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The Blue & Gray Press | March 19, 2018

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Goolrick Fields Face Upgrades

September 27, 2007 |


Sunday mornings during football season, senior Megan McCrum walks behind the parking deck to the field by Route 1 to play intramural flag football, oftentimes coming back covered in mud if the game is the day after … Read More

Ex-President Gets Second DUI

September 27, 2007 |


Former UMW President William Frawley was found guilty Friday in Fairfax County of Driving While Intoxicated—his second drunk driving conviction of the week.

A Fairfax judge ordered Frawley to serve 30 days in jail, but immediately suspended … Read More

Costs of Drinking Up: School Profits off Student Drinking

September 27, 2007 |


The University is cracking down on student drinking with stiffer penalties, including never-before-seen fines for violators of the school’s alcohol policies.

Last year a student convicted of an alcohol violation might face a research paper or community … Read More

Kickin' it Old School

September 20, 2007 |


Looking through some old pictures on the UMW athletic website last night, a terrifying thought came to mind.

I realized that I could one day end up in the William S. James Elementary gym archives, clad in … Read More

Hockey Extends Streak: Eagles Crush Bridgewater for Third Straight Victory

September 20, 2007 |


After a mediocre start to the season, the field hockey team took a defender out of the lineup and added a cherry picker on offense. Three consecutive wins later, the formula is working.

“Since our last … Read More

Runners Breeze Past Opponents

September 20, 2007 |


After a strong start to the season, the University of Mary Washington’s men and women’s cross country teams look to take the next step and challenge for a spot at the NCAA National Championships this year.

Both … Read More

Soccer Shuts Down Rivals: Eagle Men Edge Out Seahawks, 2-0

September 20, 2007 |


Good luck to the collective Capital Athletic Conference offense.

The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team earned its sixth shut out of the year yesterday, defeating St. Mary’s College of MD, 2-0.

After losing the … Read More

Exchange Student Fights for Women's Rights

September 20, 2007 |


Some college students have simple goals: getting to the next level of a videogame, skipping class to catch up on sleep, or simply finishing their homework at least once this semester.  UMW freshman Nilab Sadat has loftier ambitions.  … Read More

Thats What She Said: Slow Ride

September 20, 2007 |

BY KAY BOATNER Procrastination is bad, kids.  It can keep you from going places…literally.  I should know.  I’m 21 years old and I just got my driver’s license this past summer.

Why did I wait five years to get … Read More

UMW Alum Promotes Peace Corps

September 20, 2007 |


When UMW alumnus Stephanie Van Hook attended her first funeral in the African nation of Benin, she expected all the traditional trappings: solemn music, black clothing, and bereaved family. Instead, she found that in Africa funerals … Read More

These Shoes Rule: UMW Students will not Chuck their Chucks

September 20, 2007 |


The best-selling shoe of all time was popularized by an American hall-of-fame basketball player—and his name isn’t Michael Jordan. Instead, it was a player who retired half a decade ago, Charles “Chuck” Taylor, who is credited … Read More

Top 5 Best New Fall Shows

September 20, 2007 |


Now that we’re back at school and have the usual unfortunate workload piling up on us, we’re all just about ready to settle back into the age-old procrastination of watching T.V. Luckily for you and every … Read More

Fantasy Films, Past and Present

September 20, 2007 |

BY SERENA EPSTEIN Stardust (2007)

Sick of the onslaught of new Harry Potter movies? Can’t watch Legolas flip his hair even one more time? Do you sometimes find yourself wondering what the world would be like if fantasy characters, … Read More

Hanging up the Mic or Hanging in There: Rap Battle Wrap-up

September 20, 2007 |


This past week, hip-hop lovers or people who just enjoy a good old celebrity beef have been following the record selling competition between 50 Cent and Kanye West closely.

Last week, the Bullet filled you in … Read More

Student Embraces Tradition

September 20, 2007 |


Soul beats. An eagle crowing. Soft leather moccasins pressing into the dusty ground. Clockwise, always dancing clockwise. Air rushing through skirts, swishing. Drums. Music. Old music, ageless chants, mournful wisps of the past gliding through the … Read More

Susannigans: Baby's First Anti-War Rally

September 20, 2007 |


“Have fun girlies!” chirped my ex-hippie mother as she dropped me and three friends off 100 feet in front of Capital Hill this past Saturday afternoon.

As Mommy drove away in her Volvo station-wagon, the four of … Read More


September 20, 2007 |


For women, everything is in predictable cycles.

Our inescapable, unpleasant monthly ride on the crimson wave is proof that we are driven by pre-determined patterns beyond our control.

We can’t help the things our raging, hormonal female … Read More

Optimistic Virginian Democrats are Sadly Mistaken

September 20, 2007 |

By BRIAN COONEY The following letter was written in response to both “Precious Moderate Steps Down” (September 6th, 2007, The Bullet) and “Richmond Due for a Change” (September 13th, 2007, The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

In just two issues of … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Give Respect to Get Respect

September 20, 2007 |

The following letter was written in response to “Seizing Maturity (September 13th, 2007, The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

Alex Rohde’s acerbic column in last week’s Bullet requires a response from students who, like him, demand the highest quality education from this … Read More

Remembering 9/11: Why We are Winning the War on Terror

September 20, 2007 |


“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September 11.

In the words of President George W. Bush: “We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will … Read More

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2007 |

“The Juice is loose,” or it was, until last week.

O.J. Simpson better pray he can resurrect Johnnie Cochran sometime within the next couple months. This time he is behind bars for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, … Read More

Student Body Brought to Life

September 20, 2007 |


Mary Washington students have new options for their free time. The Office of Student Activities and Community Services plan new events for the upcoming months it appears that UMW students have new options for their free time.

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New Gen-Eds Ahead

September 20, 2007 |


Starting next fall, incoming freshmen and rising sophomores might no longer have to take physical education, freshman composition, and three of the five current across-the-curriculum requirements in order to graduate.

If a major revision to the schools’ … Read More

RA/HR Money Mix-up

September 20, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY Approximately one fourth of the University’s Residence Assistants and Head Residents could not receive paychecks for the pay period between August 6 and 27, forcing the Office of Financial Aid to make institutional loan money available for … Read More

Shake-up in OSACS

September 20, 2007 |


All four members of the Student Activities and Community Services staff from last academic year are gone, including former director Lee Cotton, terminated at the end of spring semester 2007.

The school replaced Cotton, who left after … Read More

Frawley Pleads Guilty: Former UMW President Convicted of DUI Tuesday

September 20, 2007 |


On Tuesday, former University President William J. Frawley pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Fredericksburg.  He faces another drunk-driving charge tomorrow in Fairfax County.

The Fredericksburg District Court Judge suspended Frawley’s license for one … Read More

Walls' "Castle" Earns Novel Reviews

September 18, 2007 |


“The Glass Castle” is Jeannette Walls’ moving memoir about her difficult and unconventional childhood. The novel opens with Walls living on Park Ave. in New York City, working as a prominent journalist.  Within the first few … Read More

UMW Hit for Hit with Top Teams

September 13, 2007 |


Battling scorching heat and intense competition, the University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team opened the season with a two day invitational tournament last weekend.

The Eagles are returning with every player from last year’s team … Read More

Eagles Silence Buzz: Soccer Earns 8-0 Win Over Shenandoah Hornets

September 13, 2007 |


Senior Emily Talbot may be listed as a defender on the women’s soccer roster, but that isn’t all she has to offer.

Twelve minutes into Saturday’s 8-0 blowout against Shenandoah, Talbot scored her first goal as an … Read More

Sweet Smell of Pigskin Returns

September 13, 2007 |


AFC East- Formerly the toughest division in the NFL, the AFC East is now the New England Patriots and three other teams. If Tom Brady and his three new Brady-ettes (wide receivers Randy Moss, Donte’ Stallworth, and … Read More