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The Blue & Gray Press | May 26, 2018

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Varsity softball, a second family

April 29, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the UMW softball team lost to CNU 10-1 at the 3 p.m. game. The game ended in the fifth inning and although UMW was defeated, they have had a great season so far and are continuing to grow as a team.Read More

Mold issues cause concern

April 26, 2018 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES & LINDSEY BROWN

Contributing Writer & Senior Writer

From January 2017 to March 2018, the UMW maintenance department received 47 reports of mold and mildew in various campus buildings, according to work orders obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

UMW community members express concern over potential parking changes

April 26, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY

Staff Writer

On Apr. 17, the representatives of Fredericksburg City’s Parking Advisory Committee held an open forum for members of the UMW community to express their concerns about a new potential parking plan.Read More

Facebook users should take responsibility for their own content

April 26, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

In the past couple of weeks, Facebook has come under extreme scrutiny for allowing the unauthorized sale of user data to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, targeting political ads at specific users during the 2016 election cycle. Most of these ads contained false information and were designed to spread deceitful lies about specific political candidates. CEO and creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has even had to go to Congress to explain the company’s mishandling of user information.Read More

Students for Leadership and Social Justice group call for change to downtown slave post plaque

April 26, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.Read More

April 23 Podcast

April 26, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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NBA playoffs show shift in playing style

April 26, 2018 |

By ZACHARY WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

As the NBA playoffs are underway, we as NBA fans have been gifted with exciting series after exciting series in the first round. Basically, every series to this point has been competitive with multiple stories coinciding with each matchup. There is something to say about every team this year, and for the first time in a while, there’s no teams that are assumed to make it all the way. Read More

Racial disparity in UMW varsity athletics

April 26, 2018 |

By MILEN MEHARI

Staff Writer

Black students at the University of Mary Washington are disproportionately represented in the athletics program. This is clear to see when glancing at some varsity sports rosters. Take for instance the UMW men’s basketball team; more than half of their roster is ostensibly Black. In contrast, Black students make up 6% of the student population.

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Mary Washington club softball rising to new heights

April 26, 2018 |

By DYLAN BURKETT

Staff Writer

At 8-1-2, UMW’s club softball team has had their best season this year since being founded in 2012. Elizabeth Haas, who became president of the team last semester, said that this season has been, “a rebuilding season, as only five girls returned from the year before.” Being almost a whole new team paved the way for new and stronger bonds between the girls on the team.

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The Rock’s “Rampage” bursts into nearby movie theaters

April 26, 2018 |

By Harry Fisher
Senior Writer

It has a very different tone than the games, but on its own, it can be a rather entertaining movie.Read More