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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2018

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Wood to Return Friday, Feb. 24

February 22, 2012 |

Last week, The University of Mary Washington’s men’s head basketball coach Rod Wood was placed on administrative leave following a DUI arrest that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 15.Read More

fun. Live up to Their Name

February 22, 2012 |

Last Wednesday night 480 Mary Washington students impatiently stood outside the Great Hall awaiting the arrival of the New York based indie pop band, fun. Read More

Immigration Debate Hinders Equality

February 15, 2012 |

The push for equality in America has experienced profound victories in the past 50 years. From deconstructing Jim Crow to the recent appeals on Proposition 8 in California, the past half-century has proved to be one of progress in the struggle for equality. Why then, is this progress hindered by the arrogance surrounding the immigration debate?Read More

Angela Davis Gives Keynote Speech in Dodd

February 15, 2012 |


Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis gave the keynote address at Dodd Auditorium last night as part of the University of Mary Washington’s commemoration of Black History Month. Davis spoke about experience as a political activist … Read More

Dye Crucial to Eagles’ 23rd Win

February 15, 2012 |

Last Saturday’s women’s basketball game ended the same way the previous 22 did, with the University of Mary Washington coming out on top with their perfect record intact. “We’re not thinking about wins and losses, we just want to get … Read More

'Chronicle' a Fresh Take on Superheroes

February 15, 2012 |


You may have seen a hundred superhero movies, but you’ve never seen one like “Chronicle.” If you constantly dream about super powers, or find yourself trying to move your pencil across your desk rather than studying, … Read More

Arrington Estate Served Lawsuit

February 8, 2012 |

In an effort to collect funds promised to the University of Mary Washington by the late Arabelle Arrington before her death, the UMW Foundation has filed a $6.35 million lawsuit against her estate.

In a statement released by the … Read More

Iranian Conflict Draws U.S. Attention

February 8, 2012 |

President Barack Obama may be forced to drag the United States into another war in the Middle East. As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq come to a close, there has been a new discussion in the mainstream media on … Read More

Madonna Fumbles Halftime Show

February 8, 2012 |


As a general rule, the entertainment for an age-old event should not be older than the event itself by more than five years.

Nothing confirmed this rule more than Superbowl XLVI’s half-time show, where 53-year-old pop … Read More

Alumnus Discusses UMW ‘Spirit of Entreprenuership’

February 1, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services hosted Matt Paxton from A&E’s Emmy nominated program, “Hoarders,” in Monroe Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

Paxton, an alumnus from the … Read More

Defense Key in UMW WIN

February 1, 2012 |

The Mary Washington women’s basketball team continued their streak of dominance defeating St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Saturday, Jan. 28. Senior guards Katie Wimmer and Jenna McRae finished with 13 and 17 points, respectively. Freshman forward Aubrey Howland had … Read More

Dancing, Singing and Culture at Gospelfest

February 1, 2012 |


On Sunday, Feb. 12, the University of Mary Washington will host its annual Gospelfest, celebrating African-American culture through the art of music and dance in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall at 4 p.m.

Every year the … Read More

Obama Tackles College Affordability at Michigan

February 1, 2012 |


Last Friday, Jan. 27, President Barack Obama’s long-awaited rally at the University of Michigan began. The numbers were overwhelming. Thousands of students gathered in the early morning hours, in the frigid cold, clamoring for a chance to … Read More

Dela Cruz, Brennan Winners in SGA Special Elections

January 25, 2012 |


Special elections for the University of Mary Washington Student Government Association Vice President and Judicial Review Board President began on Sunday, Jan. 22 and ended at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Jan. 25. Monique dela Cruz was … Read More

Poor Reporting in Paterno's Death has Dire Implications

January 25, 2012 |

It started around 8:45 p.m. last Saturday night, Jan. 21.

Suddenly, my Facebook news feed was filled with about 15 variations of “R.I.P. Joe Paterno.”  As it would with any journalist, my curiosity piqued and I began hunting down articles … Read More

"Beast" is Still a "Beauty" in 3-D

January 25, 2012 |


School may be back in session, homework might be piling up already, and your back might be aching from carrying all those books, but there is one bright ray of happiness that can light up the … Read More

BREAKING: Second Virginia Tech Victim May Have Been Shooter

December 8, 2011 |

Reports claim that the second shooting victim at Virginia Tech may have in fact been the gunman, as of 4:15 p.m.Read More

New Legislation Brings Police State

December 7, 2011 |

Big Brother, meet your 21st century replacement, the U.S. government. In the past several weeks, the Senate has been debating a bill that would, essentially, transform the U.S. into an authoritarian nation heavily controlled by the military. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again.Read More

One Note Stand’s ‘Mission’ a Success

December 7, 2011 |

Taking the stage with a series of James Bond montages, dressed in sunglasses, heels and suits, accapella group One Note Stand began their “secret mission,” code named “ONS1212011,” to entertain a crowd of students, parents and faculty in Dodd Auditorium last Thursday, Dec. 1.Read More

Men's Basketball Tops Frostburg State

December 7, 2011 |

As the men’s basketball team took the court on Saturday afternoon, they were greeted by a gym full of students wearing white.Read More

Students Occupy BOV Meeting

December 1, 2011 |

Occupy Mary Wash made their presence and grievances known to UMW’s Board of Visitors two weekends ago, protesting the lack of direct student representation on the board.

Senior Allie Atkeson, a member of Occupy Mary Wash, said that the main … Read More

True Price of Shopper’s Safety

December 1, 2011 |

Black-Friday brings out the worst in consumers.

The New York Times just published that total spending for this year’s Black-Friday, including online sales, reached an estimated $52.4 billion Thursday through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation.

While these figures … Read More

Smith Enters Record Book With Rare Triple-Double

November 30, 2011 |


On Nov. 21, University Mary Washington sophomore basketball player Walt Smith achieved a milestone when he recorded his first career triple-double. Smith, the sophomore point guard from Alexandria, Va, is a returning starter for Head Coach Rod … Read More

Bhangra Dance Competition Comes to UMW

November 30, 2011 |

By the end of the 7th Annual Bhangra Beat competition held on Nov. 19, I was tired. Why? Because Bhangra is the kind of dance style that you can’t watch without being exhausted yourself.

Everybody is smiling and bouncing … Read More

Occupy Mary Wash Plans BOV Protest

November 17, 2011 |

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Occupy Mary Wash held a student-run teach-in, which discussed the influence that the Board of Visitors has on the University and its power structure, in preparation for the protest they have planned this weekend.Read More

Gingrich Enters the Ring

November 16, 2011 |

If you are a registered Democrat, then right now you should like Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker Newt Gingrich. You heard me right; liberals should embrace “the Newtster.”Read More

Cross Country Seasons End in Texas

November 16, 2011 |

In the dry, dusty air of Seguin, Texas, the Eagles’ women’s and men’s cross country teams outraced over 22 teams, finishing eighth and ninth respectively in the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 12.Read More

Mary Washington Crowns Mr. UMW

November 16, 2011 |

Last Thursday, Nov. 10, was the Association of Residence Hall’s annual Mr. UMW competition and this year’s event proved once again to be one of the highlights of the semester.Read More

Field Hockey Season Comes To A Close

November 10, 2011 |

The No. 18 ranked University of Mary Washington field hockey team concluded their season after losing to Wesley College in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinals last Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Eagles finished 15-5 overall and 5-2 in conference play.Read More

Candidates Fall, Romney Emerges on Top

November 10, 2011 |

It is better to hold your peace and look a fool rather than open your mouth and prove it to be so. After last week’s escapades, it looks like GOP hopeful, Herman Cain, is learning this lesson, albeit painfully. Read More