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The Blue & Gray Press | June 26, 2019

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Allison Davis receives CAC honors for women’s lacrosse

March 28, 2019 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Senior Allison Davis was awarded CAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week last week.Read More

Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month draws attention to hidden issue

March 28, 2019 |

By VICTORIA RICKMOND
Staff Writer
As the sixth annual Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month draws to a close, still many people remain unaware of its existence.Read More

Visiting instructor program contributes to language LLC

March 28, 2019 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
Some of those forgotten staff members, hidden down the hill behind Jefferson and confined to the walls of Combs, are the visiting language instructors and coordinators.Read More

Renovations begin on Seacobeck Hall

March 27, 2019 |

By FIONA NALEPA
Staff Writer
Seacobeck Hall has sat empty since the end of 2015. Now, the University has begun working toward its renovation plans to make the building into the new home of the College of Education and the Office of Disability Resources by fall 2020.Read More

Door orientation and locks in some buildings cause safety concerns

March 27, 2019 |

By SEAN MOORE
Staff Writer
In an active shooter situation, often the only thing that professors and students can do to make themselves safer is lock and barricade their classroom door. Read More

Students express concern after music professor contract not renewed

March 21, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Michael Bratt, visiting assistant professor of music composition and technology, received an email informing him that his contract would not be renewed for the next school year.Read More

Dean Rucker recognized by Richmond Public Schools

March 21, 2019 |

By NICHOLAS VINSON
Staff Writer
Now, Cedric Rucker, the associate vice president and dean of Student Life, is among those who have been recognized by Richmond Public Schools’ (RPS) Influential African-American and RPS Alumni list. Read More

Professor Jon McMillan awarded with visual arts fellowship

March 21, 2019 |

By VICTORIA RICKMOND
Staff Writer
Professor Jon McMillan always knew he wanted to be an artist, but it was during a high school behind-the-scenes tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia that his passion was further sparked.Read More

UMW holds vigil for victims killed in Christchurch shooting

March 21, 2019 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
At 6 p.m. on Monday, more than 160 students and faculty members gathered on Ball Circle for a vigil held in honor of the 50 Muslims who were murdered by a white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand.Read More

Staff Ed: Named one of the “darkest days” in the country’s history, 50 killed and 50 injured in New Zealand mosque shootings

March 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

Mucaad Ibrahim – 3Daoud Nabi – 71Husna Ahmed – 44Lilik Abdul Hamid – 58Sayyad Milne – 14Atta Elayyan – 33Amjad Hamid – 57Ansi Alibava – 23Ali Elmadani – 65Naeem Rashid – 50Taha … Read More

Established Greek life would help more than hinder

March 21, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
UMW is well-known for its academic focus. And, while the school does have smaller non-university affiliated fraternities and a sorority, the social life of many students is as quiet as the city of Fredericksburg itself can be.Read More

March 11 Podcast

March 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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UMW Quidditch hosts first tournament of the semester

March 21, 2019 |

By OLIVIA LEHMAN
Staff Writer
This weekend the UMW Quidditch team played two grueling games against teams from VCU and William & Mary.Read More

Bryce Harper signs second largest contract with the Phillies

March 21, 2019 |

By REINA DATTA
Staff Writer
As the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year and the 2015 MVP by a unanimous decision of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America by age 23, you would think that Bryce Harper could do no wrong in the world of Major League Baseball.Read More

Women’s tennis hosts Blue-Gray Invitational

March 21, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington women’s tennis team hosted the Blue- Gray Invitational this past weekend.Read More

Woman’s lacrosse climbs national standings to #4

March 21, 2019 |

By NICOLETTE VALLEE
Staff Writer
The UMW women’s lacrosse team has had another impressive beginning to their season, with an overall record of 8-1.Read More

UMW alumnus introspective art featured in duPont gallery

March 21, 2019 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Contributing Writer
Late in January, I noticed something interesting located near the entrance to DuPont: a small gallery of art dedicated to UMW alumnus Travis Head, who currently works both as an artist and as a professor of drawing at Virginia Tech. Read More

PRISM Drag Show hosts “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna

March 21, 2019 |

By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Staff Writer
Shaw said that the drag show is PRISM’s biggest event of the year, and it requires a lot of work to put together. Read More

“Captain Marvel” soars at the box office but is nothing to marvel at

March 21, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
“Captain Marvel” feels like a cash-grab, a rushed introduction for the character into the MCU to make a quick buck off of people’s hype for the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame.”Read More

Nike’s “Dream Crazier” focuses on female athletes

March 21, 2019 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
The desire for equality of genders in sports has existed for decades, but until now no major company had used their platform to highlight the cause.Read More

Campus Recreation “Body Positivity” week promotes body acceptance

March 21, 2019 |

By DEANNA BIONDI
Staff Writer
Assistant director of Campus Recreation Brittanie Naff has been the lead planner for Campus Recreation’s current Body Positivity Week.Read More

President Paino engages with students about 2019-2020 budget

March 20, 2019 |

By EKATERINA SAVELYEVA
Staff Writer
With fourteen students, two board members, and six UMW administrators in attendance, President Paino went over the projections for the UMW budget next year and took questions about tuition and fees for the following year, and the budgetary considerations they are connected to. Read More

Students react to missionaries on campus

March 20, 2019 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
Mackenzie Hard, a senior and American studies major, was on her way to Madison Hall from Qdoba when she ran into a familiar group of religious missionaries.Read More

Practice what you preach: GOP exploits Christian values to gain following

March 20, 2019 |

By SAVANNAH ROBERTS
Staff Writer
Trump’s most favorite book is the bible, but when asked to recite his favorite verse, he was unable to recall one.Read More

If passed, Day on Democracy proposal would promote civic engagement and increase community ties

March 20, 2019 |

By ASHLEY UTZ
Staff Writer
In May of 2018, a petition was sent out to UMW faculty, staff and students, which stated, “To encourage civic engagement on campus and in the broader Fredericksburg community, I support a Day on Democracy at the University of Mary Washington, which would entail – among other things – the cancellation of all classes to allow for involvement in our democratic process throughout the day.”Read More

Committee proposes changes to general education program

February 28, 2019 |

By CHLOE MARTIN
Staff Writer
The general education committee has proposed changes to the current general education requirements.Read More

UMW named a top producer of Fulbright students

February 28, 2019 |

By GRACE WINFIELD
Viewpoints Editor
The University of Mary Washington has recently been named a top producer for Fulbright U.S. students amongst other colleges and universities featured in the Feb. 11 issue of “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”Read More

Spirit rock draws crowds and mixed reviews over hoax

February 28, 2019 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Contributing Writer
On Feb. 4, the message “MEET HERE 2/22, 12, Midnight” appeared on the spirit rock. The message caused speculation among students who wondered what it could mean.Read More

President Paino communicates with students via email

February 28, 2019 |

By ETHAN RATLIFF
Staff Writer
On Feb. 12, a message from President Troy Paino was sent out via email to students which addressed issues apparent in the leadership of the Commonwealth of Virginia.Read More

UMW health officials advocate for vaccinations

February 28, 2019 |

By MIKAYLA MCDONALD
Staff Writer
Vaccines have eradicated infectious diseases like smallpox, and reduced others such as polio and measles. But recently, vaccines have been placed at the epicenter of various ethical controversies.Read More