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Police Beat

January 31, 2008 |

By Katy Burnell

Dec. 4- At 5:30 p.m., a Randolph Hall R.A. reported finding the work-order sheet taped to her door smoldering in the middle of the hallway. A message scrawled with ashes on the student’s door convinced responding officers … Read More

Bias-Based Reports

January 31, 2008 |

By Kat Saunders

The University of Mary Washington released a draft of the proposed “Bias Offense and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedures” Wednesday, January 23.  The new procedures allow members of the University community to report online incidents of discrimination … Read More

Help Desk Moves Back to GW

January 31, 2008 |

By Leah Kieff

The stink is finally gone from the George Washington Hall basement. For years, an insufficient heating and cooling system left the walls chronically damp with what Rick Pearce, associate vice president for Business and Finance, called “a … Read More

Murder at Mi Casa

January 31, 2008 |

By Chelsie Meredith

On January 13 at Mi Casa, a popular Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Central Park, a local Fredericksburg resident was shot. According to police, the death was the result of gang-related violence. For UMW students, including freshman … Read More

John, Not Mark: Warner to Visit UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Vandalism is not a new thing to the Mary Washington campus, but the recent string of defecations in public space may surprise students and staff. Since the Friday of finals week last year, police and housekeeping staff … Read More

Vandals Soil Elevators

January 31, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

Vandalism is not a new thing to the Mary Washington campus, but the recent string of defecations in public space may surprise students and staff. Since the Friday of finals week last year, police and housekeeping … Read More

That's What She Said

January 31, 2008 |

By Mary Ryan Richardson

Most people who go to Houston’s go to dance and to have a good time, not to feel uncomfortable and awkward. It is a mystery to me what guys really think is going to happen … Read More

Afghan Students Adjust to Life at UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Wearing pajamas to an 8 a.m. class is a common occurrence at the University of Mary Washington, but for Afghanistan exchange students Nilab Sadat and Zahra Noor the casual dress code was shocking. “In Afghanistan I have … Read More

Lecturer Features FDR

January 31, 2008 |

By Chelsea Newnam

Jean Edward Smith, professor of political science at Marshall University, began his lecture at the University of Mary Washington last Thursday, Jan. 24, by asking audience members to leave. “When I speak at a college campus, I … Read More

UMW Goes Victorian

January 31, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

Dressed in a red hoopskirt gown lined with black lace and matching gloves, Jess Bellah hurried to the ball almost an hour late. She quietly slipped into the venue where the other partygoers were well into performing … Read More

The Spotlight

January 31, 2008 |

By Landon James

“Raising Sand” by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss (2007) One might say Robert Plant, now 60 years old, is over the hill and his voice can prove it.  However, “Raising Sand,” his latest endeavor with bluegrass-country singer/fiddle … Read More

American Gladiators Grapples to the Top Once More

January 31, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

Fans of the NBC Monday night lineup (“Chuck,” “Heroes” and “Journeyman”) rejoice!  Gone are the Mondays past where the only thing to watch, or not watch, was “Battle of the Choirs.” Now when sitting down in front … Read More

The Loft Brings Back 18+ College Nights

January 31, 2008 |

By Mike Isaacson

This Thursday, The Loft will host its first 18-and-older college night since switching to a strictly 21+ format last spring.  The venue has further agreed to hold college nights once a month. The decision came after various … Read More

'Call of Duty 4' a Modern Twist on a Gaming Classic

January 31, 2008 |

By Tim St. Onge

For fans of the “Call of Duty” video game series, it’s out with the old and in with the new.  Since 2003, fans of the popular first-person shooter games have been accustomed to the series’ World … Read More

Fresh Face Successful in Gallery

January 31, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

It was close to five o’clock and Anne Timpano was busy introducing herself. She stood in the center of the Ridderhof Martin Gallery’s too-crowded foyer, and shook hands with a man in a crisp, black cowboy hat. … 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


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


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

New Women's Soccer Coach a Familiar Face

January 24, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department has named former assistant coach Corey Hewson to take over as head coach of the women’s soccer team effective immediately. Hewson served as an assistant to lacrosse Head Coach Kurt … Read More

Eagles Go 5-2 in CAC

January 24, 2008 |

By Jeremy Jordan

On what was an extremely emotional day, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team played with true passion and was able to hold off a furious rally from the Wesley College Wolverines to get the win. … Read More

Eagles Take Wolverines

January 24, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

With the season more than halfway over, the fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team is running over CAC rivals and closing in on another Sweet Sixteen appearance The latest 82-58 win over Wesley College on … Read More

Hall of Famer Gibbs Retires

January 24, 2008 |

By Ashley Schaff

To Redskins fans, Tuesday January 8, 2008 was the end of an era. It was announced that greatly respected and heralded coach Joe Gibbs chose to retire. To countless Redskins fans the resignation of Gibbs came as … Read More

Plans to Outsource Email Fail Despite Multiple Bids

January 24, 2008 |

By Sam Chang and Brittany DeVries

Kate Schaeffer, executive coordinator for the Student Government Association, sent out a school-based group e-mail last semester, without ever logging onto the University of Mary Washington’s Eaglemail system. Many students like Schaeffer that are … Read More

Local Businesses Accepting Eagle One

January 24, 2008 |

By Jess Masulli

For Paul Stoddard, alumni of the University of Mary Washington and co-owner of The Sunken Well Tavern, accepting EagleOne cards at his restaurant ten days ago has already shown success. The Sunken Well Tavern, IHOP Restaurant, … Read More

Student Guilt Up by 25%

January 24, 2008 |

By Brynn Boyer

The number of Mary Washington students found responsible for alcohol violations last year jumped nearly 25 percent over the previous year, but UMW officials say the sudden rise is not due to any sort of deliberate crackdown … Read More

Kalahari Waved In

January 24, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

The Fredericksburg City Council voted to pass a letter of intent this Tuesday allowing the city to negotiate a contract to bring the Kalahari Resorts water-park and hotel complex to Fredericksburg in late 2009. The Fredericksburg … Read More

Faculty Fill Mansions

January 24, 2008 |

By Steph Breijo

Four academic departments are slated to move into the University’s luxury homes that have stood empty since January 2007 by August 1. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Rosemary Barra, it was Barra who decided to … Read More

Prof Passes Away

January 24, 2008 |

By Wil Copps and Annie Kinniburgh

Dr. Patricia Norwood of the UMW Music Department passed away late Tuesday night at INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. According to Dr. David Long, Chair of the Music Department, Norwood suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. A … Read More