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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2018

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Election Day should be a federal holiday

November 1, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Senior Writer
Daily life can be an obstacle for many people to be able to make it to the polls.Read More

On-campus jobs provide flexibility, student says

November 1, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Staff Ed: Mass shooting is an intolerable act of anti-Semitism

November 1, 2018 |

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.Read More

Retired UMW professor hosts book signing for latest article

November 1, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Policy requires inclusion of recording statement on syllabi

November 1, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff writer
This semester marks the first time faculty members are required to put their recording policies on their syllabi. Read More

Spectator attendance at varsity games increases

November 1, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Clint Often, the assistant athletic director for communications and marketing, believes that the “attendance [at varsity sporting events] this year has been terrific.”Read More

Students Helping Honduras thrift shop raises record amount of money

November 1, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
The UMW chapter of Students Helping Honduras held a fundraiser on Campus Walk near Ball Circle from Wed., Oct. 24 to Fri., Oct. 26.Read More

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” review: a new take on a classic game

November 1, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
Once it finally downloaded, I was pleased to see that on this game, Activision utterly outdid themselves.Read More

Political atmosphere and rhetoric aid extremist violence

November 1, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
In the past week, there has been an anonymous effort to kill several high profile Trump critics, totaling with 13 attempts as of publication.Read More

New admissions program seeks to build community with visitors

November 1, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff writer
Beginning this semester, the Office of Admissions has a new program that identifies tour guides and prospective students visiting campus.Read More

Exploring the growth of political expression in music

November 1, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
In the midst of the controversial Trump administration, music is getting more political.Read More

UMW Data Mavens host EagleFest hackathon contest

November 1, 2018 |

By ALLISON SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
EagleFest is a 36-hour hackathon, occurring Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, that is held by the UMW Data Mavens club and is sponsored by AECOM.Read More

Emerging trend of athleisure clothing merges comfort and style

November 1, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
The rise of “athleisure,” athletic apparel that people wear in non-athletic settings, may be the comfiest and fastest-growing fashion trend.Read More

Students and administrators respond to Trump’s proposed Title IX policy change

November 1, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
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.”Read More

Infant Island interview with Allison Tovey

October 25, 2018 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Senior Writer
Learn all about the metal band “Infant Island” and their rise to fame in their interview with Allison Tovey!Read More

Faculty and staff attend presentation about talking to survivors

October 25, 2018 |

By JOSEPH KOBSAR
Staff Writer
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.Read More

UMW student opens pop-up LGBTQ+ bookstore downtown

October 25, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
Downtown Fredericksburg now has an LGBTQ+ pop-up bookstore, thanks to UMW senior and classics major, Andy Unger.Read More

Trump’s reaction to Khasshogi murder is cause for concern

October 25, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Associate Editor
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.Read More

UMW theatre productions lack ASL interpreters

October 25, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Staff Ed: Second recent sexual battery rattles students

October 25, 2018 |

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.Read More

Homecoming week lacks appeal for freshmen, student says

October 25, 2018 |

By RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writer
Last year I left homecoming frustrated and confused.Read More

Developed resumes prepare graduates for job competition

October 25, 2018 |

By EMILY KEEHAN
Staff Writer
Graduation is both anticipated and feared by senior students.Read More

Students voice concerns about the prevalence of sexual battery cases on campus

October 25, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & KATE SELTZER
News Editors
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. Read More

Equestrian rider discovers new love of horses at UMW

October 25, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
Sophomore Ruth Wilmot only somewhat recently immersed herself in the equestrian world since joining the UMW team her freshman year.Read More

CAC could potentially lose autobid as two more teams leave

October 25, 2018 |

By KATIE HIPPLE
Staff Writer
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.Read More

PuppyUp Walk charity event raises funds to fight canine cancer

October 25, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The PuppyUp Walk is a charity event that hopes to bring funding and awareness to cancer, not only in humans but also dogs.Read More

Distribution of blue lights should be reassessed

October 25, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Students reflect on course changes in spring course list

October 25, 2018 |

By SEIRRA HORTON
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Student details move to America and experience with culture shock

October 24, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After living in Venezuela for 17 years, Maria Herrera moved to Houston, Texas, by herself for the first time in her life.Read More

Women’s rugby alumni return to UMW, win homecoming game

October 24, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Rather than facing off against another school, our lady ruggers go head-to-head with players of the past.Read More