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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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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

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