendering of the apartment complex planned to be built on the former Virginia Department of Transportation property.

New Lexington apartment complex to include affordable housing

The city, like the nation, faces a shortage of affordable housing
Jenny Hellwig, Editor-in-chief
October 27, 2023
Whos going into shops like Sugar Maple Trading Company? No one opinions editor Georgia Bernbaum knows. Are these shops evidence of Lexington being a witness protection town?

Is Lexington a witness protection town?

Ever wondered if there’s more to our sleepy college town? Well, be careful what you wish for
Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor
October 10, 2023
A photo rendering of the inside of a chapel, mostly white but with brown accents. A central arch is filled by a set back white wall.

Lexington city official approves construction of University Chapel wall blocking Lee statue

Local building inspector denied original construction plans due to safety concerns. After two years, construction will begin in June 2023
Jenny Hellwig, News Editor
April 11, 2023

The Greek tragedy

The legend of Lexington's downfall
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023
Two young men wearing hair nets ladle soup from a pot into small cups.

Campus Kitchen’s Souper Bowl raises money to fight food insecurity

Proceeds from the event will fund Campus Kitchen’s backpack program
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
February 7, 2023
A parade of people carrying Confederate flags down a street.

Hey W&L, your inaction is showing: Lee-Jackson Day shouldn’t be met with silence

The university cannot say it supports diversity and inclusion unless it fully opposes those crusty, decaying acolytes of the Lost Cause
Tyler Palicia, Staff Writer
February 7, 2023
A group of people carrying Confederate flags and symbols are assembled in a cemetery.

Local MLK and Lee-Jackson Day festivities clash

Both parades in downtown Lexington boasted the largest crowds they've seen since 2020
Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle
January 23, 2023
A crowd of people carrying Confederate flags walk down a town street, facing away from the camera.

Lee-Jackson Day suggests Lee is in limbo

An up-close look at the Lee-Jackson parade reveals complicated truths about the South
Palmer Van Tuyl, Staff Writer
January 23, 2023
W&Ls taxable property is worth $9.9 million, including leased buildings like the business office.

Inside Washington and Lee’s real estate tax exemption

W&L only paid $91,000 in real estate taxes this year for its off-campus property valued at $57.6 million. The university supports Lexington in other ways. But is it enough?
Tyler Palicia, Staff Writer
December 19, 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
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