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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

Michael Ian Black Raises Spirits, Money

February 8, 2007 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

A belated Valentine’s Day treat for everyone, comedian Michael Ian Black’s roaring performance on Feb. 15 brought not only chuckles, but charity as well. Collecting donations outside the event, Students Helping Honduras raised $2,600, an amount far … Read More

Tiers to You, Kid!

February 8, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

Some seniors might recall our first big snowstorm four years ago, when a collaborative effort of many freshman resulted in a 3-D art sculpture on Jefferson Square.  Many lent a helping hand that snow day—on the creation … Read More

Sexclamations: V-Day (Validation Day)

February 8, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND and DANIEL CEO

Gone are the days when we decorated an old shoebox with glitter and a red marker and everyone in our class dropped the new “Spiderman” Valentine’s card into our “mail box.” Back then, our … Read More

Do Not Dismiss Dining Concerns

February 8, 2007 |

By PHIL WHITE

I am writing to raise some concerns with the current dining services program run by Sodexho and to outline the predicament of trying to make a serious effort to make a positive change for the school. As … Read More

Slavery Still Exists

February 8, 2007 |

By MARIA GARCIA

On Saturday, Feb. 10, UMW will be hosting lecturer Mohamed Yahya, the executive director for the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, a non-partisan organization that promotes human rights in Darfur, Sudan, and elsewhere in the world. … Read More

UMW Ready For Spring Ball

February 8, 2007 |

By WHITNEY JORDON

With the loss of three key players to graduation and a disappointing fall in the final round of the CAC Championship Tournament last year, the University of Mary Washington’s baseball team is striving to get back on … Read More

Eagle Men Win Record-Setting Game

February 8, 2007 |

By MONICA OWENS

The University of Mary Washington had more than a victory to celebrate on Tuesday as they exited the court in Goolrick Gymnasium. Senior Mike Lee shot his fifteen-hundredth point during the game.  He is the third player … Read More

UMW Eagle Women Cruise By Sea Gulls

February 8, 2007 |

By MARY PURKERT

The University of Mary Washington Women’s basketball team not only silenced Salisbury fans, but Salisbury’s coach as well, in their 72-51 win over the Sea Gulls in Goolrick Gynasium Tuesday. The Sea Gulls coach, who prior to … Read More

Ecology Club Seeks Greener Campus

February 8, 2007 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES

For some students at the University of Mary Washington, concern for the environment goes far beyond recycling duty in the residence halls. Through an Energy Conservation Initiative proposal, students in the Ecology Club have suggested that the … Read More

Mass Email Cut Has Downside

February 8, 2007 |

By MARY DAVID

University officials have recently changed the mass e-mail policy in efforts to reduce the number of e-mails going out to all faculty and students. While some of the administration seems positive about the change, faculty have expressed … Read More

School Asks For $35 M For Dorms

February 8, 2007 |

By KAY BOATNER

Residence halls at the University of Mary Washington are about to become a little less crowded. University officials have requested authority from the state government to raise $35 million to build new residence halls on campus.  Gov. … Read More

Honor Council Gets Advisor

February 8, 2007 |

By KATIE MORGAN

Dr. Bernard Chirico, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, was selected as the University’s advisor to the Honor Council in September. The position was created when President Frawley and the Board of Visitors delegated … Read More

Dodging ‘Moose,’ Student Crashes

February 8, 2007 |

By KATY BURNELL

When UMW Debate Coach Adrienne Brovero and her husband returned home from the library on Dec. 16,  they found tire tracks, broken glass and car parts littering their backyard. “The first thing we noticed was that the … Read More

Sex Column Divides Student Body

February 8, 2007 |

By ELIZABETH NOWROUZ

UMW is talking about sex. And not just that. It is talking about talking about sex. Students are choosing sides, and what began as the brainchild of a women’s studies class is now one of the most … Read More

Club O Makes a Splash Onto the UMW Scene

February 8, 2007 |

By KAY BOATNER

One might expect to find a “no boys allowed” sign posted on the door to Meeting Room 1 above the Eagle’s Nest.  The small room is crowded with about 15 girls, all of who are discussing personality … Read More

Frisbee Teams Gear Up For Spring

February 8, 2007 |

By RACHEL MASON

Two years ago, both the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee teams made it to the Atlantic Coast Regionals in Statesboro, Ga. for the first time. However, in 2005 UMW was thrown into a … Read More

UMW Celebrates Black History  

February 8, 2007 |

By MEGAN GRIGORIAN

The University of Mary Washington campus kicked off the celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 2 to large numbers of students and Fredericksburg community members. The events chosen this year by a planning committee, which consists … Read More

Top 5: "It Sucks to Be a Teenager" Comedy Classics

February 8, 2007 |

By ANDY DRAKE

1. “Dazed and Confused” It took a long time before my friends were able to convince me to watch “Dazed and Confused.”  The burnouts hidden behind a veil of pot smoke makes the DVD cover look like … Read More

Comic: Feb. 1

February 1, 2007 |

By WILL BREWSTER and AUSTIN COBB

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The Spotlight: "Roxy Music" by Roxy Music

February 1, 2007 |

By ALEX BEMISH

Roxy Music by Roxy Music (1972)

What it is: The debut by one of the most influential bands in rock music (despite the fact people rarely talk about them).

Why you should care: When many people think … Read More

Spectacle Showcases Myriad Student Films

February 1, 2007 |

By LENA MOSES-SCHMITT

Sophomore Jonathan Stallings has been shooting and editing films since he was in seventh grade. Stallings submitted three of the dozen or so films that will be shown at University of Mary Washington’s student-made film festival, The … Read More

Broken Blue Centerlight Rocks The Loft

February 1, 2007 |

By SARA BAHRAINI

For the musicians rocking out, College Night did not feature many college students in the audience. But on Feb. 1, KC’s Music Alley did showcase three talented bands: Philip Uster and the House Floor, Sparky’s Flaw and … Read More