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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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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

Stay in your lane: the inside scoop with Davon Guerrier

March 29, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.Read More

ODR changes policy to allow pigs and miniature horses as service animals

March 29, 2018 |

By LAUREN CLOSS
Life Editor 

Service animals can be a life-saving resource for individuals with disabilities. While knowledge and awareness of service dogs has improved immensely in recent years, very few public places allow other types of service animals that can be equally beneficial. Read More

Administration orders rock removal

March 29, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Online Editor

On the night of March 26 Student Activities and Engagements announced that UMW administration has made plans to remove the Spirit Rock. The rock is currently scheduled to be removed on April 2. Campus Police will accompany the removal crew in case of student protest.Read More

Paino’s playlist leaked to UMW

March 29, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

On Monday Mar. 26, personal information of University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino was leaked to the entire faculty and staff of Mary Washington campus. An anonymous student hacker was able to gain access to Paino’s email account in which they discovered Paino’s mixtape and numerous personal pictures, such as Paino in the bathtub, amongst others sent to his wife Kelly Paino.  Read More

March 26 Podcast

March 29, 2018 |

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“Liberated” on the UMW Campus

March 29, 2018 |

By RACHEL MARTIN

Staff Writer 

On Thursday, March 22, a group of students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center to watch the documentary “Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution.”Read More

“Kirby: Star Allies” introduces entertaining yet simple gameplay

March 29, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer

Only one year after its release, the Nintendo Switch has proven to be one of the company’s most successful consoles of all time, with a plethora of great new games to boot.Read More

CPR department hosts conference addressing religious freedom in contemporary America

March 29, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Online Editor

Amidst an unexpected flurry of snow and cancelled classes, the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion (CPR) hosted a two day conference on Mar. 22 and 23 in commemoration of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.Read More

CCI hosts 5k dog walk and puppy party on Jefferson Square

March 29, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

Jefferson Square was a dog lover’s dream on Saturday, where many breeds of dogs visited the puppy party hosted by CCI (Canine Companions for Independence) and participated in the 5K dog walk. Read More

Behind the scenes of the spring concert with CPB

March 29, 2018 |

By SARAH BOND

Staff Writer

On Mar. 16, it was announced on social media that artist T-Pain would be headlining the Spring Concert this year, with We The Kings as the opener. Read More

Lucy Rose displays intimate vulnerability with new album and tours

March 29, 2018 |

By GRACE HOWIE

Contributing Writer

“Was it me or was it you?” is one of the simplest questions asked by British singer-songwriter Lucy Rose on her most recent album, “Something’s Changing,” released July of 2017.Read More

UMW baseball team works hard to keep ahead of extensive schedule

March 29, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY

Staff Writer

This semester the Mary Washington Baseball Team has been hard at work with more games than any previous season and already busy student schedules.Read More

Staff Editorial: Blue & Gray Staff prints April Fools issue as part of longstanding tradition

March 28, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

Once a year, the editorial staff of The Blue & Gray Press releases an April Fool’s issue to the University of Mary Washington community. This has been a longstanding tradition that the editorial team has continued over the years.Read More

How cell phones are ruining our relationships

March 28, 2018 |

Just when you think you’re in the clear, you will also see snow fall from the sky and cover the ground like powdered sugar to have classes canceled.Read More

Why having emotional support animals shouldn’t be stigmatized

March 28, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY

Staff Writer

I was never really a cat person. I thought they were lazy and boring with no personality. Once I started college, my feelings began to change.Read More

Late night fire drills hurt students’ academic performance

March 28, 2018 |

By DYLAN BURKETT

Staff Writer

Different types of safety drills are common place for anyone who has ever gone to school. Everyone has gone through them at some point in life because being prepared for the worst is a top priority.Read More

Long-distance relationships are worth the effort

March 28, 2018 |

By BETH DEVINE

Staff Writer

Couples usually feel pressured to break off with their partner before entering freshman year of college.Read More

Small schools make a name for themselves in March Madness opening weekend

March 22, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again, March Madness. It is one of the most exciting times of year for college basketball fans, as they watch to see what teams advance through the NCAA tournament and head to the finals.Read More

UMW women’s lacrosse season off to a hot start

March 22, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ZIRPMOULIS

Staff Writer

On Thursday, Mar. 15,  the University of Mary Washington’s women’s lacrosse team was defeated by first-ranked Gettysburg College with the final score ending with 12-4. The tough loss against Gettysburg College sadly broke Mary Washington’s seven game winning streak, forcing the University of Mary Washington to currently fall 7-1 for the season.  Read More

Women’s tennis team’s six game win streak comes to an end

March 22, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

The sixteenth nationally ranked UMW women’s Tennis team lost their six game win streak during their first home game since arriving back from California. The beginning of the season has been the strongest the women’s team has seen in years; however, once the team returned home to play MIT on Friday, disaster would strike leaving the team with a 6-3 loss in every game of the weekend.Read More