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

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
Kate Dewing, ‘23, hosts the show “Aural Pleasure” once a week. Photo by Steve Cross

W&L’s campus radio expands, innovates

The journalism department helps students get on the air
Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer
December 14, 2022
SPEAK members read stories submitted by student survivors.

SPEAK event provides forum for W&L students to share their stories

Survivors of sexual assault find support at annual event
Anneliese Schneider, Staff Writer
December 14, 2022
Sion Jang ,’24, prepared pork and kimchi dumplings for the PAACE table.

Students celebrate culture with food at POC-luck

Multicultural clubs shared family recipes and traditions
Emma Malinak, A&L Editor
December 14, 2022
The Johnson Theater stage transformed into the Hispaniola for “Treasure Island.” Photo courtesy of the Washington and Lee Facebook page

‘Treasure Island’ takes W&L on a swashbuckling adventure

W&L’s stage adaptation of the childhood classic was a success for the theater department
Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer
December 14, 2022

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

We Didn’t Tell You The Whole Truth

Debunking Claims On Washington and Lee’s Website
Victoria Ernst
May 17, 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

Students’ first exam: the swim test

Washington and Lee University requires every first-year student to take a swim test once they arrive on campus, but is this a fair or even necessary assessment?
Georgia Bernbaum
November 9, 2021
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

New student organiations include Native American Student Organization, Film Society and NAACP chapter
Andrew Claybrook
September 28, 2021
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

Students for Historical Preservation started ‘in the midst of a controversy.’
Emma Malinak
September 27, 2021
Washington Hall. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Washington and Lee denies it acted with anti-male bias in 2017 sexual misconduct case

The former male student is suing the university after he was suspended for non-consensual sexual penetration of a female student, denied readmission
Hannah Denham and Maya Lora
July 18, 2019
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