Film ‘Sarajevo Roses’ blossoms in U.S. debut at W&M

Maya Ruza-Wilkerson (far left), a native of Bosnia who traveled from Richmond to attend the Feb. 21 premiere of "Sarajevo Roses," chats with her friend Mary Merrill (center), Peggy Meder, executive producer, and Roger Richards, the film's director and producer, 45 minutes before the movie started. (Jim Ducibella/W&M News)

Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Roger M. Richards introduced the United States premiere of his documentary “Sarajevo Roses: A Cinematic Essay” on Feb. 21 with a thought-provoking experiment. He asked the audience at William & Mary’s Tucker Hall theatre to imagine waking up to find society collapsed: stores closed, electricity shut off, neighbors become enemies. This […]

Police: Man scams $1k from bank teller by asking for change

Police are searching for this man, who they say conned a bank out of more than $1,000 by asking a teller to make change for a series of bills. (Courtesy YPSO)

Police are searching for a man they say conned a bank out of more than $1,000 by asking a teller to make change for a series of bills. According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, investigators are currently seeking to identify the suspect in the quick change scam that was conducted at […]

Man robbed at gunpoint while leaving gym, police say


Police are searching for a man they believe robbed another man at gunpoint while he was leaving the gym Monday night. According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, a man was leaving a gym located at Washington Square Shopping Center, walking in the 2000 block of Piccadilly Loop, when was approached from […]

Linguistics in the lab: the right chemistry for inclusivity

Anne Charity Hudley  is the Class of 1952 Associate Professor of English & Africana Studies at William & Mary.  (Courtesy Christine Fulgham)

Science teachers increasingly recognize the roles that culture and language have in learning, but they often lack the tools to fully explore and address those issues. Thanks to a William & Mary professor, there’s now an app for that. Anne Charity Hudley, the Class of 1952 Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at William […]

Demerits and deputies: When school discipline moves from class to courts, minorities most affected

Last year, the Williamsburg Police Department was called to Berkeley Middle School for 26 separate incidents with students and two incidents were referred to the criminal justice system. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

A 15-year-old Grafton High student became a statistic on Jan. 12, when he was arrested after allegedly throwing poppers, a type of small, novelty firework. While school officials searched the teen for the noise-making fireworks, they discovered a switchblade knife. The boy was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon on school property, […]

Walsingham Academy students explore W&M greenhouse as ‘citizen-scientists’

William & Mary plant scientist Harmony Dalgleish and student volunteer Soren Struckman supervise Kim Ward’s Walsingham fifth graders. (Joseph McClain/W&M News)

Students from the Walsingham Academy recently visited the new greenhouse atop William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center and taking on the role of citizen-scientists. The Walsingham 5th graders are members of Kim Ward’s class. They toured the greenhouse and roamed through the facility on a scavenger hunt, searching to match the proper specimens of rare […]

JCC Police arrest undocumented immigrant on drug and gun charges

Crime scene tape (file photo)

Investigators from the James City County Police Department arrested a James City County resident Friday afternoon following a search of an apartment located in the 4900 block of Grand Strand Drive in Williamsburg. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, deputies assigned to the Tri Rivers Drug Task Force arrested 30-year-old Myles Matthew Straker, an undocumented […]

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