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Brrr…It's Cold in Here

February 14, 2008 |

By RACHEL NASH

UMW’s second annual ice-carving contest’s most excited participants were not even students at the college.

Wyatt Putt, Executive Chef at Franklin & Marshall College, and his assistant, Andrew Kuster, drove from Lancaster, Pennsylvania at 3 a.m. to … Read More

BET star speaks at UMW

February 14, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

Jeff Johnson, the keynote speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s celebration of Black History Month, was half an hour late to his own speech. And he was not happy about it.Read More

Susannigans: Broken Bones and Conversation Hearts

February 14, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

I’ve been planning this Valentine’s Day column since the first “Susannigans” was published last September. For months I have been storing not-so-subtle tactics to express my predictable and clichéd frustrations as they come to a climax on … Read More

Sexclamations

February 14, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

Being a single female on Valentine’s Day, one would think “Oh no, here comes the long, labored rant about why Valentine’s Day is stupid and the card companies are evil.”

But honestly I don’t really care one … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Pornography is no "Victimless Crime"

February 14, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “Sexclamations” (Feb. 7, 2008, the Bullet): Dear Editor:

Wasn’t it cute to profile those funny little websites for kinky people with weird pictures of women positioned as food?  Cannibal fetish!  Tee … Read More

Do UMW's Talent Justice

February 14, 2008 |

By JESS MASULLI Guest Columnist

Last Friday the Washroom was filled with the music of students competing in the first round of the UMW talent show.  While this event sounds promising enough, it should be more organized, publicized, and more … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 14, 2008 |

Let’s all give a big hand to those in both the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers—honestly.

With the official votes to the end the writers’ strike counted last Tuesday after 100 days … Read More

Wind Lifts Cafe Roof

February 14, 2008 |

By CHELSIE MEREDITH

Around 2 p.m. last Sunday, a pedestrian notified Fredericksburg police that a building on the corner of William and Princess Anne Streets was about to lose its roof.

Intense winds caused part of a metal roof lift … Read More

Police Beat

February 14, 2008 |

By KATY BURNELL

Jan. 20- At 3:59 p.m., campus police permanently barred three juveniles and 22-year-old Fredericksburg resident Robert Scott Bourne from campus, after one of the trespassers shouted “f*** you” at an officer near the Ridderhof-Martin Gallery. The officer … Read More

Police Up Arsenal

February 14, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

The University Police Department recently aquired three M4 semi-automatic rifles.

Mary Washington is now the second university in Virginia to own patrol rifles, second to Virginia Tech, and the only Virginia university to have accessory medical supplies … Read More

Dorm Choice Moves Online

February 14, 2008 |

By ELIZABETH BODI

When University of Mary Washington Junior Amy Baldwin left housing selection her freshman year, she was in tears.

Baldwin’s unfortunate lottery number forced her to wait five hours during the selection process. At the end the evening, … Read More

No Surprises in VA

February 14, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.

President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the … Read More

Clinton Comes To UMW

February 14, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

UMW junior Courtney Hayes  arrived at the doors of  Great Hall at 7:45 a.m., six and a half hours before President  William J. Clinton took the stage at the surprise rally Monday. It was her … Read More

Swimmer Stays Grounded After Nationals

February 7, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

Last March, when other students were packing for cruises and trips to Mexico, sophomore Michelle Sawyer found out that she would be spending her spring break at the NCAA Division III National Championships for swimming.

“I didn’t … Read More

Eagles Can't Hold On; Fall to York in Nail-Biter

February 7, 2008 |

By JEREMY JORDAN

On a day when the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team did not have their best shooting performance they still managed a furious rally,but up short.

The first half was a high energy back and forth … Read More

Eagles Win 11 Straight; Beat York and Bridgewater

February 7, 2008 |

By NICK NELSON

The fourth ranked University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team added on to their 11 game winning streak by defeating Bridgewater College Tuesday night, 81-56, and York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 92-64.

The Eagles are now … Read More

That's What She Said…

February 7, 2008 |

By ASHLEY JACOBY

Forget candle lit dinners, romantic love letters and cuddle time with your boyfriend.  Technology has taken the place of basic human interaction.

I never had a problem with video games until I realized how many male college … Read More

Speaker Praises Former President: Visiting Author Celebrates Roosevelt as Great Life

February 7, 2008 |

By ASHLEY JACOBY

Last Thursday, Jan. 31, Kathleen Dalton from Boston University spoke at The Great Lives Lecture Series in Dodd Auditorium.  Dalton came to speak about former president, Teddy Roosevelt.

Dalton has spoken about Roosevelt, or TR as she … Read More

Students Adventure Abroad

February 7, 2008 |

By KAITLIN MAYHEW

University of Mary Washington student Amanda Walkins thought she was ready to study abroad when she received a $5,000 Cultural Envoy Scholarship.  She didn’t realize that getting the scholarship was only the first step towards leaving the … Read More

Students Get Raw

February 7, 2008 |

By RACHEL NASH

I was always one of those kids who sat at the dinner table, shaking my head defiantly as my parents tried to force me to eat the large pile of peas and carrots on my plate.

I … Read More

Top 5: Best Superbowl Commercials

February 7, 2008 |

By Watt Smith

As a lifelong owner of Giants’ cutlery, I am proud that my team could win the Super Bowl, overcoming the Patriot’s strong defense, perfect record, and cheating.  This article, however, pays homage not to the players, but … Read More

P.T. Anderson Returns Triumphant: "There Will Be Blood" Marks the End of Anderson's Five-Year Hiatus

February 7, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

It begins with an obsession. The greedy thwacking of Daniel Day-Lewis’ pick against an ominous mineshaft fills “There Will Be Blood’s” audience and no-words-needed opening with the same captivation that drives its protagonist.

In the most recent … Read More

Writers Guild Still on Strike: Students in Despair

February 7, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

For the past three months, Hollywood writers affiliated with the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West have been on strike, demanding higher profits from DVD sales and “new media” among other … Read More

Comedic Quartet Lifts Spirits

February 7, 2008 |

By CLAIRE COPPS

“What a fantastic array of white people are here…Happy first day of Black History Month!”

Such was the welcome Comedian Baron Vaughn gave in Great Hall February 1.

As the kickoff to the Spring Comedy Series, … Read More

Susannigans: "House:" The Comforts of Holmes

February 7, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

After the ultimate of all unforeseen Super Bowls this past Sunday, a small number of the population—including yours truly—doggedly stayed tuned to Fox for the quintessential episode of “House” that followed the game.

It could be argued … Read More

Sexclamations

February 7, 2008 |

By KJ ADLER

A young woman is lying on a table. She is bound and gagged. She has no clothes on. Her eyes are closed, her muscles are tense. She is sitting on a platter with veggies surrounding her. She … Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Falsehood of Fascism

February 7, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “Fascism Described as ‘Patriotism’” ( Jan. 24, 2008, The Bullet.) and “Finally, American Fascism is Called to Our Attention” ( Jan. 31, 2008, The Bullet.)

Dear Editor: In response to the two … Read More

Teachers Need to be Taught to Teach

February 7, 2008 |

By ALEX ROHDE Guest Columnist

As time rolls on, we inevitably come to the period when our classes start again. As we begin to adapt to the daily grind, I can’t help but notice some stark differences in teaching styles. … Read More

Staff Editorial

February 7, 2008 |

Politics aren’t your thing? No idea what Super Tuesday is?

Then Pancake Day is for you, dear reader.

While hordes of would-be politicos are analyzing and debating the merits of Barack Obama versus Hillary Clinton, we here at the Bullet … Read More

UMW Plans for Park 'N' Shop

February 7, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DE VRIES and JOEY MERKEL

The University of Mary Washington is moving forward on its proposed 10-15 year plan that would renovate the “Park and Shop” retail shopping center, located at the crossing of Route 1 and College … Read More