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How alone time and holidays go hand in hand

December 8, 2016 |

By YOUSEF NASSER

Maybe it’s just me, but the holiday season is one of obligation. People travel long distances to see their families, make too much food and sit around in the same room for hours.Read More

ResHall Recipes: gingerbread pancakes and banana bread

December 8, 2016 |

By RUBEN GEORGE

Christmas is filled with happiness and jolliness that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside. These are the same emotions and reactions I get when I eat the food this holiday has to offer.Read More

Destress tips for finals week – puppies are key to success

December 8, 2016 | 1

By ELLIE ADAMS

Whether you came to college knowing exactly what you want to do, or not, chances are things will change. I came to the University of Mary Washington knowing that I wanted to be a psychology major. Many people told me I would never find a job, and that if I did, it would never make enough money, but even through that, I was dead set on being a psychology major.Read More

Is your iPhone shutting off? Get it fixed for free

December 8, 2016 |

By ANDREW ARENAS

If you find your iPhone shutting off unexpectedly throughout the day, Apple has a launched a repair program for iPhone 6s users. This program targets those affected by a battery flaw, which makes the phones shut down randomly. Apple reported on its website that it affects a “very small percentage of iPhone users that were manufactured between September and October of 2015.”

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Professors embrace flipping the field to learn from their students

December 7, 2016 |

By MARY PRAUGHT

On a recent Sunday afternoon I met with Gwendolyn Hale, the director of the Writing Center and writing intensive program, to teach her a card game called Trash.Read More

A look at students’ favorite Thanksgiving and holiday traditions

December 1, 2016 |

By ESTHER HETHCOX

Whether it is cooking pies together for the Thanksgiving meal, hunting for the perfect Christmas tree or attending Christmas Eve service, holiday traditions are an integral part of everyone’s holiday season. Holiday traditions not only provide a festive atmosphere for people, but also build a community around them.Read More

Student finds a new home in hipster nook, Greens and Grains

December 1, 2016 |

By TESS OSMER

While I’ve been home, I have been realizing how much time I have to accomplish tasks, read or listen to music and write, which took me awhile to understand.

On Sunday, Nov. 27, I was on a … Read More

An inside look at putting together the annual fall PAC Big Show

November 30, 2016 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING

The University of Mary Washington’s Performing Arts Club Big Show took place Saturday Nov. 19, and Sunday Nov. 20, in Dodd Auditorium. PAC performed 20 dance numbers with many memorable and notable performances. The dancers kept the crowd engaged the entire time as they performed with energy, passion and enthusiasm throughout the entire show. The changing moods and tones from performance to performance also kept the crowd on the edge of their seat guessing what would happen next.Read More

How one UMW student came to their faith through CCM

November 17, 2016 |

By KAYLEE TYE

Who really wants to be a “religious person” in college, especially a religion that is as conservative as the Roman Catholic Church? For a majority of my life I did not want to be a Catholic. I was baptized into the Catholic faith.Read More

UMW art class takes over campus with socially charged installations

November 17, 2016 |

By LEAH TAYLOR

As students walked across campus to get to their classes, they saw large sculptures seemingly scattered around the Monroe Fountain all the way to Blackstone. Some students may have walked by without noticing them, others may have snapped a photo. Each one of them was textual in nature and focused on appropriation.Read More

The One Note Stand uses murder theme in latest concert

November 17, 2016 |

By ISABEL FAUST

Who was the murderer? This terrifying question was answered at The One Note Stand’s mystery themed fall concert, which took place Saturday, Nov. 12. The a Cappella group, The One Note Stand, blew the audience away singing songs such as Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” “Send My Love” by Adele, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake and many more.Read More

ResHall Recipes: How to make your Friendsgiving the best

November 16, 2016 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Thanksgiving is usually a feast prepared by your family, but heading home for the holidays is not possible for some students. A lot of people love Thanksgiving because of the food, so even if you are not going back home, you should still have some kind of feast. Whether you are hosting or doing a potluck, here are few ideas that you can make that probably won’t start a fire in your building.Read More

Some UMW students join thousands countrywide in protesting Trump

November 16, 2016 |

By JANAYE EVANS

A wave of protests has swept the country immediately following the announcement our new President- elect, Donald J. Trump. High school and college students alike have been exercising their right to free expression, protected under the First Amendment of the United States’ Constitution. The fears that many of these students have, stems from the intolerance that Trump welcomed during his campaign.

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UMW students experience more homesickness than usual this semester

November 10, 2016 |

By SHAWNYA PETERSON

As the weather grows colder and the fall semester moves forward, a new year of students are settling in to the rhythm of new friends, classes and college life, while the first stirrings of holiday cheer are in the air. For many students, the stretch between fall break and the Thanksgiving holiday can spark feelings of homesickness as they are faced with the longest stretch so far this year without a chance to see their families.Read More

The 10 commandments for being sick on your own in college

November 10, 2016 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Flu season has just begun and with the weather being 40 degrees one day and 80 the next, our bodies and immune systems are simply freaking out. I am sick, and I know a lot of people who have been complaining of a sore throat and runny nose.

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Students are engulfed in confusion over forbidden items in dorms

November 10, 2016 |

By ISABEL FAUST

Moving in as a freshman, especially trying to think of all the new supplies needed, can be very stressful. However, with University of Mary Washington’s long and ever-growing list of prohibited items in dorm rooms, moving in can be made even more difficult and frustrating. The list prohibits items from weapons and alcohol, to leaves and door decorations. ​Read More

UMW Theatre’s musical, ‘Drood,’ is an ambitious murder mystery

November 10, 2016 | 1

By KELLY EMMRICH

Last Thursday night, locals, students and musical lovers congregated in duPont Hall for the premiere of the murder mystery musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Read More

Senior Playlist: for the student that needs inspiration

November 9, 2016 |

By TESS OSMER

We all go to college to broaden our minds and our horizons. I am so happy, even though I do not particularly enjoy being at the University of Mary Washington, that I have gotten my education here. It’s been such a liberating experience meeting the people, the instructors and being in the environment that surrounds UMW.Read More

UMW student finds more than adventure on UK study abroad

November 3, 2016 |

By DELLA PREAS

A few months ago, six students, including myself, and a professor from the University of Mary Washington traveled to the United Kingdom. Our destinations: Edinburgh, Scotland and Bangor, Wales.Read More

After Halloween, before Christmas, take the meaning of Thanksgiving to heart

November 3, 2016 |

By PAIGE WALTON

November is the month of giving thanks. However, saying thank you and being thankful are two very different things. The former may merely be a case of having manners; the latter is a mindset and way of living.Read More

Netflix Bingelist: November is off to a disappointing start

November 3, 2016 | 1

By JONATHON MYERS

It is already November and jack-o’- lanterns are being replaced with turkey décor. Orange and black fashion is forgone in favor of earthy browns and reds and, most importantly, Netflix changes its lineup for the month.Read More

ResHall Recipes: Pumpkin Spice tea and cookies

November 3, 2016 |

By LIZZY WAINER

The weather is finally getting a little colder, everyone is breaking out their sweaters and the leaves are changing colors. One of the main things that gets me in the mood for fall is pumpkin spice cookies. … Read More

Three Halloween crafts you can make in under 10 minutes

October 27, 2016 |

By PAIGE WALTON

Need to get ready for Halloween weekend and have some free time? Here are some fun and easy crafts to make your room spookier than the rest!Read More

ResHall Recipe: Batty Halloween truffles

October 27, 2016 |

By JENNA DAVENPORT

With Halloween right around the corner, you might already have your secret stash of candy hidden away from your roommates and friends. I am all for store-bought candy, but I also like to make some fun Halloween treats for my friends.Read More

ResHall Recipes: decorative Halloween cookies

October 27, 2016 |

By KAYLEE TYE

When people think of Halloween season, they think of costume parties, spooky decorations and, of course, the treats. This is a cute and easy Halloween recipe that is perfect to share with your friends.

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Three simple Halloween costume ideas for college students

October 27, 2016 |

By LIZZY WAINER

Halloween is almost here, and like many of you, I am so excited. One of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing all my friends dressed up in ridiculous, creative outfits.Read More

Fredericksburg Civil War urban legends and ghost stories

October 27, 2016 |

By DEBORAH NGANGA

Many University of Mary Washington students have heard about the ghost of Virginia Hall, but not everyone knows about other urban legends in Fredericksburg, such as the historic Kenmore Plantation and Chatham Manor.Read More

Ghost Walk attracts UMW students and returning alumni

October 26, 2016 |

By JANAYE EVANS

The 32nd Annual Ghost Walk took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday Oct. 22 in downtown Fredericksburg. Hosted by University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Club, the haunted tours took participants on a journey through 18th century Fredericksburg. Members of the club and volunteers took on roles as tour guides, historical figures and ghostly characters to bring the experience to life.

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UMW’s Campus Christian Community go on their annual fall retreat

October 13, 2016 |

By GINNY BIXBY

On Oct. 1 and 2, students from the University of Mary Washington’s Campus Christian Community went on their annual fall retreat. This year, the group traveled to Chesapeake to visit Bergey’s Breadbasket Farm and to Virginia Beach to participate in activities at the 43rd Annual Neptune Festival.Read More

UMW Alumni take on the Disney College Program post grad

October 13, 2016 |

By JANAYE EVANS

The Disney College Program offers the chance for students and recent graduates to work and live as a paid intern at Walt Disney World Resort for four to seven months. Staying on site in one of Disney’s fully-furnished apartment complexes, students develop skills essential to success at any job. Among them are problem solving, communication, teamwork, customer service and cultural sensitivity.Read More