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Students Go Age Over Primatologist

September 27, 2007 |

BY LAUREN JURGENSEN

Dodd Auditorium erupted with laughter last Friday when leading primatologist Frans de Waal compared a photograph of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to the behavior of a group of chimpanzees.

de Waal, an expert … Read More

Art Professor 'Neutralizes' Illness

September 27, 2007 |

BY TIFFANY DOUGLASS

Joseph Di Bella is celebrating more than his 30-year career in UMW’s Art Department. After suffering a life-threatening illness that kept him out of the classroom in Fall 2006, he is back at the drawing table, … Read More

New School vs. Old School: Westerns

September 27, 2007 |

BY SERENA EPSTEIN

“3:10 TO YUMA” (2007)

I have a confession to make: I’ve never liked Westerns. It’s difficult to become emotionally attached to a genre that essentially consists of only one film. Poor miner/farmer/townsperson is terrorized by outlaw/neighbor/ruthless … Read More

UMW Honors Beloved Professor

September 27, 2007 |

BY MATT ELLIOTT

Last Wednesday night, September 19, the University held a “memorial party” for Dr. Thomas P. Somma, the Director of the University of Mary Washington Galleries since 1998.  Dr. Somma passed away May 10, following a long … Read More

Sexclamations

September 27, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

Nothing brings you closer to the people you live with than sharing a shower.

Everything that’s normally covered up and left unmentioned is revealed in a shower, and even if you’re not explicitly revealing yourselves simultaneously, there … Read More

Susannigans: Insta-Birthday

September 27, 2007 |

BY SUSANNAH CLARK

Last Wednesday I turned nineteen years old. I rang in my final year of teenager-hood by spending seven hours in the Bullet office, bringing you last week’s Viewpoints section. I then came home to an inbox of … Read More

Realizing the 'Big Picture:' America is Short-Sighted

September 27, 2007 |

BY BRIAN OGLE

The following letter was written in response to “Remembering 911: Why We’re Winning the War on Terror” (Sept. 20, 2007 The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

In last week’s Bullet, Leah Kieff wrote, “We need to look at … Read More

'Sexclamations' Shows Symptoms of Sexism

September 27, 2007 |

BY THOMAS ROBERTS

The following letter is in response to Kelsey Clark’s “Sexclamations” columm (The Bullet, 2007)

Dear Editor:

It seems that “Sexclamations” is the main forum on morality and philosophy in the Bullet.  In the last two issues, … Read More

Staff Editorial: TV or not TV?

September 27, 2007 |

If we had a flatscreen TV in the Bullet office, and it could talk, we would ask it, “Where are you going, TV?”  Sometimes TV serves us up some of the most depressing, soul-demolishing nonsense we’ve ever seen, and then, … Read More

Washroom Fees on the Rise

September 27, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY AND RYAN LOTT

This year at Mary Washington games at the Washroom went from costing one dollar per game to one dollar per game per hour, and students are not happy about it.

“That’s screwed up,” said … Read More

UMW Buys Third Campus

September 27, 2007 |

BY SARAH FINNEY

UMW has appropriated $2 million to buy 22 acres near the Dahlgren Naval Research base in King George County to build a new educational and research facility.

University officials say the branch-which Mary Washington would operate, but … Read More

Police Beat

September 27, 2007 |

BY KATY BURNELL

Sept. 18- At 7:50 a.m., Student Activities Director Joe Mollo reported that a Toshiba laptop computer belonging to the University had been stolen from his office between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15.  Police entered the $800 computer’s … Read More

Sports Center Plans Underway

September 27, 2007 |

BY SARAH FINNEY The University of Mary Washington has revived plans to build a 2,700-seat athletic facility in the parking area in front of Goolrick Hall. Varsity basketball and volleyball teams will play their games in the new building, which … Read More

Goolrick Fields Face Upgrades

September 27, 2007 |

BY BRYNN BOYER

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 |

BY KATY BURNELL

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 |

BY ERIN LEACH-KEMON

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 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

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 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

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 |

By GOVINDA AVASARALA

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 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

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 |

BY STEPHANIE BREIJO

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 |

BY ANNIE KINNIBURGH

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 |

BY KEVIN KENDALL

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 |

BY STEPHANIE BREIJO

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 |

BY CHARLOTTA JARBORG

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 |

BY ELIZABETH SWAUGER

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 |

BY SUSANNAH CLARK

“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

Sexclamations

September 20, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

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