By KAITLIN SWANTON
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.
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.
By ANDRE TURNER
On Wed., Oct. 24, author and retired UMW Professor James F. Gaines held a book signing and discussion for his latest novel at the bookstore in Lee Hall.
By RILEY DOHERTY
This semester marks the first time faculty members are required to put their recording policies on their syllabi.
By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Clint Often, the assistant athletic director for communications and marketing, believes that the “attendance [at varsity sporting events] this year has been terrific.”
By RHYS JOHNSON
The UMW chapter of Students Helping Honduras held a fundraiser on Campus Walk near Ball Circle from Wed., Oct. 24 to Fri., Oct. 26.
By BRIAN HARNISH
Once it finally downloaded, I was pleased to see that on this game, Activision utterly outdid themselves.
By ETHAN BLOUCH
In the past week, there has been an anonymous effort to kill several high profile Trump critics, totaling with 13 attempts as of publication.
By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Beginning this semester, the Office of Admissions has a new program that identifies tour guides and prospective students visiting campus.
By ALICEN HACKNEY
In the midst of the controversial Trump administration, music is getting more political.
By SARAH HAMPTON
The rise of “athleisure,” athletic apparel that people wear in non-athletic settings, may be the comfiest and fastest-growing fashion trend.
By KATE SELTZER
On Oct. 21, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is seeking to legally define sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”
By JOSEPH KOBSAR
On Thursday, Oct. 18, a seminar called “Talking To A Survivor” was held on campus in partnership with the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) to teach staff and faculty ways to approach students and those seeking help.
By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Downtown Fredericksburg now has an LGBTQ+ pop-up bookstore, thanks to UMW senior and classics major, Andy Unger.
By GINNY BIXBY
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.
By ADDIE HINTON
In the recent run of the UMW Theatre Department’s play, The Amish Project, no American Sign Language interpreter was present for any of the performances. In the past, ASL interpreters have been available at specific performances of UMW Theatre productions.
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.
By RACHEL COOPER
Last year I left homecoming frustrated and confused.
By EMILY KEEHAN
Graduation is both anticipated and feared by senior students.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & KATE SELTZER
In light of a recent report that showed an increase in the numbers of reported rapes on campus and two incidents of sexual battery on campus this semester, students have voiced concerns about the presence of sexual assault and the impact it has on their sense of safety.
By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Sophomore Ruth Wilmot only somewhat recently immersed herself in the equestrian world since joining the UMW team her freshman year.
By KATIE HIPPLE
The CAC has many regulations and guidelines, but Mary Washington has been a part of this conference since the beginning. In this academic year they will lose two schools, which might affect tournaments and game schedules.
By RILEY DOHERTY
The PuppyUp Walk is a charity event that hopes to bring funding and awareness to cancer, not only in humans but also dogs.
By ELIZABETH FINTO
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.
By SEIRRA HORTON
Since the course offerings for the spring of 2019 were released two weeks ago, students have begun poring over the list to plan and balance their schedules for the next semester.
By LAURA TAYLOR
After living in Venezuela for 17 years, Maria Herrera moved to Houston, Texas, by herself for the first time in her life.
By JOSHUA STALEY
Rather than facing off against another school, our lady ruggers go head-to-head with players of the past.