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Mission Abort

October 25, 2007 |

ERIN LEACH-KEMON AND KAT SAUNDERS

Last Thursday, hundreds of Mary Washington students assembled in response to a graphic four-hour anti-abortion demonstration by an off-campus group in Ball Circle—some rubbernecking, others heartily protesting. Approximately 35 members of Life and Liberty Ministries, … Read More

That's What She Said…

October 25, 2007 |

TIERNEY MCAFEE

Last Thursday, God visited UMW to remind us that all pro-choicers, gays, and porno fans are going to hell. No, wait.  It wasn’t God; it was just the Life and Liberty Ministries, a group of people who somehow … Read More

UMW Musician is Piping Hot

October 25, 2007 |

LAUREN JURGENSON

Students walking to dinner on campus are often nightly serenaded with bagpipes by sophomore Chance Bell.  But it is not always easy to spot the piper from his perch among the trees below Seacobeck Hall. Those who do … Read More

Top Five Worst Horror Films Ever

October 25, 2007 |

TIM ST. ONGE

1. “Wrong Turn” (2003)

“Wrong Turn” is a by-the-book horror flick that tells the story of six young, unsurprisingly attractive city slickers whose road trips converge when one of them takes a wrong turn down a rural … Read More

‘Darjeeling Limited’ Follows Anderson Form

October 25, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

You’re in an Indian marketplace, a sea of color and chaos, where taxis wail through crowds and jam-packed side streets and the air is nearly electric with chaos. Reds, oranges, blues and yellows swirl around you as you … Read More

Maryland Rennaisance Fair Entertains Students

October 25, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN

Think of Maryland, and what comes to mind? Seafood? Mediocre baseball teams? Bad drivers? How about thousands of people running around in Elizabethan costume? The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the second-largest fair of its kind in the United … Read More

Eve 6 Reunites For Homecoming Festivities

October 25, 2007 |

AARON RICHARDSON

Eve 6 played their first show since 2004 at UMW on Saturday, Oct. 20.  That’s not all, either. They had agreed to a reunion only after Giant Productions asked them if they would reunite specifically for the event. … Read More

Sex Column Reinforces Double Standard

October 11, 2007 |

SYLVIA SIERRA

The following letter is a response to “Sexclamations” (The Bullet, Sept. 27, 2007):

By now, I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows that “Sexclamations” is the worst part of the Bullet. It has proved repeatedly to be … Read More

Susannigans: Whoah There, Delilah

October 11, 2007 |

SUSANNAH CLARK

The Plain White T’s predictable penultimate number last Friday was of course, “Hey There Delilah.” Dodd Auditorium became a sea of illuminated cell-phones in mid-call as the sing-along erupted. As the obligatory PDA-fest began to swell among near-by … Read More

Sexclamations

October 11, 2007 |

KELSEY CLARK

Last week I extolled the virtues of talking openly about sex. Being comfortable with your sexuality and sharing experiences can only improve things, right? Wrong. This weekend I was shopping with my mother and we passed a window … Read More

‘Bullet’ Miss

October 11, 2007 |

CHELSEA SEACHORD

The following letter was written in response to a misquoted statement from “Survey Says” (The Bullet, Oct. 4, 2007):

I was recently contacted by my former advisor, with whom I have kept in touch since graduation, and he … Read More

Staff Editorial

October 11, 2007 |

Something happened on campus last Friday that was so extraordinary we almost thought we had been transported to another dimension, or at least to another college. You showed up. After a week of midterm stress and paper angst, almost 1,000 … Read More

Riders Trot Into First Place Win

October 11, 2007 |

NICK JACOBS The University of Mary Washington riding team kicked off the 2007-2008 season on Saturday,  earning a first place ribbon in the Mount St. Mary’s College Show. The Eagles’ 37 point win ranked them first in the region over … Read More

UMW Takes Swing At Championship: Tennis Players Head To Alabama For Tourney

October 11, 2007 |

JOEY MERKEL

For three University of Mary Washington tennis players, the start of Fall Break means sweet home Alabama. Juniors Randy Loden, Becky Morse-Karzen and Stephanie Kurti will be representing the blue and grey when they compete in the ITA Small … Read More

Eagle Rowers Make First Waves

October 11, 2007 |

NICK NELSON

When the University of Mary Washington crew team took to the water Oct. 7, the season was beginning with a new sense of purpose. The team had avoided a demotion from varsity status and with 26 combined freshmen … Read More

Luxury Homes Left Empty

October 11, 2007 |

JOEY MERKEL

The two luxury homes the University of Mary Washington bought last school year for a combined $3.2 million have been sitting empty since January, when the university acquired them. School officials have allocated $350,000 to renovate the houses … Read More

Going Down?

October 11, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 1- At 6:12 a.m., three UMW housekeepers requested emergency assistance from inside the Combs Hall elevator after the machine would not respond to repeated attempts to open the door.  Another housekeeper was able to open the door … Read More

Police Beat

October 11, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 2- At 3:19 p.m., an officer on bike patrol reported activating his lights to pull over a 21-year-old male commuting student who had allegedly violated state one-way traffic code by exiting the inbound lane on double-drive on … Read More

Prof. Begins Fellowship

October 11, 2007 |

PHIL WHITE

Out of a pool of 50 applicants, only eight were selected to receive the prestigious Jennings Randolph Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace this year. UMW history professor Nabil al-Tikriti was one of them. The D.C.-based … Read More

More Offices On The Move

October 11, 2007 |

GRACIE HART

Last year the University of Mary Washington spent approximately $190,000 to rent office space a mile off campus at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 3. This year that figure has jumped to a quarter of a … Read More

UMW Says No to HPV Shot: Admins. Deem Vaccine too Costly

October 11, 2007 |

KIM PERNICE

A number of Virginia schools administer the HPV vaccine on their campuses, but once again this year the University of Mary Washington will not be one of them. UMW women will also find birth control more difficult to … Read More

Spirit Rock v2.0

October 11, 2007 |

University of Mary Washington students have found a more noticeable advertising space than the campus’ traditional spirit rock, painting club messages and event postings on the wooden fence in front of Lee Hall. “Instead of fighting over the spirit rock, … Read More

Deck to be Rebuilt

October 11, 2007 |

SAMUEL CHANG

University of Mary Washington officials have closed the Eagle’s Nest deck indefinitely due to fire safety and structural concerns, leaving students with few outside dining options. General manager of Dining Services, John Dering says some students have started … Read More

Professor Publishes

October 11, 2007 |

MADALYN CROWELL

After 10 years of work, University of Mary Washington philosophy professor David Ambuel has published his translation and commentary on one of Plato’s most well-known works of philosophy and rhetoric. Ambuel’s book is entitled “Image and Paradigm in … Read More

Professor Teaches Students in Ghana

October 11, 2007 |

KAT SAUNDERS

When Professor Dale Wright arrived in the West African nation of Ghana for a teaching conference, she immediately noticed how in need the primary schools were of basic supplies. Students used bundles of sticks to practice division and … Read More

Journalists Predict Political Picks

October 11, 2007 |

ANNIE KINNIBURGH

The University of Mary Washington is only 55 miles from Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill, but students find themselves relatively isolated from the political scene of the nation’s capitol. Freshman Amanda Heathcock, a member of the political club … Read More

WMWC Recovers From Major Setbacks

October 11, 2007 |

MATTHEW BLAKELY

Although our school is functioning on one leg without a permanent president or the space of Lee Hall, our radio station, WMWC radio, soldiers on. Despite setbacks acquiring an FCC license,  the radio team has found a way … Read More

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Shakes up Record Industry

October 11, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

Just when record company executives and the eager music community could wait no longer for Radiohead’s next album, the quintet without a record label did something challenging, unexpected and completely groundbreaking. “Hello everyone,” wrote lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. … Read More

Double Feature: A Comparison of New and Old ‘Beatle Mania’ Box-Office Shows

October 11, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) The official website for “Across the Universe” proclaims in proper Beatles fashion that “all you need is love.” All this film needs is a more cohesive plot, proper character development, and greater depth. Oh, … Read More

Plain White T’s Visit Mary Wash

October 11, 2007 |

AARON RICHARDSON

Mary Washington students rocked out to the familiar tunes of The Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 5. The band, which has a number one single with “Hey There Delilah,” was brought here by Giant Productions … Read More