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Oktoberfest; more than beer, pretzels and the polka

October 8, 2015 |

By REINA DATTA

All you have to do is say ‘Oktoberfest’ and suddenly all you can think of is German music, food, lederhosens and, most of all, the beer. Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich, Germany, is the one of Germany’s most prominent and anticipated events, attracting roughly 6 million visitors to the Bavarian city.Read More

Plaid: a wardrobe staple from the 1500s to the 2000s

October 8, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Whether you love plaid, or find it to be only something a hipster lumberjack would wear, it is a print that has dominated both the runways and campus walk for many years, and has had quite a historical impact. This is why it is impossible to walk to class without seeing at least half a dozen students sporting plaid flannel button-ups along campus walk today.Read More

Banned books threaten libraries, freedom of choice

October 7, 2015 |

By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP

The American Library Association heads the national movement “Celebrating the Freedom to Read” by offering webinars and resources to librarians throughout the country to assist them when they are presented with a challenged book.Read More

Capital Ale House reopens, reschedules Oktoberfest for Homecoming Weekend

October 7, 2015 |

By NICOLE LINDELL

Capital Ale House’s Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, originally scheduled for Oct. 3, was recently rescheduled to Oct. 24 due to the threat of Hurricane Joaquin.Read More

October Neftlix Bingelist: original films and shows

October 1, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

October is officially here, and with it comes the addition of nearly 50 instant streaming movies and television shows on Netflix, five of which are Netflix originals.Read More

Community members and faculty dance to raise scholarship funds

October 1, 2015 |

By JORDAN SCHULTZ

On the evening of Sept. 26, Fredericksburg residents headed to Dodd Auditorium at the University of Mary Washington to watch members of the community dance and ultimately, raise money for the UMW performing arts scholarship.Read More

Res Hall Recipe: soup and bread bowls welcome the new season

October 1, 2015 |

By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP

With fall finally here, salads are going out of fashion and warm comfort food is on its way. Chilly, rainy days are the perfect setting for this dish. If you are anything like me, the dreary weather that frequently accompanies fall leaves you wanting warm drinks, movies and soup. Chicken and rice soup is a perfect way to conquer those chilly nights without having to put in much effort! This dish almost always leaves leftovers and freezes well for future meals.Read More

Graduating seniors can prepare for the future with 16 before 16 checklist

October 1, 2015 |

By REINA DATTA

According to the Washington Post, only 62 percent of college graduates entered a field that required a college degree, while only 27 percent of those graduates landed a job that was directly related to that field.
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Joseph DiBella’s farewell exhibit breathes new life into familiar meduim

October 1, 2015 |

By CRISA YOUNG

“Breath That Fades Away,” serves as Professor DiBella’s farewell exhibit as a retiring faculty member of the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Klein Theatre brings the audience behind the scenes with “Noises Off”

September 30, 2015 |

By JOSEPH GARAY

The University of Mary Washington’s Klein Theatre kicked off their fall season on Sept. 24, with their rendition of Michael Frayn’s 1982 comedy “Noises Off.”
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The Muppets return to the small screen

September 24, 2015 |

By NICOLE LINDELL

“My life is a bacon-wrapped hell on earth,” sighed Kermit during the first scene in Tuesday night’s episode of ABC’s “The Muppets” fades into a commercial break. The premier of this new series, however, was far from any sort of hell.Read More

Backpacking through the Yucatan: one explorer’s story

September 24, 2015 |

By REINA DATTA

Growing up in the United States is more of a blessing than students may realize. As the cultural melting pot, the U.S. gives everyone the opportunity to not only embrace other cultures, but to define and appreciate their own beliefs … Read More

Downton Abbey season premiere hints at a turbulent new season

September 24, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey premiered in the United Kingdom on Sunday at 9 p.m. Set in 1925, the hour-long premiere episode promised viewers a season riddled with new and recurring hurdles for each character.Read More

The Fitness Center revamps its group fitness program

September 24, 2015 |

By GLORIA KAMOLE

Physical activity is often seen as a chore, but this year the Fitness Center is offering a wider variety of group fitness classes than they have in the past, in an attempt to encourage students and their friends to take a study break and workout.
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An eagle experience: a senior’s thoughts on family weekend

September 24, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

I have never been that student who participates in campus events. It is not that I think I am too cool for them, I have just never had much school spirit. Read More

Global Café brings a taste of globalization to the Dining Hall

September 23, 2015 |

By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP

Delicious smells wafted through the dining hall as a busy kitchen staff weaved in out of crowds to refill empty buffets while International music played in the lobby and students excitedly waited in line at the Global Cafe last Wednesday.Read More

2015 Fashion Week brings new trends to the table, putting a modern twist to past ideas

September 17, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

New York Fashion Week is one of my favorite weeks of the year because of all the models, celebrities, bloggers’ street style and, of course, the fashion.Read More

Res Hall Recipes: Three pumpkin spice latte inspired recipes

September 16, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Study breaks at coffee shops can be delightful, as you work on projects and essays with a seasonal latte in hand. However, if you are like most college students, drinking expensive coffees every day is not always an option, especially if those pastries by the registers are just as tempting.Read More

Plugged In: Music that speaks to the senses

September 16, 2015 |

By TESS OSMER

A common routine for many students on college campuses is the unraveling of headphones, as they walk to class, from class and transition to different activities throughout the day.Read More

Pumpkin Spice Latte makes its highly anticipated return with new recipe

September 16, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Study breaks at coffee shops can be delightful, as you work on projects and essays with a seasonal latte in hand. However, if you are like most college students, drinking expensive coffees every day is not always an option, especially if those pastries by the registers are just as tempting.Read More

New Civility Series screens “The Hunting Ground”

September 15, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

In response to the events during the last academic year, the University of Mary Washington made many changes in hopes of cultivating a more compassionate and unified campus community.Read More

Your September Netflix Binge List

September 10, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

If you have been running around campus and partaking in various club activities, you may be in need of a good old-fashioned Netflix binge.Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Potato Pancakes

September 10, 2015 |

By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP

Living away from home can be tough during the semester, but being able to make the dishes you love from your childhood can help smooth over any homesickness. Potato pancakes, for instance, are a family favorite dish of mine.Read More

New art exhibit comments on society using unlikely mediums

September 10, 2015 |

By JOSEPH GARAY

Suspended in mid-air over hardwood floors and surrounded by the bare walls of the University of Mary Washington’s DuPont Gallery, a sizable new art installation is on display. This art exhibition, which helped kick off the fall semester, has been dubbed the “Rat’s Nest.”
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A guide to bringing street style to campus

September 10, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

For my 8 a.m. class last semester, I always gravitated to my staple black yoga pants, athletic shirts and finished with a very messy hair bun. However, this semester I have noticed that more students are dressing in chic clothes for classes rather than focusing on comfortability.Read More

Sugar Shack receives warm welcome in downtown Fredericksburg

September 10, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

“These doughnuts must be something,” I thought, as I arrived at Sugar Shack, the new doughnut shop that opened on William Street on Sept. 4, to find that the parking lot at the front of the building full along with the three or four blocks adjacent to the building.Read More

Plugged In: Timeless tunes for the semester

September 9, 2015 |

By JORDAN SCHULTZ

If you are like me, finding something you feel like listening to can be very difficult sometimes. For instance, I can spend a couple minutes shuffling through my music library on my phone, repeatedly tapping the ‘skip’ button in search of a song that I actually feel like listening to. Read More

UMW partners with AT&T for texting and driving simulator

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

According to a recent study from AT&T, seven out of 10 people reported
that they text or check social media behind the wheel.Read More

An eagle experience: the dining hall difference

September 3, 2015 |

By JORDAN SCHULTZ

The hustle and bustle patterns of campus have changed drastically this
year with the addition of the newly opened University Center.
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What I wish I had known during my freshman year

September 3, 2015 |

By SUZANNE HOLLANDE

Whether the University of Mary Washington was your first choice
college, or whether it seems like a good place to bide time until you
can transfer elsewhere, it is probably in your best interest to make
the most of your time here.
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