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Scotland decides their fate

September 17, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

In one of the closest votes of the modern age, Scottish citizens will vote today on whether to leave the United Kingdom and branch out as an independent country.Read More

Peterson under scrutiny for child abuse

September 17, 2014 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

This past Sunday, Adrian Peterson, the superstar running back for the Minnesota Vikings, made headlines off the field for the wrong reasons. Submitting to police at his home in Montgomery County, Texas, the all-pro performer stands accused of child abuse after disciplining his son with a switch.Read More

Inclusion of LGBT community in St. Patrick's Day parade causes controversy

September 10, 2014 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

The politicization of The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City highlights everything that is wrong with the current political world: politics, now more than ever, are being crammed into everything and anything, whether or not it is appropriate or relevant. Read More

New drug-detecting nail polish sparks criticism

September 10, 2014 |

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

Letter: UMW Young Dems thank Mark Warner for Almost Annual Pig Roast

September 10, 2014 |

To the Editor,
The University of Mary Washington Young Democrats would like to extend their sincere thanks to Senator Mark Warner for hosting the “Almost Annual Collis-Warner Pig Roast” on his King George, Virginia property this past Saturday. Read More

U.S. Intervention in Somalia puts Country on the Right Side of History

September 10, 2014 |

By MONA OSMER

United States military forces have started to conduct naval and tactical missions in Somalia in an attempt to aid the Somalian government in destabilizing and destroying the Al Shabab terrorist network.Read More

Miley Cyrus Takes the Stage at the 2014 VMA Awards

September 4, 2014 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

Miley Cyrus, or the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana, is on a tear as of late, posting numerous number one singles, while at the same time transforming her image and musical style. Read More

The Millennial Generation Finally Finds its Voice

September 4, 2014 |

By MONA OSMER

As millennials, it seems that we have not experienced a point in time when conflict was not present, both internationally and nationally. Violence is now a factor of society that we have had to cope with on a daily basis.Read More

NFL Player Ray Rice Skates By Reprecussions

September 3, 2014 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

A video surfaced last February of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in an Atlantic City, N.J. casino repeatedly beating his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, and dragging her out of the casino by her hair.Read More

Buzzfeed under scrutiny for plagiarism and uncredited photographs

April 2, 2014 |

The most popular internet craze currently seems to be the viral website Buzzfeed. It is best known for articles written in the form of lists and silly quizzes such as “What Kind of Eyebrows Should You Have.”Read More