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The Blue & Gray Press | August 17, 2018

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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

Club baseball thrives under new presidency

March 22, 2018 |

BY ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

UMW’s club baseball team is excited to kick off their season against James Madison University (JMU) on Saturday, Mar. 24.Read More

UMW students spend time in the world of the K’iche people

March 22, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Staff Writer

Over this past spring break, 17 students from Dr. Dawn Bowen’s GEOG 360E class took a trip to Guatemala. There, they learned about conservation of cloud forests and the culture of the K’iche people.Read More

The future of ASL at UMW

March 22, 2018 |

By GABRIELA GARCIA

Staff Writer

The idea that the University of Mary Washington begin offering American Sign Language (ASL) courses through the Modern Language Department and have these courses count towards the Modern Language Requirement was mentioned during the University Faculty Committee meeting on February 28, 2018, however, it has not been made as a formal request at this time.Read More

Game show trivia app gains popularity across UMW campus

March 22, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

While scrolling through the thousands of apps and games the app store has to offer, you may come across HQ Trivia, a game that has become popular among smartphone users and many students at UMW. All across campus, students pull out their phones at 3 and 9 p.m. to compete with other users for cash prizes on this game show styled mobile trivia game.Read More

Students travel for sightseeing, study and service over spring break

March 22, 2018 |

By ABIGAIL HUNT

Staff Writer

Spring break is one of the most anticipated weeks for college students during the spring semester. The week-long vacation period allows students to take a break from schoolwork and relax. Many UMW students took this opportunity to travel across the country, such as senior Rachel Hendricks, who flew to San Francisco, California for her vacation with friends.Read More

UMW Firearms club hosts 2A Day event

March 22, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

The Firearms Club is holding an event called 2A day. This event, similar to previous events will be focused primarily on education. The seminar and series of talks will be held in the Digital Auditorium on March 30.Read More

Current residents discuss building pros and cons for selection

March 21, 2018 |

By KYLE LEHMANN

Staff Writer

Housing selection season is here and for those living on campus next year, it is a time of excitement, anticipation and decisions. Students are selecting roommates, whether they be old friends or strangers on Facebook, and also deciding between buildings themselves. Read More

Minorities feel underrepresented in SGA

March 21, 2018 |

By GRACE WINFIELD 

Senior Writer

On February 19, several minority clubs and groups attended a Student Government Association meeting and demanded that their voices be heard. At the meeting some of the groups did not feel like they were being heard.Read More

Professor inspires undergraduate research for UMW student

March 21, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH

Senior Writer

Over Spring Break, UMW Assistant Professor Pamela Grothe and student researcher Andrea Moore flew to Christmas Island in the Republic of Kiribati to conduct paleoclimate research.Read More

February Lookbook: Sarah Law

March 21, 2018 |

By SAVARA GUNN

Senior Writer

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