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The Blue & Gray Press | February 22, 2019

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Staff Ed: Virginia General Assembly should pass bill to protect student journalists

January 24, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
Journalists are not strangers to censorship, especially when it comes to student journalism. Read More

The UMW Office of Title IX undergoes new staff changes

January 24, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
Over winter break, the Title IX office at the University of Mary Washington underwent changes to employee positions, including beginning a national search for a new Title IX Investigator and assigning a new Title IX Coordinator. Read More

Club carnival drives club sport growth

January 24, 2019 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Student Activities and Engagement (SAE) hosted the Winter Club Carnival which featured over 100 clubs and organizations. Read More

President Trump sacrifices the nation’s well-being for his self-motivated political agenda

January 24, 2019 |

By GRACE WINFIELD
Viewpoints Editor
Today is the 34 day of the government shutdown. 800,000 federal workers are being affected and have not been paid. Tomorrow, they will miss their second paycheck.Read More

Cook twins cook up a winning season on the court

January 24, 2019 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Freshman twin brothers Da’Shawn and Ra’Shawn Cook are new athletes on the UMW men’s basketball team this year, and they are no strangers to accusations of twin telepathy. Read More

Student’s mourn the loss of the Underground’s turkey quesadilla

January 24, 2019 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
The Underground Café is a well-known and loved dining option for both students and faculty at UMW. Read More

UMW facilities quick response to recent snow storm

January 24, 2019 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
We all love a snow day but have you ever wondered the work that goes into cleaning it up?Read More

Campus reflects on ongoing government shutdown

January 24, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHOLZ
Staff Writer
The United States is in the midst of its longest partial government shutdown in history, entering day 33 at the time of publication.Read More

Appellate court finds that UMW officials should have done more to prevent cyber harassment in 2015

January 24, 2019 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
On December 19, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that University of Mary Washington should have done more to protect students from online sexual harassment.Read More

Internet challenges do more harm than good, student says

January 24, 2019 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
Some people crave attention and are willing to do anything to get it. An easy and free way to instantly gain recognition and followers? Participating in an internet challenge. Read More

UMW’s Spotify Year in Review and What to Listen to

January 24, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
Each year we all wait patiently for our personal year in review on Spotify, and spend time mocking our friends for theirs as it often exposes much more of our guilty pleasure music than we’d like it to. Read More

Tips for staying motivated and achieving goals in the new year

January 24, 2019 |

By RONIC NGAMBWE
Online Editor
It’s only mid-January and some people are already done with this year.Read More

UMW’s changing campus attracts prospective students

January 24, 2019 |

By SOPHIE AHAVA
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington has gone through several major changes in the last few years, some more beneficial to students than others. Read More

Students move back into Arrington after extensive renovations are completed

January 23, 2019 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
When Arrington Hall was officially reopened over winter break, UMW posted a small tour of it on their Instagram story. It included images of the shower, flooring, and new mattresses. Read More

The Best Ways to Destress Around Fredericksburg

December 12, 2018 |

MACKENZIE HARD

Staff Writer

Every fall semester, students are hit with the stress of finals, whether it is two weeks or a week before finals. But what do we do or what can we do to limit some of that … Read More

Eagle Experience: transfer preparation events ease transition to UMW

December 10, 2018 |

As transfer students, we were expected to attend an orientation. It gave us a better understanding of what was expected of us and gave us some tools to help us prepare to move in the fall. Read More

December 4th Podcast

December 6, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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Female representation in positions of power are lacking

December 6, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
According to BusinessInsider.com, however, only 3%-4% of CEO’s in today’s workplace are women.Read More

Every student should take a classics course, student says

December 6, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Senior Writer
Since coming to college, I have always felt that classics is underappreciated.Read More

Year-round AC usage in residence halls leads to higher energy costs

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLY SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
As the winter months approach, many students are running into an unexpected problem: with the heaters running full blast, their rooms are too hot.Read More

Rising number of students at Mary Washington seeking Talley Center services

December 6, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
According to a Talley Center Data and Trends document, for the 2017-2018 school year, the number of student clients who have gone to the Talley Center for counseling services has increased by 51.6 percent since the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

White supremacist propaganda found on campus

December 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Another white supremacist group made its presence known on UMW’s campus. Read More

UMW Honor Council sees uptick in reported violations

December 6, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Honor Code violations have been on the rise in recent years, according to new data from the Honor Council. Read More

College of Business receives internationally recognized accreditation

December 6, 2018 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
On Nov. 26, the University of Mary Washington College of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), becoming one of only five US schools to do so this year. Read More

Cross Country makes it into NCAA championships

December 6, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
For UMW’s cross country team, the goal each season is making it into the championship, though UMW does not always get to participate in said event.Read More

Community support: a spectator sport

December 6, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Community is built in part by invested fans at sporting events cheering for and supporting their local teams, encouraging the players to do their best, cheering for successes and consoling the team in the case of a loss.Read More

Chiefs release Hunt after allegations

December 6, 2018 |

By KAITLIN  SWANTON
Staff Writer
Star running back Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, who is facing three assault allegations from incidents dating back to January 2018, was released from the team on Friday.Read More

UMW Theatre bids farewell to Julie Hodge after 30 years

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Staff Writer
Julie Hodge has been working for the UMW theatre department for 23 years, longer than most students have even been alive. She has spent the majority of her teaching career working here and has loved every minute of it.Read More

Musician profile: Drake Dragone creates thematic music

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
A senior music major focusing on composition and music technology, Drake Dragone writes about a lot of serious subject matter. But he makes it cathartic and joyful with the help of the Fredericksburg music scene.Read More

Tips for holiday gift shopping while on a college budget

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
With winter break on the horizon and only a few weeks left to get your gifts ready, here are some tips for how you can tackle your holiday shopping list, without breaking the bank.Read More