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The Blue & Gray Press | July 20, 2019

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Marshall Hall to be replaced by new theater under President Paino’s ten-year plan

February 20, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
As the community at the University of Mary Washington expands and grows, so will the campus and University facilities.Read More

UMW Theatre partners with local children’s program

February 20, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
A group of theatre students at the University of Mary Washington are taking their skills out into the Fredericksburg community; specifically, to the younger members.Read More

Can’t stop, won’t stop; varsity swim wins CAC championship

February 20, 2019 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
From Feb 14-17, all eight teams in the Capital Athletic Conference came together to compete for the top spot at the swim team championships. Read More

Theatre production comments on childish behavior seen in adults

February 20, 2019 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
When the parents of two boys that got into a fight meet to figure out what to do next, things get a little hairy.Read More

Men’s soccer seeks new assistant coach

February 20, 2019 |

By THOMAS SKEER
Staff Writer
As the final whistle blows on a cold November night in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the men’s soccer team’s season comes to devastating end in penalty kicks against Eastern University.Read More

Staff Ed: Seven reasons why you “shouldn’t” vaccinate your children

February 14, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD

Since the beginning of the year, more than 100 individual cases of measles have been reported in ten states. In light of this exciting news, the Blue & Gray would like to provide … Read More

Student calls for additional Talley Center staff to better accommodate needs

February 14, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
Mental health issues on college campuses across the country have drastically increased over the past five years. For that reason, the University of Mary Washington needs to allocate more resources toward on-campus mental health services.Read More

Corporate hypocrisy: why companies needs to adapt business practices to match advertised ideals

February 14, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
When a company releases products and advertisements supporting feminism and other equality based issues, it doesn’t always mean that they actually believe in the business practices that go along with it.Read More

Volleyball coach Matt Troy serves his way out

February 14, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
Women’s volleyball coach, Matt Troy, has stepped down from the head coach position, as he has accepted a full-time coaching position with the Division III volleyball team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.Read More

No “Sweet Victory”: Maroon 5 disappoints at the Super Bowl

February 14, 2019 |

By SAMUEL WEINSTEIN
Staff Writer
One of the latest ideas that gained huge traction on the internet was a request to have Maroon 5 play the song “Sweet Victory” from SpongeBob SquarePants at the Super Bowl halftime show.Read More

Themed housing for freshmen misses the mark

February 14, 2019 |

By CHLOE MARTIN
Staff Writer
The freshman housing process has proved controversial among students. Read More

UMW welcomes new Office of Title IX Victim Advocate

February 14, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After receiving a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the University of Mary Washington hired Jaime Opanashuk to be the new victim advocate. Read More

Residence Life to hire new assistant director

February 14, 2019 |

By AUGUSTUS GROHMANN
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Mary Washington administrators met in the Colonnade Room to interview a potential candidate for the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life. This was the third of such meetings.Read More

Potential ecological research facility to be developed along Rappahannock River

February 14, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
UMW could soon offer a hands-on research experience to students through the development of an ecology park on the Rappahannock River.Read More

Northam misrepresents Virginia amidst blackface photo scandal

February 14, 2019 |

By THOMAS SKEER
Staff Writer
Any level of racism is intolerable in today’s society and with Northam being an elected official of Virginia, he ascribes his racist ideals onto all of the Virginians he represents.Read More

Students utilize and benefit from a variety of therapy groups at UMW’s Talley Center

February 14, 2019 |

By AMANDA SMITH
Staff Writer
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that “one in five college students experience a mental health condition, with 75 percent of all mental health conditions surfacing by the age of twenty-four.”Read More

Senior Shelby Sencindiver reflects on rugby career

February 14, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
Virginia native, Shelby Sencindiver, had not played rugby before beginning her freshman year at Mary Wash four years ago.Read More

UMW varsity basketball scores big on senior day

February 14, 2019 |

By ETAHN RATLIFF
Staff Writer
Last Saturday, Senior Day for men’s and women’s basketball, the Eagles beat the Penn State–Harrisburg Nittany Lions.Read More

Netflix’s “The Ted Bundy Tapes” fails to live up to the hype

February 14, 2019 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Contributing Writer
However, while the overall documentary has some serious structural issues, there’s no denying how baffling and interesting a lot of Ted Bundy’s story was. Read More

Ariana Grande goes public with her mental health struggle

February 7, 2019 |

By DRE CHANDLER
Staff Writer
With two number one single debuts on the Billboard hot 100 under her belt, this year looks promising for her career. However, Grande has not always been so fortunate.Read More

Students participate in discussion about mass incarceration and UMW’s inmate-made furniture

February 7, 2019 |

By AVA ROBB
Staff Writer
UMW students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Chandler Ballroom on Jan. 30 for the event “This is America: The Effects of Mass Incarceration & How We Contribute to it.”Read More

Campus community responds to new menu at the Underground

February 7, 2019 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES
Senior Writer
The Underground used to be a hub of student activity with lines stretching out the doors. However, over the past few years, business at the Underground has significantly declined.Read More

Pressing questions of future plans cause students more stress

February 7, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
As soon as I began college, I was pressed to provide answers about internships, jobs and other future plans- but I never felt ready to answer them, or that I had the right answer. Read More

Breaking and entering at Melchers Hall sparks campus-wide conversation about safety concerns

February 7, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Senior Writer
There was an incident of breaking and entering at Melchers Hall between Sat., Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 1 at 11:56 a.m.Read More

Staff Ed: Government officials should resign following disturbing blackface photos and sexual misconduct allegations

February 7, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

Unsettling and disappointing facts from the past have recently resurfaced about three Virginia government officials. Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring are all receiving demands to resign … Read More

UMW swimmers earn CAC recognition

February 7, 2019 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
This week senior Jeffrey Leckrone and junior Carly Vaughn were named CAC Swimmers of the Week. Read More

NFL offseason brings decisions for free agent players

February 7, 2019 |

By SAMUEL WEINSTEIN
Staff Writer
With the 2018 season in the rear view mirror, NFL teams must look to make changes to prepare for the 2019 season.Read More

Preview of the 2019 Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees

February 7, 2019 |

By SEAN MOORE
Staff Writer
For students who like to keep an eye on pop culture, winter means awards season, and for movie lovers, no award is talked about more than the Academy Award for Best Picture.Read More

UMW community discusses recent Governor Northam scandal

February 7, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
This week, UMW students and faculty have been reflecting on a photograph from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook.Read More

Six Nations Championship has begun

February 7, 2019 |

By FIONA NALEPA
Staff Writer
As of Feb. 1, one of the most anticipated European rugby tournaments has kicked off. Read More