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The Blue & Gray Press | June 23, 2018

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New year marks turning point in UMW history

January 21, 2016 |


The New Year brings with it a Mary Washington that is unfamiliar to most. Virtually every current undergraduate student at UMW has come to know a campus constantly being tinkered with by consistent construction projects. These changes, while necessary, were not only seen as inconvenient to daily routines or sleep schedules, but a pain to look at as well.Read More

Staff Ed: The Blue & Gray Press introduces free mobile app, continues rebranding of paper

November 12, 2015 |


Last week, The Blue & Gray Press launched the new free mobile app, The Buzz. This was done in partnership with the Student Government Association and the University of Mary Washington Readership Program.Read More

Staff Ed: Diversity celebrated but not yet achieved at UMW

November 5, 2015 |


This past Friday night at 7 p.m., The Chandler Ballroom became the venue for the annual Taste of Asia event, an Asian culture celebration that marked the end of Asian culture week and the end of another Cultural Awareness Series at The University of Mary Washington. This event, hosted by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and co-sponsored by the Asian Student Association, proved to be a culturally fruitful event for the UMW community to enjoy through its various Asian style of performing arts including music, dance, fashion and most notably as evident in the title of the event, its cuisine.Read More

Staff Ed: Homecoming Weekends reminds students dangers of drinking and driving

October 29, 2015 |


Homecoming weekend filled the air with excitement this past weekend at the University of Mary Washington. Tailgating, bonfires, barbeques and sporting events were at the center of it all, providing an engaging atmosphere for students, faculty and alumni alike.Read More

Staff Ed: UMW Homecoming fails to represent students

October 22, 2015 |


Homecoming week is here, and as alumni return to campus, current students are left wondering what has happened to the exciting event. This year’s homecoming fails to unify the diverse student body and to live up to past expectations.Read More

Women’s soccer looks to extend shutout streak into Homecoming Weekend

October 22, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team has had a dominant start to their conference schedule, currently sitting at 4-2-1 in the conference and 9-6-1 overall and outscoring opponents by a score of 21-7. Both of the Eagles’ losses were had one-goal differentials and their victories have been by an average margin of 3.6 goals.
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Staff Ed: Campus dining plan not fair to freshman class

October 1, 2015 |


The current semester brought with hefty changes to the University of Mary Washington’s dining services including new meal plans, new dining hours and new eateries.
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UMW slips slightly in ranks, but not in eyes of students

October 1, 2015 |


It may not come as a surprise that the University of Mary Washington has placed in the top 20 among southern universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 edition of America’s Best
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Blue & Gray Podcast: Wrap up of Week 9/21

September 29, 2015 |

Podcast team: Dahlia Somers, Isata Sesay, Ashley Chung and Mona Osmer

Take a listen to our first podcast! The B&GP interviews local artist Gwen Levey and provides interesting and insightful commentary on local news and culture.

For more about Gwen:

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Sexual assault prevention specialist, new programs sustain UMW values

September 2, 2015 |


A soon to be announced full­-time sexual assault prevention specialist
will be added to the University of Mary Washington’s staff after
September 10, according to Marissa Miller, the coordinator for
Prevention and Advocacy at UMW.Read More

Video update: watt smith at university cafe

September 25, 2009 |


For those who had papers due Friday morning, or who were just too intimidated by the $9 door charge, no need to worry about missing out on the laughs at Thursday night’s comedy show at the University … Read More

Commenting on the bullet website

September 23, 2009 |

Here at the Bullet, we want to hear as much feedback from you all as possible.  Commenting on articles posted on this website is the easiest way to do that, and we definitely encourage it.

However, we also reserve the … Read More

Welcome to the Brand-New Bullet Website!

April 22, 2009 |

Welcome to the exciting new From our new location at WordPress, we’ll be able to bring you the Bullet online as you’ve never seen it before. Yes, the site looks a little sparse today, but trust us, after a … Read More

Trading PJs for Spandex

February 5, 2009 |


In today’s greasy cheeseburgers and all-day TV marathons world, both of which are prevalent in any college student’s life (just like a side of fries to that burger), physical activity is more important than ever.

At the … Read More

Yates Book Portrays 60s Drama

January 29, 2009 |

By Virginia Scott

As we enter tax season, the demise of hockey and football season, another season is right around the corner; Academy Award season. Revolutionary Road, the movie, is up for three nominations, Best Supporting Actor, Art Direction, and … Read More

La Ceiba Lends Help

January 29, 2009 |

By Heather Brady

Professor Shawn Humphrey was floating between houses in a Honduran squatter village when he noticed something surprising: one of the houses had a television that was hooked up to a battery and a motorcycle that was … Read More

UMW Has Gender Neutral Dorms

January 29, 2009 |

By Robyn Giannini

For the first time ever, men and women students at UMW may be able to room together. It is not in effect yet, but that is the ultimate goal of a conceptual living program on campus … Read More

Playing With Swords

January 29, 2009 |

By Christina Lambert

The swords are flying three days a week in the auxiliary gym. Swinging slender weapons called the sabre, the foil, and epee, the University’s fencing club has begun practicing for a new semester of dueling. The first … Read More

That's What She Said

January 22, 2009 |

By Brittany DeVries

African praise songs derive from a tradition where one celebrates the life, actions, inspirations, and work of another man or woman. Elizabeth Alexander, an African American author and poet, made a very bold attempt to praise our … Read More

Basil's: Comfort From the Cold

January 22, 2009 |

By KJ Adler

When the weather is warm enough, Chrissy Jones opens the doors of the Italian-style restaurant Basil’s Bistro on Caroline Street to unleash her secret weapon upon the citizens of Fredericksburg; garlic on the stove.  The scent’s strength … Read More

University Aids Nationwide Debate Programs Through Consortium

January 22, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

It all started over dinner. The Debate Consortium, a newly established institution, pairs universities that have strong competitive debate programs with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have expressed interest in re-launching, or in some cases … Read More

'Suns' is Splendid

December 4, 2008 |

By Sarah Delaney

Set against the backdrop of turbulent Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini’s highly acclaimed novel A Thousand Splendid Suns details the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and their journey to live a life that is truly their … Read More

Ready for Disaster

December 4, 2008 |

By Sadie Hagberg

After enduring eight weeks of medical and safety training, participants in the CERT program were faced with the ultimate disaster. “We took everything we learned and made a mock disaster,” said Robert Parker, the Institutional Fire … Read More

Poetry Brawl!

December 4, 2008 |

By Stacy Keser

There was a poetry brawl Nov. 20 during Late Night at the Nest— between two poets. It was a very intense, but friendly competition between Max Samsky and Taja Winston, junior. Poetry has been and is part … Read More

Fashion Struggles to Give

December 4, 2008 |

By Erin Hoesley

Fashion International President Megan McDonough faced a surprising problem when donating clothes to Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter. The donations were rejected. Over the past few weeks, Fashion International organized a campus wide clothing drive to help the … Read More

Grads Work Toward Goals

December 4, 2008 |

By Stacy Kever and Priscilla Saraiva

The most recent student retention rate for UMW students was 76 percent. Out of the 840 freshmen that enrolled at the University in the fall of 2001, 638 of those students graduated from UMW … Read More

Crawley Publishes 'History of UMW'

November 13, 2008 |


Student life during the Vietnam War at the University of Mary Washington mirrored a tense time in the nation’s history, and William B. Crawley’s effectively depicts the paralleled paths of campus events and national developments in his … Read More

Think Before You Speak: Black History Month Lecture Covers Controversial Word

November 6, 2008 |


Unlike the Martin Luther King Jr. and hip-hop speeches given throughout Black History Month, last DATE’s lecture was on a more controversial topic – the “n” word.

Reverend Shaunna Payne, Acting Director of the James Farmer Multicultural … Read More

Wednesdays With Einstein

November 6, 2008 |


“Spell ‘officiate’,” a woman says.

“O-f-f-i-c-i-a-n-t,” replies an elementary school aged boy, who looks to be her son.

“Try it again,” says the woman with her red hair pulled back into a ponytail.

I don’t know how … Read More