Students in Hong Kong make historic stance against government

Students in Hong Kong make historic stance against government

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung has seen quite a view from his window in the past few weeks.

UMW Class Council and Giant Productions kick off fall with Rocktoberfest

UMW Class Council and Giant Productions kick off fall with Rocktoberfest

By LAUREN MOSESSO

The sounds of jazz and rock filled the air as the anticipated Roctoberfest took place on Ball Circle this past Friday, Oct. 3. Despite the threat of bad weather, Giant Productions and the sophomore Class Council still held…

Same sex marriage allowed in VA

Same sex marriage allowed in VA

By ALICE BALDYS

On Monday, Oct. 6 the Supreme Court of the United States declined requests to hear cases questioning the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in five states.

Crew teams not faltering after losing varsity status

Crew teams not faltering after losing varsity status

By DAVID MERCER

Words as simple as “All In” can be very important to sports teams. For the University of Mary Washington’s crew teams, these words are everything. As the teams head into their first season since having their status changed from varsity to club, they willing be leaning on these words to propel them forward more so than ever before.

First Congressional District candidates debate at UMW

First Congressional District candidates debate at UMW

Around 100 students and Fredericksburg community members attended the 1st Congressional District debate sponsored by the UMW Young Democrats, the UMW College Republicans and The Blue & Gray Press on Monday night. The debate gave incumbent Republican Representative Rob Wittman, Democratic challenger Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker…


News

James Monroe Museum offers education and experience for community

James Monroe Museum offers education and experience for community

By VANESSA MOORE

While it is fairly common knowledge that there are various museums in the area that are open to the student body and the community, what specific activities are available at these museums is a topic that is relatively unknown.

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Viewpoints

ISIS continues to mobilize while U.S. promotes democracy

ISIS continues to mobilize while U.S. promotes democracy

By MONA OSMER

CNN published a video interview on Monday, Oct. 6 of a female member of the notorious terrorist group ISIS in Urfa, Turkey. Her story is one of pure despair as her country is being overrun.

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Life

Humans of UMW

Humans of UMW

By NANCY MILROY

Humans of UMW.

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Sports

Capitals set to drop puck on new season

Capitals set to drop puck on new season

By SEAN KINSLOW

The Washington Capitals missed the playoffs last season for the first time in seven seasons. The disappointing year brought about big changes to the front office and coaching staff, as well as the players on the ice.

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ISIS continues to mobilize while U.S. promotes democracy

ISIS continues to mobilize while U.S. promotes democracy

By MONA OSMER

CNN published a video interview on Monday, Oct. 6 of a female member of the notorious terrorist group ISIS in Urfa, Turkey. Her story is one of pure despair as her country is being overrun.

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Humans of UMW

Humans of UMW

By NANCY MILROY

Humans of UMW.

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James Monroe Museum offers education and experience for community

James Monroe Museum offers education and experience for community

By VANESSA MOORE

While it is fairly common knowledge that there are various museums in the area that are open to the student body and the community, what specific activities are available at these museums is a topic that is relatively unknown.

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Speaking Center promotes services to Stafford campus

Speaking Center promotes services to Stafford campus

By HOLDEN VANDERVEER

University of Mary Washington librarian Rosemary Arneson recently made a proposal called Convergent Center Light that plans to bring services of the ITCC, such as the Speaking Center, to the university’s Stafford Campus.

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Musical playlist from a student like you

Musical playlist from a student like you

By RUTH BORDETT

The size of the University of Mary Washington’s student body and the small town feel of Fredericksburg are two factors that make our school a unique and welcoming place. However, it is undeniable that these positive aspects are not particularly conducive to a flourishing and lively music scene for our community of students.

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UMW professor now live streaming on Pandora

UMW professor now live streaming on Pandora

By LEIGH HOOVER

Beautiful music can be heard softly through the slightly cluttered hallway – flutes trill softly in unison, voices swell together and, slightly muted by the closed door, a piano is being played. This is to be expected on a typical day in Pollard hall, where student performers and audiophiles alike can come to hone their musical crafts.

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Leah Cox named to Governor’s task force on sexual assault

Leah Cox named to Governor’s task force on sexual assault

By LAUREN GRANT

Leah Cox, special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Mary Washington was recently appointed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s task force dedicated to combating sexual assault on campuses.

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DIY: Boost up your bookcase

DIY: Boost up your bookcase

By AMANDA MOTLEY

At this point in the semester, your dorm or apartment is starting to feel like your home-away-from-home. You might be starting to add personal touches or changing your living space around.

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Shayla Rivera blends comedy and diversity during Latino Identities Month

Shayla Rivera blends comedy and diversity during Latino Identities Month

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Aerospace engineer, speaker and stand-up comedian Shayla Rivera has let nothing hold her back. Becoming fluent in English within five months, giving stress management seminars after previously working for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and appearing on Comedy Central are just a few of the many notches under Rivera’s belt.

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