Founded in Fredericksburg, Virginia as the University of Virginia’s women’s college in 1908, the Virginia Normal and Industrial School for Women, later renamed as Mary Washington College, named its college paper “The Bullet” in 1922, the name was an allusion to the college’s location on one of the greatest battlefields of the Civil War. Contemporary hoplophobic priggery has progressed so far, however, that the nincompoops in charge are changing the college newspaper’s name.
A Virginia university has decided to stop calling its newspaper â€œThe Bulletâ€ over concerns that the name was so insensitive and inappropriate that it could even make people violent.
The University of Mary Washingtonâ€™s 96-year-old newspaper will now be called The Blue and Gray Press.
â€œThe editorial board felt that the paperâ€™s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our schoolâ€™s history in a sensitive manner,â€ newspaper staff said in a release issued Monday.
â€œThe board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.â€