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Ecology Club Goes Green

November 8, 2007 |


Last weekend, 40 University of Mary Washington students joined over 6,000 young adults from around the country in Washington D.C. for Power Shift 2007, a summit aimed at solving environmental and energy problems. Members of the University’s Ecology … Read More

Encore, Encore!: UMW Choir Creates Dance Dance Evolution

November 8, 2007 |


The “lemon-lion face” is among the many facial expressions that University of Mary Washington sophomore Sarah Combs makes to get psyched up for an Encore performance. “It calms my nerves and makes me laugh!” Combs said of … Read More

A Funny Thing to Happen at UMW

November 8, 2007 |

ANNIE KINNIBURGH First semester at college is difficult for many freshmen. But McLane Heckman had help with the transition: he was cast in the UMW fall production of the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” … Read More

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Across the Curriculum Requirements

November 8, 2007 |


In talking with my advisor recently I learned that bribery is not an effective means of getting one’s RPN. I also learned that somewhere Satan himself has devised certain regulations prohibiting me from graduating in four years with … Read More

Great Hall Masquerade Ball: Renaissance Club Dances the Night Away

November 8, 2007 |


This past Friday night, Great Hall was transformed back to the medieval ages.  The UMW Renaissance Club hosted a Masquerade Ball to celebrate Halloween and participate in general fall reveries. The chandelier emitted a romantic glow on the … Read More

UMW History Through Art

November 8, 2007 |


Last Thursday a new art exhibit, “The Creative Process: History of the Arts at the University of Mary Washington,” opened in duPont Gallery celebrating 100 years of the fine arts at UMW. Featured alongside the exhibit … Read More

Student Gallery’s First Opening

November 8, 2007 |


On Friday, Nov. 2, University of Mary Washington seniors Terry Moore and Bobby Bass opened their new gallery Sights & Sounds.  The gallery, which is located at 915 Lafayette Blvd, had a grand opening party from 2-8pm … Read More

Pash Rocks Halloween Show

November 8, 2007 |


Cigarette smoke curled around a pack of unhappy under-21s who lingered outside the Loft in costumes all too revealing, while the of-age crowd shuffled past into the venue’s narrow stairwell for a low-lit Halloween show. While the … Read More

Susannigans: Litte Red Riding Whore

November 1, 2007 |


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


November 1, 2007 |


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 |


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

Soccer Goes To Semis

November 1, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team burst into the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, beating Hood College 3-0 on Sunday. The Eagles carried over the momentum from their 9-3-3 regular season record, … Read More

Womens Rugby Set For Tourney

November 1, 2007 |


For a select group of girls, fall at Mary Washington signals the onset of all the blood, sweat and tears that serve as battle scars for the women’s rugby team. A staple since 1985, the rugby team competes … Read More

Season Ends In Final Seconds: Men’s Soccer Falls To Villa Julie, 1-0

November 1, 2007 |


If the men’s soccer team could have held on for three more seconds, their season would still be alive. Instead, the Eagles watched helplessly Saturday as Villa Julie College scored the only goal of the game with … Read More

Police Beat

November 1, 2007 |


Oct. 20- At 4:44 p.m., campus police summoned  emergency medical assistance to the corner of College Ave and Hanover St where a lone, semi-conscious  female student had been found lying face-up on the concrete across from the Tennis … Read More

Despite Charge,Use Up

November 1, 2007 |


In 2005, the University of Mary Washington opened the doors to the new $4 million indoor Tennis center. The University Tennis Center is one of the top facilities in the country and though University faculty are supportive, many … Read More

Pranks Upset Staff

November 1, 2007 |


With 15 years of UMW housekeeping under her belt, Roslyn Woolfolk thought she had seen every college prank in the book, but nothing could have prepared her for what she and her co-workers found in … Read More

Accused Felon on Trial

November 1, 2007 |


Campus police say they hope the recent string of bicycle thefts has been broken with their arrest of 23-year-old Fredericksburg resident, Jack Sparks, on charges of grand larceny and obstruction of justice without force. On Sept. … Read More

$12 a Shot: $12 Flu Shots Free for Some

November 1, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington will provide flu shots free of charge to the faculty and staff for the second year, but will now charge students $12. Registered nurse and Associate Director of the health center, Susanne DeLeon, … Read More

Plans Cause Angst

November 1, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington coaches are fearing potential job cuts due to a new proposal to remove the physical education requirements from the University’s general education curriculum if passed later this month. In a letter written to the … Read More

That's What She Said…

November 1, 2007 |


Going from birds chirping and sun shining to “I found your t-shirt; let me know if you want me to drop it off while you’re not home” is never easy.  But there are better ways … Read More

Gluten-Free is the Way to Be for Seaco-goers

November 1, 2007 |


From the time she arrived at the University of Mary Washington, Sophomore Mary Kate Magdycz struggled to find food she could eat at Seacobeck due to her severe wheat allergy. “I even considered transferring to JMU or … Read More

Student Loves NY

November 1, 2007 |


Whatever New York City lacks in warmth, it makes up for in personality. It’s a busy, screaming, never-ending city, a crash of language, culture, dirt and lights. The grit on the streets and in the gutters and the … Read More

UMW Drops its Pants for Charity

November 1, 2007 |


While others were bundled up in sweaters and scarves, over 50 half-naked students ran through campus Monday night for the University of Mary Washington’s 2nd Annual Underwear Run. The run, which started at the bell tower at 8 … Read More

Top 5 Things You’ll Never Be Able to Do at Mary Wash

November 1, 2007 |


5. See our campus trashed by our football rivals- and trash theirs back. One time I heard someone say they “disliked” Longwood. One time. “Disliked.” Are they supposed to be our rivals? Where is the sense of competition? … Read More

GALL Brings Art out of Hiding and Into the Spotlight

November 1, 2007 |


Something sinister has been going on at UMW this year. Something frightening. Turn a corner on campus walk, and you might come face-to-face with… impromptu poetry readings! But it doesn’t stop there. You may prefer people covered in … Read More

2007: The Year of the Producer/MC

November 1, 2007 |


With hip-hop albums like Kanye West’s “Graduation,” Timbaland’s “Shock Value,” Three 6 Mafia’s “Last 2 Walk” and many others, the year 2007 has been dominated by producer/MCs.  The term producer/MC refers to an MC that also creates or … Read More

The Hannah Montana Phenomenon: How a 14-Year-Old Girl Can Out-Sell The Police

November 1, 2007 |


If I suddenly found myself $2,000 richer, I can guarantee that my first thought wouldn’t be to buy tickets to see the 14-year-old daughter of a washed-up country star prance around an arena in a blonde wig and … Read More

Kyle Cease to Perform at UMW

November 1, 2007 |


On November 6th, Mary Washington will play host to Comedy Central featured comedian and actor Kyle Cease, putting our school on the list of the many colleges he tours. If you have never seen any of his Comedy … Read More