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Do You Know How Soon is Too Soon

By AMANDA McCullough It’s a question we ask ourselves constantly. Should I friend them? Will they even remember who I am? Do I even want to be friends with them? We met at a party, does that even count? It’s the new relationship question. It’s a double-edged sword on Facebook. You are able to connect […]

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Hobby Becomes A Career

Hobby Becomes A Career

By KELSEY WINDAS Senior Bryan Clark’s passion for Chinese culture has gone from a hobby to the foundation of his future career. “I’ve been studying China for the past seven years of my life,” said Clark. “It’s my first true love.” It was due to this distinct interest that Clark, a history and philosophy double […]

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Poet Speaks for Afghanistan

Poet Speaks for Afghanistan

By LANDON JAMES The University of Mary Washington has always prided itself on constructing a community of diverse people openly sharing different perspectives and ideas. To some, like junior Sajia Alaha Ahrar, this type of communication is essential to promoting world peace. Ahrar is a 22-year-old student from Kabul, Afghanistan with big dreams of creating […]

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Fey’s New Memoir: Comedic Gold

Tina Fey’s new memoir, “Bossypants,” is the perfect read for anyone looking to distract themselves from the mountains of schoolwork standing between them and summer vacation. Or for anyone who seems to have escaped the traditional end-of-the-semester workload. Or, really, for anyone who enjoys reading funny, thought-provoking writing by intelligent people. Fey is a comic […]

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Speaker Addresses Gay Republicans

By TENILLE GOODMAN Chris Barron, chairman and co-founder of GOProud, spoke in Lee Hall on April 11 about the relationship between homosexuals and the Republican party. GOProud is the only conservative organization currently representing homosexuals and their allies, according to Barron. He stressed reasons he supports conservative values and emphasized the need base their votes […]

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The Epic Life of a Tycoon

By MINDY MAULDIN Guggenheim fellow and biographer T.J. Stiles spoke about the powerful 19th-Century business mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt last Thursday as part of the UMW Great Lives lecture series. Great Lives director Bill Crawley praised Stiles for receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship grant just seven days before the lecture.  The grant is […]

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Matchmaking Club Aims to Excite Campus

Matchmaking has been around for centuries, but only recently has UMW been getting some experience in the time-honored tradition thanks to one the newest groups on campus. The UMW Matchmakers have been in business less than a month now, but they have already paired up 50 students on dates. “People don’t date anymore,” said sophomore […]

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Cooking Corner: Rapid Roasted Potatoes

By COLEMAN CLARK I have never met a potato I didn’t like.  I love potatoes so much they constitute three of my five food groups.  Mashed or fried, crispy or creamy, any way you serve them, they are delicious. The potato is a staple in American cuisine, especially during summer.  Just think of the potato […]

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Eat, Pray, Woodstock on Campus

Eat, Pray, Woodstock on Campus

Although most UMW students did not get to experience the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, many were able to participate in the latest project by the founders of Woodstock, a new health food brand. The new brand is a partnership between Woodstock Ventures and Soedexo, the company that runs UMW Dining Services and […]

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