The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Tippy the cat to replace Anna Billingsley

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Tippy is a very handsome young man. | Instagram / @tippyumw


News Editor

Tippy, the cat who is often spotted on campus, is going to take over Anna Billingsley’s job as associate vice president for university relations following a powerful speech that inspired students and faculty.

Tippy’s speech took place on March 22 right before the B.o.B. concert. 

“He just showed up to the front steps,” said junior communication and digital studies major Josephine Johnson, who attended the concert. “I’m not even sure if he was invited, but everyone was happy to see him and gave him lots of pets. I thought that would be the end of it but then he started to say things and everyone was floored. It was so inspiring! I now realize that I need to accomplish my dreams!”

Tippy spoke about how everyone should accomplish their dreams.

“Meow meow meow meow,” said Tippy.

Even university faculty and staff were floored by the speech.

“I seriously cried,” said University President Troy Paino. “The way that he can articulate is something I’ve never heard before. He moves people’s hearts and minds, plus he is so cute. With him taking over the university relations position, we know that students will get necessary information in a timely manner. We have full faith that he will exceed our expectations.” 

Tippy was surprised by the large reactions but is so happy that he could inspire.

“Meow meow meow meow,” said Tippy.

Billingsley is thrilled about the transition and feels that the university made the right choice. 

“There is no one else that I would want to take my place,” said Billingsley. “The way he speaks, his soft yet powerful demeanor and his activeness on campus and involvement in student life are all reasons that I think this will be a smooth transition and the university will flourish for years to come.”

Tippy commented on his plans for the role and how he is so ready to move up in the UMW community.

“Meow meow meow meow meow,” said Tippy. “Meow meow meow meow.” 

Tippy will take over the role starting in fall 2022, but for now he is going to remain wandering around campus and being cute.

This story is a part of our April Fool’s edition and is intended to be satirical in nature. All information or quotations are made up and not to be taken seriously.