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The Blue & Gray Press | November 24, 2017

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Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial: Social mediums are potentially dangerous to relationships

March 26, 2014 |

Even without taking a basic communication class, or participating in a social setting, everyone know how important a good face-to-face meeting is for effective and meaningful communication.
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Staff Editorial: Arizona bill an atrocity to rights

February 26, 2014 |

Arizona is once again in the limelight for offensive legislation. Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, decided to veto a bill allowing establishments to refuse service to openly gay and lesbian people under the justification of religious freedom.
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Staff Editorial: SGA a good way to get involved

February 19, 2014 |

This past week, the University of Mary Washington held its annual Student Government Association (SGA) elections for various leadership positions, and the voter participation only reached around 17 percent, according to the Student Government.Read More

Staff Editorial: Support athletes in Sochi games

February 12, 2014 |

The discussion surrounding the Olympic games is dominated this year by one major issue: human rights.Read More

Staff Editorial:Coca-Cola ad elicits unpatriotic tweets about it’s message

February 5, 2014 |

For most Americans, Sunday night was filled with football, beer, wings and outrage. This anger did not stem from the Broncos’ loss of 8-43; it instead was caused by the Coca-Cola commercial.Read More

Staff Editorial: Klein’s move from the Post represents changing media

January 29, 2014 |

Ezra Klein, who was propelled to fame as an in-depth columnist and blogger for the Washington Post, announced plans last week to leave the Post and start his own, independent news site.Read More

Staff Editorial: Snow days reflect senior attitude

January 22, 2014 |

The semester started with its usual bang but quickly turned into nothing but a fizzle. One full week of classes down and then the entire commonwealth of Virginia essentially shut down for fear of another “Snowpocolypse.” And boy are we all thankful.Read More

Staff Ed: White House tests Journalism

December 4, 2013 |

The role of the press is to inform the public. Whether a writer or photographer, we are here to seek the truth and report it. Pete Souza, the official White House photographer, reports news through compelling, informative photographs and his close relationship with President Barack Obama and other government officials gives him access to some of the most important moments in recent history. Read More

Staff Editorial: JFK Revisted

November 20, 2013 |

This Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read More

Staff Editorial: Sexuality awakened on stage

November 13, 2013 |

“Spring Awakening,” a rock musical currently staged by the University of Mary Washington theatre and dance department, is controversial to say the least.Read More

Staff Editorial: Christmas hype not viable for underprivileged

November 6, 2013 |

Christmastime began in earnest on Nov.1, as department store employees organized miniature reindeer figurines into rows, and others, methodically attached fifty percent off clearance stickers to orange and black monster-themed decorative candles.Read More

Staff Editorial: Ghosts of Halloween’s past

October 30, 2013 |

It would be a sad world if the evening where children collect candy from strangers did not exist.Read More

Staff Editorial: Tailgating is a good effort to bring tradition back

October 23, 2013 |

The upcoming Homecoming weekend will welcome the return of a University of Mary Washington tradition: tailgating.Read More

Universities affected by shutdown

October 9, 2013 |

By now, most people are aware that the government shut down last week. Some students’ parents are furloughed, some could not get access to Library of Congress and some could not work on their GIS certificate. Yet, for many universities and public schools, other serious issues arose.Read More

Staff editorial: Mindful living for students

October 2, 2013 |

In today’s culture, life moves at a rapid pace. One is constantly bombarded with stimuli, assignments and obligations.Read More

Staff editorial: voting affects beyond the election

September 25, 2013 |

Every time an election is held, there is a constant barrage of “your vote counts” messages. It is repeatedly stressed the importance of every vote. It can even reach a point where the messages stop seeming like a promotion of civic duty and more like a desperate attempt to garner votes for a specific candidate.Read More

Staff editorial: Naming policy in police beat altered

September 19, 2013 |

The Bullet made the decision to change its crime coverage policy. Last year, the policy changed from not publishing any names in the Police Beat section of the paper to publishing names of students “arrested and charged with crimes that violate the public trust,” so long as the names were available.Read More

Staff Editorial: We Remember

September 12, 2013 |

Citizens throughout the nation spent yesterday, Sept. 11, commemorating and reflecting on the fateful day 12 years ago that forever changed America. While most of the current students at the University of Mary Washington were fairly young back in 2001, the effects of the terrorist attacks left an indelible impact on almost everyone in the nation. Below, the editorial staff of the Bullet look back on their own experiences and exhibit how Sept. 11, 2001 affected the lives of so many, regardless of age or location.Read More

Staff Editorial: UMW breaks even

September 5, 2013 |

Many students at the University of Mary Washington found themselves wondering why they were sitting in class this previous Monday. UMW students spent this Labor Day doing exactly what it was implemented to commemorate while family members, and even some friends from other schools, enjoyed one of the last days of summer.Read More

Staff Editorial: News coverage of Boston bombing provides reflection on media

April 25, 2013 |

As aspiring professional journalists, it is hard for the editors of the Bullet to watch the media be scrutinized for their coverage of certain events. While this is true, it gives us a chance to learn from not only the mistakes of news corporations, but also what they do right.Read More

Staff editorial: Response to University’s concerns of Bullet’s ethics

April 18, 2013 |

In the past week, the Bullet has come under fire for a variety of events that have led some in the University of Mary Washington community to question this publication’s ethics, professionalism and practices. The Bullet staff would like to take this opportunity to, as the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics states, “clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.”Read More

Staff editorial: Bachelor's degrees prove less valuable in job market

April 10, 2013 |

Graduation is quickly approaching and the job search is both time consuming and stressful. We all wonder about the likelihood of actually sealing the deal after graduation.Read More

Staff Editorial: Chosen commencement speakers show unoriginality from university

April 3, 2013 |

It seems that the University of Mary Washington’s efforts to go green don’t stop at recycling and modifying its architecture, but go so far as to reuse guest speakers for major campus events.Read More

Staff Editorial: Spring winds whisk students into end of semester

March 27, 2013 |

Don’t like the weather? Just give it a minute. In case you didn’t know, the first day of spring was last Wednesday, but the recent snowfall must’ve missed the memo. Read More

Staff Editorial: School spirit springs up

March 21, 2013 |

Wednesday, March 20, marked the first day of spring, and the currently thawing University of Mary Washington campus is aching for a heightened sense of school spirit.
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Staff Editorial: Spring back to life over break

February 27, 2013 |

It may not be spring yet, but Spring Break has arrived. Many students will relish the nine days free of school after a grueling week of midterms. It is always nice to be able to kick back and recover from brutal all-nighters and untimely exam schedules.Read More

Staff Editorial: Increased thefts question honor

February 20, 2013 |

Since the start of the spring semester, the Bullet’s weekly Police Beat column, which compiles information from Campus Police, has reported 28 incidents of theft.Read More

Staff Editorial: University attempts to remodel campus buildings and student body

February 13, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington is known to outsiders as a small liberal arts school, but a recent move on campus makes it seem as if the administration wants to tweak how people perceive UMW.Read More

Staff Editorial: Boy Scouts' rules plant seeds of discrimination in growing minds

February 6, 2013 |

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an organization that has existed since 1910; by all accounts, it is an organization that ceased to be newsworthy long ago as it quickly established itself as a part of American culture and has done little to change its image over time. This changed when the BSA announced last week that it was reconsidering keeping in place a long-standing ban on allowing homosexuals to join.Read More

Staff Editorial: Reallocation without full representation

January 23, 2013 |

The Bullet reported in an article this week that the Student Government Association won student representation on the administrative budget reallocation committee. The Bullet views this as a big win for students and commends the SGA on a job well done thus far.Read More