By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Clubs at UMW are not a new phenomenon, but what is new is the method in which they are being led.
By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Shaw said that the drag show is PRISM’s biggest event of the year, and it requires a lot of work to put together.
By GRACE WINFIELD
On February 19, several minority clubs and groups attended a Student Government Association meeting and demanded that their voices be heard. At the meeting some of the groups did not feel like they were being heard.
By KYRA KETCH
As the Bell Tower struck noon on Friday, April 15 students and faculty across campus made their way to Ball Circle. Decked out in brightly colored shirts and smiles, friends greeted and embraced one another. Then, without skipping a beat, all who had gathered joined hands and formed a circle. In the center stood the President of PRISM, Rachel Tiemann, who thanked those who had come and explained what it was they were gathered there for.
EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & ESTER SALGUERO
The events for this year’s homecoming are squished within this week and include the UMW athletic games proceeding over the weekend, a BBQ on Ball Circle and a photo contest spread throughout relying heavily on student interaction.
By CHELSEA FULLER
On Friday April 17, the student-led group People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities hosted their annual event, Day of Silence.
Students across the University of Mary Washington campus took a vow of silence in recognition of the National Day of Silence, student-led action sponsored by Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN). Students across campus chose to remain silent for all or part of the day to bring attention to the harassment and discrimination that lesbian, gay and transgender youth face, according to Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal association.
On April 5, the Great Hall played host to the glitteriest University of Mary Washington tradition, the PRISM Drag Show. As the 13th annual Drag Show, the event featured a “Candy Land” theme and drew a crowd of over 250 attendees.
By NIA BENTALL
The University of Mary Washington offers students of a sexual minority a generally high quality of life, according to the four-out-of-five star rating UMW received on an “LGTB-friendly” campus-climate index.
Campus Pride, the “only national nonprofit organization …
By NIA BENTALL
A list containing the legal names of all University of Mary Washington undergraduate students and their class credit status was recently sent out to all undergraduate students. This could be problematic, as there is the possibility that …
Dancing, danger and drag fashion dominated the 12th annual Drag Show held on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Great Hall with the theme, “Dragpocalypse,” organized by Mary Washington’s People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM).
We would like to thank the Bullet staff for covering the important event on campus last week: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s visit to the University of Mary Washington for Constitution Day. However, as president and vice president of …
By Emma Carone
Friday April 16, the students of PRISM (People Representing Individuals of Sexual Minorities) were silent.
It was a part of the event, the National Day of Silence, a day on which students across the nation take a …
By ERIN HILL Columnist
Nearly everyone holds an opinion regarding the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Regardless of what you may believe, reading or listening to the perspectives of people that you know and can attach a face …
BY KRISTEN KELLEHERThe threat of state-wide changes to non-discrimation policies of public universities has gurnered national media attention and inspired heated activism among the state’s university students.
After a relatively quiet first four months in office, state Attorney General Ken …
By MELISSA MULLINAX
It was a Monday night in the Red Room, and People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM) secretary Charles Girard began the meeting by reading aloud a series of “myths” surrounding the evening’s topic.
The old memory of twinkling lights, elegant gowns and a spinning disco ball were not just a memory for some students this weekend but rather the past relived.
This past Satursay Oct. 31 PRISM hosted the “prom” in Great Hall …
“Who’s in the Soup: Understanding the GLBTTQQIAAP Community” Cultural Awareness Week will conclude this Saturday, Oct. 31 when PRISM throws its first “prom.” Unlike a typical campus dance, PRISM’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment so that …
By DAVID GALLAGHER
PRISM and the Orpheum Film Club will be co-hosting a student led film festival this Sunday at 8 p.m. in Great Hall. As part of the GLBTTQQIAAP Celebration (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally, …
BY SUSANNAH CLARK
A robbery took place in Great Hall on Saturday night.
At PRISM’s annual Drag Show, Diktation, a group of five girls in spot-on Boy Band drag, were robbed of the first place prize.
With bandanas, faux dreadlocks, …