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Signs endorsing  conservative candidates are posted outside the Republican Party Headquarters in Lexington. Similar signs were disallowed at the Activities Fair in September. Photo by Lilah Kimble, ’23.

W&L in conflict with student clubs over political endorsements and tax law

Janae Darby November 9, 2021

The College Democrats and College Republicans are working together to protect students’ freedom of speech, after being barred from endorsing candidates due to a possibly erroneous interpretation of Washington...

After a year of remote Zoom meetings and dwindling club participation, students can now meet in person to pursue their passions in new and old clubs alike.

New year, new student organizations

Andrew Claybrook September 28, 2021
New student organiations include Native American Student Organization, Film Society and NAACP chapter
Both the first edition (front) and the centennial edition (back) of the Ring-tum Phi are shown here. The first issue was released Sept. 18, 1897.

New organization emerges, aims to explore and preserve local history

Emma Malinak September 27, 2021
Students for Historical Preservation started ‘in the midst of a controversy.’
Let the games begin

Let the games begin

Ana Dorta March 19, 2021
If conducted in a smart and safe manner, the existence of athletic competition at W&L is a priority.

The Marriage Pact was a success, or at least the hype leading up to it was

Mary Alice Russell March 19, 2021
The 50-question survey brought a few first dates and much needed excitement to our campus.
Student organizations set up tents to replace typical tabling in commons

Student activities go virtual

Nobel Manaye October 7, 2020
Club leaders get creative to engage students on and off campus

Natatorium reopens after months closed due to COVID-19

ANNELIESE SCHNEIDER September 22, 2020
Students must sign up in advance using an online scheduling tool
A night at Friday Night Underground, a popular party alternative for students, in January 2019. Photo by James Ricks, 21.

Student Activities seeks to maintain the ‘social’ in distancing

Kristen Xu April 13, 2020
Organizations like FUDG and RUF are staying connected online
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