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Top 5 Best Ways to Ditch Your Roommate

October 4, 2007 |

MATTHEW BLAKELY

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 |

CHARLOTTA JARBORG

“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 |

CAITLIN COGGINS

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 |

ELIZABETH SWAUGER

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 |

TIM ST. ONGE

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

Spartans Wound Eagles in OT

September 27, 2007 |

BY NICK JACOBS

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team managed to string York College of PA through regulation and change before falling in double overtime on Saturday, 2-1.

In their second Capital Athletic Conference bout of the … Read More

Thanks for the Memories, RFK

September 27, 2007 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Baseball has always been full of emotion for me. As a kid, some of my most vivid memories are standing out in a makeshift diamond behind our house in small-town Valparaiso, Indiana, watching Field of Dreams … Read More

Eagles Yet to Earn CAC Win

September 27, 2007 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

The Capital Athletic Conference has been anything but kind to the University of Mary Washington volleyball team.

After a disappointing loss Tuesday night against St. Mary’s College of MD, the Eagles remain winless in the conference.

Despite … Read More

Professor Ponders Peasants in Spain

September 27, 2007 |

BY JENCY WILLIAMS

Reading 18th century documents can get to your eyes after a while. UMW history professor Dr. Allyson Poska can verify this. She’s currently in Spain on a year-long leave of absence from the university, poring over … Read More

That's What She Said: No Business like Show Business

September 27, 2007 |

BY MEGAN GRIGORIAN

To know me is to know that I’m celebrity obsessed.  If I could take a joy ride with Lindsey, baby-sit Shiloh, or party with Paris, I’d be there faster than the paparazzi the next time Britney … Read More

The 'Proof' is in the Production

September 27, 2007 |

BY ANNIE KINNIBURGH

UMW senior Mary Pilgar is used to seeing life from a male perspective.  She has played men or androgynous characters in her many past roles for UMW Theatre.

But this year Pilgar will be playing a female … Read More

Students Go Age Over Primatologist

September 27, 2007 |

BY LAUREN JURGENSEN

Dodd Auditorium erupted with laughter last Friday when leading primatologist Frans de Waal compared a photograph of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to the behavior of a group of chimpanzees.

de Waal, an expert … Read More

Art Professor 'Neutralizes' Illness

September 27, 2007 |

BY TIFFANY DOUGLASS

Joseph Di Bella is celebrating more than his 30-year career in UMW’s Art Department. After suffering a life-threatening illness that kept him out of the classroom in Fall 2006, he is back at the drawing table, … Read More

New School vs. Old School: Westerns

September 27, 2007 |

BY SERENA EPSTEIN

“3:10 TO YUMA” (2007)

I have a confession to make: I’ve never liked Westerns. It’s difficult to become emotionally attached to a genre that essentially consists of only one film. Poor miner/farmer/townsperson is terrorized by outlaw/neighbor/ruthless … Read More

UMW Honors Beloved Professor

September 27, 2007 |

BY MATT ELLIOTT

Last Wednesday night, September 19, the University held a “memorial party” for Dr. Thomas P. Somma, the Director of the University of Mary Washington Galleries since 1998.  Dr. Somma passed away May 10, following a long … 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

Staff Editorial: TV or not TV?

September 27, 2007 |

If we had a flatscreen TV in the Bullet office, and it could talk, we would ask it, “Where are you going, TV?”  Sometimes TV serves us up some of the most depressing, soul-demolishing nonsense we’ve ever seen, and then, … Read More

Washroom Fees on the Rise

September 27, 2007 |

BY JUSTIN TONEY AND RYAN LOTT

This year at Mary Washington games at the Washroom went from costing one dollar per game to one dollar per game per hour, and students are not happy about it.

“That’s screwed up,” said … Read More

UMW Buys Third Campus

September 27, 2007 |

BY SARAH FINNEY

UMW has appropriated $2 million to buy 22 acres near the Dahlgren Naval Research base in King George County to build a new educational and research facility.

University officials say the branch-which Mary Washington would operate, but … Read More

Police Beat

September 27, 2007 |

BY KATY BURNELL

Sept. 18- At 7:50 a.m., Student Activities Director Joe Mollo reported that a Toshiba laptop computer belonging to the University had been stolen from his office between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15.  Police entered the $800 computer’s … Read More

Sports Center Plans Underway

September 27, 2007 |

BY SARAH FINNEY The University of Mary Washington has revived plans to build a 2,700-seat athletic facility in the parking area in front of Goolrick Hall. Varsity basketball and volleyball teams will play their games in the new building, which … Read More

Goolrick Fields Face Upgrades

September 27, 2007 |

BY BRYNN BOYER

Sunday mornings during football season, senior Megan McCrum walks behind the parking deck to the field by Route 1 to play intramural flag football, oftentimes coming back covered in mud if the game is the day after … Read More

Ex-President Gets Second DUI

September 27, 2007 |

BY KATY BURNELL

Former UMW President William Frawley was found guilty Friday in Fairfax County of Driving While Intoxicated—his second drunk driving conviction of the week.

A Fairfax judge ordered Frawley to serve 30 days in jail, but immediately suspended … Read More

Costs of Drinking Up: School Profits off Student Drinking

September 27, 2007 |

BY ERIN LEACH-KEMON

The University is cracking down on student drinking with stiffer penalties, including never-before-seen fines for violators of the school’s alcohol policies.

Last year a student convicted of an alcohol violation might face a research paper or community … Read More

Kickin' it Old School

September 20, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

Looking through some old pictures on the UMW athletic website last night, a terrifying thought came to mind.

I realized that I could one day end up in the William S. James Elementary gym archives, clad in … Read More

Hockey Extends Streak: Eagles Crush Bridgewater for Third Straight Victory

September 20, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

After a mediocre start to the season, the field hockey team took a defender out of the lineup and added a cherry picker on offense. Three consecutive wins later, the formula is working.

“Since our last … Read More