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The Blue & Gray Press | October 16, 2018

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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

Religion belongs outside of public school

October 11, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Faith and religion are by no means harmful concepts that should be banned on campuses; however, it should be banned from the curriculum.Read More

Sidewalk chalk messages are no place for debates

October 11, 2018 |

By JACK POLLARD
Staff Writer
Surely you‘ve seen them by now. They‘re most likely positioned on your way to class, through the tunnel, or on the front steps of the UC: the messages, written in chalk and practically littered along Campus Walk. Read More

October 1 Podcast

October 8, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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RA presence for roommate agreements should be optional

October 4, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
This year, UMW made it a requirement for RAs to be present when roommates complete the agreements, and this rule is unnecessary.Read More

In-season varsity student athletes should have preferential registration

October 4, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD 
Staff Writer
I propose that student athletes should be able to have preferential registration while registering for the semester in which their traditional season takes place.Read More

Staff Ed: Vote this upcoming election

October 4, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD

The editorial staff of the Blue and Gray encourages you to vote in the November 6 election.

But I’m not registered to vote.

Registering to vote is actually pretty easy! Here’s where you … Read More

Brett Kavanaugh does not possess the qualities expected of a Supreme Court Justice

October 4, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ 
Staff Writer
“Bi-partisan polarization is at an all time high in this country and its divide has never felt more rigid.”Read More

Student evaluations benefit everyone

September 27, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The course evaluations are one of the primary ways that the student get to express how they feel about a class and their professors.Read More

Upperclassman deserve cheaper meal plan options

September 27, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON

Staff Writer

Imagine you get into the college of your dreams, and you soon realize that your meal plan is only a few digits shy of being the same amount of your room and board. You are … Read More

Staff Ed: Kavanaugh allegations must be taken seriously

September 27, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
On Monday July, 9, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the empty Supreme Court seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. In the weeks that followed, this nomination instigated not only a political whirlwind but also an unexpected ethical debate.Read More

Know your neighbor: UMW volunteers better Fredericksburg community and make connections

September 27, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
The UMW administration has recently been emphasizing the importance of community engagement. It is part of President Paino’s ASPIRE initiative, a list of principles and values for the UMW community. Read More

September 24 Podcast

September 27, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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For some students, Firearms Club causes unease

September 27, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The UMW Firearms Club, as described on their Orgsync page, “focuses on coordinating discussions on topics involving firearms, providing firearms training and safety seminars, and increasing public knowledge through outreach programs.”Read More

UMW should encourage greener practices

September 27, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
We recycle, we have recently started cutting back on plastic straws, and there are several water bottle refill stations across campus.Read More

Handsanitizer dispensers should be available around campus

September 20, 2018 |

By ALLISON SCHUMAKER
Staff Writer
With flu season approaching, it’s essential to stay healthy, but how can we go about that?Read More

The Blue & Gray Press reflects on Hurricane Florence and supports victims

September 20, 2018 |

By The Blue & Gray Press Editorial Board
Hurricane Florence may have avoided UMW, but the rest of the country was certainly not left unscathed.Read More

Responsible reading: don’t stop at the headline

September 20, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Associate Editor
In 2011, a petition on Change.org to “Let Bert and Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street” garnered over ten thousand signatures.Read More

Tiny desks in Trinkle Hall hinder students’ ability to learn

September 20, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Trinkle has a big problem that is affecting students and their ability to succeed in class.Read More

Students assigned to the Link after two-dorm shutdown

September 13, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
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.Read More

The rising cost of success needs a solution

September 13, 2018 |

By KATIE HIPPLE
Staff Writer
Tuition. The topic may sound threatening, but it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More

Students conflicted on use of plastic on campus

September 6, 2018 |

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.Read More

Local eateries should be integrated on campus

September 6, 2018 |

While there are many complaints about food here on campus, there seems to be little to no effort being made to remedy the issue.Read More

Students demand American Sign Language courses

September 6, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
Despite student efforts, ASL continues to not be offered at Mary Washington.Read More

Computer science is not just for the boys

September 6, 2018 |

There is an obvious discrepancy in the number of male to female students enrolled in computer science courses at UMW.Read More

Facebook users should take responsibility for their own content

April 26, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

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.Read More