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The Blue & Gray Press | May 26, 2018

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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

UMW students search for internships over the summer

April 26, 2018 |

By Kyle Lehmann

Staff Writer

For many college students, especially upperclassmen, summertime means finding internships.Read More

How seniors spend the dead week before graduation

April 26, 2018 |

By T’Keyah Jones

Staff Writer

As we near the end of classes for the spring semester and begin studying for finals week, everyone is ready for a getaway. Read More

Summer reading: top five new books to get hooked on over break

April 25, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

With the semester coming to a close, students’ schedules will be opening up to do things with their free time.Read More

April Lookbook

April 19, 2018 |

By SAVARA GUNN

Senior Writer

Want to know the inspiration for these looks and how to create them yourself?Read More

Freshman students reflects on skills gained in their first year of college

April 19, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

The class of 2021 is finishing up its freshman year and has learned to grow and improve in many ways.Read More

Students should take advantage of writing and speaking center resources

April 19, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY

Staff Writer

The writing and speaking centers are invaluable resources for students at the University of Mary Washington. Read More

Paid to do homework: campus jobs that give you freetime

April 19, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

Getting paid to do homework is like killing two birds with one stone.Read More

Activists gather at Multicultural Fair, spread messages

April 19, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.Read More

UMW Theatre presents ancient Greek tragedy with “Medea”

April 19, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

The story of Medea is like no other; it’s a heart wrenching tale of a woman who gave everything up for a man, only for him to leave her for his own political aspirations.Read More

ResHall Recipes

April 12, 2018 |

By MIRANDA O’CONNOR

Staff Writer

As college students, we are all always looking for cheap options for dinner. Sometimes, it is nice to switch up our options instead of eating Ramen, Easy Mac or ordering from Vocelli’s for the third time in a week. Read More

Prof. Pineda releases new novel

April 11, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

Beautiful things happen when you view life as poetry.Read More

Is Downtown Fredericksburg safe?

April 11, 2018 |

By JESSIE WHITMER

Staff Writer
Some students love heading downtown and will make the walk every day, but some students have concerns that need to be discussed.Read More

“Ready Player One” wows pop culture fans in print and on screen

April 11, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer
I can safely say that the film version of “Ready Player One” is proof of two things. One, the movie proves that modern trailers never do their movies justice, and two, that film adaptations can be just as good, if not better than their source material.Read More

Lydia Hundley plays Medea in latest main stage production

April 11, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

Lydia Hundley, a senior theatre major, has been involved in theatre since grade school.Read More

“Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to TV, appeals to new fanbase

April 5, 2018 |

By LAUREN CLOSS

Life Editor

Over the last few years, several popular stage musicals have been adapted into live television shows.Read More

Association of Student Veterans hosts 22 Push-Up Challenge

April 4, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG

Staff Writer

Tuesday, Mar. 27 was a dreary and overcast day, but out on the University Center Patio a message of hope and camaraderie was being spread.Read More

Sonja Livingston discusses writing experiences with students

April 4, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

On Mar. 30, a group of students and professors sat around the parlor of the Creative Writing building to listen to visiting writer, Sonja Livingston.Read More

“Red Sparrow” has a slow and confusing plot, not enough action

April 4, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER

Staff Writer

The movie looked very exciting and action-filled, sort like an off-brand “Black Widow” as the idea behind the movie is very similar to Natasha Romanov’s background, but that was completely false.Read More

Addicting game Fortnite distracts students from studies

April 4, 2018 |

By GABRIELLA GARCIA

Staff Writer

“Next on ‘My Strange Addiction’ is my ‘Fortnite’ issue,” joked freshman Maccall Warner. Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock, you most likely have at least heard of Epic Game’s most popular release known as “Fortnite.”Read More

“Kirby: Star Allies” introduces entertaining yet simple gameplay

March 29, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer

Only one year after its release, the Nintendo Switch has proven to be one of the company’s most successful consoles of all time, with a plethora of great new games to boot.Read More

CPR department hosts conference addressing religious freedom in contemporary America

March 29, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Online Editor

Amidst an unexpected flurry of snow and cancelled classes, the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion (CPR) hosted a two day conference on Mar. 22 and 23 in commemoration of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.Read More

CCI hosts 5k dog walk and puppy party on Jefferson Square

March 29, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

Jefferson Square was a dog lover’s dream on Saturday, where many breeds of dogs visited the puppy party hosted by CCI (Canine Companions for Independence) and participated in the 5K dog walk. Read More

Behind the scenes of the spring concert with CPB

March 29, 2018 |

By SARAH BOND

Staff Writer

On Mar. 16, it was announced on social media that artist T-Pain would be headlining the Spring Concert this year, with We The Kings as the opener. Read More

Game show trivia app gains popularity across UMW campus

March 22, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

While scrolling through the thousands of apps and games the app store has to offer, you may come across HQ Trivia, a game that has become popular among smartphone users and many students at UMW. All across campus, students pull out their phones at 3 and 9 p.m. to compete with other users for cash prizes on this game show styled mobile trivia game.Read More

Students travel for sightseeing, study and service over spring break

March 22, 2018 |

By ABIGAIL HUNT

Staff Writer

Spring break is one of the most anticipated weeks for college students during the spring semester. The week-long vacation period allows students to take a break from schoolwork and relax. Many UMW students took this opportunity to travel across the country, such as senior Rachel Hendricks, who flew to San Francisco, California for her vacation with friends.Read More

Current residents discuss building pros and cons for selection

March 21, 2018 |

By KYLE LEHMANN

Staff Writer

Housing selection season is here and for those living on campus next year, it is a time of excitement, anticipation and decisions. Students are selecting roommates, whether they be old friends or strangers on Facebook, and also deciding between buildings themselves. Read More

Students react to Double Drive holly tree maintenance trimming

March 21, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

Before spring break, a campus-wide email notified the UMW community that the holly trees on Double Drive were going to be trimmed, a promise that came to fruition just one week later. While the email explained the necessity of pruning, many students still do not like the holly trees’ new look. Other students, however, have expressed their acceptance of the short term sacrifice of campus beauty for the long term health of the plants.Read More

Friend groups and others’ perceptions shape individuals

March 14, 2018 |

By JOSE REYES

Staff Writer

The thought of entering college as an athlete was exciting to say the least. On top of the liberating college experience that awaited me, I would have the privilege of arriving one week early and with one less worry than most other students, meeting new friends. Although I had teammates, I would still have to get to know them, but at least I already knew they loved the same sport as me. Besides, after we train, eat, sleep and even fart together, getting to know them wasn’t very hard.Read More

“Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” benefits teenage students

March 14, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

I wish I read books like “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” when I was a teenager, but I am glad I am reading them now. Over spring break, I was captured by the novel’s emotionally mature way of handling such a difficult topic as coming out of the closet. For young readers unsure of their sexuality and identity, having access to a book like this will be a groundbreaking experience.Read More