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The Blue & Gray Press | November 20, 2018

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November 12 Podcast

November 16, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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November 5 Podcast

November 15, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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Staff Ed: Veteran appreciation should be celebrated beyond Veterans day

November 15, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
This past Sunday, Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the country. The holiday serves as an opportunity to publicly recognize our veterans and acknowledge their efforts.Read More

Commuters must actively get involved to feel included on campus

November 15, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
Off-campus students tend to face more challenges than on-campus students when it comes to their level of involvement with on-campus activities. Read More

Students deserve a week-long Thanksgiving break

November 15, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER
Staff Writer
Finals are quickly approaching. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, students are depending on the break to relax before exams and final projects, but the break isn’t long enough.Read More

Installation of “water bottle fountains” promotes reusable bottle usage

November 15, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
Those familiar with the UMW Fitness Center have undoubtedly used the water fountains in the facility at some point or another. These aren’t your grandfather’s water fountains, though- this is the future of hydration.Read More

Marijuana should be legalized nationwide, student says

November 15, 2018 |

By JOSEPH LANGLEY
Staff Writer
For decades, people have allowed stereotypes to falsely inform their opinion on marijuana.Read More

Littering on stairwells poses a safety hazard to community

November 8, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Senior Writer
The UMW campus pushes for sustainability as part of a greater effort to encourage students to recycle more. But some students, and possibly staff members, appear to not only fail to recycle but are also failing to throw away their garbage in proper waste bins.Read More

Don’t judge me by my playlist: all genres deserve respect

November 8, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
I grew up listening to country music, and I absolutely love it.Read More

Staff Ed: Voter turn-out reaches new high in Virginia

November 8, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
Nov. 6 was Election Day of midterm elections all over the country, and voter turnout was impressively high in many areas.Read More

WWE continues with Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia amidst Jamal Khashoggi murder

November 8, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Senior Writer
In wake of the recent controversy surrounding the murder of Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, World Wrestling Entertainment provided fans with a wrestling show called ‘Crown Jewel’ on Friday, Nov. 2 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, despite an unprecedented number of sponsors and fans who disagreed with the company’s actions. Read More

October 29th Podcast

November 1, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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Election Day should be a federal holiday

November 1, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Senior Writer
Daily life can be an obstacle for many people to be able to make it to the polls.Read More

On-campus jobs provide flexibility, student says

November 1, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
From the tuition payments that will be made with hard-earned savings, loans, grants, and scholarships, to the dollar and seventy-five cent transaction made at the laundry units in the residence halls, money is an inescapable necessity of life, especially college life.Read More

Staff Ed: Mass shooting is an intolerable act of anti-Semitism

November 1, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
On Sat., Oct. 27, Robert Bowers walked into Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh with an AR-15 and three handguns and opened fire.Read More

Political atmosphere and rhetoric aid extremist violence

November 1, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
In the past week, there has been an anonymous effort to kill several high profile Trump critics, totaling with 13 attempts as of publication.Read More

Trump’s reaction to Khasshogi murder is cause for concern

October 25, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Associate Editor
The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is representative of the greater atrocity of violence against journalists, and the Trump administration’s delayed and inadequate response is indicative of the President’s disdain for the free press.Read More

Staff Ed: Second recent sexual battery rattles students

October 25, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
On Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, around 7:25 pm, a UMW student reported that she was sexually battered in front of the University Center.Read More

Homecoming week lacks appeal for freshmen, student says

October 25, 2018 |

By RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writer
Last year I left homecoming frustrated and confused.Read More

Developed resumes prepare graduates for job competition

October 25, 2018 |

By EMILY KEEHAN
Staff Writer
Graduation is both anticipated and feared by senior students.Read More

Distribution of blue lights should be reassessed

October 25, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
I have never had to use one of these blue lights, however, it is a comfort to know they are there if I need them. But I felt as though there needed to be a blue emergency light every few yards.Read More

Talley Center should extend appointment hours

October 18, 2018 |

By NAADIRA AALIM-JOHNSON
Staff Writer
My first semester at UMW was not an easy one.Read More

Simpson library deserves renovations as HCC becomes overcrowded

October 18, 2018 |

By JAMAL SEHAR
Staff Writer
UMW is spending a great amount of money to better different aspects of campus, but they haven’t included one of the most essential parts of campus in their plans: Simpson Library.Read More

Staff Ed: Getting flu shot protects community

October 18, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6 this year, an unnamed, unvaccinated child was killed by the flu in Florida. This death tragically marks the beginning for many more flu-related deaths as flu season moves upon us.Read More

Liberal atmosphere on campus keeps conservatives quiet, student says

October 17, 2018 |

Kenny McDonell
Staff Writer
The extreme liberal nature of UMW makes it hard for conservatives to feel at home.Read More

Staff Ed: Big Pharma reaches new moral low

October 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
The CEO of a pharmaceutical company has recently faced backlash over a 400 percent price increase of the antibiotic, nitrofurantoin.Read More

October 8 Podcast

October 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

 

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Trump and GOP set back #MeToo movement

October 11, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Donald Trump and his GOP followers are notorious for harmful rhetoric against all that oppose them.Read More

Four year eligibility rule is unfair to student-athletes

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
The four-year eligibility rule in the NCAA is quite controversial amongst student-athletes.Read More

Major options are limited and not specific, student says

October 11, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
From the moment I started college, my major was suddenly a definitive trait.Read More