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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

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

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

Improv Comedy Troupe Returns

September 11, 2007 |

BY LAUREN ORSINI

At an Undeniably Adjacent show last April, UMW senior Matt Czapiewski rode a friend around like a pony and experienced sexual confusion.

“Riding another man like a horsey gave me all sorts of jumbled up feelings … Read More

The Top 5 Best Things About Being Back at UMW

September 6, 2007 |

BY CHARLOTTA JARBORG

1. Honey Mustard at The Nest All summer long you have been trying to find the perfect honey mustard to go with your chicken strips, nuggets, or anything deep-fried, and yet you find yourself daydreaming about that … Read More

The Spotlight: "Country Ghetto" by J.J. Grey and Mofro

September 6, 2007 |

BY AARON RICHARDSON

I picked up “Country Ghetto” on a whim, a risky maneuver at best, especially when you consider the price of records these days. Luckily the new album by J.J. Grey and Mofro turned out to be a … Read More

Giant to Help Fredericksburg All Ages Shows at Third Floor Studio

September 6, 2007 |

BY AARON RICHARDSON

This year, Giant will be co-sponsoring concerts in downtown Fredericksburg with Fredericksburg All Ages Shows. The first in the series will be on Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m. “The first show features Statehood and Travis … Read More

You will "Mclove" 'Superbad'

September 6, 2007 |

BY CAITLIN COGGINS

Every now and then, a summer movie comes out that features all of the typical high school movie clichés. Moving on to college, hooking up with girls (or guys), essentially, taking the big steps toward adulthood. … Read More

Pash Rocks the Capital

September 6, 2007 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

The surprise at D.C.’s Black Cat last Friday was not the sketchy crowd pacing the streets in an altered state, but the lack of pilgrims outside for the traditional between-band cigarette break after opener Carol Bui cleared … 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

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

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

Micheal Ian Black Swings Through UMW

February 1, 2007 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

Comedian, actor and pop-culture enthusiast Michael Ian Black has signed on to kick-off Giant Productions’ new spring comedy series next week Thursday, Feb. 15. This semester, Giant has nabbed five or six comedy acts to perform. Sophomore … Read More

Mute Math Leaps Over Competition

February 1, 2007 |

By MEGAN KELLY

Jaw dropping, ridiculous and incredible are the musical experience that is MUTEMATH.  For those that already listen to them: congratulations on operating ahead of the musical curve. For those that haven’t heard of them: buying their self-titled … Read More

Top 5: Reasons For Class Cancellations

February 1, 2007 |

By CAITLIN COGGINS

1. Zombie Attack

These undead losers can make getting to class a pretty annoying inconvenience. First of all, you have to understand the potential consequences of venturing outside in the middle of a zombie attack. If anyone … Read More

The Spotlight: "Sex Pockets" by Digital Underground

February 1, 2007 |

By ALEX BEMISH What it is:

The masterpiece of oft-overlooked Bay Area hip-hop crew Digital Underground, most famous for “Humpty Hump” and backup dancer Tupac Shakur.

Why you should care:

Hailing from Oakland, Calif., Digital Underground were one of the … Read More

Professor Displays Art in DuPont

February 1, 2007 |

By MATT ELLIOTT

Less than one year after Claudia Emerson, associate professor of English, made headlines by earning the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry, “Late Wife,” another University of Mary Washington professor has earned acclaim of his own.  … Read More