By SAMIHA ISLAM
The University of Mary Washington’s 2011 homecoming weekend started with a bang, courtesy of the annual homecoming concert featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, and Bad Rabbits in the newly opened Anderson Center on Friday, Oct. …
2008 was the year it was supposed to happen. President Barack Obama was elected because he made a promise to the American people: we were going to rebuild this nation. Obama supporters sat with optimistic and believed, what Time called, “the decade from hell,” had ended two years early.
The University of Mary Washington’s women’s field hockey team took on the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins this past Sunday, Oct. 9, with home field advantage working for the Eagles. The No. 18 Mary Washington squad cruised past the Marlins 8-1, and improved their season record to 11-3 overall.
On Oct. 7, President Rick Hurley unveiled the University of Mary Washington’s new brand personality and the school’s revamped website during a pep rally held in the Anderson Center.
Celebrating its 21st year, the Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival enamored and charmed guests on the banks of the Rappahannock this past weekend, Oct. 8 and 9, boasting eight wineries and a brewery.
The University of Mary Washington field hockey team lost 4-1 to Salisbury University last Saturday, Oct. 1. The No. 1 ranked Sea Gulls squad made quick work of the No. 17 Lady Eagles, as Salisbury scored the first four goals of the game and never looked back. The loss dropped UMW to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in Capital Athletic Conference play, while Salisbury improved to 10-0 on the season and 4-0 in the conference.
Winter is coming and its time to take advantage of the weather while you still can. Nestled in the hills of Charlottesville, just an hour or so out of D.C., is the Carter Mountain Apple Orchard, a perfect venue to enjoy all autumn has to offer, including a spectacular panoramic view of Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by hills, vineyards, orchards, and quaint barns.
President Rick Hurley will be formally inducted into the office of President of The University of Mary Washington during his installation ceremony this Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.
The editors of the Bullet wish to offer our sincerest congratulations to you on your formal inauguration as the ninth president of the University of Mary Washington. We look forward to working closely with you throughout your tenure as president and we are excited for what the future may hold.
The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team took on Stevenson University this past weekend at the Battlegrounds Stadium. The Eagles were 1-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play entering the game, and UMW came out of the conference battle with a still perfect CAC record after winning 1-0.
The first time I saw the original “Gears of War” in 2006 it inspired me to buy an Xbox 360, and when “Gears of War 2” came out in 2008, I picked it up at midnight and by 10 a.m. I had played it straight through, so naturally my expectations were high for the third entry in the Xbox 360’s staple franchise.
After two years of renovations, Monroe Hall is once again open to students, faculty and staff. To commemorate the event, a rededication ceremony was held on Sept. 16, during which a variety of notable guest speakers paid tribute to the building’s history while outlining its path for the future.
“Does no one read anymore? What kind of hell-town is this?” was the reaction of our faculty adviser, as he reflected on the current lack of book stores in the Fredericksburg area.
The University of Mary Washington women’s field hockey team had their seventh home game last Saturday, Sept. 18, against Randolph Macon College. Following a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Wesley College, the Lady Eagles rebounded for an impressive shutout win, 4-0 over the Yellow Jackets.
By RUTH DALRYMPLE
On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on …
By WESLEY HOST
The Mary Washington men’s soccer team headed to Lynchburg this past weekend to participate in the Shellenberger Classic: a showcase that included Maryville College (TN), Hampden-Sydney College and the host Lynchburg College. UMW …
The budget crisis has affected all areas of government, but there are few agencies that have seen the tangible effects quite as strongly as NASA.
According to the Los Angeles Times, congressional budget concerns are leading many experts to …
By NICK HALL
A preview of “Contagion” will probably remind any film buff of the 1995 Dustin Hoffman movie “Outbreak.”
It’s a good movie, and if you haven’t seen it you really should. However, something that always bugged …
By EMILY MONTGOMERY
A number of changes to buildings on campus greeted students and faculty returning to the University of Mary Washington this semester.
These changes include the opening of the Anderson Center, the reopening of Monroe Hall and alterations …
The University of Mary Washington officially opened the pristine William M. Anderson Center on Aug. 25, and last night the UMW volleyball team christened the new building with its first ever collegiate athletic event.
The 55,000 square foot facility …
By MEGHAN GRAHAM
Walking into Pinkadilly Tea at Smythe’s Cottage, in downtown Fredericksburg at 303 Fauquier St., guests are welcomed with the pink color scheme. The walls are bubblegum pink, the tablecloths are salmon pink with a lace overlay …
By THOMAS BOWMAN and ANNE ELDER
Irene Expected to Hit This Weekend; Preempted by Severe Thunderstorms
The day after freshmen moved in, Thursday, Aug. 25, a little taste of Hurricane Irene hit the University of Mary Washington.
Tuition, fees, room and board rates will increase for the 2011-2012 academic year for the University of Mary Washington, the Board of Visitors announced May 6.
Full-time, in-state students can expect an 8.8 percent rate increase bringing …
By FRANCES WOMBLE Staff Writer
In May 1961, a group of students challenged segregation on buses and in terminals throughout the South. This May, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of these Freedom Riders, PBS is sponsoring a 10-day bus …
You voted, we tallied, and the results are in: the best aspects of life at Mary Washington.
Best Dressed Professor: Gary Richards Although readers have deemed him the undisputed arbiter of academic fashion at UMW for two …
By LANDON JAMES
The University of Mary Washington has always prided itself on constructing a community of diverse people openly sharing different perspectives and ideas. To some, like junior Sajia Alaha Ahrar, this type of communication is essential to promoting …
By WESLEY HOST
The Mary Washington baseball team came into the 2011 season looking to repeat as Capital Athletic Conference champions. Coming into the conference tournament, they were 21-13, and had a schedule full of strong, out of …