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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

'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