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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.Read More

You’re killin’ me: a new column for the haters of UMW

February 22, 2007 |

By TIERNEY McAFEE

Staff Writer

Bad P.R.

As comedian Michael Ian Black proclaimed during his recent visit to UMW, P.R. is everything.  He even went so far as to attribute the Nazi’s defeat to bad public relations. When confronted by the latest batch of flyers from the student-run, anti-birth control group, Project Plus, I couldn’t help but think, “Damn, they have lousy P.R.”

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UMW senior meets an American hero

February 22, 2007 |

By WILL COPPS

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Students dazzle at Senior Art Show

February 22, 2007 |

By LAUREN JURGENSEN

Staff Writer

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.
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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