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Football Star Falls from Grace: Vick Pleads Guilty in Dogfighting Charges

September 6, 2007 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

NFL hotshot Michael Vick may have apologized for his role in dogfighting, but students like junior Pat Whelan aren’t satisfied. “I think Michael Vick should be in jail for at least a year and a half, … Read More

Back to Schooloscopes

September 6, 2007 |

By MEGAN GRIGORIAN & KAY BOATNER This week’s birthdays (Sept. 2 to Sept. 8) The summer may be ending, but your party is just getting started.  Don’t let homework get in the way of your good time.  It’s your birthday … Read More

UMW Student's Chore Brings Gore

September 6, 2007 |

BY MEGAN GRIGORIAN

When I looked across the courtyard, I could barely make out a thing.  The rain had picked up from a slight drizzle to a monsoon-like downpour in just minutes.  As I approached the back staircase to … Read More

Student Strives to Keep Cats Alive

September 6, 2007 |

By KAY BOATNER

When I turned 13, my parents gave me a kitten for my birthday.  I had always wanted a gray-haired, blue-eyed male cat…so that’s what I got.  I named it Lucky, after a popular Britney Spears song at … Read More

Nerd Rockers Reign at UMW

September 6, 2007 |

By GRACIE HART & TIERNEY McAFEE

UMW senior Craig Graziano spends his Monday nights singing about dinosaurs.

He is a member and co-founder of Humungo Ginormous, a punk band that jams out to some pretty funky subject matter. “We consider … Read More

The Top 5 Best Things About Being Back at UMW

September 6, 2007 |

BY CHARLOTTA JARBORG

1. Honey Mustard at The Nest All summer long you have been trying to find the perfect honey mustard to go with your chicken strips, nuggets, or anything deep-fried, and yet you find yourself daydreaming about that … Read More

The Spotlight: "Country Ghetto" by J.J. Grey and Mofro

September 6, 2007 |

BY AARON RICHARDSON

I picked up “Country Ghetto” on a whim, a risky maneuver at best, especially when you consider the price of records these days. Luckily the new album by J.J. Grey and Mofro turned out to be a … Read More

Giant to Help Fredericksburg All Ages Shows at Third Floor Studio

September 6, 2007 |

BY AARON RICHARDSON

This year, Giant will be co-sponsoring concerts in downtown Fredericksburg with Fredericksburg All Ages Shows. The first in the series will be on Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m. “The first show features Statehood and Travis … Read More

You will "Mclove" 'Superbad'

September 6, 2007 |

BY CAITLIN COGGINS

Every now and then, a summer movie comes out that features all of the typical high school movie clichés. Moving on to college, hooking up with girls (or guys), essentially, taking the big steps toward adulthood. … Read More

Pash Rocks the Capital

September 6, 2007 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

The surprise at D.C.’s Black Cat last Friday was not the sketchy crowd pacing the streets in an altered state, but the lack of pilgrims outside for the traditional between-band cigarette break after opener Carol Bui cleared … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Even crew members who transfered out of Mary Washington still care.

September 6, 2007 |

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the email that was sent by Dr. Chirico regarding his recommendation to terminate the UMW rowing team…It is very upsetting to see this decision was made, and I am asking for support … Read More

Sexclamations

September 6, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

We’re going to start this column by getting intimate with each other. By which I mean, I will know nothing about you, and you will know far more than you ever wanted to about me.

This is … Read More

Precious Moderate Senator Steps Down

September 6, 2007 |

BY JAMES MARTIN

“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning “many”; and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures”.” -Robin Williams

Partisan bickering in Washington has become the norm- in fact; Congress has an approval rating that approaches a level which statisticians tell … Read More

Crew Cut A Bad Look for UMW

September 6, 2007 |

BY MILES DUMVILLE

All the way through middle and high school, I enjoyed playing team sports. Last year as a freshman, I decided not to try out for any varsity teams because I wasn’t sure if I could afford the … Read More

Staff Editorial

September 6, 2007 |

BY WILL COPPS

I’m trying to decide which makes me laugh more—the fact that there are regularly zero free spaces in the apartment lot, or that as of last night, students like my roommate were still getting parking decals, … Read More

Heavy Rains Problematic by Mason and Randolph

September 6, 2007 |

By WILL COPPS

The rain may have been a relief for some from the record-setting heat, but for others it turned calm nights into stormy nightmares. “I made my sure my window was shut, buried my head in a blanket, … Read More

Police Beat

September 6, 2007 |

BY KATY BURNELL

May 5- At 7:44 a.m., a 21-year-old female Jefferson Hall resident reported finding a layer of peanut butter coating her door. Police believe the suspect, a male UMW student, also dumped the contents of her closet … Read More

EagleOne Card Flocks to Local Businesses

September 6, 2007 |

BY MEGAN McDONOUGH

Students who are already tired of the food at Seacobeck and the Eagle’s Nest can now go off campus for food—and use their EagleOne debit accounts to do it.

Five off-campus restaurants, all near campus—Jake & Mike’s, … Read More

Store Plans Axed

September 6, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY

The University of Mary Washington has put the breaks on a planned downtown store, which had been expected to open later this fall. Budget cuts ordered by Gov. Tim Kaine have forced the school to rethink its … Read More

President Search Price Tag $92,500

September 6, 2007 |

By ERIN LEACH-KEMON

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has hired the consulting group Greenwood and Associates to assist the Board in their search for the University’s next president. According to the school’s contract, Greenwood will be paid $92,500 … Read More

Varsity Program sCrewed

September 6, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

Veteran rowers and recruits alike went to last week’s team meeting, eager to prepare for upcoming competitions.

Instead, they learned there would be no season at all.

Fifteen minutes before the Aug. 29 informational meeting, athletic … Read More

Tiers to You, Kid!

February 22, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

As freshmen pilgrims, we immigrate into Fredericksburg from all over world (such as Northern Virginia, New Jersey and New York).  But “Freddies” are the natives who settled here first, until we took over part of their land … Read More

Sexclamations: Reduction Act Reduces Access

February 22, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND

The fiscal irresponsibility of the United States government left the legacy of a 318.62 billion dollar budget deficit in 2005.  In light of such an overwhelming figure, Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.  Subtitle A … Read More

Staff Editorial: Fitness Center Not Fit

February 22, 2007 |

It’s the beginning of a new year, which can only mean one thing: resolutions. Three weeks ago, the students of Mary Washington returned to campus with renewed vigor, vowing to quit smoking, do better in classes or lose the “Freshman … Read More

Labor Rights Club Seeks Support For Code of Conduct

February 22, 2007 |

By PHIL ARNONE and SYLVIA SIERRA

On Monday in the Virginia State Senate, a bill to increase the state minimum wage from the federal minimum of $5.15 an hour to $6.50 was unanimously passed through committee. On the national level, democrats are … Read More

Tier's to You, Kid!

February 22, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

The brick building on 1917 Princess Anne St. has changed its name more times than our institution, but what remains consistent is the ostentatious behavior and gaudy dress every “Houston’s” event calls for. Tonight is the Mardi … Read More

Sexclamations: Sticky Sex

February 22, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND

It is our naivete and libido that lead us, college students, to believe that any sex is good sex. In certain regards this demonstrates a healthy sexual attitude, but sometimes this outlook leads us into confusing territory … Read More

What About Darfur?

February 22, 2007 |

By KARI YOOK

To those who live in Darfur, the terror of death, starvation, rape, and torture is as prosaic as the earth they walk upon. We have heard these terrifying words so many times that they have all but … Read More

Why Help Honduras? Act Locally and Globally

February 22, 2007 |

By AMANDA LEMCO

Every Tuesday night, increasing numbers of Mary Washington students are filtering into Monroe Hall.  They are literally multiplying.  He may be difficult to spot through the growing crowds, but Shin Fujiyama is at the center of this … Read More

Eagle Women Top Bison in Semi-Finals

February 22, 2007 |

By MONICA OWENS

For the University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team, the CAC Semifinals are the beginning of the end.  A season’s worth of hard practice and fine-tuning comes down to the final buzzer as the Eagle women prove … Read More