By ABIGAIL BUCHHOLZ
On Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke in front of a crowd of over 250 people from atop the stage of Pimenta in downtown Fredericksburg. O’Rourke is the first 2020 presidential candidate to visit Virginia.
By LAURA SCHNEIDER AND ALLISON TOVEY
Contributing Writer and Senior Writer
When students arrive on campus in the fall, they are often approached by people carrying clipboards on Campus Walk or at the University Center, asking them to register to vote.
By HANNAH GALEONE
This week, UMW students and faculty have been reflecting on a photograph from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook.
By EMILY SHUMAKER
On the verge of the halfway mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and as an unprecedented number of Democratic women have decided to run for Congress, on Nov. 6, 2018, the United States of America will hold its midterm elections.
By GINNY BIXBY
When Natalie Johns, president of the UMW Firearms Club, painted the spirit rock with some other members on Feb. 14, she had no idea that the message she painted would cause such an uproar among students.
By TONY BENSON
On the morning of February 18, stickers promoting a white nationalist organization were found at sites across campus. A schoolwide email was sent following the events by Anna Billingsley addressing the incident.
By OLIVIA BRIDGES
The Virginia State House of Delegates election occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Republican candidates won districts 28 and 88 while the Democratic candidates won the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General races.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello, visited the University of Mary Washington last Wednesday while on his college campus tour. He talked to students and faculty members in the Hurley Convergence Center about his policies on mental health issues, his proposal for free education at two-year community colleges, promoting an environmentally friendly Virginia and combatting sexual assault.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
On Thursday, Feb. 23, a statement was drafted by a group of student leaders and sent out to the University of Mary Washington community in response to events that have taken place both on campus and nationwide over the last few weeks regarding hate speech. This statement was written and signed, by leaders of 30 campus organizations. The message in the email regarded embracing differences, speaking out against hate rhetoric and supporting one another.
By REBEKAH DEBELL
Debates are a night when candidates from each political party take the stage to battle national issues in hopes of winning over voters. These debates take place all over the country, including right here at the University of Mary Washington.
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.
As college students, we are exceptionally affected by this November’s gubernatorial race in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Upon graduation, we face an unemployment rate double the national average in an already struggling labor market.
By RUTH DALRYMPLE
On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on …
by FRANCES WOMBLE
Va. Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, will give a 30-minute speech at the University of Mary Washington on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Federal Communications Commission regulations on Saturday, Sept. 17.
By ANNIE KINNIBURGH
While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.
President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the …