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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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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

Domain Fellows create websites and discuss impact of web

October 4, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Staff Writer
Recently, the applications for UMW Domain Fellows closed and a new group of applicants became the next group of students to participate in the second year of this program, in which students create their own projects using UMW’s Domain of One’s Own.Read More

The Frights release new album and begin nation-wide tour

October 4, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
With the release of their most recent album “Hypochondriac,” which came out on Aug 24, The Frights have stretched from their consistent surf punk sound to encompass a grungy and rather clear studio sound.Read More

Students prepare for autumn traditions across campus

October 4, 2018 |

By Emily Keehan
Staff Writer
Sept. 22 marked the first day of autumn and the start of all the traditions and fun that come with the changing of the weather. The UMW community was eager to share their favorite things about this time of year and the traditions they uphold.Read More

Protecting the Rappahannock, keeping our river clean

October 4, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Friends of the Rappahannock, based in Fredericksburg, is a strong advocate for environmental education, restoration and advocacy.Read More

Students reflect on the value of college courses in high school

October 4, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
But do University of Mary Washington students really feel that taking AP courses in high school helped prepare them for college courses here, or was it a waste of their time?Read More

Walking or winning, some athletes miss out on graduation

October 4, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writers
It is not about post-grad jobs or internships that are already on every senior’s mind, it is about the privilege of walking across the graduation stage.Read More

UMW student musician inspires others through music

September 27, 2018 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
For some people, music is just something they enjoy. For others, it is something that becomes a part of them. Such is the case for UMW senior Abby Steinberg.Read More

UMW Theatre presents a modern drama, “The Amish Project”

September 27, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Few plays are willing to tackle as much emotional subject matter as “The Amish Project.”Read More

Muggy weather raises student concerns about AC

September 27, 2018 |

By LUKE HILMER
Staff Writer
With the passing tropical depression Florence leaving humid moisture all across campus, many students are began to question the integrity of the campus dormitory air conditioning.Read More

CIE director helps study abroad dreams become reality

September 27, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Staff Writer
Imagine traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where locals carry around little leather water carriers with herbs.Read More

Audiences praise “Crazy Rich Asians” for display of culture

September 20, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER
Staff Writer
“Crazy Rich Asians” has the typical mother disliking the girlfriend trope but with a refreshing twist.Read More

Carrie Underwood releases emotional new album “Cry Pretty”

September 20, 2018 |

By LINDEY BROWN
Staff Writer
The talented country music superstar Carrie Underwood dropped her seventh studio album “Cry Pretty” on Friday, Sep. 14.Read More

Student appreciates University’s beautification efforts

September 20, 2018 |

By JOSEPH LANGLEY
Staff Writer
Find out what makes UMW one of the most beautiful campuses in Virginia.Read More

Beat to your own drum: UMW student’s musical choices

September 20, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Staff Writer
So, what’s on UMW student’s current music playlist? 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