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New Legislation Brings Police State

December 7, 2011 |

Big Brother, meet your 21st century replacement, the U.S. government. In the past several weeks, the Senate has been debating a bill that would, essentially, transform the U.S. into an authoritarian nation heavily controlled by the military. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again.Read More

One Note Stand’s ‘Mission’ a Success

December 7, 2011 |

Taking the stage with a series of James Bond montages, dressed in sunglasses, heels and suits, accapella group One Note Stand began their “secret mission,” code named “ONS1212011,” to entertain a crowd of students, parents and faculty in Dodd Auditorium last Thursday, Dec. 1.Read More

Men's Basketball Tops Frostburg State

December 7, 2011 |

As the men’s basketball team took the court on Saturday afternoon, they were greeted by a gym full of students wearing white.Read More

Students Occupy BOV Meeting

December 1, 2011 |

Occupy Mary Wash made their presence and grievances known to UMW’s Board of Visitors two weekends ago, protesting the lack of direct student representation on the board.

Senior Allie Atkeson, a member of Occupy Mary Wash, said that the main … Read More

True Price of Shopper’s Safety

December 1, 2011 |

Black-Friday brings out the worst in consumers.

The New York Times just published that total spending for this year’s Black-Friday, including online sales, reached an estimated $52.4 billion Thursday through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation.

While these figures … Read More

Smith Enters Record Book With Rare Triple-Double

November 30, 2011 |


On Nov. 21, University Mary Washington sophomore basketball player Walt Smith achieved a milestone when he recorded his first career triple-double. Smith, the sophomore point guard from Alexandria, Va, is a returning starter for Head Coach Rod … Read More

Bhangra Dance Competition Comes to UMW

November 30, 2011 |

By the end of the 7th Annual Bhangra Beat competition held on Nov. 19, I was tired. Why? Because Bhangra is the kind of dance style that you can’t watch without being exhausted yourself.

Everybody is smiling and bouncing … Read More

Occupy Mary Wash Plans BOV Protest

November 17, 2011 |

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Occupy Mary Wash held a student-run teach-in, which discussed the influence that the Board of Visitors has on the University and its power structure, in preparation for the protest they have planned this weekend.Read More

Gingrich Enters the Ring

November 16, 2011 |

If you are a registered Democrat, then right now you should like Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker Newt Gingrich. You heard me right; liberals should embrace “the Newtster.”Read More

Cross Country Seasons End in Texas

November 16, 2011 |

In the dry, dusty air of Seguin, Texas, the Eagles’ women’s and men’s cross country teams outraced over 22 teams, finishing eighth and ninth respectively in the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 12.Read More

Mary Washington Crowns Mr. UMW

November 16, 2011 |

Last Thursday, Nov. 10, was the Association of Residence Hall’s annual Mr. UMW competition and this year’s event proved once again to be one of the highlights of the semester.Read More

Field Hockey Season Comes To A Close

November 10, 2011 |

The No. 18 ranked University of Mary Washington field hockey team concluded their season after losing to Wesley College in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinals last Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Eagles finished 15-5 overall and 5-2 in conference play.Read More

Candidates Fall, Romney Emerges on Top

November 10, 2011 |

It is better to hold your peace and look a fool rather than open your mouth and prove it to be so. After last week’s escapades, it looks like GOP hopeful, Herman Cain, is learning this lesson, albeit painfully. Read More

Student Named New Rescue Squad Captain

November 9, 2011 |

The Fredericksburg volunteer rescue squad has a new captain who may look familiar to some University of Mary Washington students.Read More

Taste of Asia Celebration Provides UMW with Diverse Entertainment

November 9, 2011 |

“Please don’t fall, please don’t fall,” was on the mind of 20-year-old senior Eniya Lufumpa as she waltzed across the runway in Indian apparel at UMW’s annual Taste of Asia Celebration, held in the Great Hall on Friday Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Read More

Student Claims Discrimination Against Air France

November 3, 2011 |

A University of Mary Washington junior says she was fired because she refused to remove her Islamic headscarf on her first day of work at Dulles International Airport, and she has filed a discrimination complaint against her former employer, Air France.Read More

2012 Election Takes Backseat to Gossip

November 3, 2011 |

If the majority of the University of Mary Washington campus were asked who Herman Cain was without the benefit of a Google machine or the option to phone a friend, how many words do you think the average person would … Read More

Cross Country Teams Capture Second Place at CAC Championships

November 3, 2011 |


Despite the imperfect conditions, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to slip and skid their way through the falling snow to take second place in the Captal Athletic Conference Championships … Read More

Neon Indian Livens up Halloween at UMW

November 2, 2011 |

The last place you would expect a project identified as “White Girl Mob” and a psychedelic chill-wave band recreating live, acid-induced experiences is in the Great Hall. With the creative combination of live performances by both Kreayshawn and Neon … Read More

Students Hold Rally to ‘Keep the Ban’

October 26, 2011 |


“2-4-6-8! Help us keep our water safe!” students chanted at a rally in front of Lee Hall on Thursday, Oct. 20.  Over 100 University of Mary Washington students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered to support … Read More

Through Iraq, America Found Libya

October 26, 2011 |


On Oct. 20, 2011, Libyan rebels ambushed a convoy carrying their deposed dictator, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi. Footage of Qaddafi’s capture has made its way onto the Internet, and people all over the world can see the once … Read More

Stevenson Defeats Women’s Soccer Team

October 26, 2011 |


Last Saturday, Oct. 22, the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team played Stevenson University and lost to the Mustangs 2-0. It was the Eagles’ homecoming game and their last chance to affect their standing in the … Read More

2011 Homecoming Concert Rocks the Anderson Center

October 26, 2011 |


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. … Read More

Staff Editorial: Protests Compensate For Failed Government

October 13, 2011 |

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.Read More

Field Hockey Filets Marlins

October 12, 2011 |

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.Read More

University Holds Pep Rally to Unveil New Brand, Website

October 12, 2011 |

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.Read More

Festival Provides Variety of Wine and Entertainment

October 12, 2011 |

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.Read More

Hurley Installed as Ninth President

October 6, 2011 |

President Rick Hurley was officially sworn into office as the University of Mary Washington’s ninth president on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Field Hockey Loses to No. 1 Salisbury

October 5, 2011 |

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.Read More

Campus Protests Have Wrong Aim

October 5, 2011 |

When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former political advisor to President Bush, Karl Rove, came to speak at the University of Mary Washington, they caused more than a stir.Read More