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The Blue & Gray Press | September 26, 2018

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The Blue & Gray Press reflects on Hurricane Florence and supports victims

September 20, 2018 |

By The Blue & Gray Press Editorial Board
Hurricane Florence may have avoided UMW, but the rest of the country was certainly not left unscathed.Read More

Incoming freshmen introduced into varsity volleyball

September 20, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
UMW women’s varsity volleyball team has included a mix of students who are in their freshman or sophomore year. This has created a sense of inclusion for both players and coaches.Read More

New graduate assistant continues life of sports

September 20, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
“I want to make the student’s time as enjoyable as possible,” said JJ Santagata, the new Graduate Assistant for sports and outdoor recreation.Read More

Men’s rugby seeks another championship season

September 20, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
After finishing this past season undefeated, the team is looking forward to keeping their spotless record going.Read More

September 6 Podcast

September 20, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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Students should follow Kaepernick’s example and stand up for their beliefs

September 13, 2018 |

By LAUREN CLOSS
Editor-In-Chief
Recently, Nike announced that Kaepernick would be the face of their latest “Just do it” campaign.Read More

Annual Student Leadership Summit introduces new sessions

September 13, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
On Sept. 7 and 8, student leaders on campus came together to participate in the second annual UMW Student Leadership Summit.Read More

The best slice in Fredericksburg, students debate

September 13, 2018 |

By JOSEPH KOBSAR
Staff Writer
Every UMW student has their favorite pizza place, but which one wins out in popularity among the student body?Read More

Dating culture at Mary Washington

September 13, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
We all know what college dating looks like in the movies, but are these grand romantic gestures the norm?Read More

Eagle Gathering ceremony welcomes incoming students to UMW

September 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Eagle Gathering is one of the most prominent UMW traditions during which the new incoming class is initiated into the Mary Washington community.Read More

Over 120 clubs highlighted at annual Club Carnival

September 6, 2018 |

Over 120 clubs, organizations and departments fill Ball Circle only twice a year, and it is an amazing sight to behold.Read More

Students Celebrate first week of classes at First Friday

September 6, 2018 |

The event welcomes back students and celebrates the end of the first week of classes and the beginning of a new semester.Read More

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