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The Blue & Gray Press | March 25, 2017

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Thirsty for Obama Rally

October 2, 2008 |


My clothes are soaked through. I’m caked with mud up to my ankles. I’m standing so close to total strangers that when they shift position, I feel it.

“I’m going to puke,” the girl next to me says. … Read More

115 Directs

October 2, 2008 |


After reading the comic script Schoolgirl Figure, junior Siobhan Dannaher decided to step out of her traditional actress role and try her hand at directing.

Schoolgirl Figure, a play written by Wendy MacLeod, is the next play to … Read More

Fashion Finds UMW

October 2, 2008 |


In her internship at Anne O’Dowd Fashion Agency in London, fashion guru Megan McDonough gained an appreciation for fashion as not only items of clothing but as art and cultural expression.

“While I was in Europe I noticed … Read More

Weeks in Morocco

October 2, 2008 |

By Andrea Nealon

Patches of sunlight peek between the awnings of an awakening Moroccan marketplace, illuminating tiny flecks of dust that stir with the hustle and bustle of the locals. A young woman with a light olive complexion peers from … Read More

Wolfe's College "I am" Bares All

September 25, 2008 |

BY KAITLIN MAYHEW Poor Charlotte, the naïve girl from Sparta, N.C., is thrown into a world of vulgarity and candid hierarchy, where humiliation is the ultimate depravity, and status is the dream.

“I Am Charlotte Simmons” by Tom Wolfe … Read More

Students Spread Political Awareness

September 25, 2008 |


As the voter registration deadline draws nearer to Oct. 6, many UMW students are diligently working tables at the Eagle’s Nest, knocking on Fredericksburg residents’ doors and making phone calls to community members. All the efforts … Read More

Clemente Kicks Off Latino Series Month

September 25, 2008 |


Rosa Clemente thinks the term “Hispanic” is outdated. Clemente, Green Party vice-presidential candidate and hip-hop journalist, visited the University of Mary Washington as the first speaker of a series of events planned for “Latino Identities: A Month-Long … Read More

Music Revs The 'Burg

September 25, 2008 |

BY BRITTANY DeVRIES Senior Dave Jensen doesn’t play in a band, and he hasn’t since he was 13 years old.

Jensen does play music. At 13, he picked up the guitar at an old auto repair shop in Smithfield. … Read More

"Righteous Kill" Fails to Deliver

September 25, 2008 |


When I bought tickets to “Righteous Kill,” I was skeptical as to its quality. The prospect of putting Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the same movie together (again) sounded like the same star-vehicle scheme … Read More

Meet the Parents: Campus calls for weekend family fun with events, food

September 18, 2008 |

BY COURTNEY IRVING When late August calls for the beginning of another year at the University of Mary Washington, students and parents alike tend to welcome the change.  Freshmen prepare for the start of college life and upperclassmen look … Read More

Habitat An Options this Fall

September 18, 2008 |


Seniors Carthon Davis, III and Peter Bugenhagen traveled to Albany, Ga. for Alternative Spring Break last year with the University of Mary Washington’s branch of Habitat for Humanity.

They enjoyed their time so much they were … Read More

Campus Airs WMWC Daily

September 18, 2008 |


After 62 years, University of Mary Washington’s WMWC is modernizing it’s sounds.

Soon WMWC, the University’s only campus radio station, will have the ability to start taking phone calls and live requests. Also, the music library … Read More

Dogs Join Networks

September 11, 2008 |


Since it was first launched in 2004, Facebook has developed rampant popularity among the younger set. Websites such as Facebook and Myspace, which offer new ways of communication, are recent leaders in Internet browsing. According to Time … Read More

No Plans for the Ampitheatre

September 11, 2008 |

BY KAT SAUNDERS Some students do not even know it exists.

The amphitheatre, built in 1923 and used for ceremonies and plays during much of the University of Mary Washington’s history, has long past, but no one seems to … Read More

Feed the Brain with Breakfast

September 11, 2008 |


“Breakfast on Pluto,” in a nutshell, is a quirky story about a transvestite. In a broader sense, it is a tragedy about the violence in England and Ireland in the late 1960s and early 1970s stemming from … Read More

Student Find Art in Tattoos

September 11, 2008 |


Senior Sarah Beth Darr had wanted a tattoo for two years when she finally went under the needle. Her boyfriend designed for her a tattoo of a quarter note and a treble cleft that form a … Read More

That's What She Said

September 11, 2008 |


The Internet at the University of Mary Washington is the pinnacle of frustration for most students on campus.

Basic tasks can be achieved on normal service providers in seconds. For Mary Washington students, simple tasks like checking … Read More

That's What She Said

September 4, 2008 |


Bristol Palin told her mother she was pregnant and made headline publicity. Then again, not every 17-year-old girl has Republican GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as her mother. Though such retaliation from an abstinence-free lifestyle … Read More

Despite Change, Exchange Grows: Korean Students Study Books and Culture

September 4, 2008 |


Jieun Lee, who was a  German major back at her home in Korea, said her priority in studying at Mary Washington was overcoming the language barrier.

“I want to learn English and improve my English first.  That’s … Read More

Blue is the New Green at UMW

September 4, 2008 |


Blue is the new green. Well, at least at the University of Mary Washington it is.

The “Blue is the new Green” environmental campaign kicked off during this year’s Freshman Orientation as part of the efforts by … Read More

Clubs Going Green

September 4, 2008 |


According to, the youth of the world may be the first generation to have to cope with a lower standard of living than their parents.

This and other recent statistics are motivating a revolution run by … Read More

Autism Programs Reach Out

September 4, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington expanded its Autism support programs June 5, promoting on an even larger scale the significance of students reaching out and providing assistance to the community. Joining in partnership … Read More

Yard Fire at Rowe and Stafford

September 4, 2008 |


Two Eagle Scouts never expected the Fredericksburg fire marshal to show up at a Rowe Street house on Aug. 22, 2008 when they started a small fire in the backyard.

Thomas Ford, a junior at UMW … Read More

Alumnu Earns Honor

September 4, 2008 |


His accomplishments have yet to fall beneath amazing.

The University of Mary Washington’s Kappa Upsilon chapter to Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science Honor’s Society, couldn’t deny alumnus Justin Simeone’s talents.

The PSA awarded … Read More

Professors Depart, Department in Limbo

September 4, 2008 |


The UMW Modern Foreign Language Department lost two professors this semester, causing disruptions for both students and faculty. Ian Campbell, associate professor of Arabic, left the University in order to be closer to his family in … Read More

Development Grows in Spring

September 4, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington plans to break ground in early spring on a new 300-room student resident hall on the Park and Shop property across Route 1 from the campus.

School officials say students could be … Read More

A Toast to Youth: University Presidents Call for Talk to Lower Drinking Age

September 4, 2008 |


“It’s time to rethink the drinking age.”

So say the signatories of the Amethyst Initi

ative, an effort begun by the presidents and chancellors of 129 U.S. colleges and universities. The signatories are calling for … Read More

Emerson Named Va. Poet Laureate

August 28, 2008 |

By Susannah Clark

UMW Professor Claudia Emerson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006, knew several months ago that she was being considered for the position of Virginia’s poet laureate. However, her father’s failing health pushed any thoughts … Read More

That's What She Said

August 28, 2008 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Moving into a first apartment should be an exciting time, full of paint colors and poster sales, not police reports and scary multiple door bell 9 am wake up calls. Alas, the last month of my life … Read More

Hample Helps Out UMW

August 28, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Judy G. Hample has a unique approach to student orientation week at the University of Mary Washington. Hample, 60, is the first female president at the University of Mary Washington. July 1, Hample also became the eighth … Read More