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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 |

BY LEAH KIEFF

“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 |

BY JESS PIKE

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 |

BY LAUREN JURGENSEN

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 |

BY CHANNON FULTON

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 |

BY KATY BURNELL

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 |

BY ERIN HOESLY

“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 |

BY NICK NELSON

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 |

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