By ES HETHCOX
Tacked up on bulletin boards across the University of Mary Washington campus are brochures displaying a sketched tree with teal ribbons hanging from the branches.
By NATHANIEL DEVINE
In recent months, two storefront properties located in Eagle Village have closed their doors. One used to house Mexican restaurant, Pancho Villa and the other used to be a Blackstone Coffee café. Today, the two properties are being leased by Cushman and Wakefield Thalhimer Commercial Real Estate.
By KELLY EVANS
For many college students, spring break is an opportunity to get away from the stress of school and explore the world outside of textbooks. However, this can be difficult for the students who are stuck on campus over break or are staying in Virginia. However, Virginia offers many opportunities for UMW students to really explore and have fun over the week-long break. Here are some events in the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg area that are held over UMW’s spring break.
By GARY KNOWLES
The UMW Office of the President released a message stating that a Campus Parking Task Force will be forming in response to student concerns over the new parking policies which will take effect soon. According to many students, the most controversial change for the UMW area is that the city hopes to charge for 2-hour parking and install parking meters along the campus side of College Avenue.
The city of Fredericksburg is making new changes to the Parking Action Plan because of the existing challenges for locals parking downtown. These changes include a two-hour restriction for cars parked along the 500 to 600 blocks of William Street. This policy will replace the old unlimited parking limit to hopefully allow for more free spaces throughout the day.
By ES HETHCOX
As Friday night in downtown Fredericksburg begins to ignite, tourists and Mary Washington students wander in and out of an old brick building on the corner of Caroline and Charlotte Street. Each person has one goal in mind: to see what the city of Fredericksburg has to offer.
By REBECCA MELSON
UMW President Troy Paino decided to explore the downtown area in his own way on Tuesday. The weather was unseasonably warm as President Paino traveled through downtown Fredericksburg on horseback. Paino, along with equestrian team member and junior Psychology major, Nikki Ferrell, received several stares as they pit stopped in popular Fredericksburg shops. This is all part of a promotional video that Paino is filming for upcoming UMW students.
By EMILY GROTTLE
The University of Mary Washington’s Historical Preservation Club recently hosted their annual ghost tour on Oct. 21 and 22, a tradition that has taken place for over 30 years. Tour guides take excited guests to haunted areas around the city of Fredericksburg, where student volunteers and members of the club dress like ghosts and put on a show at each location.
By ANDREW PETTERSON
Whether students have lived in Fredericksburg for 10 months or 10 years, downtown, or down Route 17, their lives have undoubtedly been impacted by the unrelenting expansion of the commercial and residential areas of the city.
By HEATHER JACKLING
Recently many students, specifically commuter students who live in the Fredericksburg area, may have received an email regarding some changes to a noise ordinance in effect throughout the city of Fredericksburg.
By JONATHAN POLSON
Any student at the University of Mary Washington knows that Fredericksburg has a number of exciting and appetizing offerings when it comes to local restaurants. However, students also know that going out to eat is not always …
BY CHRIS MARKHAM
Downtown Fredericksburg welcomed a new small business to its family with the grand opening of Jay’s Downtown Sports Lounge.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
For more than a century, baseball has been labeled as America’s pastime, proving to be one of the most popular and loved sports among kids and adults alike.
By MEGAN FLOURNOY
Every week, USA Today asks travel experts to pick 20 nominees for different categories to compete in their “10Best” contest. One of the categories featured is Best College Town Weekend, and Fredericksburg, Virginia, home to the University of Mary Washington, is currently featured as a nominee.
By KELSEY MOORING
As a rule, college students are frugal and are always trying to get the best bang for their buck. When looking for an inexpensive night out, it can be better to look for local deals instead of settling for unhealthy, cheap choices.
By NEPHTHALIE LAUTURE
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) spoke at the grand opening of the Virginia Victory 2014 Fredericksburg campaign office in Spotsylvania as a part of his campaign tour, Fair Shot for All Virginians.
By LEIGH HOOVER
When the subject of beards comes up in conversation, it is rarely in regards to benefitting the community. However, it is the connection of these seemingly unrelated topics that makes one local organization stand out amongst others in the city of Fredericksburg.
By COURTLAND LYLE
There are few places where grown men are seen rolling dice, painting models and discussing the finer points of their war tactics. However, at the gaming store Game Vault, this is a common occurrence.
By JULIANNE KUHN
As another semester begins, we settle into our new living arrangements, and many students settle into their own off-campus housing. While a change in residence can provide freedom and excitement, off-campus housing comes with its own set of challenges.
University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley danced the rumba in front of more than 500 people, in coordination with Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars, a special event held to create a $65,000 scholarship for UMW students.
It is fairly common to find an alpaca farm in someone’s backyard in Fredericksburg. At least, it is for residents of Coakley Lane ever since the Marantha Alpaca Farm moved in.
By REGINA WEISS
Two Student Government Association (SGA) members from the University of Mary Washington were invited to represent the university at the bi-monthly Fredericksburg City Council meeting last Tuesday.
By ALISON THOET
Michelle Obama visited the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Sept. 13 speaking to an animated crowd that consisted of 2,400 students, faculty and Fredericksburg residents. The First Lady discussed education, women’s rights and the importance of …
By MARINA BONANNO
Tired of eating on campus? Are you looking for something new and exciting to tingle your taste buds? Then head downtown to FOODE at 1006 C Caroline St. for a culinary adventure you don’t want to …
By MOLLY SULLIVAN
The Fredericksburg community’s dissatisfaction with University of Mary Washington students has been a pervasive feature in local news, which is not unusual for residents of an active, often inebriated college town. However, recent articles have gone too …
The discussion of the recent passage of changes to the Fredericksburg nuisance ordinance on Dec. 13 has taken an ugly turn, a turn that does not reflect well on the University of Mary Washington student body.
According to the Free …
By MEGHAN GRAHAM
The University Mary Washington was founded in 1908, so it is not exactly a new institution. So, residents of Fredericksburg beware: if you don’t want to be bothered by college neighbors that might get a little rowdy, …
By BRIAN AURICCHIO
Businesses located in downtown Fredericksburg have made it clear: keep the homeless out. Micah Ecumenical Ministries, a group that helps the homeless, has stopped serving free breakfast because of pressure from local businesses.
According to the Free …