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Leah Vahjen

Bella’s fall show falls short

November 19, 2014 |

By LEAH VAHJEN

The BellAcapella group put on their fall concert on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. The concert was themed “Southern Bellas” incorporating southern attire and songs.Read More

Visting essayist speaks to young writers

October 22, 2014 |

By LEAH VAHJEN

Essayist Elena Passarello brought with her an intimate energy, a unique accent, a dynamic reading performance, a multitude of jokes and some extremely sound advice for the large population of aspiring young writers of the University of Mary Washington during her visit last week.Read More

'The Maze Runner' turns the post-apocalyptic genre down a new route

September 24, 2014 |

By LEAH VAHJEN

In the race to see which imaginary post-apocalyptic world falls apart best, “The Maze Runner” is a sure contender. This movie is set apart from the other book trilogy-turned-films of its kind by its male-led cast and consequent lack of a love story or love triangle.Read More

New drug-detecting nail polish sparks criticism

September 10, 2014 | 2

By LEAH VAHJEN

Four male college students in Raleigh, North Carolina and their budding brand, Undercover Colors, recently captured the attention of numerous media outlets with the unveiling of a nail polish with the capability to detect the presence of common date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. The group is currently creating a line of products with the hope that their innovative nail polish and subsequent products will help “empower women to prevent sexual assault,” according to their self-written Facebook description.Read More

Dorm Crafts: Coffee filter art

September 10, 2014 |

By LEAH VAHJEN

Settling in to your home-away-from-home for the new academic year is exciting but can also be a budget-buster when it comes to finding decorations and designs that bring both comfort and style to your new space. Read More

Res Hall Recipes: One-pot spicy and hearty chicken tortilla soup

September 4, 2014 |

By LEAH VAHJEN

This Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is just that, plus its fast, inexpensive and downright delectable.Read More