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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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New Civility Series screens “The Hunting Ground”

September 15, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

In response to the events during the last academic year, the University of Mary Washington made many changes in hopes of cultivating a more compassionate and unified campus community.Read More

Your September Netflix Binge List

September 10, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

If you have been running around campus and partaking in various club activities, you may be in need of a good old-fashioned Netflix binge.Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Potato Pancakes

September 10, 2015 |

By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP

Living away from home can be tough during the semester, but being able to make the dishes you love from your childhood can help smooth over any homesickness. Potato pancakes, for instance, are a family favorite dish of mine.Read More

New art exhibit comments on society using unlikely mediums

September 10, 2015 |

By JOSEPH GARAY

Suspended in mid-air over hardwood floors and surrounded by the bare walls of the University of Mary Washington’s DuPont Gallery, a sizable new art installation is on display. This art exhibition, which helped kick off the fall semester, has been dubbed the “Rat’s Nest.”
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A guide to bringing street style to campus

September 10, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

For my 8 a.m. class last semester, I always gravitated to my staple black yoga pants, athletic shirts and finished with a very messy hair bun. However, this semester I have noticed that more students are dressing in chic clothes for classes rather than focusing on comfortability.Read More

Sugar Shack receives warm welcome in downtown Fredericksburg

September 10, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

“These doughnuts must be something,” I thought, as I arrived at Sugar Shack, the new doughnut shop that opened on William Street on Sept. 4, to find that the parking lot at the front of the building full along with the three or four blocks adjacent to the building.Read More

Plugged In: Timeless tunes for the semester

September 9, 2015 |

By JORDAN SCHULTZ

If you are like me, finding something you feel like listening to can be very difficult sometimes. For instance, I can spend a couple minutes shuffling through my music library on my phone, repeatedly tapping the ‘skip’ button in search of a song that I actually feel like listening to. Read More

UMW partners with AT&T for texting and driving simulator

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

According to a recent study from AT&T, seven out of 10 people reported
that they text or check social media behind the wheel.Read More

An eagle experience: the dining hall difference

September 3, 2015 |

By JORDAN SCHULTZ

The hustle and bustle patterns of campus have changed drastically this
year with the addition of the newly opened University Center.
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What I wish I had known during my freshman year

September 3, 2015 |

By SUZANNE HOLLANDE

Whether the University of Mary Washington was your first choice
college, or whether it seems like a good place to bide time until you
can transfer elsewhere, it is probably in your best interest to make
the most of your time here.
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Club Carnival introduces students to a diverse and enthusiastic student body

September 2, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Ball Circle bustled as new and returning students flocked around club
tables during this semester’s Club Carnival, all eager to find new
clubs to join on the swelteringly hot August evening.Read More

History behind the tradition of Devil-Goat Day

April 23, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Tuesday, April 21 seemed like a regular University Programming Council Bingo Night, but it became much more special. This year Doug Searcy, Vice President of Student Affairs, hosted the Countdown to Devil-Goat Day.Read More

PRISM recognizes and honors sexual minorities with Day of Silence

April 23, 2015 |

By CHELSEA FULLER

On Friday April 17, the student-led group People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities hosted their annual event, Day of Silence.
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Must-see films for the upcoming summer

April 23, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

The spring semester is almost over and that can only mean one thing: summer and free time. Whether you are a graduating senior job searching or working a summer job, every student has time to take a break in the cool of a movie theater on a hot summer day. Read More

Top ten summer songs to keep you on your toes

April 23, 2015 |

By TESS OSMER

The 2015 “Top-Ten Summer Songs” charts are about to come out and I know if you are anything like me, you have your ears against the radio in anticipation. Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Brownie Bowls

April 23, 2015 |

By NOELLE PAOLICELLI

Brownie Bowl

With the summer months quickly approaching, making a brownie bowl to hold your ice cream is genius for these hot summer days. Read More

Performing Arts Club performs annual spring Big Show

April 23, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Semester long preparation came alive this past weekend when the University of Mary Washington Performing Arts Club put on their annual Big Show.
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Victorian era recreated in Wilde’s words, Klein theatre costumes

April 16, 2015 |

By GISELLE FLORES

Last weekend kicked off with the debut of Klein Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at the University of Mary Washington. Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Fried Rice

April 16, 2015 |

By TIFFANY OSUANAH

After transferring here last semester, I started to realize that I wanted to try making more meals of my own from my dorm. I also wanted to try to eat healthy and up my veggie intake, so I tried making my own stir-fry. Read More

From Keggers to Closing: Celebrating Seacobeck Hall

April 16, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

After 84 years of serving hungry students, Seacobeck Dining Hall will say goodbye at the end of this semester.Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ delves deeper into characterization of new and old

April 15, 2015 |

By ALISON THOET

The swelling music, the rising towers and the house symbols branded against swords: the introduction to “Game of Thrones” never gets old.Read More

Framar House celebrates spring with Holi celebration

April 15, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMERICH

Jefferson Square burst into an array of color as friends and strangers alike threw colors at one another in celebration of Holi. Hosted by University of Mary Washington’s Framar International Housing, Holi was a beautiful display of tradition, culture and colorful chalk powder. Read More

Symfonics show deadly talent in spring concert

April 9, 2015 |

By AERIEL MERILLAT

Symfonics held their spring concert with the theme “Deadly Sinfonics” last Thursday, April 2 in Dodd Auditorium. At the end of each semester, the a cappella group provides an on-campus showcase to share their months of hard work arranging and practicing selected songs. Read More

Klein Theatre preview: ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

April 9, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Oscars Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” is coming to life at Klein Theatre this week with the opening of the University of Mary Washington’s Theatre Department’s production.Read More

The last season of ‘Mad Men’ opens with ‘Severance,’ leaves characters adrift

April 8, 2015 |

By ALISON THOET

Mad Men’s opening sequence was bittersweet last Sunday, knowing there are only a few more chances to see it. This time, the reclining man began to look a little faded.Read More

The One Note Stand, stands up for memorial endowment

April 8, 2015 |

By EMILY HANSON

The One Note Stand held their spring concert last Saturday, April 3, in memorial of Robert (Bob) Ericson, who suddenly passed away this past April.Read More

Bully Paws mixes charity and puppies on Ball Circle

April 8, 2015 |

By ALEXA ALLEN

Ball Circle buzzed last week as puppies invaded campus for charity. For a donation of $1, students could get their picture taken, with funds raised going toward helping the Bully Paws organization.Read More

How to move out of your res hall: tips and tricks

April 8, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Whether or not we want to face the facts, the end of the semester is coming quickly. This time will be filled with long trips to the library, study breaks, friends, countless campus events and the inevitable … Read More

Your April Netflix binge list

April 8, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Netflix has you covered during these last few weeks of the semester, whether you need to do some “research” or take a break from studying for exams.Read More

Plugged In: EDM

April 2, 2015 |

By TESS OSMER

I always love music that tells a lyrical story. It is the reason we all plug into our phones, computers and iPads: to connect and relate to something on the other end.Read More