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Professor Teaches Students in Ghana

October 11, 2007 |


When Professor Dale Wright arrived in the West African nation of Ghana for a teaching conference, she immediately noticed how in need the primary schools were of basic supplies. Students used bundles of sticks to practice division and … Read More

Journalists Predict Political Picks

October 11, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington is only 55 miles from Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill, but students find themselves relatively isolated from the political scene of the nation’s capitol. Freshman Amanda Heathcock, a member of the political club … Read More

WMWC Recovers From Major Setbacks

October 11, 2007 |


Although our school is functioning on one leg without a permanent president or the space of Lee Hall, our radio station, WMWC radio, soldiers on. Despite setbacks acquiring an FCC license,  the radio team has found a way … Read More

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Shakes up Record Industry

October 11, 2007 |


Just when record company executives and the eager music community could wait no longer for Radiohead’s next album, the quintet without a record label did something challenging, unexpected and completely groundbreaking. “Hello everyone,” wrote lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. … Read More

Double Feature: A Comparison of New and Old ‘Beatle Mania’ Box-Office Shows

October 11, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) The official website for “Across the Universe” proclaims in proper Beatles fashion that “all you need is love.” All this film needs is a more cohesive plot, proper character development, and greater depth. Oh, … Read More

Plain White T’s Visit Mary Wash

October 11, 2007 |


Mary Washington students rocked out to the familiar tunes of The Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 5. The band, which has a number one single with “Hey There Delilah,” was brought here by Giant Productions … Read More

Students Must Fight for Respect

October 4, 2007 |


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 |


“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


October 4, 2007 |


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 |


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 |


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

UMW Offers Low-Cost Child Care

October 4, 2007 |


For decades, UMW’s faculty and staff have lobbied for on-site child care. Finally, this fall, the University implemented an alternative program, subsidizing openings at a nearby day care center for children of full time UMW employees. According … Read More

Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest: Food Drive for Tickets to Show in Dodd This Afternoon in Washroom

October 4, 2007 |


The “Plain White Tease” is over, and Giant Productions and Class Council have announced the chart-topping band as this year’s Rocktoberfest headliner. Due to rain, the show, also featuring the bands Ill Scarlet and The Hint, has been moved … Read More

Police Beat

October 4, 2007 |


Sep.  24-At 3:10 p.m., a 20-year-old male Mason Hall resident informed police that his blue equestrian jacket, valued at $250, went missing from his room sometime between Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.  There are no suspects or witnesses … Read More

Seeing Red

October 4, 2007 |


Outraged University of Mary Washington junior Channon Fulton launched a week-long protest on Monday at the university’s fountain and in her classes to spread racism awareness, painting her visible skin from head to toe in red body paint … Read More

On-Campus Rx

October 4, 2007 |


Last year, students seeking medicine had to trek to Giant or CVS to get their prescription filled. This year they only have to walk as far as Mercer Hall. The UMW Health Center now stocks generic antibiotics in … Read More

UMW Profs. Least-Paid, Va.

October 4, 2007 |


Assistant professors at the University of Mary Washington are the lowest paid assistant professors at any of the 14 public four-year colleges in Virginia, earning on average $48,000 a year, according to a recent national survey. Their earnings … Read More

Budget Losses Under Control

October 4, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington is reducing its budgetary expenses by $1,638,822, in an effort to compensate for a 6.25 percent cut in state appropriations. On Aug. 20, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine announced to the General Assembly his … Read More

Professor Journeys for Gender Research

October 4, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington professor Christopher Kilmartin enjoyed the end of his lectures in Austria, as it signaled a rather unique reaction from his foreign students. “One of the most charming things in Austria is that the students … Read More

That's What She Said…

October 4, 2007 |


Carnal Cravings

As anyone with a can of whipped cream and a willing partner well knows, food and sex go together like Lindsay and rehab. But just when you thought food fetishes couldn’t get any freakier, a new … Read More

UMW Gets Friendly With Exchange Students

October 4, 2007 |


When University of Mary Washington junior Lindsay Scott returned from studying abroad, she immediately wanted to change the foreign exchange program on campus.  After spending two semesters in Spain immersed in a new culture, she sympathized with some … Read More

Scholar Unites Academic Community

October 4, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington kicked off its Liberales Artes higher education series last Thursday to a packed room of students and faculty in Trinkle.  In her lecture, Dr. Mary Taylor Huber brought new meaning to the question, … Read More

Student Shaves for Hunger Crave

October 4, 2007 |


Late night food: hard to access, but a necessity for college students. The midnight munchies can get so bad that that many students are even desperate enough to part with large quantities of cash or walk several miles … Read More

Top 5 Best Ways to Ditch Your Roommate

October 4, 2007 |


Now that we’ve all adapted to our “college lives” there’s not much to do but study, eat, study, party, and study—not much else. But if you’re like a friend of mine who cringes at the sight of her … Read More

Sci-Fi Novel Connects Past and Future

October 4, 2007 |

CATHERINE WILSON During the thirteenth century, the famed explorer Marco Polo journeyed to the Far East. After serving the Kublai Khan in China for many years, he was released from service and allowed to return home. He was given much … Read More

‘The Hills’ are Alive With Heidi

October 4, 2007 |


“Who is Heidi Montag and why should I care?” Some may give me this reaction to this article, but chances are, you readers know full well who this blonde celeb-wannabe is. Like it or not, “The Hills” is … Read More

Students Prove Their Worth in ‘Proof’

October 4, 2007 |


When senior Kirk Jacobson found out he only had about four weeks to memorize and perform David Auburn’s “Proof,” the Pulitzer Prize winning play, he was a bit intimidated. But from the very first read-through he and his … Read More

Kelly Almigh-KEY

October 4, 2007 |


For sophomore Kelly Key, the latest Cheap Seats movie “Evan Almighty” was not simply a dollar’s worth of entertainment; instead it was her campus-wide movie debut. During the summer of 2006, Kelly Key and her father read in … Read More

‘HALO 3’ Annihilates Records

October 4, 2007 |


For the past six years, the pinnacle of first-person shooter video games has been summed up in one word: Halo.  The Halo series has broken sales records, revolutionized the first-person shooter genre, and has become a pop … Read More