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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

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

Bogey’s Offers Beer, Flare, Music And More

February 1, 2007 |

By STEFANIE SKY It was another Tuesday and another bar for eight UMW ladies celebrating another girl’s night out. The bar of choice this week, Bogey’s in Central Park. My three roommates, Taylor, Lindsey and I started off our evening at … 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

GRE and Pash Rock Downtown Fredericksburg

February 1, 2007 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

Rocking long into the night, University of Mary Washington bands Pash, Jinxed at Twelve and Grave-Robbing Extravaganza (GRE) shook The Loft in downtown Fredericksburg to its very foundation on Jan. 18. Organized by Jinxed at Twelve, Pash … Read More