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The Blue & Gray Press | September 20, 2017

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Parking Action Plan introduces new policies

September 14, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The city of Fredericksburg is making new changes to the Parking Action Plan because of the existing challenges for locals parking downtown. These changes include a two-hour restriction for cars parked along the 500 to 600 blocks of William Street. This policy will replace the old unlimited parking limit to hopefully allow for more free spaces throughout the day.Read More

New resources for transfer and commuter students

September 14, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This summer a big change happened at the office of Residence Life. A new section branched out to form the Office of Transfer and Commuter Student Services. This office will cater to the needs of … Read More

Swastika found in Jefferson Hall elevator reflects a nationwide trend

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Scrawled on walls, marked in snow, taped to a ceiling, swastikas are appearing on college campuses across the nation.Read More

Personal essay: one students’ journey to self compassion

September 14, 2017 |

Colleen Sullivan

Senior Writer            

Humans fail. It’s one of those frustrating non-negotiables in life. We make mistakes, we confront rejection and we stumble. One consolation in this unfortunate reality is that the sting of failure only lasts a short while before we recover. Self-compassion sounds easy enough and it can be easy, after practice.Read More

Staff Ed: We stand united in the wake of Irma and Harvey

September 14, 2017 |


Thousands have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, including numerous individuals in the UMW community. For those in the UMW community who have family and friends living in Texas, Florida, Georgia, … Read More

Social media users have a responsibility to speak out against injustice

September 14, 2017 |


Staff Writer 

With the internet timelines of our friends, family, and peers directly at our fingertips, it is crucial for us to have a political voice on social media, even if it is a voice that makes other people uncomfortable. Given the recent events like the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, we cannot afford to remain silent. Being silent and using social media solely to post cat videos will not suffice in this time of such great social turmoil. Keeping silent in the wake of these events is essentially condoning the cruelty in the world around us.Read More

Vocelli worker accident leads to additional delivery fee

September 14, 2017 |

Allison Tovey

Staff Writer

After an accident between two Vocelli delivery bicyclists, Vocelli manager, Steve Randall, needed to raise money to cover workers’ compensation and a rising insurance rate. Randall said that the cause of the accident was the removal of the mirror on the Eagle Village bridge. The delivery bicyclists were coming towards each other around a corner and collided. “One worker shattered his elbow,” said Randall.Read More

Bishop visits UMW for blessing of building and procession

September 13, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. the Catholic Campus Ministry offers mass and a free community dinner called “Supper Social” that accompanies a talk on subjects relating to the Catholic faith. This … Read More

Parking passes are a racket for Eagle Landing residents

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Staff Writer

Upperclassmen have the opportunity to have their cars on campus, however, the parking situation may be more than they bargained for.Read More

NFL: National Football….Los Angeles?

September 13, 2017 |


Staff Writer

A little more than a year ago, the city of Los Angeles had not housed an NFL team in more than 20 years. Now, both the Chargers and the Rams call it home. Living in close proximity to D.C. many of us take for granted the omnipresent influence of a local NFL franchise, especially one that can’t be claimed by a specific state. The Redskins are a staple in Northern Virginia, with this in mind, one can begin to understand the frustration and confusion felt by the jilted fans these two franchises left behind.Read More