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The Blue & Gray Press | October 19, 2018

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The rising cost of success needs a solution

September 13, 2018 |

By KATIE HIPPLE
Staff Writer
Tuition. The topic may sound threatening, but it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More

Annual Student Leadership Summit introduces new sessions

September 13, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
On Sept. 7 and 8, student leaders on campus came together to participate in the second annual UMW Student Leadership Summit.Read More

The best slice in Fredericksburg, students debate

September 13, 2018 |

By JOSEPH KOBSAR
Staff Writer
Every UMW student has their favorite pizza place, but which one wins out in popularity among the student body?Read More

UMW Men’s Soccer returns as champions

September 13, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
The UMW men’s soccer team is back in full swing after winning the conference championship last season. Read More

Ups and downs of Week 1 football

September 13, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH
Managing Editor
With Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season in the books, we can take a step back and reflect on what all 32 teams gave us in their opening games.Read More

New ice hockey team ready to hit the ice

September 13, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
Under new leadership, members of the new Ice Hockey Club will officially hit the ice for their first game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2018, against Christopher Newport University.Read More

Dating culture at Mary Washington

September 13, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
We all know what college dating looks like in the movies, but are these grand romantic gestures the norm?Read More

Sports and childhood: A varsity athlete shares soccer

September 6, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Something about everything that can be learned from sports. Every summer, millions of children across the country are let out of school and left with much more free time than they previously had.Read More

Q&A with the new Athletic Director Patrick Catullo

September 6, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
After serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance for six years, Coach Catullo has been promoted to Interim Athletic Director. Read More

Strength and Conditioning Coach brings new focus

September 6, 2018 |

By RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writer
Meet UMW’s new Director of Strength and Conditioning, Brett LongobuccoRead More

UMW Students comment on Redskin season hopes

September 6, 2018 |

With the University of Mary Washington being roughly an hour away from our nation’s capital, students of Mary Washington have their takes on how the local Washington Redskins will fare this upcoming season.Read More

Eagle Gathering ceremony welcomes incoming students to UMW

September 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Eagle Gathering is one of the most prominent UMW traditions during which the new incoming class is initiated into the Mary Washington community.Read More

Over 120 clubs highlighted at annual Club Carnival

September 6, 2018 |

Over 120 clubs, organizations and departments fill Ball Circle only twice a year, and it is an amazing sight to behold.Read More

Students Celebrate first week of classes at First Friday

September 6, 2018 |

The event welcomes back students and celebrates the end of the first week of classes and the beginning of a new semester.Read More

Cross-Cultural BBQ shows off UMW’s multicultural groups

September 6, 2018 |

The James Farmer Multicultural Center’s Cross-Cultural Barbecue was held on August 30, as one of many social events held on campus to reach out to new students.Read More

UMW Police Department Receives Prestigious Accreditation

September 6, 2018 |

In early July 2018, the University’s Police Department received a letter telling them they would be the 100th agency in the Commonwealth to become accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).Read More

UMW community members adjust to new parking policy

September 6, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER

Staff Writer

The Office of Parking Management recently announced new parking regulations for the academic year. A change from past years, students will now be unable to park on the resident side of College Avenue, as that parking is reserved for Fredericksburg residents.Read More

Students conflicted on use of plastic on campus

September 6, 2018 |

Day-to-day we see pieces of litter along the freeway, plastic bottles and lighters washed up on the beach, even cigarette butts – that indeed contain plastic – scattered along the walkways of our campus at Mary Washington.Read More

Local eateries should be integrated on campus

September 6, 2018 |

While there are many complaints about food here on campus, there seems to be little to no effort being made to remedy the issue.Read More

Students demand American Sign Language courses

September 6, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
Despite student efforts, ASL continues to not be offered at Mary Washington.Read More

New semester presents change in fitness center hours and group classes

September 6, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
On August 22, UMW Campus Recreation announced that the fitness center would be opening an hour earlier than previous yearsRead More

President Troy Paino addresses university community about goals in All UMW Assembly

September 6, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
News Editor
With the fall semester rapidly approaching, on Friday, August 17, UMW President Troy Paino took the stage in Dodd Auditorium to give his annual address. Read More

Computer science is not just for the boys

September 6, 2018 |

There is an obvious discrepancy in the number of male to female students enrolled in computer science courses at UMW.Read More

Varsity softball, a second family

April 29, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the UMW softball team lost to CNU 10-1 at the 3 p.m. game. The game ended in the fifth inning and although UMW was defeated, they have had a great season so far and are continuing to grow as a team.Read More

Mold issues cause concern

April 26, 2018 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES & LINDSEY BROWN

Contributing Writer & Senior Writer

From January 2017 to March 2018, the UMW maintenance department received 47 reports of mold and mildew in various campus buildings, according to work orders obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

UMW community members express concern over potential parking changes

April 26, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY

Staff Writer

On Apr. 17, the representatives of Fredericksburg City’s Parking Advisory Committee held an open forum for members of the UMW community to express their concerns about a new potential parking plan.Read More

Facebook users should take responsibility for their own content

April 26, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

In the past couple of weeks, Facebook has come under extreme scrutiny for allowing the unauthorized sale of user data to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, targeting political ads at specific users during the 2016 election cycle. Most of these ads contained false information and were designed to spread deceitful lies about specific political candidates. CEO and creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has even had to go to Congress to explain the company’s mishandling of user information.Read More

Students for Leadership and Social Justice group call for change to downtown slave post plaque

April 26, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.Read More

April 23 Podcast

April 26, 2018 |

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NBA playoffs show shift in playing style

April 26, 2018 |

By ZACHARY WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

As the NBA playoffs are underway, we as NBA fans have been gifted with exciting series after exciting series in the first round. Basically, every series to this point has been competitive with multiple stories coinciding with each matchup. There is something to say about every team this year, and for the first time in a while, there’s no teams that are assumed to make it all the way. Read More