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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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How the mighty have fallen: UC to close in fall of 2019

April 4, 2019 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
The latest in a line of campus building closings, UMW’s University Center will close indefinitely in the fall of 2019.Read More

Conservation biology major available fall 2019

April 4, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Senior Writer
UMW has approved a new conservation biology major that will be available for declaration beginning the fall semester of 2019. Read More

Wing and nug nights cancelled

April 4, 2019 |

By LAUREN CLOSS
Editor In Chief
April 1, Campus Dining announced that the University Center dining hall will no longer offer popular chicken dishes such as wings on Thursdays and Friday nug nights. Read More

UMW honored as mold-free institution

April 4, 2019 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Associate Editor
UMW has been given the prestigious honor of being declared a mold-free campus by the National Collegiate Association for Health and Safety. Read More

Athletics announces new varsity slip ’n slide team

April 4, 2019 |

By JACK HAGAN
Sports Editor
After much deliberation UMW athletics has decided to add a semi varsity slip ‘n slide team after pressure from President Paino who formed fond sliding memories during the Slide FXBG event in early September. Read More

Erin Andrewlevich recognized by CAC for women’s track

April 4, 2019 |

By EKATERINA SAVELYEVA
Staff Writer
Last week, UMW junior Erin Andrewlevich was recognized by the CAC as women’s track athlete of the week.Read More

Voluntourism: selfless service or destructive intrusion

April 4, 2019 |

By AISLING MCNARY-HICKEY
Contributing Writer
Voluntourism is a form of tourism in which travelers participate in volunteer work, typically for a charity. It is an increasingly popular form of international travel, according to Visit.org. Read More

Student and alumni band prepares to release second album

April 4, 2019 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
Made up of UMW students and alum, So Badly is a four-piece band consisting of bassist and singer Grace Howie, guitarist and singer Sarah Kinzer, guitarist Kevin Coleman and drummer Daniel Drees.Read More

Golf teams successful in Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament

April 4, 2019 |

By AUGUSTUS GROHMAN
Staff Writer
This past weekend, UMW’s golf teams hosted the Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament, a two-day division III golfing event. Read More

Potential women’s and gender studies club to form on campus

April 4, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
The women’s and gender studies (WGST) major has been disconnected in its interdisciplinary setup since its beginning.Read More

UMW receives new pianos for first time since 1991

April 4, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
Eight new pianos are now housed in the UMW music department, an addition that had not been made since 1991.Read More

“Avengers: Endgame” features biggest crossover yet in MCU

April 4, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
However, after seeing the movie at its premiere, I can confidently say that “Endgame” is by far the greatest Marvel movie and definitely the greatest film ever made.Read More

Staff Ed: The student newspaper print edition is an indispensable component of the UMW campus community

March 28, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL STAFF

The Blue and Gray Press is the only remaining physical student publication at UMW, and the print edition fills an important role in the liberal arts aspect of UMW’s culture.

First, the … Read More

Taste test: chocolate chip cookies on campus, ranked

March 28, 2019 |

By LAUREN CLOSS
Editor-In-Chief
Upon discovering nearly every dining location on campus sells chocolate chip cookies, and that they are actually different, I did the only logical next step- set out to find the best chocolate chip cookies on campus.Read More

Jordan Peele’s “Us” offers horror infused social commentary

March 28, 2019 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Contributing Writer
Viewing the film entirely on its own terms, the film is smart without being pretentious, makes you care about the main family’s survival, and even manages to effectively use jump scares. Read More

Tips and tricks for surviving the UMW house selection

March 28, 2019 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
It’s that time of year- time for Housing Registration. A very stressful, almost two-month long ordeal full of deadlines, online forms and awkward questions of, “who are you living with next year?” Read More

Personal Essay: a college student’s inner dialogue with depression

March 28, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
I, like thousands of other students my age, am going through life in college with depression. We’ve all felt down, upset or just not “right” at some point in our lives, but it takes a toll having that feeling as a permanent part of your life. Read More

Lesser-known candidates offer fresh insight and potential policy changes

March 28, 2019 |

By AUGUSTUS GROHMANN
Staff Writer
With fourteen Democrats going so far as to declare their candidacy, the ring is crowded. Read More

Staff Ed: Mental health resources and support essential for crisis survivors during trauma aftermath

March 28, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

A year after the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School that left 17 people killed and another 17 wounded, the community is still dealing with the aftermath of that tragedy. Two … Read More

Campus community reacts to Trump administration’s proposed Title IX policy changes

March 28, 2019 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES
Senior Writer
Amidst this upward trend, at the end of last semester, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed changes to Title IX that would require universities to apply basic due process protections for students. Read More

Enigma Winter Guard reaches new heights

March 28, 2019 |

By SAVANNAH ROBERTS
Staff Writer
Last week, UMW’s Enigma Winter Guard finished strong at their second to last competition, receiving a score of 64.83 from the judges. Read More

Cheer team places second in all-girl category at Nationals

March 28, 2019 |

By AMANDA SMITH
Staff Writer
A week before the national competition, UMW competition cheerleading had lost its only male member to a severe leg injury. Read More

Track and Field looks to continue outdoor season success

March 28, 2019 |

By AVA ROBB-MCCORD
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams finished their indoor season at the end of February, where men placed fourth and women placed third among competing schools in the Capital Athletic Conference. Read More

The print edition of the paper is inefficient and wasteful compared to online publication benefits, student says

March 28, 2019 |

By SAMUEL WEINSTEIN
Staff Writer
There are 24 locations on campus to pick up the paper, allowing for all those thoughts and ideas to easily be spread throughout the student body. Read More

Renovated Heslep Amphitheatre difficult to access for people with mobility impairment

March 28, 2019 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Associate Editor
The wheelchair accessible entrance to the Heslep Amphitheatre, a $3 million renovation project, is not visible from campus walk.Read More

March 25 Podcast

March 28, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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Vape Nation: a closer look at the rise of JUULs at UMW

March 28, 2019 |

By SARAH GARNETT
Staff Writer
In a recent study done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the sale of JUULs was found to have increased 641 percent during 2016-2017. Read More

Fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock has fans wary about act lineup

March 28, 2019 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
On Nov. 8 of last year, it was announced that a fiftieth anniversary concert of the Woodstock was in the works, sparking excitement in the rock community. Read More

Allison Davis receives CAC honors for women’s lacrosse

March 28, 2019 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Senior Allison Davis was awarded CAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week last week.Read More

Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month draws attention to hidden issue

March 28, 2019 |

By VICTORIA RICKMOND
Staff Writer
As the sixth annual Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month draws to a close, still many people remain unaware of its existence.Read More