By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.
By LAUREN CLOSS
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.
By ES HETHCOX
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.
By RYAN BRAUCH
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.
By RACHEL MARTIN
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.”
By HARRY FISHER
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.
By ES HETHCOX
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.
By LINDSEY BROWN
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.
By GRACE HOWIE
“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.
By ALICEN HACKNEY
This semester the Mary Washington Baseball Team has been hard at work with more games than any previous season and already busy student schedules.
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.
By JOSHUA STALEY
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.
By DYLAN BURKETT
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.
By T’KEYAH JONES
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.
By ALEXIS ZIRPMOULIS
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.
By KELSEY SHEFFER
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.
By RACHEL MANNING
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.
By GABRIELA GARCIA
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.
By KYLE CLARKE
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.
By ABIGAIL HUNT
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.
By VICTORIA GRANT
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.
By KYLE LEHMANN
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.
By GRACE WINFIELD
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.
By SARAH GOODNOUGH
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.