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 student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

A year in review: Washington and Lee back and better than ever

This year, students finally felt a sense of normalcy after a year-and-a-half of restrictions byline:
Evan Owan
May 17, 2022
B.o.B performed for a group of around 500 students at the sold out concert. Photo by Kayla Monaghan, ’24.

B.o.B performance kicks off Fancy Dress weekend

The concert lead with the student band Meat Puzzle
Jenny Hellwig
March 29, 2022
Your co-editors-in-chief, Mary Alice Russell, ’22, (left) and Grace Mamon, ’22, (right) enjoyed Fancy Dress. Photo by Maria Shaw, ’22.

Fancy Dress Ball brings a sense of togetherness

From the plastic dinosaurs to the dance floor of the gym, there was something for everybody
Mary Alice Russell
March 29, 2022

Yik Yak rumors spread concern and confusion on W&L campus

The anonymous app allows students to post misinformation without consequences, causing readers to not know what to believe
Bri Hatch
February 15, 2022
Photo by Mikah Holcomb, ‘21.

Two Worlds in One Small Town

Washington and Lee students and VMI cadets may have more in common than they think
Mimi Sherrill
February 1, 2022
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

Both the College Republicans and College Democrats demand more transparency and consistency from the university in their regulation of student speech
Janae Darby
November 9, 2021

Students spend fall break studying

Students used reading days to catch up on work, but wished they had a longer break.
Yizhen Zhou
October 26, 2021
The parking deck is often full, especially during weekdays. Photo by Grace Mamon, ’22.

W&L students say university parking policies are unreasonable

There is a general disconnect between Public Safety and students, some say. Public Safety just wants to give fair parking options to everyone.
Bri Hatch
October 26, 2021

Looking back and looking forward: last year and what it can teach us

A perspective of the first-year experience during a global pandemic
Will Pittman
September 28, 2021
Yik Yak has taken the student body by storm. Photo by Stefanie Chiguluri, 24.

A stupid freshman’s take on Yik Yak

An insensitive alternative take on cyberbullying
Hyatt Sbar
September 28, 2021

An unfortunate anniversary

While the life we live today is still far from the life we lived over a year ago, it could be worse. It could always be worse. This is why it’s so important to appreciate.
Lilah Kimble
March 19, 2021
Many students spent the days off hiking or enjoying time outdoors.

Winter term mental health days let students recharge

A look into how six students spent their days off
Annalisa Waddick
March 19, 2021
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