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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

April 23 Podcast

April 26, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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Staff Ed: 2017-2018 editors sign off as The Blue & Gray Press greets new staff members

April 26, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

This week marks the last issue of The Blue & Gray Press for the school year. As the end of the semester approaches and clubs are transitioning their officers, we at The Blue & Gray Press are doing the same.Read More

Students and faculty question no-mace policy

April 19, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX & MEAGHAN MCINTYRE

Online Editor & News Editor

Flipping through a University of Mary Washington student handbook or reading through forbidden items in residence halls, students can find a list of forbidden items including: drugs, fireworks, and … Read More

Artist Lucy Dacus stuns at show in D.C.

April 19, 2018 |

Grace Howie, Contributing Writer

Lucy Dacus, a 22-year-old from Richmond, ended her tour on Apr. 14 at the Rock n Roll Hotel in D.C. The show sold out so quickly when it was announced, that they booked a second show the same night. An early show, and a late show. I went to the late show that started at 10 p.m. and ended after midnight. The three bands, all playing two sets in a short few hours, was nothing short of true musicianship. Read More

We The Kings and T-Pain perform at CPB’s Spring Concert

April 19, 2018 |

By GRACE HOWIE

Contributing Writer

On Thursday, Apr. 12, the University of Mary Washington welcomed We The Kings and T-Pain. With the help of volunteers, the Campus Programming Board transformed the Anderson Center into a concert venue fitting of these two artists.Read More

UMW Gallery Shares Portraits by Annemie Wolf

April 19, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Walking through the UMW gallery, you’ll see many faces plastered on the walls.Read More

President Paino presents proposed 2018-2019 budget

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH ROTHWELL

Staff Writer

On Wednesday, April 11 as a part of the “Can We Talk” student forums, President Paino presented his proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year to gauge student reactions to proposed tuition increases.Read More

College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dean Mellinger

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE

Senior Writer

Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.Read More

Salisbury cruises past UMW men’s lacrosse 10-20

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ERB

Staff Writer

With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.Read More

First round of NHL playoffs start off with a bang

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO

Staff Writer

The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.Read More

Embiid and Curry eager to rejoin their teams as NBA playoffs begin

April 19, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.Read More

Student Government Association embraces changes for next year

April 19, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.Read More

The 2018 Masters kicks off in exciting fashion

April 12, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

Once a year, the best golfers on earth gather in Augusta, Georgia to compete in the most coveted golf tournament of our time. Augusta National is one of the most punishing golf courses in the United States, with greens faster than lightning and fairways that seem to get narrower every year. Read More

UMW crew teams prepare for the start of their season

April 12, 2018 |

By JOHN WRAY

Staff Writer

As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.

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Men’s and women’s tennis teams fall short against Carnegie Mellon

April 12, 2018 |

By ANTHONY BENSON

Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the University of Mary Washington tennis team hosted Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has the ninth best tennis team in the nation in DIII, outranking Mary Washington’s team by ten places, who sit at nineteenth place. Read More

Why some students take a greater leap towards success even after receiving a higher education

April 12, 2018 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

Contributing Writer

Patrick Tompkins, a Rappahannock Scholar and advisory board member for the program, knew from a young age that he wanted to go to college to live out his mother’s dream.Read More

Then & Now: how campus has changed over the years

April 11, 2018 |

By GRIFFIN BOWER

Staff Writer

I was inspired to do a “Then & Now” photo series of campus after learning that Campus Walk was once a road in an Intro to Planning class I took last semester. I found pictures … Read More

Podcast April 4.

April 5, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

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What is all the racket? The inside scoop with Joe Brown

April 5, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

The men’s tennis team had a busy yet successful weekend two weeks ago. They hosted Bates and York on Saturday, and they hosted Penn State Harrisburg and Christopher Newport on Sunday. The team was able to come away with four wins, three of which are within the conference.Read More

NFL alters rules to prevent head injuries

April 5, 2018 |

By ABIGAIL HUNT

Staff Writer

Last week from Mar. 25 to Mar. 28 the owners of the National Football League held their annual 4-day meeting in Orlando, Florida. While everything proposed during the meeting did not pass there where numerous rule changes for upcoming the 2018 season.Read More

Anticipation rises as the NFL draft draws near

April 5, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

As the NFL draft quickly approaches, all 32 teams are frantically attempting to rebuild and strengthen their rosters and fill any positional holes they may have. With the draft still three weeks out, teams are analyzing which college players they will target, as scouts and coaches study each player. Read More

Historical march madness ends with a Villanova victory

April 5, 2018 |

By JOSE REYES

Staff Writer

The frenzy that is March Madness, filled with both excitement and despair, has finally come to an end. We witnessed some crazy upsets, big wins, and some close competitive games that kept us on the edge of our seats until the final buzzer. With that being said let’s get into the most electrifying games, the Final Four.Read More

Women’s rugby wins close match with William and Mary

April 5, 2018 |

By NATHANIEL DEVINE

Staff Writer

On Saturday Mar. 31, the University of Mary Washington Eagles’ Women’s Rugby team faced off against the William and Mary’s Tribes. At first, both teams seemed to be evenly matched as each team stole the ball from one another, defended their goals, gained significant yardage when on offense.Read More

SGA’s reformed constitution allows athlete involvement in advisory meetings

April 5, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

For the first time in University of Mary Washington history, the school’s constitution has been reformed to include athletes in student government advisory meetings. Both varsity and club sports will now be represented by this change.Read More

‘Golf cart guy’ brings home gold for UMW

April 1, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY

Viewpoints Editor

On Saturday, Mar. 24, several UMW golf cart drivers participated in the Twenty-Third Annual University of George’s Mom Golf Cart Racing World Cup. The event also included athletes from Christopher Newport University and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion College.Read More

UMW students share their athletic journey from varsity to club

March 29, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Many people come to UMW to pursue their sports career further, but sometimes the workload of college courses becomes too much to juggle along with a varsity sport.Read More

UMW amongst top finishers in the Trojan Challenge

March 29, 2018 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

The University of Mary Washington track and field took on the Trojan Challenge last weekend starting on Mar. 23, with a sizable field of 13 schools competing in Mt. Olive, North Carolina.Read More

Warriors look to move past the injury bug as they head into playoffs

March 29, 2018 |

By VANISA CLAY

Staff Writer

With March Madness coming to an end, some turn their attention to the upcoming NBA championships. Read More

Stay in your lane: the inside scoop with Davon Guerrier

March 29, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.Read More