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B&G TV Exclusive: The Gentlemen’s Club Barbershop

March 27, 2017 |

Get to know the man who has been giving UMW “Close shaves and proper fades” for almost three years in The Blue & Gray Press’s exclusive interview with “Tony the Barber”Read More

March 20 Podcast

March 22, 2017 |

Podcast of the March 16 issue of the Blue & Gray Press. Read More

Despite adversity, baseball off to strong start

March 16, 2017 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The University of Mary Washington baseball team is off to a 9-5 start in their 2017 campaign. Last year, the team went 24-15 and was ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation. Fifth year head coach, Wayne Riser and the Eagles faced some adversity immediately coming into the season when a number of key players quit or ran into ineligibility, notably some pitchers on the team. The Eagles are currently with seven pitchers on the roster, along with a number of position players who can pitch as well, though, not being their main position.Read More

March 13 Podcast

March 16, 2017 |

Podcast of the March 2 issue of the Blue & Gray PressRead More

March Madness: the ‘hots’ and ‘nots’ of the first round

March 15, 2017 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

With March Madness quickly approaching, you are probably stressing about which teams will pull off an amazing upset to advance to the next round. This tournament is unpredictable, to say the least. March Madness may be one of the most exhilarating sporting events worldwide, as the top 68 teams in the country square off in games where no one is safe and winner takes all.Read More

Staff Ed: Where does politics belong in Hollywood?

March 2, 2017 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

Anyone who tuned into the Oscars Award show, or any award show for that matter, isn’t prompted to think ‘politics.’ Usually people are trying to escape the oversaturation of political rhetoric when they turn on the TV to watch an award show but that ideal has not been the case as of late.Read More

How can we make sure Sunday’s Oscar’s blunder never happens again?

March 2, 2017 |

By ANDREW ARENAS 

In what seemed like a surefire victory for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history occurred. During the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night “La La Land” was named best picture, … Read More

Staff Ed: hate speech has no place on this, or any, campus

February 23, 2017 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

On Feb. 15, 2017, an article published by The Blue & Gray Press shook the UMW campus, alerting students to an event that has called our safety and sense of community into question.Read More

Playlist: Spring Break tunes

February 23, 2017 |

By ESTHER HETHCOX

Spring break is just around the corner for Mary Washington, and students are eagerly counting down the days until they can enjoy a much-needed rest. But pulling yourself out of the winter gloom can be tough, so here … Read More

Feb. 20 Podcast

February 22, 2017 |

Podcast of the Feb. 17 issue. Read More

Muslim professor at UMW feels direct affects of Trump’s travel ban, tells his story

February 16, 2017 |

By NATALIE BEYER

In January, when Professor Mehdi Aminrazavi marched with hundreds of thousands of women, men and children on Washington, he had no idea that just six days later things would get much worse for his family and him. The spirit of resistance from the momentous march dissolved into utter silence for Aminrazavi, as the Muslim ban was met with quiet complacency on the campus front.Read More

Staff Ed: Return of alcohol to Underground is good sign that UMW is listening to students

February 16, 2017 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

Most current University of Mary Washington students were not old enough to enjoy the times when alcohol was readily available for purchase on campus, and many others don’t remember a time when it was offered at all.Read More

Women’s basketball gears towards CAC tournament after recent skid

February 16, 2017 |

By DUSTIN THOMAS

Going into senior day this on Feb. 11 against Penn State-Harrisburg (5-17, 3-12 CAC), the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team, led by seniors Brianne Comden and Megan Green, looked to be on their way to winning out for the rest of regular season and hosting the CAC tournament, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 21.Read More

Feb. 13 Blue & Gray Press Podcast

February 15, 2017 |

Podcast of the Feb. 9 issue of the Blue & Gray PressRead More

Fake news has no place in The Blue & Gray Press

February 9, 2017 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

Between the coverage of the 2017 campaign cycle and the ongoing unpredictable antics of President Trump, the media is having a field day, so to speak, with the constant influx of news worthy information that has been up for grabs the past couple of months.Read More

How my college pregnancy helped me reach a degree

February 9, 2017 | 1

By TAYLOR OSTROM

Ever since I was a little girl I always dreamt of graduating college, finding a great job and then starting a family with the love of my life. However, things haven't exactly happened in that order for me. While in college I found out I was pregnant, and my life has changed eternally. Instead of thinking of my pregnancy and impending baby as a speed bump in my college career, I began to think of her as a source of inspiration to continue and earn my degree.

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Mark Snyder: UMW’S quirkiest music professor

February 9, 2017 | 3

By COLE MASAITIS

“Booga-doo” is word that might not have a definition, but it most definitely has a nice ring to it. Almost like a hook in the chorus of a song, it will reel you in the first time … Read More

Wizards lose epic showdown to Cavs, prove they are for real

February 9, 2017 |

By WILL BORSEN

A Monday, Feb. 6 matchup lived up to expectations from the start, with two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference battling for supremacy. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards gave us a regular season game for the ages.Read More

Super Bowl LI provides all-time great ending

February 9, 2017 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Heading into their first Super Bowl appearance since 1999, the Atlanta Falcons had been dubbed as underdogs from the moment the Super Bowl matchup was set. Although they were not favored, the Falcons remained optimistic, as they entered only their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. One major concern for Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn, was making sure his defense was able to shut down the Patriots’ elite offense.Read More

Kirk Cousins: the franchise quarterback nobody wants

February 9, 2017 |

By WILL BRORSEN

The Washington Redskins finished the 2016-17 regular season with a record of 8-7- 1 and failed to make the NFL playoffs, yet again. The Redskins have not made a playoff appearance since 2015.

To make things worse … Read More

Patriots critics silenced as New England fans rejoice

February 9, 2017 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Things did not go well for the New England Patriots early on in Super Bowl LI. Their first four drives included three punts, two Tom Brady sacks, and one fumble. The end of the first quarter marked the first time in 32 consecutive quarters that the Patriots had not scored.

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The Donut Wars: Battle of Fredericksburg

February 9, 2017 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Duck Donuts opened up shop last Monday, with a post on their Facebook page early Monday morning announcing the surprise opening. Since, Duck Donuts has been packed with lines extending to the door. Throughout the week many … Read More

“Steel Magnolias” prepares to debut as theatre students settle into roles

February 9, 2017 |

By LAUREN CLOSS

Interest mounts and attention turns to the stage as the house lights dim and the actors are lit up in colorful costumes against the set. The music fades into the background and disappears. The actors begin their performance and the audience is transported back to Louisiana in the 1980s.

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Feb. 2 Podcast

February 8, 2017 |

Podcast for the Feb. 2 issue of the Blue & Gray Press. Read More

Staff Ed: The Blue & Gray Press stands with President Paino’s statement on immigration ban

February 2, 2017 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, also barring Syrian refugees indefinitely.Read More

Dive-In movie blows away low expectations

December 8, 2016 |

By DEBORAH NGANGA

The University of Mary Washington’s Dive-In Movie event, put on by Campus Recreation in the Goolrick Pool, received a high turnout this past Friday. I went into the event expecting to see a small amount of people, … Read More

Give your gen eds a chance – they’re worth your time

December 8, 2016 |

By MADISON REID

There are times at college where it feels like I am going nowhere with my classes. When professors assign hours of work on subjects that are not applicable to your field of study, all I can think about is how much time I am wasting on topics that I am not interested in. Because this is a liberal arts school, many of the classes students take are general education requirements, resulting in every student feeling frustrated with the state of their education and usage of their time.

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Dec. 1 Podcast

December 8, 2016 |

Podcast from the Dec. 1 issue of the Blue & Gray Press Read More