Washington and Lee University

Luke Fountain

Welcome to my portfolio! You will find examples of my work that has been featured in The News-Gazette, the local Lexington, Va., newspaper, and in The Ring-tum PhiWashington and Lee University's independent student newspaper.

Featured Articles

Explore a featured selection of my writing work below.

Council Candidate Says Her Facebook Account Was Hacked

In a Lexington City Council candidate forum where the main source of contention was over whether to elect or
appoint school board members, Republican candidate Collette Barry-Rec raised the alarm of what she sees as
misinformation and bad actors attempting to undermine the election. In a virtual candidate forum hosted by 50 Ways Rockbridge last week, Barry-Rec cited unknown forces attempting to divide people. “There is a lot of misinformation going around, and it’s very sad, because what it does is it pits one group against another,” Barry-Rec said. “I don’t want to be part of this. I want to step back and be a unifying force.”