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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

Tennis Team Tops Roanoke Maroons

February 22, 2007 |

By WHITNEY JORDAN

As Arthur Ashe once said, “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” The University of Mary Washington’s men’s tennis team captured this seniment when they swept the Roanoke Maroons this … Read More

Women Split This Week's Double-Header

February 22, 2007 |

By MARIE PURKERT

The University of Mary Washington’s  women’s tennis teams split its two matches against Methodist University and Division One UNC Wilmington on Sunday. The Eagle women first fell to the Wilmington Seahawks, 8-1, but then rallied to top … Read More

With Mounting Costs, Lee Hall Accrues Debt

February 22, 2007 |

By KATY BURNELL

wo million additional dollars are needed to finance an overhaul of Lee Hall, a project that was initially slated to cost $17 million, according to Vice President of Administration and Finance Rick Hurley. Hurley said UMW’s original … Read More

Personnel Shift at Health Center

February 22, 2007 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES

After over thirty years under the same direction, the Health Department at the University of Mary Washington will go through an administrative transition. Ilma Overman, former University Physician and Director of the UMW Health Center, officially retires … Read More

Annual Auction For Psych

February 22, 2007 |

By SARAH FINNEY On Wednesday night, the fourth annual Topher Bill Memorial Scholarship Auction was held in Chandler Hall. The University of Mary Washington’s Psychology Department, with the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, helped plan, organize and operate this public … Read More

Frawley Hosts Open Forums

February 22, 2007 |

By KATY BURNELL

This week, President William Frawley set out to follow through with previously-made promises to improve communication between the office of the President and the UMW campus community. Frawley initially targeted improving communication as an issue in this … Read More

Politics Lead to Arrest For '06 Grad

February 22, 2007 |

By ERICA JACKSON

Last Saturday evening, UMW alumnus Andrew Stone left his Fredericksburg apartment on a mission: to confront members of the University’s College Republicans about their beliefs concerning the Iraqi War. With military brochures in hand and a list … Read More

Students Urge UMW to Take Holidays More Seriously

February 22, 2007 |

By K.J. ADLER

The University of Mary Washington does not celebrate national holidays by suspending classes and students are beginning to ask why. Junior Marija Ozolins and seniors Stephanie Parker and Tempa Klinegores were three of the leading voices in … Read More

UMW Senior Meets an American Hero

February 22, 2007 |

By WILL COPPS

Meeting a famous person is never quite like anyone expects. I had run the possible scenarios through my head a million times, but nothing had prepared me to come to know a true American hero. Walter Cronkite … Read More

Students Dazzle at Senior Art Show

February 22, 2007 |

By LAUREN JURGENSEN

February 16th’s grand opening of “Cynosure,” the Senior Art Exhibition, came to a standstill when one artist switched off the lights and surprised the guests with an unexpected performance. Standing before a wall that featured both a … Read More

Top 5: Things to Do on a Rare Snow Day

February 22, 2007 |

By ALISON HOFFMAN

Remember the blizzard of ‘96?! Sure I do. I truly cherish the memories of losing my Jack Russells in the 4-foot drifts covering my front yard like gross, too-thick icing on a hard Wal-Mart cake. School was … Read More

Band Could Stay All Week

February 22, 2007 |

By MEGAN KELLY

Bloc Party is back with their sophomore album, “A Weekend in the City.”  For those fans who were disappointed with the re-mixed version of their debut, “Silent Alarm,” the new album will restore faith in why you … Read More

The Spotlight: "Portishead" by Portishead

February 22, 2007 |

By ALEX BEMISH

What it is:

The second (and so far last) album by British trip-hop/chill-out duo Portishead.

Why you should care:

Named after a suburb of Bristol, England, Portishead is one of the three key artists from the early … Read More

Students Perform Calarco's "R and J"

February 22, 2007 |

By CAITLIN COGGINS

“I have three words for you: Hotter than ‘Brokeback.’” That’s what sophomore Anastasia Sullivan had to say about “R & J,” the latest play performed by University of Mary Washington’s Theatre and Dance Department. This adaptation by … Read More