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The Blue & Gray Press | June 28, 2016

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Freshman Facebook group draws petty arguments, defeats purpose

April 21, 2016 | 1

By JACOB ATKINSON

When I was accepted to the University of Mary Washington, I was very excited to meet new people and get to know my classmates, seeing as how I knew very few people from my high school that would also be attending.Read More

Q & A with women’s soccer coach Corey Hewson

April 21, 2016 |

By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH

Prior to becoming the head coach, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s soccer head coach, Corey Hewson was an assistant coach for the program for seven years. He began coaching the program in 2008 and in 2010 was named CACs co-coach of the year after leading the program to a CAC title. Hewson has been the head women’s soccer coach for eight seasons and has compiled an impressive 82-52-22 career record.Read More

Crew and rugby in athletic purgatory, not club or varsity sport

April 21, 2016 | 2

By ELIZA MAY

Last month, The Blue & Gray Press published an article outlining a few reasons why club athletes should be held to the same standards as varsity athletes. “Personally, coming from a varsity athlete, I think that the school should uphold the same rules for all club sports and varsity athletics,” said the article’s author.Read More

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education Meet with UMW Students

April 21, 2016 |

By IZZY BRIONES

On April 8, University of Mary Washington students received an email on the impending visit of government representatives from the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

Rod Wood and men’s golf program joins athletics in fall

April 21, 2016 |

By REBECA MURPHY

In October 2014, UMW Athletics announced the addition of a men’s varsity golf team beginning in the fall of 2016. Former UMW men’s basketball coach and current Director of Athletic Facilities, Rod Wood, will serve as the new program’s head coach.Read More

LendEDU ranks the university as getting the most bang for your buck

April 21, 2016 |

By EMILY DALY

On March 6, 2016, LendEDU revealed that the University of Mary Washington ranked 57 out of 1,004 schools in their 2016 College Risk-Reward Indicator study. In the study, LendEDU divided the average student loan debt per graduate by the average salary of graduates with 0-5 years of experience. LendEDU used the Institute for CollegeRead More

UMW alumni illustrate the highs and lows of the acting world in webshow ‘Solid 8’

April 21, 2016 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

“Solid 8” is a witty, intelligent and startlingly real depiction of the dog-eat-dog world of acting. The webshow follows the early beginnings of the acting career of Nicki Shannon, played by co- creator, Magan Carrigan, as she tries to break into the New York acting scene.Read More

ResHall Recipes: finals comfort food

April 21, 2016 |

By CAITLIN WILLIAMS

From burnt popcorn to forgetting to add water to easy mac, college students are historically not the best at cooking. During finals week students are even more tired and forgetful than any other time of the semester. However, these three recipes should be idiot proof and residence hall kitchen approved.Read More

UMW Day of Silence, PRISM fights against bullying

April 21, 2016 |

By KYRA KETCH

As the Bell Tower struck noon on Friday, April 15 students and faculty across campus made their way to Ball Circle. Decked out in brightly colored shirts and smiles, friends greeted and embraced one another. Then, without skipping a beat, all who had gathered joined hands and formed a circle. In the center stood the President of PRISM, Rachel Tiemann, who thanked those who had come and explained what it was they were gathered there for.Read More

Biology and ELC departments welcome in new professors

April 21, 2016 |

By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH

For the fall 2016 semester the biology department, along with the English, Linguistics and Communication department, will be welcoming in new faculty members. The biology department will be welcoming Dr. Bradley Lamphere, a specialist in fish ecology and evolutionary biology. The ELC department will be gaining an assistant professor, Laura Bylenok who will be teaching creative writing courses.Read More