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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

Spartans Wound Eagles in OT

September 27, 2007 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


“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 |


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


September 27, 2007 |


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