Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow; Steve Bannon confirms climate change is a myth

Last week America’s sweetheart, Punxsutawney Phil-appointed over his daughter Ivanka by Donald Trump-saw his shadow in the Pennsylvania town that’s historic for no reason. According to rich American culture, the shadow sighting means winter will last for another six weeks regardless of anyone’s thermal observations. Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and former Breitbart News executor, … Continue reading Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow; Steve Bannon confirms climate change is a myth

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Fearing uncertain future of family private islands, area white females join demonstration against Trump Travel Ban

Following President Trump’s recent security-first executive order, many students showed their discontent by taking to the Colonnade. For many, the inspirational speeches, rallying, and protesting showed their support for friends and family members whose status in America may soon become hazy. For an unexpected “squad” of affluent white females, however, one point was continually reiterated … Continue reading Fearing uncertain future of family private islands, area white females join demonstration against Trump Travel Ban

Junior pre-orientation leader and freshman participant enjoy heartwarming, fairytale romance


Grasping her rain-soaked face with both hands, Phil Dowdy, ’18, gently kissed Ansley Smith, ’20, under the bright reflection of the full moon. It was O-Week at W&L, and the time for love couldn’t have been riper. The two struck the once-in-a-lifetime connection while hiking the “most difficult available, of course” section of the Appalachian … Continue reading Junior pre-orientation leader and freshman participant enjoy heartwarming, fairytale romance


Guy Wearing Patagonia declares himself “Totally Outdoorsy”

Joshua Waters, a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina - where the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains are just beautiful, in case you haven't made time to hike them yet - made this proud declaration upon purchasing a Walkabout Outfitters gray Patagonia fleece two weeks ago.  He made the purchase (and subsequent lifestyle change) following a short … Continue reading Guy Wearing Patagonia declares himself “Totally Outdoorsy”

Student that studied abroad insightfully weighs in on current campus proceedings

Walking with purpose, area girl Liz Vandertramp, ’18, hurried toward her campus commons to grab a front-row seat at the sponsored community civic engagement panel. Notepad and pen in hand, she sat ready to capture the first question once the Q&A session commenced. The situation suddenly took a drastic turn, though, as the conversation between … Continue reading Student that studied abroad insightfully weighs in on current campus proceedings