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Ales for the Holidays

December 6, 2007 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

1. Blue Moon – Full Moon Winter Ale While their pumpkin concoction was a swing and a miss, this cleverly titled brew hits a homerun. The Colorado based Coors brewing company do a great job on their … Read More

Kindred Spirits Display Photographs

December 6, 2007 |

By Aaron Richardson

Seniors Clara Williams and Beth Wilkins have been friends since high school. They studied photography under the same teacher in high school, and now they culminate their college careers with a joint photography exhibit. Williams and Wilkins … Read More

Entertainment Section's Holiday Selections for the New Generation

December 6, 2007 |

By Matt Elliott

Are you having trouble getting festive this holiday season?  Are you tired of the same old Christmas carols and Christmas movies that come on television every holiday season?  For those of you that want to celebrate the … Read More

'No Country for Old Men' a Cohen Brothers Gem

December 6, 2007 |

By Craig Graziano

Anton Chigurh (the villain of  “No Country for Old Men”) has a Prince Valiant haircut and a pressurized oxygen tank which he uses to blast holes in anything he wants to. What he most frequently uses the … Read More

UMW Males Strut Their Stuff for Crown

December 6, 2007 |

By Catherine Wilson

Dodd Auditorium sizzled on November 28 as over a couple hundred Mary Washington students watched the finest men of Mary Washington compete for the coveted title of Mr. UMW. Hosts Alyssa Lee and Sean O’Brien introduced the … Read More

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Across the Curriculum Requirements

November 8, 2007 |

JUSTIN TONEY

In talking with my advisor recently I learned that bribery is not an effective means of getting one’s RPN. I also learned that somewhere Satan himself has devised certain regulations prohibiting me from graduating in four years with … Read More

Great Hall Masquerade Ball: Renaissance Club Dances the Night Away

November 8, 2007 |

TIFFANY DOUGLASS

This past Friday night, Great Hall was transformed back to the medieval ages.  The UMW Renaissance Club hosted a Masquerade Ball to celebrate Halloween and participate in general fall reveries. The chandelier emitted a romantic glow on the … Read More

UMW History Through Art

November 8, 2007 |

TIM ST. ONGE

Last Thursday a new art exhibit, “The Creative Process: History of the Arts at the University of Mary Washington,” opened in duPont Gallery celebrating 100 years of the fine arts at UMW. Featured alongside the exhibit … Read More

Student Gallery’s First Opening

November 8, 2007 |

MATT ELLIOTT

On Friday, Nov. 2, University of Mary Washington seniors Terry Moore and Bobby Bass opened their new gallery Sights & Sounds.  The gallery, which is located at 915 Lafayette Blvd, had a grand opening party from 2-8pm … Read More

Pash Rocks Halloween Show

November 8, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

Cigarette smoke curled around a pack of unhappy under-21s who lingered outside the Loft in costumes all too revealing, while the of-age crowd shuffled past into the venue’s narrow stairwell for a low-lit Halloween show. While the … Read More

Top 5 Things You’ll Never Be Able to Do at Mary Wash

November 1, 2007 |

WILL COPPS

5. See our campus trashed by our football rivals- and trash theirs back. One time I heard someone say they “disliked” Longwood. One time. “Disliked.” Are they supposed to be our rivals? Where is the sense of competition? … Read More

GALL Brings Art out of Hiding and Into the Spotlight

November 1, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN

Something sinister has been going on at UMW this year. Something frightening. Turn a corner on campus walk, and you might come face-to-face with… impromptu poetry readings! But it doesn’t stop there. You may prefer people covered in … Read More

2007: The Year of the Producer/MC

November 1, 2007 |

MATT ELLIOT

With hip-hop albums like Kanye West’s “Graduation,” Timbaland’s “Shock Value,” Three 6 Mafia’s “Last 2 Walk” and many others, the year 2007 has been dominated by producer/MCs.  The term producer/MC refers to an MC that also creates or … Read More

The Hannah Montana Phenomenon: How a 14-Year-Old Girl Can Out-Sell The Police

November 1, 2007 |

BRYNN BOYER

If I suddenly found myself $2,000 richer, I can guarantee that my first thought wouldn’t be to buy tickets to see the 14-year-old daughter of a washed-up country star prance around an arena in a blonde wig and … Read More

Kyle Cease to Perform at UMW

November 1, 2007 |

CHARLOTTA JARBORG

On November 6th, Mary Washington will play host to Comedy Central featured comedian and actor Kyle Cease, putting our school on the list of the many colleges he tours. If you have never seen any of his Comedy … Read More

Top Five Worst Horror Films Ever

October 25, 2007 |

TIM ST. ONGE

1. “Wrong Turn” (2003)

“Wrong Turn” is a by-the-book horror flick that tells the story of six young, unsurprisingly attractive city slickers whose road trips converge when one of them takes a wrong turn down a rural … Read More

‘Darjeeling Limited’ Follows Anderson Form

October 25, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

You’re in an Indian marketplace, a sea of color and chaos, where taxis wail through crowds and jam-packed side streets and the air is nearly electric with chaos. Reds, oranges, blues and yellows swirl around you as you … Read More

Maryland Rennaisance Fair Entertains Students

October 25, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN

Think of Maryland, and what comes to mind? Seafood? Mediocre baseball teams? Bad drivers? How about thousands of people running around in Elizabethan costume? The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the second-largest fair of its kind in the United … Read More

Eve 6 Reunites For Homecoming Festivities

October 25, 2007 |

AARON RICHARDSON

Eve 6 played their first show since 2004 at UMW on Saturday, Oct. 20.  That’s not all, either. They had agreed to a reunion only after Giant Productions asked them if they would reunite specifically for the event. … Read More

WMWC Recovers From Major Setbacks

October 11, 2007 |

MATTHEW BLAKELY

Although our school is functioning on one leg without a permanent president or the space of Lee Hall, our radio station, WMWC radio, soldiers on. Despite setbacks acquiring an FCC license,  the radio team has found a way … Read More

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Shakes up Record Industry

October 11, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

Just when record company executives and the eager music community could wait no longer for Radiohead’s next album, the quintet without a record label did something challenging, unexpected and completely groundbreaking. “Hello everyone,” wrote lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. … Read More

Double Feature: A Comparison of New and Old ‘Beatle Mania’ Box-Office Shows

October 11, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) The official website for “Across the Universe” proclaims in proper Beatles fashion that “all you need is love.” All this film needs is a more cohesive plot, proper character development, and greater depth. Oh, … Read More

Plain White T’s Visit Mary Wash

October 11, 2007 |

AARON RICHARDSON

Mary Washington students rocked out to the familiar tunes of The Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 5. The band, which has a number one single with “Hey There Delilah,” was brought here by Giant Productions … Read More

Top 5 Best Ways to Ditch Your Roommate

October 4, 2007 |

MATTHEW BLAKELY

Now that we’ve all adapted to our “college lives” there’s not much to do but study, eat, study, party, and study—not much else. But if you’re like a friend of mine who cringes at the sight of her … Read More

Sci-Fi Novel Connects Past and Future

October 4, 2007 |

CATHERINE WILSON During the thirteenth century, the famed explorer Marco Polo journeyed to the Far East. After serving the Kublai Khan in China for many years, he was released from service and allowed to return home. He was given much … Read More

‘The Hills’ are Alive With Heidi

October 4, 2007 |

CHARLOTTA JARBORG

“Who is Heidi Montag and why should I care?” Some may give me this reaction to this article, but chances are, you readers know full well who this blonde celeb-wannabe is. Like it or not, “The Hills” is … Read More

Students Prove Their Worth in ‘Proof’

October 4, 2007 |

CAITLIN COGGINS

When senior Kirk Jacobson found out he only had about four weeks to memorize and perform David Auburn’s “Proof,” the Pulitzer Prize winning play, he was a bit intimidated. But from the very first read-through he and his … Read More

Kelly Almigh-KEY

October 4, 2007 |

ELIZABETH SWAUGER

For sophomore Kelly Key, the latest Cheap Seats movie “Evan Almighty” was not simply a dollar’s worth of entertainment; instead it was her campus-wide movie debut. During the summer of 2006, Kelly Key and her father read in … Read More

‘HALO 3’ Annihilates Records

October 4, 2007 |

TIM ST. ONGE

For the past six years, the pinnacle of first-person shooter video games has been summed up in one word: Halo.  The Halo series has broken sales records, revolutionized the first-person shooter genre, and has become a pop … 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