By ALLISON SCHUMAKER
With flu season approaching, it’s essential to stay healthy, but how can we go about that?
By The Blue & Gray Press Editorial Board
Hurricane Florence may have avoided UMW, but the rest of the country was certainly not left unscathed.
By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Trinkle has a big problem that is affecting students and their ability to succeed in class.
By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Upperclassmen from Alvey Hall and Arrington Hall found themselves out of a home this summer and had to experience a week of anxiety while the Office of Residence Life worked to find a solution to an unexpected problem.
Day-to-day we see pieces of litter along the freeway, plastic bottles and lighters washed up on the beach, even cigarette butts – that indeed contain plastic – scattered along the walkways of our campus at Mary Washington.
By KYLE CLARKE
In the past couple of weeks, Facebook has come under extreme scrutiny for allowing the unauthorized sale of user data to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, targeting political ads at specific users during the 2016 election cycle. Most of these ads contained false information and were designed to spread deceitful lies about specific political candidates. CEO and creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has even had to go to Congress to explain the company’s mishandling of user information.
By HANNA LUGO
As graduation rolls around the corner, many students are prepared and thrilled to get into the ‘real world’ to officially start their lives. College is also very expensive. Students either pay for college themselves through student loans, are offered scholarships or are able to have a family member pay for tuition.
By KOTY BOWEN
If you happened to stroll down Campus Walk on Apr. 14, you were greeted with loud music and a crowd of people varying in ethnicity and nationality. The music ranged from Southern Bluegrass to traditional African song, with vendors and stages lined from George Washington Hall to Monroe Hall. This was the 28th Annual Multicultural Fair.
By KELLY EVANS
There has been controversy over required courses at the University of Mary Washington for years, specifically with the foreign language and general education requirements. However, the lack of economic courses required for the political science major should be a topic of concern as well.
By TREVOR YOUNG
It has become a commonly held opinion, especially by people outside of the institutions, that the modern liberal arts education is nothing more than a mechanism designed to produce left-leaning, progressive voters.
By GRACE WINFIELD
Founded in 2004, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. According to Statista, Facebook acquired 2.2 billions members by the of the fourth quarter of 2017, the members varying in nationality, age, and sexual orientation.
By MILEN MEHARI
During my three years at the University of Mary Washington, I have declared and switched five different majors and minors. I am not indecisive, just hyper-conscious of my right to curate my academic career.
By VICTORIA GRANT
Is reality TV real? A recent controversy on the hit show “The Bachelor” has brought this question further into debate. This season’s Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., proposed to Becca Kufrin in November, but in February broke off the engagement and all of it was filmed unedited for us viewers to watch.
By BRIAN SWEENEY
Video games are a great means to escape the real world and reality. Delving into a game’s world, visiting different worlds to explore, and following through stories in games that requires either saving the world from a meteor that’s capable of destroying life or taking down monsters to ensure the safety for people to live in harmony can be a fun getaway from real life.
By MACKENZIE HARD
When we walk to class, we usually expect to breathe clean air. But throughout my time at Mary Washington, I have noticed that more people are smoking on their way to class or outside of the academic buildings and residence halls.
By MARY PRAUGHT
Growing up with the last name “Praught” it seemed like I was never blessed with the ease of syllabus day that the “Smiths” and “Joneses” I knew had. People mispronounced our last name so often that my family created a little slogan to help others remember – “it’s ‘Praught’ like ‘taught,’ just replace the ’t’,” we say.
By KELSEY SHEFFER
First Year Students are being taken advantage of through University of Mary Washington’s new student programs that cost both money and time.
By JOSHUA STALEY
I was never really a cat person. I thought they were lazy and boring with no personality. Once I started college, my feelings began to change.
By DYLAN BURKETT
Different types of safety drills are common place for anyone who has ever gone to school. Everyone has gone through them at some point in life because being prepared for the worst is a top priority.
By MARY PRAUGHT
What comes to your mind when you hear the words “school dance?” Maybe it’s repressed memories of middle school dances with uncomfortably bright lighting and teachers just a little too close within ear shot. Or maybe you’ve realized they can actually be a lot more fun than they used to be and you start getting excited to wine and dine, dance the night away with everyone dressed to the nines, and de-stress from those essays due next week.