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Letter to the Editor: 'M' is 4 Misunderstood

February 28, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “M is 4 Misuse” (Feb. 21, 2008, The Bullet:)

Dear Editor:

After reading Ms. Pilati’s Feb. 21 response piece about the recent acquisition of M4 rifles by the UMW police department, I … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2008 |

It’s been a rough year for Virginia public institutions. While the shootings at Virginia Tech last April remain in their own league of tragedy, two of Virginia’s most esteemed public institutes are now without president—but not without pride.

The College … Read More

Young Women Should Seek Mentors

February 21, 2008 |

By ALYSSA BEST Guest Columnist

Thousands of smart young women are are settling into their final semester at America’s top colleges and universities without a clue of how to get a job after graduation.

Six years ago, I was one … Read More

Susannigans: Independence Day

February 21, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

Considering this column is being typed with one hand, I had a hard time thinking of any other subject to write about:

Wearing a cast sucks.

Like most women of the post-shoulder-pad-era, I have an independence complex.

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Sexclamations

February 21, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

This past winter break I found myself hanging out with a handful of 40-something-year-old women, each of whom has at least one child.

It’s a lot of fun to visit the older demographic once in a while. … Read More

Letter to the Editor: 'M' is for Misuse

February 21, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “Police Up Arsenal ” (Feb, 14, 2008, The Bullet):

Dear Editor:

Before beginning this letter, I would like to thank the Bullet for including an article on a necessary topic that would … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2008 |

The Oscars are coming up pretty soon, and the Bullet would like to acknowledge two actors that, after giving wonderful performances in front of the camera, were not nominated: strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee and seven-time Cy Young Award … Read More

Susannigans: Broken Bones and Conversation Hearts

February 14, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

I’ve been planning this Valentine’s Day column since the first “Susannigans” was published last September. For months I have been storing not-so-subtle tactics to express my predictable and clichéd frustrations as they come to a climax on … Read More

Sexclamations

February 14, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

Being a single female on Valentine’s Day, one would think “Oh no, here comes the long, labored rant about why Valentine’s Day is stupid and the card companies are evil.”

But honestly I don’t really care one … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Pornography is no "Victimless Crime"

February 14, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “Sexclamations” (Feb. 7, 2008, the Bullet): Dear Editor:

Wasn’t it cute to profile those funny little websites for kinky people with weird pictures of women positioned as food?  Cannibal fetish!  Tee … Read More

Do UMW's Talent Justice

February 14, 2008 |

By JESS MASULLI Guest Columnist

Last Friday the Washroom was filled with the music of students competing in the first round of the UMW talent show.  While this event sounds promising enough, it should be more organized, publicized, and more … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 14, 2008 |

Let’s all give a big hand to those in both the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers—honestly.

With the official votes to the end the writers’ strike counted last Tuesday after 100 days … Read More

Susannigans: "House:" The Comforts of Holmes

February 7, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

After the ultimate of all unforeseen Super Bowls this past Sunday, a small number of the population—including yours truly—doggedly stayed tuned to Fox for the quintessential episode of “House” that followed the game.

It could be argued … Read More

Sexclamations

February 7, 2008 |

By KJ ADLER

A young woman is lying on a table. She is bound and gagged. She has no clothes on. Her eyes are closed, her muscles are tense. She is sitting on a platter with veggies surrounding her. She … Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Falsehood of Fascism

February 7, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “Fascism Described as ‘Patriotism’” ( Jan. 24, 2008, The Bullet.) and “Finally, American Fascism is Called to Our Attention” ( Jan. 31, 2008, The Bullet.)

Dear Editor: In response to the two … Read More

Teachers Need to be Taught to Teach

February 7, 2008 |

By ALEX ROHDE Guest Columnist

As time rolls on, we inevitably come to the period when our classes start again. As we begin to adapt to the daily grind, I can’t help but notice some stark differences in teaching styles. … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 7, 2008 |

Politics aren’t your thing? No idea what Super Tuesday is?

Then Pancake Day is for you, dear reader.

While hordes of would-be politicos are analyzing and debating the merits of Barack Obama versus Hillary Clinton, we here at the Bullet … Read More

Finally, American Facism is Called to Our Attention

January 31, 2008 |

The following letter is written in response to “Fascism Disguised as ‘Patriotism’“ (January 23, 2007 The Bullet):

Dear Editor:

The level of contradiction in the term “nationalism” has always startled me. Soldiers are praised for killing someone in the name … Read More

Susannigans

January 31, 2008 |

By Susannah Clark

In the words of Jay Leno—though he probably wasn’t the first and only to say this—“Washington, DC is Hollywood for ugly people.” As we continue to mourn the writers’ coup of the Golden Globe Awards, the possibility … Read More

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