The Stone is an interdisciplinary academic journal containing work from the current students of Washington and Lee. The journal's presence and content provoke and answer the question, "What is the purpose of a liberal arts education?" Each issue revolves around exceptional student work from various disciplines-neuroscience, history, geology, journalism, religion, art, music, economics, etc. The work should inform the way people perceive themselves and the world around them, and should encourage a reader to think differently and more broadly about a discipline or subject. We welcome undergraduate creativity and forms of writing/learning beyond the standard essay, including stories, photo essays, and blog posts.