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UMW Kid Cops

December 6, 2007 |

By Jess Pike

In early October, UMW senior Laura Hawkins helped catch a convicted sex offender, according to university police, who was reportedly harassing a female student on campus. Hawkins, who works for the UMW Police Department as a member … Read More

Police Beat

December 6, 2007 |

By Justin Toney and Katy Burnell

Nov. 29- At 10:30 p.m., a female resident of Alvey Hall told police that 20-year-old Travis Allen Davis, of Locust Grove Va. had used foul language and made physical threats towards her over the … Read More

Police Hunt Laptop Thief

December 6, 2007 |

By Erin Leach-Kemon

Local police are still trying to apprehend a 27-year-old local man accused of stealing a University of Mary Washington freshman’s laptop on Nov. 17 outside of Randolph Hall. Police have described the man as “armed and dangerous.” … Read More

Melchers Springs a Leak

December 6, 2007 |

By Jess Pike

On Friday Nov. 2,  40 to 50 gallons of water came pouring out of panels and light fixtures onto the second floor of Melchers Hall. “It was a big mess,” said Jean Dabb, Art and Art History … Read More

Frawley Lambastes UMW Board

December 6, 2007 |

By Katy Burnell

Ousted UMW President William Frawley says the school’s Board of Visitors twice agreed and twice reneged on a promised severance package after he was fired following two dunk-driving arrests in two days last spring. In a lengthy … Read More

That's What She Said

December 6, 2007 |

By Tierney McAffee

I <3 the 80s (but only cause I have to) Ah, the 80s, our mother decade.  Most of us 80s babies—along with the rest of the country—look back in shame at the era that birthed us.  And … Read More

Foreign Students Find Their Way Around Fred

December 6, 2007 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

What shocked University of Mary Washington foreign exchange students the most when they came to the United States wasn’t the food or the music or even reality television-it was our shoes. “In Korea we take off our … Read More

Circus Club Takes Center Ring at UMW

December 6, 2007 |

Sadie Hagberg

While most of us were busy juggling classes, work, and extracurriculars last semester, a small group of students were gathering for their own kind of juggling – circus juggling. Last spring, several students created the UMW Circus … Read More

Tasty Eats Downtown

December 6, 2007 |

By Kathryn Saunders

By the second week of the semester, the average student isn’t too keen on stomaching another Nest tuna sandwich.  Despite the large number of restaurants in downtown Fredericksburg, too many students turn to Ramen and Chinese food. … Read More

UMW Alum Dodges a Bullet

December 6, 2007 |

Tierney McAffee

One morning last January, UMW alumnus Drew Bambrick woke up to find three masked men in his bedroom. Bambrick, who lives alone in a house in the Village of Idlewild, thought that the intruders were just his friends … Read More

Ales for the Holidays

December 6, 2007 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

1. Blue Moon – Full Moon Winter Ale While their pumpkin concoction was a swing and a miss, this cleverly titled brew hits a homerun. The Colorado based Coors brewing company do a great job on their … Read More

Kindred Spirits Display Photographs

December 6, 2007 |

By Aaron Richardson

Seniors Clara Williams and Beth Wilkins have been friends since high school. They studied photography under the same teacher in high school, and now they culminate their college careers with a joint photography exhibit. Williams and Wilkins … Read More

Entertainment Section's Holiday Selections for the New Generation

December 6, 2007 |

By Matt Elliott

Are you having trouble getting festive this holiday season?  Are you tired of the same old Christmas carols and Christmas movies that come on television every holiday season?  For those of you that want to celebrate the … Read More

'No Country for Old Men' a Cohen Brothers Gem

December 6, 2007 |

By Craig Graziano

Anton Chigurh (the villain of  “No Country for Old Men”) has a Prince Valiant haircut and a pressurized oxygen tank which he uses to blast holes in anything he wants to. What he most frequently uses the … Read More

UMW Males Strut Their Stuff for Crown

December 6, 2007 |

By Catherine Wilson

Dodd Auditorium sizzled on November 28 as over a couple hundred Mary Washington students watched the finest men of Mary Washington compete for the coveted title of Mr. UMW. Hosts Alyssa Lee and Sean O’Brien introduced the … Read More

Swim Team Laps Competition

November 8, 2007 |


New swimming head coach Matt Sellman is fitting in just fine. The University of Mary Washington team has had little trouble adjusting to a change in staff, starting the 2007 season with just one loss between the … Read More

Politik Sentenced

November 8, 2007 |


On April 26, 2007, Reed Pannell waited in the General District Court of Fredericksburg to hear the final verdict for Andrew Jefferson Stone, charged with three counts of assault and battery, a class one misdemeanor.  Stone turned to … Read More

Police Beat

November 8, 2007 |


Oct. 26- At 2 a.m., Fredericksburg Police arrested 19-year-old residential student Nancy Bechtold outside of Houston’s on charges of drunk in public and possessing false documents, according to police Spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe.  “She was intoxicated to the point … Read More

Laptop Thief Behind Bars

November 8, 2007 |


Former University of Mary Washington student David Ware was arrested last November for stealing what school officials report was over $86,000 of University property and was found responsible for the numerous incidents of urination throughout Randolph Hall. In … Read More

B-Ballers in District Court

November 8, 2007 |


Nine current and former members of the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team appeared alongside three additional students in Fredericksburg District Court Tuesday, Oct. 30 for  30 alcohol-related charges and one count of obstruction of justice. The … Read More

Yearbook Uses Web

November 8, 2007 |


Sophomore Rebekah Blackwell was alarmed when she opened a copy of the 2007 University of Mary Washington yearbook and saw a picture of herself. She recognized the photo right away — an unflattering shot of Blackwell dancing with … Read More

Immediate Reactions: Incident Leads to Campus Controversy

November 8, 2007 |


When Acting President Rick Hurley heard about the offensive poster displayed by some Jefferson Hall residents that led housekeepers to complain to University police, he was livid. “I wanted to see them thrown off campus. … Read More

Students Follow the Beat of Native Drum

November 8, 2007 |


Last Saturday, Nov. 3, the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe entertained more than 30 UMW students and community members in Woodard Campus Center as part of National American Indian Heritage Month. “We are here to honor … Read More

That's What She Said…

November 8, 2007 |

MEGAN GRIGORIAN All Country, No Rock ‘n’ Roll

This campus is in a serious music crisis.  According to Facebook, the top music selection among Mary Wash students is as followed: 1. Tim McGraw 2. Rascal Flatts 3. Country I know … Read More

UMW Holds Bhangra Dance-off

November 8, 2007 |


Don’t expect to find a belly dancer at this year’s bhangra dance. Instead, a competitive dance-off between four local university bhangra dance teams will replace the belly dancers that were once a staple of the International Living Center’s … Read More

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