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The Blue & Gray Press | January 18, 2019

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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

Tips for creating and maintaining a budget while in college

November 15, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
Just because college students have not entered the workforce doesn’t mean they can’t start learning to manage their money.Read More

Bohemian Rhapsody review: Queen rocks the box office

November 14, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
As a fan of rock and roll music, I’ve always admired the work of the band Queen.Read More

Beauty and makeup Youtuber James Charles releases eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Morphe Brushes

November 14, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
On Nov. 2, 19 year old YouTube beauty guru, makeup artist and first male CoverGirl, James Charles, uploaded a video announcing his latest project: an eyeshadow palette and brush set with Morphe Brushes Cosmetics that were released Nov. 13.Read More

New business professor Dan Wolfe brings movie magic to UMW

November 8, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
Professor Dan Wolfe has returned to UMW after graduating in 1984 and working in the movie industry for over 30 years.Read More

Dora Whiting: the woman who has brightened Fridays for 15 years

November 8, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
As the whistle blows, the cheering begins. From Simpson Library all the way to the spirit rock, you can hear someone yell “It’s Friday!” at high volume into a bullhorn.Read More

Three seniors light up the stage in “Merrily We Roll Along”

November 8, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
This season, the UMW Theatre Department is presenting the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” at Klein Theatre.Read More

UMW Theatre presents jazzy musical,”Merrily We Roll Along”

November 8, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
“Merrily We Roll Along” is the latest show being performed by UMW students at Klein Theatre.Read More

The Good Place review: much more than a Thursday night comedy

November 1, 2018 |

By ADDISON HINTON
Staff Writer
“The Good Place” could be described by some as a feel-good show with cheesy humor and an unfolding love story, but under the surface, it is so much more.Read More

Students Helping Honduras thrift shop raises record amount of money

November 1, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
The UMW chapter of Students Helping Honduras held a fundraiser on Campus Walk near Ball Circle from Wed., Oct. 24 to Fri., Oct. 26.Read More

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” review: a new take on a classic game

November 1, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
Once it finally downloaded, I was pleased to see that on this game, Activision utterly outdid themselves.Read More

Exploring the growth of political expression in music

November 1, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
In the midst of the controversial Trump administration, music is getting more political.Read More

UMW Data Mavens host EagleFest hackathon contest

November 1, 2018 |

By ALLISON SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
EagleFest is a 36-hour hackathon, occurring Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, that is held by the UMW Data Mavens club and is sponsored by AECOM.Read More

Emerging trend of athleisure clothing merges comfort and style

November 1, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
The rise of “athleisure,” athletic apparel that people wear in non-athletic settings, may be the comfiest and fastest-growing fashion trend.Read More

PuppyUp Walk charity event raises funds to fight canine cancer

October 25, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The PuppyUp Walk is a charity event that hopes to bring funding and awareness to cancer, not only in humans but also dogs.Read More

Students reflect on course changes in spring course list

October 25, 2018 |

By SEIRRA HORTON
Staff Writer
Since the course offerings for the spring of 2019 were released two weeks ago, students have begun poring over the list to plan and balance their schedules for the next semester.Read More

Student details move to America and experience with culture shock

October 24, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After living in Venezuela for 17 years, Maria Herrera moved to Houston, Texas, by herself for the first time in her life.Read More

Rock on: a guide to music venues surrounding Fred

October 24, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ
Staff Writer
Fredericksburg is known for many things, including the vast amount of history in the area, yet many people don’t realize how many historic and famous music venues are just an hour’s drive away.Read More

Shane Dawson YouTube series on Jake Paul raises controversy

October 18, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Staff Writer
On Sept. 25, YouTuber Shane Dawson released his first installment of an eight-part docuseries entitled “The Mind of Jake Paul.”Read More

Exploring the evolution of the country music genre

October 18, 2018 |

LINDSEY BROWN
Staff Writer
Country music is changing, but the change is not sudden.Read More

Historic Preservation Club presents 34th annual Ghostwalk

October 18, 2018 |

DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
The thirty-fourth annual UMW Ghostwalk is upon us.Read More

Performing Arts Company prepares for 2018 Small Show

October 11, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The collaborative dose of dancing that you’ve been missing is back this semester.Read More

Fall events around Fredericksburg throughout October

October 11, 2018 |

By KENNETH MCDONELL & RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writers
Kayaking, live music, hiking, pumpkin patches, apple picking, Halloween spirit, and fall festivals. For students staying at UMW or in Fredericksburg for fall break, there are events to attend and places to visit around campus to enjoy the break.Read More

Movie review: Sony’s “Venom” is better than critics say

October 11, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Venom is by far one of the most interesting characters Marvel has ever producedRead More

“The Predator” review: the hunt is on for a better movie

October 4, 2018 |

Harry Fisher
Online Editor
Few movies have managed to disappoint me as much as Shane Black’s “The Predator.”Read More