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Senior Art Major Focuses on the Artistic Process

April 24, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

Finding senior Michael Mosley’s house is pretty easy. All you have to do is look for the yard covered in paint cans. The inside of the Daniel Street house is just as distinguishable as the outside. … Read More

Beer Review: A Taste of Fredericksburg

April 24, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Turning 21 opens up a lot of doors to fun activities, and one of them is only a short car ride away. Fredericksburg’s own microbrewery Blue and Gray is a must for any respectable, beer-chugging college student. … Read More

Kingston Trio: 51 Years Old and Still Rocking

April 24, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Kingston Trio brought a roof-raising UMW performance to UMW last Friday that could have easily stopped any pacemakers present in the audience. The Trio, who burst onto the musical scene in 1957, sustained a packed Dodd … Read More

Less Talk More Rock: Battle of the Bands

April 24, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell and Tali Schiller

Two minutes into their song and The Console War is in trouble. Will Copps, drummer for the band–not to mention his day jobs as head of Giant and Editor-in-Chief of the Bullet–has just … Read More

Brett Michaels Falls In Love, Gets Action

April 17, 2008 |

By Landon James Hide your children; it’s another reality television show come to take over all your free time and thoughts. And this time, the show has Bret Michaels from Poison in it, so you know it must be good. … Read More

'Run' The Other Direction: 'Run Fatboy Run' Falls Well Below Simon Pegg

April 17, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo While gross-out humor and a pregnant, screaming fiancée at the altar got Simon Pegg sprinting, “Run Fatboy Run” should instill nothing more than a walk—or better yet, leisurely drive—to the theatre for a predictable comedy. If Pegg’s … Read More

Explosions in the Sky: Live Bliss

April 17, 2008 |

By Ryan Marr Despite a plethora of automotive obstacles, four Mary Washington freshmen and I still managed to catch cinematic-rock troubadours Explosions in the Sky April 11 in Norfolk, Virginia for a concert experience unlike any other. Hailing from Austin, … Read More

Second Annual Battle of the Bands Friday

April 17, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell and Tali Schiller

It’s that time of year, again. The sun is starting to shine, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and Grave-Robbing Extravaganza is preparing to melt our faces. It’s time for Battle of the … Read More

The Spotlight: Boz Scaggs

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

When “Boz Scaggs” came out in 1969, it was something different. Scaggs wasn’t interested in reproducing the psychedelic rock that by that time had gotten stale, and as a piano player/singer, his talents weren’t suited to the … Read More

Performing Arts Club Showcases Versatility

April 10, 2008 |

By Tim St. Onge From an exotic soundscape by Yo-Yo Ma to the hard rock power of Bon Jovi, there seemed to be no style of music the dancers of UMW’s Performing Arts Club couldn’t master at the club’s spring … Read More

'She Stoops to Conquer' Brings Old School Charm

April 10, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

It’s about 8 o’clock on Thursday, April 3, 2008 and the clamor of students and Fredericksburg locals rushing to their seats in Klein Theatre before beeping their cell phones off fades neatly into the strings of … Read More

Balladry Reborn: Student Songwriter Focuses on Storytelling

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

Forrest Marquisee sits in the corner of a crowded room fiddling with the equalizer knobs on his PA system. It’s 9 p.m. on a Friday night and the house on Weedon Street is packed to the … Read More

Apples in Stereo B-Sides Be Real

April 10, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo

From a band with a fruity name on a quirky label comes equally eccentric music, and The Apples in Stereo’s latest compilation from Yep Roc Records, “Electronic Projects for Musicians,” is a high-energy mix of the … Read More

MTV's 'The Paper' Avoids Gossip

April 10, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a school newspaper? You could: a) join the Bullet team and see for yourself, or b) you could keep chilling on the couch and tune into MTV’s latest … Read More

Senior's Farewell

April 3, 2008 |

By Andrea Nealon

It’s 9:15 on a Tuesday night in Goolrick Hall, and although the building closes in less half an hour, you can hear a symphony of music, dance, and laughter coming from the dance studios in the … Read More

The Spotlight: 'Warpaint' by The Black Crowes

April 3, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Black Crowes have hatched another egg after seven years of hibernation in a tumultuous winter of band quarrels and disagreements.

The group came together to release “Warpaint” on March 3, 2008, and Rolling Stone Magazine describes … Read More

Is Spears Back on Top?

April 3, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Admit it. You miss Britney.

Whether you want to call it a mini-comeback or not, most of us probably do want to see Britney do well – for her sanity, for her kids, for her happiness, and … Read More

Review Flogging Molly's "Float" a Return to Form

March 27, 2008 |

By STONE FERRELL

In their first album in close to four years, Flogging Molly delivers their most developed, sophisticated work yet. With a mix of charging percussion, some violin for grace and enough guitar to give it that Irish … Read More

A Talk With Naked Cowboy

March 27, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

What says “Welcome to New York!” like a near-nude pedestrian strumming an out of tune guitar in the center of Times Square? What reflects better on our society’s obsession with talentless pop culture than an ex-stripper/ex-model/ex-actor/ex-writer whose … Read More

Vagina Monologues Return to UMW

March 27, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

The opening monologue of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues immediately addresses the audience.

“I bet you’re worried. We were worried too. We were worried about vaginas.”

For the uninitiated UMW students waiting in Great Hall on March … Read More

Late-Night Picture Show

March 27, 2008 |

By RYAN MARR

Back by popular demand, The Rocky Horror Picture Show returned to Mary Washington’s campus last Wednesday, March 19th for another evening of wild debauchery and gender-shattering attire.

The free performance was held in the Great Hall for … Read More

Lupe Fiasco Stuns Dodd Auditorium

March 27, 2008 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

A tense crowd in Dodd Auditorium chants “Lupe, Lupe, Lupe” as more than 1,000 Mary Washington students and a few guests awaited the appearance of Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco. At last, 20 minutes after the … Read More

Bored This Spring? Allow us to Help

March 13, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

Let’s suppose you are bored and coming down from that no-school spring break high. Let’s also suppose that, while you’re getting back into the swing of things and attending classes like the good student you are, you … Read More

Ireland's Favorite Sons Release 3D Movie

March 13, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

Over spring break, my dad I and went to a U2 concert. The seats were phenomenal and the price couldn’t have been better—$20 for both tickets. For an hour and a half, I was up close and … Read More

The Song Does Not Remain the Same

March 13, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

Led Zeppelin added a delicious maraschino cherry to the top of their 2007 double-decker sundae.

The chocolate scoop, and the core of the sundae, was their Dec. 10, 2007 live reunion performance in London’s O2 Arena during … Read More

Top 5 Movies for the Aspiring Rocker

March 13, 2008 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

1. “This is Spinal Tap,” 1984, directed by Rob Reiner. “Spinal Tap” is the single greatest rock and roll movie of all time. A comedy mockumentary about four aging, bloated, overpaid rockers attempting to revive their career, … Read More

Giant Productions Attends National Convention

March 13, 2008 |

By CLAIRE COPPS

Heartbroken from not getting to meet one of my idols, I walked out of my hotel room. And there he was, staying on my hotel floor. DMC himself.

Never again will I get a chance to meet … Read More

Top 5 Summer Festivals

February 28, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

What the hell are you going to be doing this summer? If you don’t know by now, you’re way behind and this article is for you.

Festivals are going to be as hot this summer as the … Read More

Student Pursues Stand-Up Comedy

February 28, 2008 |

By RYAN MARR

The student body here at Mary Washington rarely suffers from a lack of humor thanks to the efforts of one of our resident student-comics, Watt Smith.

Smith, a 2 1/2 year veteran of the comedy circuit in … Read More

UMW Bands to Rock 18+ Release Show

February 28, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

Tonight, marking UMW band Grave-Robbing Extravaganza’s first CD release, the second event of music and mayhem in the Loft’s monthly 18+ nights will feature live performances from GRE, Tereu Tereu and Junk Science.

Thanks to The Loft’s … Read More