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The Blue & Gray Press | January 21, 2019

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December 4th Podcast

December 6, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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Female representation in positions of power are lacking

December 6, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
According to BusinessInsider.com, however, only 3%-4% of CEO’s in today’s workplace are women.Read More

Every student should take a classics course, student says

December 6, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Senior Writer
Since coming to college, I have always felt that classics is underappreciated.Read More

On-campus dining should add new ‘mini bowl’ to Qdoba menu

December 6, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
A majority of students agree with the option of a smaller bowl size, with 63% of respondents citing it as a better option in an online social media poll I conducted on Instagram.Read More

Student calls for radio station reform

December 6, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
How many times can I listen to The Offspring’s “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” before my brain slips out of my skull?Read More

Colleges should make transfer-credit process simpler

December 6, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Around one-third (37%) of students lost their credits when transferring public institutions from 2004 to 2009, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That number is likely higher today, as the university population, in general, has risen. Read More

A freshman perspective: overnight guest rules should be modified

December 6, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
Despite these rules, students should be allowed to have overnight guests for the first semester.Read More

Staff Ed: Use break to rest, revive and revitalize yourself

December 6, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
We are living in an age of anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect around 40 million adults in the United States or nearly 1 in 5 people. Read More

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