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By ES HETHCOX & MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
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Flipping through a University of Mary Washington student handbook or reading through forbidden items in residence halls, students can find a list of forbidden items including: drugs, fireworks, and …
Grace Howie, Contributing Writer
Lucy Dacus, a 22-year-old from Richmond, ended her tour on Apr. 14 at the Rock n Roll Hotel in D.C. The show sold out so quickly when it was announced, that they booked a second show the same night. An early show, and a late show. I went to the late show that started at 10 p.m. and ended after midnight. The three bands, all playing two sets in a short few hours, was nothing short of true musicianship.
By GRACE HOWIE
On Thursday, Apr. 12, the University of Mary Washington welcomed We The Kings and T-Pain. With the help of volunteers, the Campus Programming Board transformed the Anderson Center into a concert venue fitting of these two artists.
By HANNAH ROTHWELL
On Wednesday, April 11 as a part of the “Can We Talk” student forums, President Paino presented his proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year to gauge student reactions to proposed tuition increases.
By HANNAH GALEONE
Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
By ALEXIS ERB
With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.
By HANNA LUGO
The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.
By BRIAN SWEENEY
During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.
By T’KEYAH JONES
Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.
By KYLE CLARKE
Once a year, the best golfers on earth gather in Augusta, Georgia to compete in the most coveted golf tournament of our time. Augusta National is one of the most punishing golf courses in the United States, with greens faster than lightning and fairways that seem to get narrower every year.
By JOHN WRAY
As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.
By ANTHONY BENSON
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the University of Mary Washington tennis team hosted Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has the ninth best tennis team in the nation in DIII, outranking Mary Washington’s team by ten places, who sit at nineteenth place.
By ESTER SALGUERO
Patrick Tompkins, a Rappahannock Scholar and advisory board member for the program, knew from a young age that he wanted to go to college to live out his mother’s dream.
By GRIFFIN BOWER
I was inspired to do a “Then & Now” photo series of campus after learning that Campus Walk was once a road in an Intro to Planning class I took last semester. I found pictures …
By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
The men’s tennis team had a busy yet successful weekend two weeks ago. They hosted Bates and York on Saturday, and they hosted Penn State Harrisburg and Christopher Newport on Sunday. The team was able to come away with four wins, three of which are within the conference.
By ABIGAIL HUNT
Last week from Mar. 25 to Mar. 28 the owners of the National Football League held their annual 4-day meeting in Orlando, Florida. While everything proposed during the meeting did not pass there where numerous rule changes for upcoming the 2018 season.
By RYAN BRAUCH
As the NFL draft quickly approaches, all 32 teams are frantically attempting to rebuild and strengthen their rosters and fill any positional holes they may have. With the draft still three weeks out, teams are analyzing which college players they will target, as scouts and coaches study each player.
By JOSE REYES
The frenzy that is March Madness, filled with both excitement and despair, has finally come to an end. We witnessed some crazy upsets, big wins, and some close competitive games that kept us on the edge of our seats until the final buzzer. With that being said let’s get into the most electrifying games, the Final Four.
By NATHANIEL DEVINE
On Saturday Mar. 31, the University of Mary Washington Eagles’ Women’s Rugby team faced off against the William and Mary’s Tribes. At first, both teams seemed to be evenly matched as each team stole the ball from one another, defended their goals, gained significant yardage when on offense.
By ARIANA BARRETT
For the first time in University of Mary Washington history, the school’s constitution has been reformed to include athletes in student government advisory meetings. Both varsity and club sports will now be represented by this change.
By GINNY BIXBY
On Saturday, Mar. 24, several UMW golf cart drivers participated in the Twenty-Third Annual University of George’s Mom Golf Cart Racing World Cup. The event also included athletes from Christopher Newport University and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion College.
By ARIANA BARRETT
Many people come to UMW to pursue their sports career further, but sometimes the workload of college courses becomes too much to juggle along with a varsity sport.
By ZACH WOHLEKING
The University of Mary Washington track and field took on the Trojan Challenge last weekend starting on Mar. 23, with a sizable field of 13 schools competing in Mt. Olive, North Carolina.
By VANISA CLAY
With March Madness coming to an end, some turn their attention to the upcoming NBA championships.
By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.
By LAUREN CLOSS
Service animals can be a life-saving resource for individuals with disabilities. While knowledge and awareness of service dogs has improved immensely in recent years, very few public places allow other types of service animals that can be equally beneficial.
By ES HETHCOX
On the night of March 26 Student Activities and Engagements announced that UMW administration has made plans to remove the Spirit Rock. The rock is currently scheduled to be removed on April 2. Campus Police will accompany the removal crew in case of student protest.
By RYAN BRAUCH
On Monday Mar. 26, personal information of University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino was leaked to the entire faculty and staff of Mary Washington campus. An anonymous student hacker was able to gain access to Paino’s email account in which they discovered Paino’s mixtape and numerous personal pictures, such as Paino in the bathtub, amongst others sent to his wife Kelly Paino.