Post Tagged with: "Staff Editorial"

Staff Editorial: Fredericksburg Bookstores Reach Final Chapters

Staff Editorial: Fredericksburg Bookstores Reach Final Chapters

“Does no one read anymore?  What kind of hell-town is this?” was the reaction of our faculty adviser, as he reflected on the current lack of book stores in the Fredericksburg area.

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Staff Editorial: Historic Year at Mary Washington

It’s been an exciting year of transition at UMW, and here at the Bullet, we’ve tried to keep up with all the changes. From ushering in a new president to defining the school’s future via the redesigned Master Plan, the Mary Washington community has witnessed some landmark moments in the school’s histor Back in August, […]

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Staff Editorial: Military Actions Demand Transparency

Just last week, the U.S. entered another war, stretching its defense between three countries: Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. While most people barely felt the impact of another war, the U.S. is now putting more money and troops into the Arab world.  America has already fired 120 missiles as of three days ago. Each missile has […]

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Staff Editorial: As Zune Bows Out, Apple One Step Closer to Monopoly

Look to your left. Look to your right. You probably saw like three iPods, didn’t you? There’s no getting around it: Apple won the MP3 Player War. They absolutely crushed all competition. And now, with their biggest competitor, the Microsoft Zune, bowing out of the race, there’s no stopping them. The Zune was arguably a […]

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Staff Editorial: N.H. Bill To Disenfranchise Students

On March 8, the Washington Post reported that the New Hampshire state legislature is considering bills that would limit the voting rights of college students. The Bullet wishes to take a moment to reflect on the merits of these bills. One bill in question, sponsored by Rep. Gregory Sorg (R), would prevent students from voting […]

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Staff Editorial: The Bullet Apologizes for Seacobeck Error

Last week, the Bullet incorrectly reported in a front-page headline that the Mary Washington Board of Visitors had voted to demolish Seacobeck Hall. In fact, President Rick Hurley had merely decided to pull Seacobeck from the Master Plan and form a committee of students, faculty and preservation experts to recommend a plan of action regarding […]

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Staff Editorial: Activism on Campus Reaches New Heights Among Students

In a staff editorial on Nov. 3, the Bullet lamented the lack of informed activism among a current generation of college students who grew up weaned on the irony-heavy entertainment-based reporting styles of the Colbert Report and the Daily Show. Turns out that recently, at least on the UMW campus, students have proven that stereotype […]

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Staff Editorial: Preserve University History

“This Place Matters,” read the signs being held outside of Seacobeck Hall on Tuesday night. Our dining hall does matter, as does the rest of our campus. The proposed master plan has stirred the Department of Historic Preservation, as well as other like-minded students, since many historic buildings are slated for renovations or demolitions. While […]

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Staff Editorial: No Need for Hurley to Apologize for Obscenities

On Homecoming weekend, the rapper Wale performed at the Battlegrounds as the major entertainment for the UMW student body. The rapper’s concert rubbed some in the Fredericksburg area the wrong way, as complaints came in from local residents griping about the noise level and the profanity coming from the concert site. The angry response from […]

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