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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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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

Student Named New Rescue Squad Captain

November 9, 2011 |

The Fredericksburg volunteer rescue squad has a new captain who may look familiar to some University of Mary Washington students.Read More

Taste of Asia Celebration Provides UMW with Diverse Entertainment

November 9, 2011 |

“Please don’t fall, please don’t fall,” was on the mind of 20-year-old senior Eniya Lufumpa as she waltzed across the runway in Indian apparel at UMW’s annual Taste of Asia Celebration, held in the Great Hall on Friday Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Read More

Student Claims Discrimination Against Air France

November 3, 2011 |

A University of Mary Washington junior says she was fired because she refused to remove her Islamic headscarf on her first day of work at Dulles International Airport, and she has filed a discrimination complaint against her former employer, Air France.Read More

2012 Election Takes Backseat to Gossip

November 3, 2011 |

If the majority of the University of Mary Washington campus were asked who Herman Cain was without the benefit of a Google machine or the option to phone a friend, how many words do you think the average person would … Read More

Cross Country Teams Capture Second Place at CAC Championships

November 3, 2011 |


Despite the imperfect conditions, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to slip and skid their way through the falling snow to take second place in the Captal Athletic Conference Championships … Read More

Neon Indian Livens up Halloween at UMW

November 2, 2011 |

The last place you would expect a project identified as “White Girl Mob” and a psychedelic chill-wave band recreating live, acid-induced experiences is in the Great Hall. With the creative combination of live performances by both Kreayshawn and Neon … Read More

Students Hold Rally to ‘Keep the Ban’

October 26, 2011 |


“2-4-6-8! Help us keep our water safe!” students chanted at a rally in front of Lee Hall on Thursday, Oct. 20.  Over 100 University of Mary Washington students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered to support … Read More

Through Iraq, America Found Libya

October 26, 2011 |


On Oct. 20, 2011, Libyan rebels ambushed a convoy carrying their deposed dictator, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi. Footage of Qaddafi’s capture has made its way onto the Internet, and people all over the world can see the once … Read More

Stevenson Defeats Women’s Soccer Team

October 26, 2011 |


Last Saturday, Oct. 22, the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team played Stevenson University and lost to the Mustangs 2-0. It was the Eagles’ homecoming game and their last chance to affect their standing in the … Read More

2011 Homecoming Concert Rocks the Anderson Center

October 26, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington’s 2011 homecoming weekend started with a bang, courtesy of the annual homecoming concert featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, and Bad Rabbits in the newly opened Anderson Center on Friday, Oct. … Read More