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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

'Sexclamations' Shows Symptoms of Sexism

September 27, 2007 |

BY THOMAS ROBERTS

The following letter is in response to Kelsey Clark’s “Sexclamations” columm (The Bullet, 2007)

Dear Editor:

It seems that “Sexclamations” is the main forum on morality and philosophy in the Bullet.  In the last two issues, … Read More

Susannigans: Baby's First Anti-War Rally

September 20, 2007 |

BY SUSANNAH CLARK

“Have fun girlies!” chirped my ex-hippie mother as she dropped me and three friends off 100 feet in front of Capital Hill this past Saturday afternoon.

As Mommy drove away in her Volvo station-wagon, the four of … Read More

Sexclamations

September 20, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

For women, everything is in predictable cycles.

Our inescapable, unpleasant monthly ride on the crimson wave is proof that we are driven by pre-determined patterns beyond our control.

We can’t help the things our raging, hormonal female … Read More

Optimistic Virginian Democrats are Sadly Mistaken

September 20, 2007 |

By BRIAN COONEY The following letter was written in response to both “Precious Moderate Steps Down” (September 6th, 2007, The Bullet) and “Richmond Due for a Change” (September 13th, 2007, The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

In just two issues of … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Give Respect to Get Respect

September 20, 2007 |

The following letter was written in response to “Seizing Maturity (September 13th, 2007, The Bullet).

Dear Editor:

Alex Rohde’s acerbic column in last week’s Bullet requires a response from students who, like him, demand the highest quality education from this … Read More

Remembering 9/11: Why We are Winning the War on Terror

September 20, 2007 |

BY LEAH KIEFF

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September 11.

In the words of President George W. Bush: “We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will … Read More

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2007 |

“The Juice is loose,” or it was, until last week.

O.J. Simpson better pray he can resurrect Johnnie Cochran sometime within the next couple months. This time he is behind bars for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, … Read More

Screw You, I Won't Buy What You Sell Me

September 11, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY

For those of you about to rock, take off those ACDC T-shirts, cause we’re not gonna take it any more.

Nobody loves the classics more than we at the Bullet. We all want to be Jukebox Heroes … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Even crew members who transfered out of Mary Washington still care.

September 6, 2007 |

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the email that was sent by Dr. Chirico regarding his recommendation to terminate the UMW rowing team…It is very upsetting to see this decision was made, and I am asking for support … Read More

Sexclamations

September 6, 2007 |

BY KELSEY CLARK

We’re going to start this column by getting intimate with each other. By which I mean, I will know nothing about you, and you will know far more than you ever wanted to about me.

This is … Read More

Precious Moderate Senator Steps Down

September 6, 2007 |

BY JAMES MARTIN

“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning “many”; and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures”.” -Robin Williams

Partisan bickering in Washington has become the norm- in fact; Congress has an approval rating that approaches a level which statisticians tell … Read More

Crew Cut A Bad Look for UMW

September 6, 2007 |

BY MILES DUMVILLE

All the way through middle and high school, I enjoyed playing team sports. Last year as a freshman, I decided not to try out for any varsity teams because I wasn’t sure if I could afford the … Read More

Staff Editorial

September 6, 2007 |

BY WILL COPPS

I’m trying to decide which makes me laugh more—the fact that there are regularly zero free spaces in the apartment lot, or that as of last night, students like my roommate were still getting parking decals, … Read More

Tiers to You, Kid!

February 22, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

As freshmen pilgrims, we immigrate into Fredericksburg from all over world (such as Northern Virginia, New Jersey and New York).  But “Freddies” are the natives who settled here first, until we took over part of their land … Read More

Sexclamations: Reduction Act Reduces Access

February 22, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND

The fiscal irresponsibility of the United States government left the legacy of a 318.62 billion dollar budget deficit in 2005.  In light of such an overwhelming figure, Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.  Subtitle A … Read More

Staff Editorial: Fitness Center Not Fit

February 22, 2007 |

It’s the beginning of a new year, which can only mean one thing: resolutions. Three weeks ago, the students of Mary Washington returned to campus with renewed vigor, vowing to quit smoking, do better in classes or lose the “Freshman … Read More

Labor Rights Club Seeks Support For Code of Conduct

February 22, 2007 |

By PHIL ARNONE and SYLVIA SIERRA

On Monday in the Virginia State Senate, a bill to increase the state minimum wage from the federal minimum of $5.15 an hour to $6.50 was unanimously passed through committee. On the national level, democrats are … Read More

Tier's to You, Kid!

February 22, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

The brick building on 1917 Princess Anne St. has changed its name more times than our institution, but what remains consistent is the ostentatious behavior and gaudy dress every “Houston’s” event calls for. Tonight is the Mardi … Read More

Sexclamations: Sticky Sex

February 22, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND

It is our naivete and libido that lead us, college students, to believe that any sex is good sex. In certain regards this demonstrates a healthy sexual attitude, but sometimes this outlook leads us into confusing territory … Read More

What About Darfur?

February 22, 2007 |

By KARI YOOK

To those who live in Darfur, the terror of death, starvation, rape, and torture is as prosaic as the earth they walk upon. We have heard these terrifying words so many times that they have all but … Read More

Why Help Honduras? Act Locally and Globally

February 22, 2007 |

By AMANDA LEMCO

Every Tuesday night, increasing numbers of Mary Washington students are filtering into Monroe Hall.  They are literally multiplying.  He may be difficult to spot through the growing crowds, but Shin Fujiyama is at the center of this … Read More

Tiers to You, Kid!

February 8, 2007 |

By TIERNEY PLUMB

Some seniors might recall our first big snowstorm four years ago, when a collaborative effort of many freshman resulted in a 3-D art sculpture on Jefferson Square.  Many lent a helping hand that snow day—on the creation … Read More

Sexclamations: V-Day (Validation Day)

February 8, 2007 |

By ELZ ENGLAND and DANIEL CEO

Gone are the days when we decorated an old shoebox with glitter and a red marker and everyone in our class dropped the new “Spiderman” Valentine’s card into our “mail box.” Back then, our … Read More

Do Not Dismiss Dining Concerns

February 8, 2007 |

By PHIL WHITE

I am writing to raise some concerns with the current dining services program run by Sodexho and to outline the predicament of trying to make a serious effort to make a positive change for the school. As … Read More