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Alum Lands Picture Perfect Job

April 10, 2008 |

By Brynn Boyer

Joanna Pinneo had dinner with Yasser Arafat, was bitten by a poisonous scorpion and witnessed the dismantling of the Berlin Wall in the 30 years since her graduation from the University of Mary Washington. The Pulitzer Prize … Read More

Surgery Looms for Senior

April 10, 2008 |

By Tally Botzer

A month after her graduation from the University of Mary Washington this May, Senior Anna Deaton will be shaving her head in preparation for neurosurgery. Deaton, a psychology major, was diagnosed in January with a rare and … Read More

The Spotlight: Boz Scaggs

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

When “Boz Scaggs” came out in 1969, it was something different. Scaggs wasn’t interested in reproducing the psychedelic rock that by that time had gotten stale, and as a piano player/singer, his talents weren’t suited to the … Read More

Performing Arts Club Showcases Versatility

April 10, 2008 |

By Tim St. Onge From an exotic soundscape by Yo-Yo Ma to the hard rock power of Bon Jovi, there seemed to be no style of music the dancers of UMW’s Performing Arts Club couldn’t master at the club’s spring … Read More

'She Stoops to Conquer' Brings Old School Charm

April 10, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

It’s about 8 o’clock on Thursday, April 3, 2008 and the clamor of students and Fredericksburg locals rushing to their seats in Klein Theatre before beeping their cell phones off fades neatly into the strings of … Read More

Balladry Reborn: Student Songwriter Focuses on Storytelling

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

Forrest Marquisee sits in the corner of a crowded room fiddling with the equalizer knobs on his PA system. It’s 9 p.m. on a Friday night and the house on Weedon Street is packed to the … Read More

Apples in Stereo B-Sides Be Real

April 10, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo

From a band with a fruity name on a quirky label comes equally eccentric music, and The Apples in Stereo’s latest compilation from Yep Roc Records, “Electronic Projects for Musicians,” is a high-energy mix of the … Read More

MTV's 'The Paper' Avoids Gossip

April 10, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a school newspaper? You could: a) join the Bullet team and see for yourself, or b) you could keep chilling on the couch and tune into MTV’s latest … Read More

Susannigans: Play that Funky Music, White Girl

April 3, 2008 |

By Susannah Clarke

Hip-hop saved my life. Thus was the conclusion I came to at last Tuesday’s Lupe Fiasco concert. Despite being awkwardly confined to the velvet seats of Dodd Auditorium, the over-whelming white audience still managed to portray exactly … Read More

Sexclamations

April 3, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

Every day I am grateful that I am no longer in a dorm room. You can blame the only child thing, you can blame my introvert nature, but really I think it’s just plain unnatural when two … Read More

Letter to the Editor: 'One-Strike' Policy is More than Necessary

April 3, 2008 |

The following was written in response to “One-Strike Drug Policy is Due to Strike Out,” March 27, 2008, The Bullet:)

Dear Editor:

First off, I appreciate the concern of the Students for a Democratic Society and, at least according to … Read More

Student Athlete Will Never Forget

April 3, 2008 |

By Kim Pernice

On the morning of April 16, 2007, junior Kaitie Clarkin did what almost every other student on campus did: she took out her cell phone and called everyone she knew who was a student at Virginia Tech, … Read More

Clean Slates on Opening Day

April 3, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

I’m a fairly religious person, but let’s just say the amount of times I’ve been in a synagogue in the past two years can be counted on one hand. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is my place … Read More

Eagles Stay Strong; Beat CNU

April 3, 2008 |

By Ashley Scharf

The University of Mary Washington Eagles men’s lacrosse team was able to put together a strong showing in their defeat of the Christopher Newport Capitals. Though the Eagles were down early, they came storming back to … Read More

Tunnel Teaches

April 3, 2008 |

By John Maltempo

Mary Washington hosted its first “Tunnel of Oppression” event March 29 and 30, sponsored by the Academic Affairs Council (AAC). The Tunnel of Oppression is a series of multi-sensory exhibits meant to bring awareness to a particular … Read More

Housing Sparks Protest

April 3, 2008 |

Jess Massuli

UMW students slept in Jefferson Square March 27 to protest this year’s housing shortage. According to Christine Porter, director of residence life, approximately 130 students have not received housing for the fall 2008 semester. The most ever not … Read More

Admins Break Bad on UMW Breakers

April 3, 2008 |

Kat Saunders

The Breakers, UMW’s student break-dancing club, claims that the Office of Student Activities (OSACS) has prevented them from holding a break-dancing competition involving anyone outside the campus community. According to club president Matt Diniega, OSACS has said that … Read More

Faculty Loses 2 More

April 3, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

As of Monday, two relatively new assistant professors will be leaving the University of Mary Washington in favor of more economically viable positions at other schools. Kim Stone and Sarah Allen from the department of English, linguistics … Read More

$75 Mil Centennial Campaign Underway

April 3, 2008 |

By Gracie Hart

Mere hours after the celebration of Founder’s Day, the University launched a public phase of a $75 million Centennial Campaign. According to Associate Vice President for Business and Finance Richard Pearce, state funding provides $23,378,403—27 percent—of an … Read More

Budget Woes Persist

April 3, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Awaiting Gov. Kaine’s final approval on April 23, the University of Mary Washington’s tentative 2008-10 budget, released March 13 and e-mailed 10 days later to faculty and staff, has stable recommendations despite the country’s unstable economy. The … Read More

Act, Speak, Build

April 3, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

As part of national Act! Speak! Build! Week, the UMW chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) teamed up to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness. COAR, the largest volunteer and … Read More

Saketinis and Scholarships

April 3, 2008 |

By Andrea Nealon

On Dec. 21, Lauren Orsini had a strawberry saketini to celebrate her 21st birthday.  She was also celebrating the fact that Associate Professor of English Claudia Emerson had just informed her via e-mail that she was … Read More

Dancing With The Students

April 3, 2008 |

By Kat Saunders

Alex Lindemann can’t dance anymore, yet she is one of the most recognizable members of the student run Performing Arts Club. The Mary Washington junior had multiple surgeries on her ankles, beginning in high school.  She’s ripped … Read More

You Go, Girl!: Feminist Speaks at UMW

April 3, 2008 |

By Lauren Jurgensen

Jessica Valenti thinks that feminism is the hippest accessory a young woman can have today – it’s never going to go out of fashion.

The feministing.com blogger, who came to Great Hall last Wednesday, March 26, as … Read More

Senior's Farewell

April 3, 2008 |

By Andrea Nealon

It’s 9:15 on a Tuesday night in Goolrick Hall, and although the building closes in less half an hour, you can hear a symphony of music, dance, and laughter coming from the dance studios in the … Read More

The Spotlight: 'Warpaint' by The Black Crowes

April 3, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Black Crowes have hatched another egg after seven years of hibernation in a tumultuous winter of band quarrels and disagreements.

The group came together to release “Warpaint” on March 3, 2008, and Rolling Stone Magazine describes … Read More

Is Spears Back on Top?

April 3, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Admit it. You miss Britney.

Whether you want to call it a mini-comeback or not, most of us probably do want to see Britney do well – for her sanity, for her kids, for her happiness, and … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Feminism is as Necessary as Ever

March 27, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “This March, No Need for Women to March” (March 13, 2008, The Bullet):

Dear Editor:

It seems that every March there is an inevitable “why women’s history month is unnecessary” or “how … Read More

Susannigans: Forever Young

March 27, 2008 |

Stepping over the chipped Mardi Gras beads that floated in puddles of beer, I absorbed the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street.

It was my first time in New Orleans, and I was surrounded by nudie bars, bombastic jazz, and … Read More

Sexclamations

March 27, 2008 |

By KJ ADLER

Did you know that some people find it a turn-on to wear diapers?

Did you know that there are a whole slew of terms out there to refer to those who enjoy role playing in diapers?

Did … Read More