Every time an election is held, there is a constant barrage of “your vote counts” messages. It is repeatedly stressed the importance of every vote. It can even reach a point where the messages stop seeming like a promotion of civic duty and more like a desperate attempt to garner votes for a specific candidate.
The Bullet made the decision to change its crime coverage policy. Last year, the policy changed from not publishing any names in the Police Beat section of the paper to publishing names of students “arrested and charged with crimes that violate the public trust,” so long as the names were available.
Citizens throughout the nation spent yesterday, Sept. 11, commemorating and reflecting on the fateful day 12 years ago that forever changed America. While most of the current students at the University of Mary Washington were fairly young back in 2001, the effects of the terrorist attacks left an indelible impact on almost everyone in the nation. Below, the editorial staff of the Bullet look back on their own experiences and exhibit how Sept. 11, 2001 affected the lives of so many, regardless of age or location.
Many students at the University of Mary Washington found themselves wondering why they were sitting in class this previous Monday. UMW students spent this Labor Day doing exactly what it was implemented to commemorate while family members, and even some friends from other schools, enjoyed one of the last days of summer.
As aspiring professional journalists, it is hard for the editors of the Bullet to watch the media be scrutinized for their coverage of certain events. While this is true, it gives us a chance to learn from not only the mistakes of news corporations, but also what they do right.
In the past week, the Bullet has come under fire for a variety of events that have led some in the University of Mary Washington community to question this publication’s ethics, professionalism and practices. The Bullet staff would like to take this opportunity to, as the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics states, “clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.”
Graduation is quickly approaching and the job search is both time consuming and stressful. We all wonder about the likelihood of actually sealing the deal after graduation.
It seems that the University of Mary Washington’s efforts to go green don’t stop at recycling and modifying its architecture, but go so far as to reuse guest speakers for major campus events.
Don’t like the weather? Just give it a minute. In case you didn’t know, the first day of spring was last Wednesday, but the recent snowfall must’ve missed the memo.
It may not be spring yet, but Spring Break has arrived. Many students will relish the nine days free of school after a grueling week of midterms. It is always nice to be able to kick back and recover from brutal all-nighters and untimely exam schedules.
The University of Mary Washington is known to outsiders as a small liberal arts school, but a recent move on campus makes it seem as if the administration wants to tweak how people perceive UMW.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an organization that has existed since 1910; by all accounts, it is an organization that ceased to be newsworthy long ago as it quickly established itself as a part of American culture and has done little to change its image over time. This changed when the BSA announced last week that it was reconsidering keeping in place a long-standing ban on allowing homosexuals to join.
The Bullet reported in an article this week that the Student Government Association won student representation on the administrative budget reallocation committee. The Bullet views this as a big win for students and commends the SGA on a job well done thus far.
The University of Mary Washington’s proposed “resource reallocation” is a discussion that has made the Bullet very nervous. While the Bullet is wary of cuts to the liberal arts, an unfortunate series of budget cuts from the Commonwealth of Virginia placed UMW, and other Virginia schools, in a difficult position.
The Media has been consumed with the ubiquitous debate over our nation’s looming fiscal cliff and the questions associated with it. What will happen on Jan. 1, 2013 if Washington cannot get a deal done?
Last year the University of Mary Washington spent over $40,000 to develop a new branding campaign for the university. The Educational Marketing Group was hired a year ago to reinvent our school’s image, and now the Student Senate voted to remove those banners and slogans from the campus, on Oct. 24, 2012.
Every 90 days, students who try to sign in to their University of Mary Washington accounts face a moment of panic, followed by frustration, when confronted with a password expiration notice.
Whether you did homework this past weekend or threw a hurricane – or should we say “a lot of light to moderate rain” – party, we can all agree that two days off of school was a nice gift from Sandy.
Lance Armstrong is the most popular American cyclist to ever have lived, but the International Cycling Union (UCI) has said it wants to make it as if Armstrong has never competed in the sport.
“Lance Armstrong has no place in …
After several years of constant construction, University of Mary Washington students are accustomed to mild inconveniences and familiar sounds of heavy machinery. However, no past disturbance approaches the one caused by the new IT Convergence Center construction that has closed …
Last week, The Bullet said farewell to its departing senior editors and welcomed an entirely new editing staff. This transfer of power happens annually, but rarely are the personnel changes so dramatic. Only one page editor from this spring will …
In the fall, the University hired Educational Marketing Group to recreate and revamp the image we, as a university, portray to the public. The result of this initiative was a new university brand—“Where great minds get to work.”
However, due …
It’s that time of the year again, folks. That’s right, the time when a handful of students embark on the “Two-Dollar a Day Challenge” so they can feel like they’re making a difference, even though all they’re really doing is trivializing a serious issue.
Stand Your Ground is a recent law passed in Florida protecting the rights of individuals claiming self-defense. The law says that an individual has “no duty to retreat” and has the right to “meet force with force, including deadly force.” …
Western Europe’s trend for stringent anti-immigration sentiments have come back to the forefront of people’s concerns, following Monday’s shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.
This shooting is the third brutal attack in the area by what authorities think …
At this point, the likelihood that you’ve encountered the activist group Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” campaign is exceedingly high. The 29-minute viral video sparked passionate reactions ranging far on each end of the spectrum, with the staunchest defenders and harshest critics each shouting their respective stance from our new-aged mountain top: the Internet.
Award-winning journalist Marie Colvin was killed on Feb. 22 in Homs, Syria. She was a war correspondent for the Sunday Times, a British newspaper, for 20 years. She covered the Syrian Civil War during a time when the Syrian government severely restricted foreign journalists access to the country.
The University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball coach Rod Wood will be returning to work Friday, Feb. 24 at noon after being placed on administrative leave last week. Wood was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for reckless driving and was …