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The Blue & Gray Press | June 23, 2018

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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

“Ready Player One” wows pop culture fans in print and on screen

April 11, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer
I can safely say that the film version of “Ready Player One” is proof of two things. One, the movie proves that modern trailers never do their movies justice, and two, that film adaptations can be just as good, if not better than their source material.Read More

Lydia Hundley plays Medea in latest main stage production

April 11, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

Lydia Hundley, a senior theatre major, has been involved in theatre since grade school.Read More

Staff Ed: Resources are available for survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

April marks a month of nation-wide observance of the issue of sexual assault, and University of Mary Washington organizations are working hard to spread awareness through events and educational workshops across campus.

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Podcast April 4.

April 5, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

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Erin Hopkins: UMW’s first Confidential Victims’ advocate

April 5, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING 

Staff Writer

This year, Erin Hopkins joined the University of Mary Washington as the university’s first Confidential Victims’ advocate. She became interested in Mary Washington after UMW received a grant from Department of Justice’s Office of Violence against Women in 2016.Read More

Open dialogue sparked between students and administration

April 5, 2018 |

By JACK POLLARD 

Staff Writer

On March 27 in Chandler Ballroom a man introduced himself as Malcolm Holmes, the Director of University Relations and Communications. Beside him is sat Dr. Nina Mikhalevsky, the Provost of the University, and across the room is Chief Michael Hall, of the University Police. Read More

Parking changes continue due to construction

April 5, 2018 |

by LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

On Tuesday March 27 UMW Parking Management began to prepare for the renovation of Willard Hall by closing the faculty and staff parking lot behind Monroe Hall. The UMW faculty were notified of its closure sometime around March 13.Read More

What is all the racket? The inside scoop with Joe Brown

April 5, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

The men’s tennis team had a busy yet successful weekend two weeks ago. They hosted Bates and York on Saturday, and they hosted Penn State Harrisburg and Christopher Newport on Sunday. The team was able to come away with four wins, three of which are within the conference.Read More

NFL alters rules to prevent head injuries

April 5, 2018 |

By ABIGAIL HUNT

Staff Writer

Last week from Mar. 25 to Mar. 28 the owners of the National Football League held their annual 4-day meeting in Orlando, Florida. While everything proposed during the meeting did not pass there where numerous rule changes for upcoming the 2018 season.Read More

Anticipation rises as the NFL draft draws near

April 5, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

As the NFL draft quickly approaches, all 32 teams are frantically attempting to rebuild and strengthen their rosters and fill any positional holes they may have. With the draft still three weeks out, teams are analyzing which college players they will target, as scouts and coaches study each player. Read More

Historical march madness ends with a Villanova victory

April 5, 2018 |

By JOSE REYES

Staff Writer

The frenzy that is March Madness, filled with both excitement and despair, has finally come to an end. We witnessed some crazy upsets, big wins, and some close competitive games that kept us on the edge of our seats until the final buzzer. With that being said let’s get into the most electrifying games, the Final Four.Read More

Staff Ed: Internet users should be careful about what they post on social media

April 5, 2018 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The recent Facebook hack left many Facebook users questioning the safety of their information. Read More

“Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to TV, appeals to new fanbase

April 5, 2018 |

By LAUREN CLOSS

Life Editor

Over the last few years, several popular stage musicals have been adapted into live television shows.Read More

Women’s rugby wins close match with William and Mary

April 5, 2018 |

By NATHANIEL DEVINE

Staff Writer

On Saturday Mar. 31, the University of Mary Washington Eagles’ Women’s Rugby team faced off against the William and Mary’s Tribes. At first, both teams seemed to be evenly matched as each team stole the ball from one another, defended their goals, gained significant yardage when on offense.Read More

SGA’s reformed constitution allows athlete involvement in advisory meetings

April 5, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

For the first time in University of Mary Washington history, the school’s constitution has been reformed to include athletes in student government advisory meetings. Both varsity and club sports will now be represented by this change.Read More

Predicted tuition increase causes worry for students

April 5, 2018 |

By MILEN MEHARI 

Staff Writer

Recently the University of Mary Washington released the 2018-2019 estimated cost of attendance on the Financial Aid website, and the prices have appeared to increase.Read More

More than a name: Why we should learn more about the people behind the names of campus buildings

April 4, 2018 |

By MARY PRAUGHT
Staff Writer

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. Read More

SGA’s Diversity Unity and Coordinating Committee

April 4, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER 

Staff Writer

Sophomore Rahima Morshed, the incoming chair of SGA’s Diversity Unity and Coordinating Committee, has high hopes for the coming semester.Read More

Expensive first year student program should be optional

April 4, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

First Year Students are being taken advantage of through University of Mary Washington’s new student programs that cost both money and time.Read More

Association of Student Veterans hosts 22 Push-Up Challenge

April 4, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG

Staff Writer

Tuesday, Mar. 27 was a dreary and overcast day, but out on the University Center Patio a message of hope and camaraderie was being spread.Read More

Sonja Livingston discusses writing experiences with students

April 4, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

On Mar. 30, a group of students and professors sat around the parlor of the Creative Writing building to listen to visiting writer, Sonja Livingston.Read More

“Red Sparrow” has a slow and confusing plot, not enough action

April 4, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER

Staff Writer

The movie looked very exciting and action-filled, sort like an off-brand “Black Widow” as the idea behind the movie is very similar to Natasha Romanov’s background, but that was completely false.Read More

Addicting game Fortnite distracts students from studies

April 4, 2018 |

By GABRIELLA GARCIA

Staff Writer

“Next on ‘My Strange Addiction’ is my ‘Fortnite’ issue,” joked freshman Maccall Warner. Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock, you most likely have at least heard of Epic Game’s most popular release known as “Fortnite.”Read More

‘Golf cart guy’ brings home gold for UMW

April 1, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY

Viewpoints Editor

On Saturday, Mar. 24, several UMW golf cart drivers participated in the Twenty-Third Annual University of George’s Mom Golf Cart Racing World Cup. The event also included athletes from Christopher Newport University and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion College.Read More

UMW’s console living room

March 29, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH 

Staff Writer

On the fourth floor of UMW’s Hurley Convergence Center, there is a corner that looks like a portal to the past. Stacks of old video games, ranging from Rush to Super Mario, bear notes indicating which student is mid-play.Read More

Questions over why seniors don’t get priority with Spring Formal tickets

March 29, 2018 |

By JESSIE WHITMER

Staff Writer

After spring formal tickets sold out, discussion on whether or not seniors should have priority over the tickets began. Many students, primarily seniors, expressed disappointment over not being able to have bought a ticket this year. Read More

UMW students share their athletic journey from varsity to club

March 29, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Many people come to UMW to pursue their sports career further, but sometimes the workload of college courses becomes too much to juggle along with a varsity sport.Read More

UMW amongst top finishers in the Trojan Challenge

March 29, 2018 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

The University of Mary Washington track and field took on the Trojan Challenge last weekend starting on Mar. 23, with a sizable field of 13 schools competing in Mt. Olive, North Carolina.Read More

Warriors look to move past the injury bug as they head into playoffs

March 29, 2018 |

By VANISA CLAY

Staff Writer

With March Madness coming to an end, some turn their attention to the upcoming NBA championships. Read More