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Activists gather at Multicultural Fair, spread messages

April 19, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.Read More

UMW Theatre presents ancient Greek tragedy with “Medea”

April 19, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

The story of Medea is like no other; it’s a heart wrenching tale of a woman who gave everything up for a man, only for him to leave her for his own political aspirations.Read More

We The Kings and T-Pain perform at CPB’s Spring Concert

April 19, 2018 |

By GRACE HOWIE

Contributing Writer

On Thursday, Apr. 12, the University of Mary Washington welcomed We The Kings and T-Pain. With the help of volunteers, the Campus Programming Board transformed the Anderson Center into a concert venue fitting of these two artists.Read More

UMW Gallery Shares Portraits by Annemie Wolf

April 19, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Walking through the UMW gallery, you’ll see many faces plastered on the walls.Read More

President Paino presents proposed 2018-2019 budget

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH ROTHWELL

Staff Writer

On Wednesday, April 11 as a part of the “Can We Talk” student forums, President Paino presented his proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year to gauge student reactions to proposed tuition increases.Read More

College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dean Mellinger

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE

Senior Writer

Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.Read More

Salisbury cruises past UMW men’s lacrosse 10-20

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ERB

Staff Writer

With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.Read More

First round of NHL playoffs start off with a bang

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO

Staff Writer

The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.Read More

Embiid and Curry eager to rejoin their teams as NBA playoffs begin

April 19, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.Read More

Staff Ed: Blue & Gray Press staff reflects on 2017-18 academic year

April 19, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

Over this past year, the Blue & Gray Press staff has worked hard to produce high quality journalism. Our mission is to serve the University of Mary Washington and greater Fredericksburg community with timely and accurate news.Read More

Student Government Association embraces changes for next year

April 19, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.Read More

ResHall Recipes

April 12, 2018 |

By MIRANDA O’CONNOR

Staff Writer

As college students, we are all always looking for cheap options for dinner. Sometimes, it is nice to switch up our options instead of eating Ramen, Easy Mac or ordering from Vocelli’s for the third time in a week. Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

In the past two years, the dean of the UMW College of Business has received 12 student complaints about their professors according to a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

Technical difficulties with UMW’s online housing system

April 12, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

During the week of March 19, the UMW online housing system ran into many technical difficulties, leaving students stuck in rooms they didn’t ask for, with people they did not know. Read More

Zen garden being constructed at UMW

April 12, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH

Senior Writer

Over the first weekend of April, Gardens Unlimited Bonsai Nursery, the design team working on UMW’s Zen garden, solved a major drainage issue to prevent rainwater from washing down into the amphitheater construction area. Read More

Students question plans for Willard Hall

April 12, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO 

Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington is home to 18 residence halls, but only 17 are currently in use. Willard Hall was shut down for renovation because of a steam pipe burst over the summer of 2017.Read More

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth on modern presidency

April 12, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Staff Writer 

This spring, presidential scholar and University of Mary Washington professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth published a book titled  “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.” Read More

Athletics departments lets go of Ken Tyler

April 12, 2018 |

By OLIVIA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

It was announced on March 30 that Ken Tyler, University of Mary Washington athletic director, will not be continuing on in the position. Tyler was informed that his contract that expires in June would not be renewed.Read More

Students and Professors share in the Jail n’ Bail fundraiser

April 12, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG 

Staff Writer

Most students are probably familiar with UMW Relay for Life, an organization that supports the American Cancer Society, but many might not know of their yearly fundraiser Jail n’ Bail. As the name suggests, the fundraiser involves having faculty members and students wait in jail until their bail is placed. In this case, their bail is simply their fundraising goal.Read More

The 2018 Masters kicks off in exciting fashion

April 12, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

Once a year, the best golfers on earth gather in Augusta, Georgia to compete in the most coveted golf tournament of our time. Augusta National is one of the most punishing golf courses in the United States, with greens faster than lightning and fairways that seem to get narrower every year. Read More

UMW crew teams prepare for the start of their season

April 12, 2018 |

By JOHN WRAY

Staff Writer

As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.

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Men’s and women’s tennis teams fall short against Carnegie Mellon

April 12, 2018 |

By ANTHONY BENSON

Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the University of Mary Washington tennis team hosted Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has the ninth best tennis team in the nation in DIII, outranking Mary Washington’s team by ten places, who sit at nineteenth place. Read More

Independent study courses are just an excuse for the University not to offer certain classes

April 12, 2018 |

By MILEN MEHARI

Staff Writer

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. Read More

Why some students take a greater leap towards success even after receiving a higher education

April 12, 2018 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

Contributing Writer

Patrick Tompkins, a Rappahannock Scholar and advisory board member for the program, knew from a young age that he wanted to go to college to live out his mother’s dream.Read More

Is reality TV actually real? Recent Bachelor scandal draws controversy

April 12, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Violent video games do not cause people to be violent in real life

April 12, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

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.Read More

UMW smoking policy should be reviewed and enforced

April 12, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Then & Now: how campus has changed over the years

April 11, 2018 |

By GRIFFIN BOWER

Staff Writer

I was inspired to do a “Then & Now” photo series of campus after learning that Campus Walk was once a road in an Intro to Planning class I took last semester. I found pictures … Read More

Prof. Pineda releases new novel

April 11, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

Beautiful things happen when you view life as poetry.Read More

Is Downtown Fredericksburg safe?

April 11, 2018 |

By JESSIE WHITMER

Staff Writer
Some students love heading downtown and will make the walk every day, but some students have concerns that need to be discussed.Read More