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The Blue & Gray Press | January 18, 2019

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Activism

Activists gather at Multicultural Fair, spread messages

April 19, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.Read More

UMW participates in National School Walkout

March 15, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE

News Editor

17 minutes for 17 lives.

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., across various time zones, students of all ages walked out of classes to show support and solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting that took place exactly one month prior. The walkouts were also a symbolic way to call for change in gun legislation.Read More

Decades of resistance: Gaye Adegbalola’s activism through music

March 14, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Online Editor

Perched on a stool in front of a small crowd in the LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Gaye Adegbalola’s expert hands move across the smooth mahogany of her guitar, as her clear voice fills the room with melodies of social injustice.Read More

April Ryan speaks as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker

February 1, 2018 |

By SARAH BOND

Staff Writer

“It’s been a year” said White House correspondent, April Ryan in her speech on Wednesday, January 24 in Chandler Ballroom. Ryan spoke as the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker. This event, hosted by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, began the numerous Black History Month events this February.Read More

Film Festival set to benefit Rappahannock River

March 17, 2016 |

By EMILY DALY

Movies, nature, adventure, environmental activism, coffee and doughnuts. If any combination of these words makes your heart beat faster, then you may love the annual South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival being hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock on March 19. SYRCL, an activist group for the preservation of the Yuba River and the Greater Yuba Watershed, has led this national event for five years now.
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Students and administration engage in activism and empathy through the Two Dollar Challenge

April 15, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

For the ninth consecutive year, students at the University of Mary Washington participated in the Two Dollar Challenge last week. Though founded at UMW, this year students on 20 other campuses throughout the country participated as well.Read More

Student uses social media to advocate for free speech

November 12, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

One student is taking to social media to push back against what she is calling a limiting of free speech on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Make Noise rally encourages student activism

October 29, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

Signing the honor code is a long-standing tradition for new students at the University of Mary Washington. With this pledge, students agree to academic honesty and integrity in their actions and relations within the community.Read More

Editorial: Hong Kong protests exemplify millennial activism

October 8, 2014 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

As you read this, thousands of young Chinese students are partaking in an intense pro-democracy protest, demanding full suffrage for all the people of Hong Kong.Read More

Staff Editorial: Activism on Campus Reaches New Heights Among Students

November 17, 2010 |

In a staff editorial on Nov. 3, the Bullet lamented the lack of informed activism among a current generation of college students who grew up weaned on the irony-heavy entertainment-based reporting styles of the Colbert Report and the Daily Show.

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