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The Blue & Gray Press | March 24, 2019

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UMW alumnus introspective art featured in duPont gallery

March 21, 2019 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Contributing Writer
Late in January, I noticed something interesting located near the entrance to DuPont: a small gallery of art dedicated to UMW alumnus Travis Head, who currently works both as an artist and as a professor of drawing at Virginia Tech. Read More

PRISM Drag Show hosts “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna

March 21, 2019 |

By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Staff Writer
Shaw said that the drag show is PRISM’s biggest event of the year, and it requires a lot of work to put together. Read More

“Captain Marvel” soars at the box office but is nothing to marvel at

March 21, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
“Captain Marvel” feels like a cash-grab, a rushed introduction for the character into the MCU to make a quick buck off of people’s hype for the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame.”Read More

Nike’s “Dream Crazier” focuses on female athletes

March 21, 2019 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
The desire for equality of genders in sports has existed for decades, but until now no major company had used their platform to highlight the cause.Read More

Campus Recreation “Body Positivity” week promotes body acceptance

March 21, 2019 |

By DEANNA BIONDI
Staff Writer
Assistant director of Campus Recreation Brittanie Naff has been the lead planner for Campus Recreation’s current Body Positivity Week.Read More

Netflix’s “Russian Doll” puts a twist on classic time loop story

February 28, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
“Russian Doll” puts a surprising twist on the classic time loop storyline. It’s funny, witty and sometimes bizarre, but underneath, it uses the time loop to work the characters through trauma and depression in a raw and honest way.Read More

Red pepper gouda soup has become a UMW tradition

February 28, 2019 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
One of the most popular features of UMW’s Underground Café is the delicious, creamy taste of the red pepper gouda soup that is only available on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., or until they run out.Read More

Death of NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity goes viral

February 21, 2019 |

By OLIVIA LEHMAN
Staff Writer
The last image transmitted by NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity looks to be a grainy, streaked photo of the night sky.Read More

2018 alumna Carmen Lily Flores found her passion for creating music at UMW

February 21, 2019 |

By ALISON TOVEY
Senior Writer
The successful singer added a music major in her senior year on top of the international relations degree she had been pursuing. Read More

Examining the trope of journalists in superhero comic books

February 21, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
It seems like in every superhero story, there’s always the reporter or the photographer who’s there documenting the actions of the hero, and presenting them to the public in either a positive or negative light. Read More

College of Business Dean host hiring event with alumni

February 21, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
On Feb. 19, with the help of Dean Lynne Richardson, the College of Business (COB) hosted an event called Life in the Fast Lane.Read More

Theatre production comments on childish behavior seen in adults

February 20, 2019 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
When the parents of two boys that got into a fight meet to figure out what to do next, things get a little hairy.Read More

No “Sweet Victory”: Maroon 5 disappoints at the Super Bowl

February 14, 2019 |

By SAMUEL WEINSTEIN
Staff Writer
One of the latest ideas that gained huge traction on the internet was a request to have Maroon 5 play the song “Sweet Victory” from SpongeBob SquarePants at the Super Bowl halftime show.Read More

Themed housing for freshmen misses the mark

February 14, 2019 |

By CHLOE MARTIN
Staff Writer
The freshman housing process has proved controversial among students. Read More

Netflix’s “The Ted Bundy Tapes” fails to live up to the hype

February 14, 2019 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Contributing Writer
However, while the overall documentary has some serious structural issues, there’s no denying how baffling and interesting a lot of Ted Bundy’s story was. Read More

Ariana Grande goes public with her mental health struggle

February 7, 2019 |

By DRE CHANDLER
Staff Writer
With two number one single debuts on the Billboard hot 100 under her belt, this year looks promising for her career. However, Grande has not always been so fortunate.Read More

Preview of the 2019 Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees

February 7, 2019 |

By SEAN MOORE
Staff Writer
For students who like to keep an eye on pop culture, winter means awards season, and for movie lovers, no award is talked about more than the Academy Award for Best Picture.Read More

Shyamalan’s “Glass” brings reality to superhero movies

January 31, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Fans of director M. Night Shyamalan will remember that he once tried his hand at a superhero film, long before the days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or even the likes of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films. And he’s done it once again with his latest film, “Glass.”Read More

UMW students appreciate cozy refuge at Riverby Books

January 31, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHOLZ
Staff Writer
For some Mary Washington students, Riverby Books acts as an introduction to the Fredericksburg community.Read More

Fans bash formerly successful bands following harsh critiques

January 31, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
Nickelback, Twenty One Pilots, Smash Mouth, Train, Phish, and most recently Greta Van Fleet, have all landed themselves on the wrong side of their genres’ fan base. Read More

UMW facilities quick response to recent snow storm

January 24, 2019 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
We all love a snow day but have you ever wondered the work that goes into cleaning it up?Read More

UMW’s Spotify Year in Review and What to Listen to

January 24, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
Each year we all wait patiently for our personal year in review on Spotify, and spend time mocking our friends for theirs as it often exposes much more of our guilty pleasure music than we’d like it to. Read More

Tips for staying motivated and achieving goals in the new year

January 24, 2019 |

By RONIC NGAMBWE
Online Editor
It’s only mid-January and some people are already done with this year.Read More

UMW’s changing campus attracts prospective students

January 24, 2019 |

By SOPHIE AHAVA
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington has gone through several major changes in the last few years, some more beneficial to students than others. Read More

The Best Ways to Destress Around Fredericksburg

December 12, 2018 |

MACKENZIE HARD

Staff Writer

Every fall semester, students are hit with the stress of finals, whether it is two weeks or a week before finals. But what do we do or what can we do to limit some of that … Read More

Eagle Experience: transfer preparation events ease transition to UMW

December 10, 2018 |

As transfer students, we were expected to attend an orientation. It gave us a better understanding of what was expected of us and gave us some tools to help us prepare to move in the fall. Read More

UMW Theatre bids farewell to Julie Hodge after 30 years

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Staff Writer
Julie Hodge has been working for the UMW theatre department for 23 years, longer than most students have even been alive. She has spent the majority of her teaching career working here and has loved every minute of it.Read More

Musician profile: Drake Dragone creates thematic music

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
A senior music major focusing on composition and music technology, Drake Dragone writes about a lot of serious subject matter. But he makes it cathartic and joyful with the help of the Fredericksburg music scene.Read More

Tips for holiday gift shopping while on a college budget

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
With winter break on the horizon and only a few weeks left to get your gifts ready, here are some tips for how you can tackle your holiday shopping list, without breaking the bank.Read More

Guide to organization during finals week

December 6, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Keeping organized throughout finals week and the rest of the semester is one thing that can help, not just when it comes to studying, but also in your everyday life.Read More