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

September 13, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

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 |

By GOVINDA AVASARALA

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

New Hypnotist Entrances UMW Students

September 13, 2007 |

BY KAT BOATNER

Benjamin Packett, a University of Mary Washington freshman, perks up as he hears hypnotist Michael Anthony say the words “full moon.”  Jumping out of his seat, Packett begins to howl loudly at Anthony and the 29 students … Read More

Professor Visits Canada On Fellowship, Eh?

September 13, 2007 |

BY MEGAN GRIGORIAN

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth’s career has taken him to places all over the world, including India, the Philippines, Ukraine and Armenia.  But his trip to Canada this past year provided him with a new opportunity.

“It was … Read More

Thats What She Said: A Sour Note

September 13, 2007 |

BY TIERNEY McAFEE

In that awkward “getting to know you” stage, you can only go so many minutes before some misguided dope assaults you with the question, “So, what kind of music do you listen to?”

This inane inquiry, popular … Read More

UMW Student can Handle the Heat

September 13, 2007 |

By JENNIFER DUDLEY

While most college students bummed around beaches this summer or tried to make some extra cash for the school year, UMW senior Peter Jump was in Utah working for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land … Read More

Professor Pens Fantasy Novel

September 13, 2007 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

Judging just from the poems and Tolkien memorabilia on his Combs office door, fantasy is Dr. Warren Rochelle’s forte.

While teaching a full load of courses,  Rochelle, an associate professor of English, found time to create … Read More

Top5 Ways to Fail Your Classes

September 13, 2007 |

BY ELIZABETH SWAUGER

1. Hit That Snooze

Go ahead, hit it a few more times. This is guaranteed to make your roommate hate you—and if you do it enough, you might be able to successfully sleep through all of your … Read More

"Shoot 'em Up" a Raunchy Thirll-Ride

September 13, 2007 |

BY STEPHANIE BREIJO

Who uses carrots, a metal filing cabinet and a baby to get the job done? No, it’s not MacGyver, it’s the more modern-day Smith, Clive Owen’s (of “Closer” and “Children of Men”) newest gun-toting character from the … Read More

Fredericksburg All Ages Turns One

September 13, 2007 |

BY STEPHANIE BREIJO

It didn’t seem even slightly out of place to hold a conversation with someone, let alone a dozen people, holding a cupcake Saturday night, be they age 15 or 50. There were hundreds of local concertgoers at … Read More

Rap Battle: Kanye vs. 50 Cent

September 13, 2007 |

BY CHARLOTTA JARBORG

You may not be a gold-digger, but by eating your salad and skipping dessert, you could get the man you deserve with the help from Kanye West’s “Work Out Plan.” Then again, you could also celebrate your … Read More

Art Faculty Show True Colors

September 13, 2007 |

BY TIFFANY DOUGLASS

After astounding the University with her Pulitzer Prize award last year, world-renowned poet and professor Claudia Emerson continues to influence UMW’s academic community.  She has always had a big impact on her students, but now she is … Read More

Network and Gamers Try to Coexist

September 13, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY

For the first week that junior Ben Smith and his roommate tried to log on to their online gaming accounts, the University of Mary Washington’s network security blocked the connection. “My roommate and I threw a hissy … Read More

MW Shortstack to be Shortened

September 13, 2007 |

BY ALEX BLEMISH

University of Mary Washington officials have decided to shorten the iconic boiler stack at the school’s heating plant to half of its current height of 170 feet.  This means one of the last visible reminders of the … Read More

Student Drivers Forced to Walk

September 13, 2007 |

BY STEPHANIE BREIJO

The last University of Mary Washington student options for parking anywhere besides the edges of campus are gone.

Students may find parking to be more difficult than ever, with most faculty/staff spaces changed to 24-hour parking allocations. … Read More

Crew Team Gets Stay of Execution

September 13, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

There may be hope for the University of Mary Washington crew team afterall.

Two weeks after the team’s Varsity status was suspended, Bernard Chirico announced the rowers were once again intercollegiate athletes.

“The BOV will no … Read More

Instant Alerts: School Alert System to Warn Students in Variety of Ways

September 13, 2007 |

BY ERIN LEACH-KEMON

Nearly 1,900 UMW students, faculty and staff have signed up for a new emergency alert system the school initiated this summer in the wake of the tragic murders of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech … Read More

School Short $2.3 Million

September 13, 2007 |

BY KATY BURNELL

The University of Mary Washington has begun slashing its operating expenses, eliminating one-time projects, and freezing most new hires in order to cushion the blow of a $2.3-million budget cut.

Acting President Rick Hurley said he … Read More

Screw You, I Won't Buy What You Sell Me

September 11, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY

For those of you about to rock, take off those ACDC T-shirts, cause we’re not gonna take it any more.

Nobody loves the classics more than we at the Bullet. We all want to be Jukebox Heroes … Read More

Improv Comedy Troupe Returns

September 11, 2007 |

BY LAUREN ORSINI

At an Undeniably Adjacent show last April, UMW senior Matt Czapiewski rode a friend around like a pony and experienced sexual confusion.

“Riding another man like a horsey gave me all sorts of jumbled up feelings … Read More

Sellman New Coach

September 6, 2007 |

BY NICK NELSON

When the University of Mary Washington swim team opens their season on Oct. 5, there will be a stranger among familiar faces: new head coach Matt Sellman.

Sellman took the job in early July after previous … Read More

Eagles Play for Cure: Volleyball Team Helps Support Breast Cancer Cause

September 6, 2007 |

BY TONY MORRIS

An ace or block has never meant so much to the University of Mary Washington volleyball team.

The Eagles are raising money for breast cancer research through a season long ‘Ace for a Cure’ program, with donations … Read More

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