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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

Women’s Basketball Crowned CAC Champs

February 29, 2012 |

A euphoric circle made up of indistinguishable Lady Eagle players gathered near mid-court of the William M. Anderson Center on Saturday night as the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team celebrated their conference tournament title.Read More

Discovering Truth But at What Cost

February 29, 2012 |

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. Read More

$12,000 Spent On Brompton

February 29, 2012 |

According to information acquired through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, $12,000 has been spent on furnishings and interior decoration since President Rick Hurley moved into the home in July 2010.Read More

SGA Elections Conclude Thursday

February 29, 2012 |

Student voting for the 2012 Student Government Association (SGA) elections began Sunday night and will continue to run through Thursday, March 1.Read More

Fashion Blunders on Oscar Red Carpet

February 29, 2012 |

While it’s always fun to witness the tears of joy an Oscar award brings to its recipients every year at the film industry’s biggest award ceremony, the real Oscar excitement happens on the red carpet right before the show even starts, with celebrities’ flamboyant sense of styles in competition for who can turn the most heads. Read More

Ceremony Celebrates Opening of Dahlgren

February 22, 2012 |

With state and local officials present, the University of Mary Washington dedicated its third campus on Jan. 17, 2012, the Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, which offers graduate-level courses in science, technology, engineering and math.Read More

New Bill Threatens Women’s Rights

February 22, 2012 |

The Virginia Senate ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution on Feb. 7, 2012. The ERA guarantees, “Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Read More

Wood to Return Friday, Feb. 24

February 22, 2012 |

Last week, The University of Mary Washington’s men’s head basketball coach Rod Wood was placed on administrative leave following a DUI arrest that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 15.Read More

fun. Live up to Their Name

February 22, 2012 |

Last Wednesday night 480 Mary Washington students impatiently stood outside the Great Hall awaiting the arrival of the New York based indie pop band, fun. Read More

Immigration Debate Hinders Equality

February 15, 2012 |

The push for equality in America has experienced profound victories in the past 50 years. From deconstructing Jim Crow to the recent appeals on Proposition 8 in California, the past half-century has proved to be one of progress in the struggle for equality. Why then, is this progress hindered by the arrogance surrounding the immigration debate?Read More

Angela Davis Gives Keynote Speech in Dodd

February 15, 2012 |


Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis gave the keynote address at Dodd Auditorium last night as part of the University of Mary Washington’s commemoration of Black History Month. Davis spoke about experience as a political activist … Read More

Dye Crucial to Eagles’ 23rd Win

February 15, 2012 |

Last Saturday’s women’s basketball game ended the same way the previous 22 did, with the University of Mary Washington coming out on top with their perfect record intact. “We’re not thinking about wins and losses, we just want to get … Read More

'Chronicle' a Fresh Take on Superheroes

February 15, 2012 |


You may have seen a hundred superhero movies, but you’ve never seen one like “Chronicle.” If you constantly dream about super powers, or find yourself trying to move your pencil across your desk rather than studying, … Read More

Arrington Estate Served Lawsuit

February 8, 2012 |

In an effort to collect funds promised to the University of Mary Washington by the late Arabelle Arrington before her death, the UMW Foundation has filed a $6.35 million lawsuit against her estate.

In a statement released by the … Read More

Iranian Conflict Draws U.S. Attention

February 8, 2012 |

President Barack Obama may be forced to drag the United States into another war in the Middle East. As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq come to a close, there has been a new discussion in the mainstream media on … Read More

Madonna Fumbles Halftime Show

February 8, 2012 |


As a general rule, the entertainment for an age-old event should not be older than the event itself by more than five years.

Nothing confirmed this rule more than Superbowl XLVI’s half-time show, where 53-year-old pop … Read More

Alumnus Discusses UMW ‘Spirit of Entreprenuership’

February 1, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services hosted Matt Paxton from A&E’s Emmy nominated program, “Hoarders,” in Monroe Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

Paxton, an alumnus from the … Read More

Defense Key in UMW WIN

February 1, 2012 |

The Mary Washington women’s basketball team continued their streak of dominance defeating St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Saturday, Jan. 28. Senior guards Katie Wimmer and Jenna McRae finished with 13 and 17 points, respectively. Freshman forward Aubrey Howland had … Read More

Dancing, Singing and Culture at Gospelfest

February 1, 2012 |


On Sunday, Feb. 12, the University of Mary Washington will host its annual Gospelfest, celebrating African-American culture through the art of music and dance in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall at 4 p.m.

Every year the … Read More

Obama Tackles College Affordability at Michigan

February 1, 2012 |


Last Friday, Jan. 27, President Barack Obama’s long-awaited rally at the University of Michigan began. The numbers were overwhelming. Thousands of students gathered in the early morning hours, in the frigid cold, clamoring for a chance to … Read More

Dela Cruz, Brennan Winners in SGA Special Elections

January 25, 2012 |


Special elections for the University of Mary Washington Student Government Association Vice President and Judicial Review Board President began on Sunday, Jan. 22 and ended at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Jan. 25. Monique dela Cruz was … Read More

Poor Reporting in Paterno's Death has Dire Implications

January 25, 2012 |

It started around 8:45 p.m. last Saturday night, Jan. 21.

Suddenly, my Facebook news feed was filled with about 15 variations of “R.I.P. Joe Paterno.”  As it would with any journalist, my curiosity piqued and I began hunting down articles … Read More

"Beast" is Still a "Beauty" in 3-D

January 25, 2012 |


School may be back in session, homework might be piling up already, and your back might be aching from carrying all those books, but there is one bright ray of happiness that can light up the … Read More

BREAKING: Second Virginia Tech Victim May Have Been Shooter

December 8, 2011 |

Reports claim that the second shooting victim at Virginia Tech may have in fact been the gunman, as of 4:15 p.m.Read More