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The Blue & Gray Press | February 22, 2019

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WWE continues with Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia amidst Jamal Khashoggi murder

November 8, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Senior Writer
In wake of the recent controversy surrounding the murder of Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, World Wrestling Entertainment provided fans with a wrestling show called ‘Crown Jewel’ on Friday, Nov. 2 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, despite an unprecedented number of sponsors and fans who disagreed with the company’s actions. 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

Raccoons and rabbits and groundhogs, oh my! Director of landscape and grounds Richard Blair discusses campus wildlife

November 8, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
For freshman and business administration major Jacob Chambers, the nature on campus is an attractive feature. But what he has found is that the large trees and open, grassy sections of campus do not only attract potential students, but also wildlife.Read More

Peppersack beats SM8 100 IM Paralympic record

November 8, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Sophomore Joey Peppersack was awarded CAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week after he broke the American Paralympic record for the SM8 100 meter Individual Medley during a home meet against Frostburg State on Oct. 26.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

Spectator attendance at varsity games increases

November 1, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Clint Often, the assistant athletic director for communications and marketing, believes that the “attendance [at varsity sporting events] this year has been terrific.”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

Political atmosphere and rhetoric aid extremist violence

November 1, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
In the past week, there has been an anonymous effort to kill several high profile Trump critics, totaling with 13 attempts as of publication.Read More

New admissions program seeks to build community with visitors

November 1, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff writer
Beginning this semester, the Office of Admissions has a new program that identifies tour guides and prospective students visiting campus.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

Students and administrators respond to Trump’s proposed Title IX policy change

November 1, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
On Oct. 21, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is seeking to legally define sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”Read More

Students voice concerns about the prevalence of sexual battery cases on campus

October 25, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & KATE SELTZER
News Editors
In light of a recent report that showed an increase in the numbers of reported rapes on campus and two incidents of sexual battery on campus this semester, students have voiced concerns about the presence of sexual assault and the impact it has on their sense of safety. 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

Distribution of blue lights should be reassessed

October 25, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
I have never had to use one of these blue lights, however, it is a comfort to know they are there if I need them. But I felt as though there needed to be a blue emergency light every few yards.Read More

Women’s rugby alumni return to UMW, win homecoming game

October 24, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Rather than facing off against another school, our lady ruggers go head-to-head with players of the past.Read More

UMW College of Education experiences fluctuation in student enrollment

October 18, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
After a spike in the number of students in UMW’s College of Education from 2016-2017, the college’s student body has dropped by a fifth of that number for the 2018-2019 school year. 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

Liberal atmosphere on campus keeps conservatives quiet, student says

October 17, 2018 |

Kenny McDonell
Staff Writer
The extreme liberal nature of UMW makes it hard for conservatives to feel at home.Read More

Students respond to pro-life messages on campus

October 10, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the University of Mary Washington Students for Life organization chalked pro-life messages on Campus Walk around Monroe Hall, Lee Hall, and Woodard. Read More

2018 Annual Security Report shows increase of reported rape cases over past three years

October 10, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Staff Writer
The UMW Department of Public Safety reported that there has been a substantial increase in on-campus rapes over the past three years.Read More

UMW varsity football remains a fantasy for students

October 4, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The UMW Athletics Department has no plans to create an official university football program now or in the near future. Read More

Brett Kavanaugh does not possess the qualities expected of a Supreme Court Justice

October 4, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ 
Staff Writer
“Bi-partisan polarization is at an all time high in this country and its divide has never felt more rigid.”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

Sexual battery incident near campus causes alarm

October 4, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
On Friday, Sept. 28, an email was sent out to the University of Mary Washington community. The subject line of the email read “Campus Crime Alert.” Read More

Dr. Leslie Martin promotes civic engagement as new Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement

October 4, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Dr. Leslie Martin has recently accepted the position of Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement.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

Know your neighbor: UMW volunteers better Fredericksburg community and make connections

September 27, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
The UMW administration has recently been emphasizing the importance of community engagement. It is part of President Paino’s ASPIRE initiative, a list of principles and values for the UMW community. Read More

Residents assigned to live with Resident Assistants as a result of housing shortage on campus

September 27, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
After Alvey and Arrington shut down for the semester, RAs, who typically have single rooms, were assigned roommates so that the campus dorms could accommodate as many students as possible. Read More

U.S. Open Women’s Finals controversy explained

September 27, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
Williams, and many others it seems, attribute her outbreak to be less about unfair callings and rulings, but one about sexism.Read More

Men’s rugby seeks another championship season

September 20, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
After finishing this past season undefeated, the team is looking forward to keeping their spotless record going.Read More