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Sexclamations

January 31, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

When I was a little girl and just beginning to skim the surface of sex-ed and all of the baggage that came with it, there was one concept that I couldn’t understand: adultry. All of my childhood … Read More

Illegal Immigration: Should We Crack Down?

January 31, 2008 |

YES: Since the Virginia legislature convened, there have been over 100 bills proposed in the first two days concerning immigrants. During his State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Kaine talked extensively about the growing issue of illegal immigration. The very … Read More

Facism Disguised as "Patriotism"

January 24, 2008 |

By Brian Ogle

It’s a new year, and the airwaves are once again rife with presidential election-year politics. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are carefully crafting their rhetoric in an attempt to appeal to as many voters as … Read More

Susannigans

January 24, 2008 |

By Susannah Clark

Shuffling away from the Customs office at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I braced myself for the sights and sounds ahead. This was my first time in a Third World country, my first exposure to … Read More

Sexclamations

January 24, 2008 |

By Kelsey Clark

I’m sure you’ve all had your fill of Heath Ledger mourning at this point. Even if you haven’t been binge drinking or weeping into a tub of ice cream while repeatedly watching “10 Things I Hate about … Read More

Please, Talk to Strangers

January 24, 2008 |

By Miles Dumville

Never underestimate the power of strangers.  Strangers have the ability to change your life for better or for worse in much less time than even the best of friends can.  Let’s not forget that the people you … Read More

Kalahari Nights: The Ballad of Fredericksburg

January 24, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

Less than a mile from campus, UMW students can look out over Civil War battlefields and picturesque Confederate graveyards. They can visit old apothecaries and see George Washington’s boyhood home. This is what Fredericksburg is known for–its … Read More

Susannigans: Litte Red Riding Whore

November 1, 2007 |

SUSANNAH CLARK

Every October, the same “Mean Girls” philosophy permeates the fog-machined air: On Halloween, it’s okay to dress like a prosititute. (See this week’s Sexclamations.) While most girls embrace this opportunity for skimpiness, there are plenty who scoff in … Read More

Sexclamations

November 1, 2007 |

KELSEY CLARK

Gone are the days of scary witches and bed-sheet ghosts. Thinking up cleverly revealing Halloween ideas for college parties makes me long for the days of trick-or-treating. Oh, wait. Scratch that. I love dressing up slutty. Even if … Read More

Protecting Protesters

November 1, 2007 |

PHILLIP WHITE

Like many students at UMW, I found the anti-abortion demonstrations that took place on Oct. 18 to be unconvincing, poorly executed, and generally ineffective. There was little intellectual discussion of the issue being addressed, the signs being displayed … Read More

Staff Editorial

November 1, 2007 |

There are major conflicts at this school, and not just the ones that come along with course registration when you are picking your classes. It seems like every single person within a major thinks that every other major is a … Read More

Susannigans: Confessions from the Mosh Pit

October 25, 2007 |

SUSANNAH CLARK

This weekend, my dreams came true. UMW’s Centennial Homecoming was drawing to a close, and I was being crowned—with a goose-egg. A closeted mosher for years now, I am now a black-belt—I have had my first concussion. Only … Read More

Sexclamations

October 25, 2007 |

KELSEY CLARK

While staring blankly at my laptop trying to think of a topic for this week’s “Sexclamations,” my mind began to wander. I found myself, shockingly, daydreaming about boys. Rather, I should say boy. Singular. My campus walk crush. … Read More

Discovering the Depth in Dumpster-Diving

October 25, 2007 |

MILES DUMVILLE

You’re walking down a relatively busy, commercialized street. You make that automatic glance down the oncoming alley-way only to see several individuals rummaging nonchalantly through a dumpster, most likely for food. You turn away disgusted and continue tromping … Read More

No President Means No Privacy

October 25, 2007 |

RONALD AMON

The Oct 18 campus invasion by “several dozen” of an outside evangelical anti-abortion group is one of the most ill-advised events ever staged to a captive audience. Students may ask, if UMW had a President installed, would this … Read More

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2007 |

It’s that time of year again—there’s a certain chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, the wind is blowing fiercely, and…wait. That’s not right. There’s humidity in the air, but certainly no chill. And the last time we … Read More

Sex Column Reinforces Double Standard

October 11, 2007 |

SYLVIA SIERRA

The following letter is a response to “Sexclamations” (The Bullet, Sept. 27, 2007):

By now, I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows that “Sexclamations” is the worst part of the Bullet. It has proved repeatedly to be … Read More

Susannigans: Whoah There, Delilah

October 11, 2007 |

SUSANNAH CLARK

The Plain White T’s predictable penultimate number last Friday was of course, “Hey There Delilah.” Dodd Auditorium became a sea of illuminated cell-phones in mid-call as the sing-along erupted. As the obligatory PDA-fest began to swell among near-by … Read More

Sexclamations

October 11, 2007 |

KELSEY CLARK

Last week I extolled the virtues of talking openly about sex. Being comfortable with your sexuality and sharing experiences can only improve things, right? Wrong. This weekend I was shopping with my mother and we passed a window … Read More

‘Bullet’ Miss

October 11, 2007 |

CHELSEA SEACHORD

The following letter was written in response to a misquoted statement from “Survey Says” (The Bullet, Oct. 4, 2007):

I was recently contacted by my former advisor, with whom I have kept in touch since graduation, and he … Read More

Staff Editorial

October 11, 2007 |

Something happened on campus last Friday that was so extraordinary we almost thought we had been transported to another dimension, or at least to another college. You showed up. After a week of midterm stress and paper angst, almost 1,000 … Read More

Students Must Fight for Respect

October 4, 2007 |

ALEX ROHDE

The following letter was written in response to “Give Respect to Get Respect” ( The Bullet, September 20th, 2007).

Dear Editor:

Three weeks ago I wrote my first letter to the editor, entitled “Seizing Maturity,” about students’ reasons … Read More

Susannigans: You Can Ring My Bell

October 4, 2007 |

SUSANNAH CLARK

“There were bells, on a hill, but I never heard them ringing…” I hate to quote “The Music Man,” but seriously, here we have this flashy new bell tower on campus, and its glorious ringing is seldom to … Read More

Sexclamations

October 4, 2007 |

KELSEY CLARK

When did talking about sex become so popular? While sex itself has been around for forever, I can’t imagine Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble gabbing about the hot new positions they tried out the night before, or how … Read More

Many Thanks, UMW!

October 4, 2007 |

MAGGIE O’TOOLE

If you were at UMW last year, you know who we are. You probably donated or walked at our  Walkathon, and you may have secretly grumbled about us. For the freshmen who haven’t had the pleasure yet, we … Read More

Internet Deficiency Test

October 4, 2007 |

MILES DUMVILLE

All students at Mary Washington, with the exception of this year’s freshmen, should remember the obnoxious technology proficiency tests required by the school.  If we did not complete them by a certain date, we were threatened with the … Read More

Staff Editorial

October 4, 2007 |

As of yet, it seems that the Bullet  is the only remaining media outlet out there to not address the latest turmoil of the unsinkable Britney Spears. We’ve caved. What is most striking about Ms. Spears is not that fact … Read More

Sexclamations

September 27, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

Nothing brings you closer to the people you live with than sharing a shower.

Everything that’s normally covered up and left unmentioned is revealed in a shower, and even if you’re not explicitly revealing yourselves simultaneously, there … Read More

Susannigans: Insta-Birthday

September 27, 2007 |

BY SUSANNAH CLARK

Last Wednesday I turned nineteen years old. I rang in my final year of teenager-hood by spending seven hours in the Bullet office, bringing you last week’s Viewpoints section. I then came home to an inbox of … Read More

Realizing the 'Big Picture:' America is Short-Sighted

September 27, 2007 |

BY BRIAN OGLE

The following letter was written in response to “Remembering 911: Why We’re Winning the War on Terror” (Sept. 20, 2007 The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

In last week’s Bullet, Leah Kieff wrote, “We need to look at … Read More