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UMW Celebrates Black History  

February 8, 2007 |

By MEGAN GRIGORIAN

The University of Mary Washington campus kicked off the celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 2 to large numbers of students and Fredericksburg community members. The events chosen this year by a planning committee, which consists … Read More

Top 5: "It Sucks to Be a Teenager" Comedy Classics

February 8, 2007 |

By ANDY DRAKE

1. “Dazed and Confused” It took a long time before my friends were able to convince me to watch “Dazed and Confused.”  The burnouts hidden behind a veil of pot smoke makes the DVD cover look like … Read More

Comic: Feb. 1

February 1, 2007 |

By WILL BREWSTER and AUSTIN COBB

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The Spotlight: "Roxy Music" by Roxy Music

February 1, 2007 |

By ALEX BEMISH

Roxy Music by Roxy Music (1972)

What it is: The debut by one of the most influential bands in rock music (despite the fact people rarely talk about them).

Why you should care: When many people think … Read More

Spectacle Showcases Myriad Student Films

February 1, 2007 |

By LENA MOSES-SCHMITT

Sophomore Jonathan Stallings has been shooting and editing films since he was in seventh grade. Stallings submitted three of the dozen or so films that will be shown at University of Mary Washington’s student-made film festival, The … Read More

Broken Blue Centerlight Rocks The Loft

February 1, 2007 |

By SARA BAHRAINI

For the musicians rocking out, College Night did not feature many college students in the audience. But on Feb. 1, KC’s Music Alley did showcase three talented bands: Philip Uster and the House Floor, Sparky’s Flaw and … Read More

Micheal Ian Black Swings Through UMW

February 1, 2007 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

Comedian, actor and pop-culture enthusiast Michael Ian Black has signed on to kick-off Giant Productions’ new spring comedy series next week Thursday, Feb. 15. This semester, Giant has nabbed five or six comedy acts to perform. Sophomore … Read More

Saints March In, Stomp On Eagle Men (77-73)

February 1, 2007 |

By JENICA SEMLER

When Thursday’s game against Marymount University ended and the Saints had won, the University of Mary Washington’s fans filed out of Goolrick Gymnasium in near silence.  It was the first home game this season that the Eagles … Read More

Basketball Rallies For Home Win

February 1, 2007 |

By MONICA OWENS

The stands were rowdy, fans were screaming and the adrenaline was high. There was never a question as to whether the Eagles were ready to beat their long-time rivals, the Marymount Saints, at home court. It was … Read More

Students React To ‘Poop Smell’

February 1, 2007 |

By MARY DAVID

University of Mary Washington alumnus Katie Molinaro, who graduated in December, was giving a campus tour in late September when the unmistakable odor of raw sewage permeated the area of the Woodard Campus Center. “What is that … Read More

Mental Health Group Starts UMW Chapter

February 1, 2007 |

By STACY HORNE

Ever had something that you were just dying to tell someone but you couldn’t?  Is your roommate sleeping with her boyfriend’s best friend and no one has a clue?  Is the pressure of finals stressing you out … Read More

Police Beat: Feb. 1

February 1, 2007 |

By STEPHANIE TAIT

Jan. 24—At 12:20 p.m., a 22-year-old female resident of the apartments reported to police that someone stole her parking decal from her car. There are no suspects or witnesses and the case is under investigation.

Jan. 25—At … Read More

Underuse An Issue For Parking Deck

February 1, 2007 |

By GRACIE HART

It was an early Tuesday afternoon and the recently-opened parking deck at the University of Mary Washington resembled a ghost town. The first and second levels of the garage had only ten cars parked in them combined, … Read More

Mace Now Banned On Campus

February 1, 2007 |

By EMILY FRANK

On a campus whose devotion to safety is as evident as the blue lights on every corner, some would be surprised to learn that mace and pepper spray are strictly prohibited in dining and residence halls. This … Read More

UMW Buys Up The Block

February 1, 2007 |

By STACY HORNE

After two years sitting vacant, the $2.5 million home on the corner of College Avenue and William St. may soon have an owner: the University of Mary Washington. On Tuesday, sellers accepted the contract for the house … Read More

Rescue Officials Overlook Treed Cat, Students Step In

February 1, 2007 |

By LAUREN BIRNEY

A UMW student may face charges for not complying with campus police after trying to rescue a cat from a tree on campus on Sunday, Jan. 21. Sophomore Jeff May had volunteered to ascend a tree after … Read More

Bogey’s Offers Beer, Flare, Music And More

February 1, 2007 |

By STEFANIE SKY It was another Tuesday and another bar for eight UMW ladies celebrating another girl’s night out. The bar of choice this week, Bogey’s in Central Park. My three roommates, Taylor, Lindsey and I started off our evening at … Read More

Students Collect Over 150 Shoes For Africa

February 1, 2007 |

By MEGAN GRIGORIAN

Senior Dustin McDonald gets a daily reminder of his charitable cause when he opens his closet every morning only to see more than 100 pairs of shoes piled to the ceiling.  As he walks through his apartment … Read More

Punxsutawney Phil: The Groundhog, the Myth, the Legend

February 1, 2007 |

By KAY BOATNER

Students at the University of Mary Washington who are still hoping for a snow day may be disappointed on Feb. 2. Groundhog Day is a festival celebrated throughout the world.  According to tradition, a groundhog ventures outside … Read More

Living Learning Programs to See Changes In Residence Hall Policies

February 1, 2007 |

By ELIZABETH HILLGROVEL

The International Living Center, which has been in Framar House since 1997, may be relocated. The program, now called Living Learning Communities (LLC), requires students to complete a new process to remain in their assigned residence halls. … Read More

Mute Math Leaps Over Competition

February 1, 2007 |

By MEGAN KELLY

Jaw dropping, ridiculous and incredible are the musical experience that is MUTEMATH.  For those that already listen to them: congratulations on operating ahead of the musical curve. For those that haven’t heard of them: buying their self-titled … Read More

Top 5: Reasons For Class Cancellations

February 1, 2007 |

By CAITLIN COGGINS

1. Zombie Attack

These undead losers can make getting to class a pretty annoying inconvenience. First of all, you have to understand the potential consequences of venturing outside in the middle of a zombie attack. If anyone … Read More

The Spotlight: "Sex Pockets" by Digital Underground

February 1, 2007 |

By ALEX BEMISH What it is:

The masterpiece of oft-overlooked Bay Area hip-hop crew Digital Underground, most famous for “Humpty Hump” and backup dancer Tupac Shakur.

Why you should care:

Hailing from Oakland, Calif., Digital Underground were one of the … Read More

Professor Displays Art in DuPont

February 1, 2007 |

By MATT ELLIOTT

Less than one year after Claudia Emerson, associate professor of English, made headlines by earning the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry, “Late Wife,” another University of Mary Washington professor has earned acclaim of his own.  … Read More

GRE and Pash Rock Downtown Fredericksburg

February 1, 2007 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

Rocking long into the night, University of Mary Washington bands Pash, Jinxed at Twelve and Grave-Robbing Extravaganza (GRE) shook The Loft in downtown Fredericksburg to its very foundation on Jan. 18. Organized by Jinxed at Twelve, Pash … Read More

Frisbee Team Returns

April 22, 2006 |

BY BRITTANY DEVRIES

Lazlo’s Weenie World may not mean very much to most people, but there are a group of frisbee players who see it as the core of their lives.

Hugh Lowry, ’77 alum, and his wife, Mary, … Read More