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The Blue & Gray Press | December 15, 2017

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UMW Chamber Festival fills Pollard Hall with impressive performances

February 24, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

Pollard Hall was full of sweet melodies during the University of Mary Washington Chamber FestivalRead More

Pinterest Files: DIY make up recovery

February 24, 2015 |

By MIRANDA YOUNG

…on this week’s Pinterest Files, I am going to stop you from wasting your money on a new one, or spending your mornings trying to stop yourself from spilling the loose pieces all over the place.Read More

COAR variety show raises money for Habitat for Humanity

February 24, 2015 |

By EMILY HANSON

Community Outreach and Resource’s annual Variety Show wowed audiences at the University of Mary Washington with an array of campus acts on Friday, Feb. 20 while raising money for their Alternative Spring Break Program with Habitat for Humanity.Read More

Professor Profile: Outside the classroom, Stephen Davies rocks out

February 17, 2015 |

By NOELLE PAOLICELLI

As students, we often assume that professors do not have a life outside of the classroom. However, that is not the case for University of Mary Washington Professor Stephen Davies.Read More

Campus celebrates day off with snow-filled activities

February 17, 2015 |

With a snow covered campus and classes cancelled for the day, University of Mary Washington students hit the hills for a day of fun and winter activities. Students welcomed the snow day on Tuesday, Feb. 17 by using the unexpected day off to catch up on studying or play in the snow.
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‘Fifty Shades’ soundtrack scores numerous hits

February 17, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

“Fifty Shades of Grey” accumulated a lot of media attention over the past couple of weeks due to the racy nature of its plot. The movie reached a record high at the box office with an opening of $266 million dollars worldwide, but the soundtrack also shined and reached the number two spot for most purchased album on iTunes.Read More

Res hall recipe: snow day truffles

February 17, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

If you are like me and love to bake, then these easy Oreo truffles are the perfect project for you.Read More

Plugged In: Tunes to help you tune out

February 17, 2015 |

By TESS OSMER

Pause and plug in those ear buds or reach for your beats, I have something to show you. That is if chill, layered music sounds like something you would be interested in.

I … Read More

‘The Drunken City’ contemplates marriage and relationships

February 17, 2015 |

By MADDIE LEMELINL

This past weekend, the newest production from the University of Mary Washington theatre department premiered in Klein Theatre to packed crowds.Read More

Pinterest Files: D.I.Y. makeup wipes

February 12, 2015 |

By MIRANDA YOUNG

This week on the Pinterest Files, we have decided to try out a new D.I.Y. for makeup removing wipes. Makeup is something almost every college girl indulges in whether they have the money to do so or not. But at the end of the day we need to take off our makeup, and that means scrubbing off all of that foundation and mascara.Read More

Relay for Life kicks off spring fundraising season

February 12, 2015 |

By ALLISON DIEHL

Relay for Life worked to raise money toward their overall goal last week through a campus-wide kickoff event that marks the start of the spring fundraising season at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Dressing for Success with Chelsea

February 12, 2015 |

By CHELSEA FULLER

We’ve all been there: 9 a.m., alarm clock ringing and already 10 minutes behind for an over-scheduled day. Jumping out of bed, you throw a shirt on over your sweats, grab your bag and run out the … Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Valentine’s Day cheesecakes

February 12, 2015 |

By SARAH NAYLOR

This Valentine’s Day, surprise your special someone with a sweet homemade treat. Every Feb. 14 for the past several years, I have tried out a new dessert recipe to make for the special people in my life. Most of these have been traditional chocolate recipes, but this year I decided to try something new. Cheesecake is one of my boyfriend’s favorite desserts, so I will be making these mini No-Bake Cheesecakes with Raspberry Sauce. Read More

Fun things to do around town this Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

Valentine’s day is this Saturday. Whether you are in a relationship or single, it is time to plan your itinerary. The most romantic day of the year should begin with treating yourself before you have to treat anyone else.Read More

‘Jupiter Ascending’ proves less than stellar

February 12, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMAR

“Jupiter Ascending” hit the box office this past weekend with less than interstellar reviews. In the film, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is given the life she has always dreamed of when she is suddenly whisked away from her mundane, servant girl lifestyle by Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), an ex-soldier who has been hired to find Jupiter. Read More

‘The Drunken City’ is coming to Klein Theatre

February 12, 2015 |

By ALEXA ALLEN

A bachelorette party gone wild will soon be on display at the University of Mary Washington. “The Drunken City” is the next highly anticipated production brought to campus by the UMW theatre department. This modern and glamorous play brings all the fun and humor of “Sex And the City” on an action-packed stage. The tension and excitement will be palpable in the Klein Theater as the actors bring the characters to life.Read More

Your February Netflix binge list

February 5, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

February can seem like the hardest month of the year as midterms approach and winter persists. Need a break from reality? Netflix will add more than 40 films and eight recent TV seasons by the end of the month, including season three of the hit political drama “House of Cards.”Read More

Cadbury stops importing to the United States

February 5, 2015 |

By JULIANE KIM

Chocolate fans on both sides of the Atlantic are in an outrage. Let’s Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., a major importer of British candy and confectionary, has made an agreement with the Hershey Company to cease imports of all Cadbury chocolate into the United States. For those who have no idea what the big fuss is about, Cadbury is a British company famous for its extremely popular Dairy Milk Chocolate bars and Cadbury Creme Eggs.
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Open Mic Night kicks off with intimate performance

February 5, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

The first official Open Mic Night of the 2015 spring semester brought a relaxed and intimate feel to the Underground. The formerly named “UPC Live” event struggled last semester to take off in popularity, unlike other weekly functions such as karaoke, bingo and trivia. Several Underground event coordinators spoke about a typical Wednesday Karaoke night, calling it “incredibly hype” and noting the “staple crowd pleasers” of Taylor Swift and Frozen songs.Read More

D.I.Y.: Homemade Lip balm

February 5, 2015 |

By NOELLE PAOLICELLI

Everyone knows what it is like to have peeling and cracked lips. Lip balm is one of the most commonly used products to maintain healthy lips. Did you know that many lip balms contain chemicals, alcohol, salicylic acid and artificial fragrances? Homemade lip balm is a fabulous gift for anyone. It is easy to personalize and it is nice to know exactly what ingredients are going into making it. Read More

‘Senior Countdown’ marks 100 days until graduation

February 5, 2015 |

By AERIEL MERILLAT

This past Friday was a bittersweet night for this year’s seniors, as the class of 2015 began the journey toward the end of their undergraduate careers.

Class Council’s 2015 Senior Countdown on Jan. 30 marked the start of the 100 days left until this year’s commencement ceremony, taking place on Saturday, May 9. Every year, the event consists of a casino-themed night, including a variety of games such as poker, roulette, craps and blackjack. This year’s Senior Countdown was held in Goolrick Gym.Read More

2015 Superbowl commercials try a different play

February 5, 2015 |

By EMILY HANSON

This year marked a change in the typical milieu of SuperBowl ads and commercials, namely that most of the ads could be viewed before the game itself aired.

However, the commercials that actually aired onto TV during the Super Bowl were not the only commercials.Read More

The Pinterest fail files

January 29, 2015 |

By MARIAH YOUNG

Pinterest. It is just one of those things that catches your eye. The inspirational quotes, the fitness tips, the hair and makeup tutorials. It’s all so enticing, and the best part is that it all seems possible. … Read More

Civil Rights Movement showcased in ‘Selma’

January 29, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

It’s difficult to think critically about a movie like “Selma.”

The 2015 civil rights historical drama checks all the boxes of a good movie. The film is extremely well casted – Tom Wilkinson makes a very convincing … Read More

‘Great Lives’ commemorates life of JFK

January 28, 2015 |

By GINNY CLARK

“How many of you were alive and remember November 22, 1963?” asked Larry Sabato, looking out onto a completely packed Dodd Auditorium. Dozens of hands went up. “Ah, a fair number of you!” Sabato noted. “Well I … Read More

ResHall Recipes: Lasagna rolls

January 28, 2015 |

By SARAH NAYLOR

I love to plan and prepare meals for my family and for my boyfriend, but I’ll be honest – I’m not much of a cook. Instead of cooking, I love to bake anything and everything, so I … Read More

Oscars 2015: a focus on the everyday, or forgotten, heroes

January 28, 2015 |

By ALISON THOET

This year’s batch of best picture Oscar nominees are an interesting compilation of both the dramatic and the comedic. It is an unusual mix with perhaps the most comedic nominees ever, with “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest … Read More

What’s new to Netflix this month?

January 22, 2015 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

The new semester has arrived and with it a new and exciting selection of hit films and television shows on Netflix.

More than 50 films have been added, as well as 10 seasons of recent and current … Read More

Treat yo self to the new ‘Parks and Recreation’ season

January 22, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

For the past six seasons Parks and Recreation captivated audiences with its dry humor and lovable characters. Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope, the lovable and quirky parks enthusiast who has inspired many to go out on a … Read More

Humans of UMW: January 22

January 22, 2015 |

By NANCY MILROY

From left to right:

“In a group, respect both its rules and the boundaries of each person in the group. If everyone works together, they will reach understanding through communication. I went to a high school where … Read More