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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2018

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Effects of Composting Will Come Up Smelling of Roses

October 10, 2012 |

Many of us heard Kermit the Frog sing that “it’s not easy being green.” The University of Mary Washington begs to differ. UMW has been doing a great job with environmental sustainability efforts.Read More

Metro Ad Highlights Debate Over Freedom of Speech

October 3, 2012 |


Do we ever pause to reflect on certain advertisements? Do we care what they’re really trying to say? Or do we just focus on their trademark catch phrases and cool poster designs? It is important that we … Read More

Center to Converge Technology and Media

October 3, 2012 |

The new Convergence Center currently under construction promises sophisticated equipment for the students and staff of the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Community Marches for Memory

October 3, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington’s second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s succeeded in bringing a higher participation rate.Read More

Field Hockey Tops Eastern Mennonite, Florence George Tallies 4 Goals in Win

October 3, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington field hockey team dethroned the Royals of Eastern Mennonite University Tuesday, 9-1.Read More

Big Pretzels, Bavarian Dancers, Beer at Oktoberfest

October 3, 2012 |

Going downtown to Capital Ale House’s annual Oktoberfest should be something every University of Mary Washington student does at least once before they graduate.Read More

Convergence Center Digs In To the Future

September 27, 2012 |

Interim Provost Ian Newbould reflected on the “red-letter day” for the University of Mary Washington as it is taking steps towards the digital future.Read More

Via Colori Colors Downtown With Chalk Artwork

September 27, 2012 |

Rainbow-colored chalk covered the closed-off streets of downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday and Sunday as both local and out of town artists from across the state participated in Via Colori, an annual event that attracts artists to create large-scale works of … Read More

Washington Book Festival Remains a Page Turner

September 26, 2012 |


An externality from the age of electronic literature may include the loss of physical pages with their textures in favor of a touch-screen. However, the National Book Festival, held annually in Washington D.C., is a friendly … Read More

Income Gap Widens Between all Economic Classes

September 26, 2012 |


Welcome to the third world, America. Welcome to a future of violence and bloodshed, of turmoil and turbulence and of growing inequality. Welcome to our frightening present in which our wealth as a people is controlled by … Read More

Field hockey climbs to 9th in Nation with wins vs.York, Catholic­­­

September 26, 2012 |


The Mary Washington Field Hockey team remained undefeated last Saturday afternoon when they defeated their Capital Athletic Conference rival, York College of Pennsylvania, 3-0.

The Eagles have been incredibly dominant this season, averaging 4.6 goals per game, … Read More

Giant’s Choice for Homecoming Creates Controversy

September 20, 2012 |


This October, the University of Mary Washington’s students and alumni will celebrate homecoming with a performance by David Garibaldi and his CMYKs, a group that combines graffiti, music and dance into one show.

Giant Productions, UMW’s … Read More

Study Abroad Provides Choices

September 19, 2012 |

Students interested in studying abroad may attend various informational events scheduled for International Education Week, which began on Monday, Sept. 17, and ends Saturday, Sept. 22, to coincide with Family Weekend.Read More

Press Pass: Behind the Scenes of the Michelle Obama Coverage

September 19, 2012 |

Amid the hype of First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at the University of Mary Washington, three UMW students were able to go behind the scenes and into the press field. Sophomore Alison Thoet, junior Jordan Kyler, and senior Isaac Whalen were all permitted into the press section on Thursday Sept. 13 during Obama’s speech.Read More

Inequality Among Sexes Highlighted During Election

September 19, 2012 |


For a long time, society has held a mentality that “boys will be boys” and “girls will be girls.” Because of this, it’s considered okay to overlook sexism and inequality in cases where there is some gray … Read More

Michelle Obama Discusses Education, Voting at UMW

September 17, 2012 |

Michelle Obama visited the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Sept. 13 and spoke on education, women’s rights and the decisions President Barack Obama’s administration hopes to implement for the next generation of leaders.Read More

Administration Hopes to Expand Parking by Spring

September 13, 2012 |

The Fredericksburg City Council recently approved a special-use permit which adds 47 new parking spots for students, faculty and staff on College Avenue.Read More

‘Be a Kid Night’ Packs in Fun

September 13, 2012 |


After taking the last two weeks to readjust to 8 a.m. classes, homework and a never-ending stack of syllabi, Friday’s “Be a Kid Night” brought some much-needed stress relief. Hosted by the University Programming Committee (UPC), … Read More

DNC Declares Culture Wars

September 13, 2012 |


During their Party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. last week, the Democrats eased the ebullience for a few moments to feature a few former Republican politicians in an effort to convince this election’s fence-sitters that the Republican Party … Read More

Men's Soccer Falls to Messiah

September 12, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team was defeated for the first time this season when they lost to Messiah College. Messiah, ranked 17th for Division III schools, defeated the Eagles 4-1 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Saturday.

Messiah had … Read More

Elby Brass Incites Dance Party on Ball Circle

September 6, 2012 |


Girls in Virginia Hall who planned to study Thursday night were thwarted as men in purple and yellow band suits playing instruments ranging from trumpets to a tuba stole the spotlight on Ball Circle Thursday, Aug. … Read More

New Student Orientation Proves Popular Among All

September 6, 2012 |


The prospect of attending college has a somewhat magical quality to it. For a freshman commuter, the anticipation has as much to do with a fear of not making any friends as it does not getting involved … Read More

Bill Nye Wrong in Discrediting Belief in Creationism

September 6, 2012 |


“Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill Nye the Science Guy!” My days in elementary and middle school science were often filled with episodes of Bill Nye teaching the class, through songs and terrible puns, about gravity, … Read More

Residence Halls Given Facelift

September 5, 2012 |


The renovations on the Mason and Randolph residence halls were completed this summer after construction began in 2011.

The University of Mary Washington worked with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) to create new residence halls … Read More

Local Bookstores Worth a Look

September 5, 2012 |


Most people know that downtown Fredericksburg contains three primary sellers of used books: Riverby, The Griffin, and Read All Over. However, not everyone knows the ins and outs of these places and the unique niche each … Read More

UMW Men’s Soccer Starts Season 3-0

September 5, 2012 |

The University if Mary Washington’s men’s soccer started their season 2-0 after consecutive wins this past weekend at the Battlegrounds.

In the first contest, which was also Mary Washington’s season opener, the Eagles took on Hampden-Sydney College. Mary Washington had … Read More

Ken Tyler to Succeed Ed Hegmann as Athletics Director

May 10, 2012 |

According to a UMW press release, Tyler comes to UMW after serving as the athletic director at West Virginia Wesleyan College for four years.Read More

Greek Life Divides Student Body

April 26, 2012 |

Over 100 submissions on what students think about Greek life have come to the SGA website, according to SGA President Jeremy Thompson.Read More

Relay For Life Races for Cancer Support

April 26, 2012 |

Over 450 people gathered on Ball Circle this past weekend as part of Relay for Life to celebrate, remember and fight back against a disease that is expected to take 577,190 American lives this year.Read More

Anderson Center Packed for Mac Miller Concert

April 25, 2012 |


Strobe lights and loud music rocked the Anderson Center on, April 23, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Mac Miller concert. Doors opened at 7 p.m. as a huge crowd was ushered in and … Read More