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Invisible Children's Faults Should Not Stop Activism

April 25, 2012 |


Kony 2012, a heart-pulling video, took the Internet by storm forced everyone to connect with the universal pains of human rights violations. The 30-minute long video inspired good; or, at least, made nearly 90 million people feel … Read More

UMW Women's Lacrosse Team Wins in CAC Opener

April 25, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team was victorious in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference against Marymount University. The Eagles trounced on the Saints defeating them 24-13.

Senior midfielder Catherine Kennedy paced the Eagle’s offense. The … Read More

Breaking News: Student Dies Off Campus

April 24, 2012 |

Jackson Henry-Lester, a University of Mary Washington junior sociology major, died early April 24, according to a release from the university.Read More

Multicultural Fair Returns to UMW

April 18, 2012 |

The Multicultural Fair returned to the University of Mary Washington for its twenty-second year On Saturday, April 14.Read More

Eagles Place First in Recycling Contest

April 18, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington placed first in Virginia and 18th out of 338 total schools from the U.S. and Canada participating in Recyclemania.Read More

Softball Advances to CAC Semis

April 18, 2012 |

In her first taste of postseason collegiate softball, University of Mary Washington freshman pitcher Hannah Otterman delivered a stellar outing. The first-year player tossed seven innings of one-run ball to help lift the Eagles to a 2-1 win over Stevenson … Read More

The Rocket That Went Nowhere

April 18, 2012 |

Despite outcry from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on April 13. It left academics, Washington politicians and North Koreans alike scratching their heads. The new Kim Jong-un government had just negotiated the deal of century: the … Read More

XV Delivers 'Awesome' Performance

April 18, 2012 |


On Saturday night, hip-hop fans at UMW were treated to a free concert by XV, a rising rap star from Wichita, KS.

Although the crowd barely filled half of the Great Hall, the energy onstage and … Read More

University Announces Interim Provost Selection

April 11, 2012 |

President Rick Hurley announced Monday that the University selected Ian Newbould as interim provost at the University of Mary Washington beginning April 16.Read More

Seven University Professors Named to Princeton Review's Top 300 List

April 11, 2012 |

The Princeton Review’s inaugural publication of “Best 300 Professors” named seven University of Mary Washington professors in their list among professors from 122 public and private colleges and universities.Read More

Archaic Drug Laws Need Change

April 11, 2012 |

In 2012, Imperial College London conducted a study that helped confirm the startling effectiveness of a new anti-depressant medication. Unfortunately, the medication is illegal. Commonly called “magic mushrooms,” these fungi are Schedule I controlled substances, considered by the law to have a high potential for abuse and no medical potential, despite an increasing number of scientific studies to the contrary.
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FOODE: A Culinary Adventure in Downtown Fredericksburg

April 11, 2012 |


Tired of eating on campus? Are you looking for something new and exciting to tingle your taste buds? Then head downtown to FOODE at 1006 C Caroline St. for a culinary adventure you don’t want to … Read More

Mark Warner Discusses Jobs, Economy

April 4, 2012 |

Senator Mark Warner spoke at the University of Mary Washington for a “conversation about jobs and innovation,” a subject Warner recognized as being on the forefront of many college students’ minds, in Monroe Hall on April 3rd at 9:30 a.m.Read More

Students Take Part In Annual 2 Dollar Challenge

April 4, 2012 |

The Two-Dollar a day Challenge (TDC) returned this week to the University of Mary Washington for the sixth year.Read More

A Critical Look at Two-Dollar Challenge

April 4, 2012 |

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.Read More

Baseball Shows Improved Hitting

April 4, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington baseball team took two out of three games on the road against conference foe St. Mary’s College this past weekend to inch closer to the .500 mark on the season.Read More

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Makes a Violent Return

April 4, 2012 |

Move over reality TV, there’s a new contender for the crown of most volatile television program, and this one has dragons.Read More

Student Caught With Handgun Suspended

March 28, 2012 |

The student who was found in possession of a handgun last Monday night in Eagle Landing has been placed on interim suspension, pending the completion of campus judicial review, according to university officials.Read More

Supreme Court Wrong Place for Gay Marriage

March 28, 2012 |

As the old proverb goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Unfortunately, it looks like the marriage equality movement is heading down that road. Obviously the movement does not want to end up in hell, but it would if the Westboro Baptist Church had its druthers.Read More

Hyatt, UMW Partner On Hotel

March 28, 2012 |

Hyatt Hotels has been chosen as the company that will run the new Eagle Village Hotel.Read More

'The Hunger Games': A Cinematic Feast

March 28, 2012 |

If nothing else, “The Hunger Games” proves one thing: there are some things one simply cannot do with words on paper that one can do with film. Read More

Holi: Festival of Colors

March 28, 2012 |

Holi: Festival of Colors had Eagle Bhangra dancing and students dressed in white throwing paint at each other in Ball Circle. Check out our video footage of the event!Read More

Campus Police Seize Handgun in Eagle Landing

March 21, 2012 |

On Monday night shortly after 10 p.m., University of Mary Washington police confiscated a handgun from a student on the third floor of Eagle Landing, after students who saw the weapon reported it to the campus police.Read More

Lady Eagles Reflect on Season

March 21, 2012 |

The UMW women’s basketball team went undefeated during the regular season, notching a 16-0 conference record and sweeping the CAC playoffs, while knocking off Marymount and York in two very close games.Read More

American Entitlement and its Consequences Abroad

March 21, 2012 |

With recent news of a U.S. service member opening fire on Afghan civilians, we should realize one of two things: that a war’s brutality affects all human beings involved, or that the horrific effects of America’s war on terror are unfairly distributed among the nations involved.Read More

Fizzlebottom's Cafe Open in Downtown Fredericksburg

March 21, 2012 |


These days, it seems like every politician, pundit, and Internet naysayer is jumping proclaim the American Dream dead or dying, but on a little street in downtown Fredericksburg, the American Dream is alive and well and … Read More

Provost to Leave After Three Years

March 14, 2012 |

Provost Jay Harper announced he was stepping down last Friday, March 2 after three years at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Lady Eagles Fall in Elite Eight

March 14, 2012 |

On Saturday, March 10, four months and 24 days into the season, the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team did something they had not done all year long: lose a game. Read More

Russian Opposition Should Learn From U.S. Tea Party

March 14, 2012 |

In the wake of Russia’s fixed parliamentary elections, something extraordinary happened: tens of thousands of Russians poured into the Moscow streets in sub-zero weather to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who last weekend won a third presidential term in a dubious election.Read More

'Mass Effect 3' is a Gaming Epic

March 14, 2012 |

Last Tuesday, March 6, after years of waiting, “Mass Effect 3” finally hit the shelves, much to the delight of gamers everywhere. The final installment in the story of Commander Shepard, the customizable protagonist of the franchise who can have varying gender, race and even sexual orientation based on player’s choices, and the fight to rid the galaxy of the Reapers, a genocidal sentient machine race, is the conclusion of a narrative that started with the original “Mass Effect” in 2007. Read More