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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2018

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Amanda Motley

Performing Arts Club performs annual spring Big Show

April 23, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Semester long preparation came alive this past weekend when the University of Mary Washington Performing Arts Club put on their annual Big Show.
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Klein Theatre preview: ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

April 9, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Oscars Wilde’s play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” is coming to life at Klein Theatre this week with the opening of the University of Mary Washington’s Theatre Department’s production.Read More

How to move out of your res hall: tips and tricks

April 8, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Whether or not we want to face the facts, the end of the semester is coming quickly. This time will be filled with long trips to the library, study breaks, friends, countless campus events and the inevitable … Read More

Mr. UMW brings humor and talent to Dodd Auditorium

March 26, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Dodd Auditorium filled with glitz and glamour as the men of the University of Mary Washington residence halls competed in the annual Mr. UMW pageant. Read More

ITCC celebrates the opening of Digital Auditorium

March 17, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

The University of Mary Washington Information and Technology Convergence Center has become a source of all things involving technology for the student body. The newly opened Digital Auditorium, which is on the first floor of the ITCC, is no exception. Read More

An inside look at the unrealistic advertising nature of Victoria’s Secret

February 18, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

I can still remember the first time I entered a Victoria’s Secret. I was 16 and finally had a job that meant freedom to go shopping on my own.Read More

‘Fifty Shades’ soundtrack scores numerous hits

February 17, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

“Fifty Shades of Grey” accumulated a lot of media attention over the past couple of weeks due to the racy nature of its plot. The movie reached a record high at the box office with an opening of $266 million dollars worldwide, but the soundtrack also shined and reached the number two spot for most purchased album on iTunes.Read More

Treat yo self to the new ‘Parks and Recreation’ season

January 22, 2015 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

For the past six seasons Parks and Recreation captivated audiences with its dry humor and lovable characters. Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope, the lovable and quirky parks enthusiast who has inspired many to go out on a … Read More

Dorm Room D.I.Y: Last minute costumes

October 29, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

With Halloween this Friday, you might be scrambling for the perfect costume. Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year and can even last over a weekend or two, so you might need to dress up more than once.Read More

Fredericksburg represented in season 12 Top Chef

October 22, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

A Fredericksburg local and University of Mary Washington alum are both competing in season 12 of the hit Bravo reality show “Top Chef.” Read More

Iconic fashion designer passes away

October 22, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20 at the age of 82. He passed at his home surrounded by family and friends.Read More

DIY: Boost up your bookcase

October 8, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

At this point in the semester, your dorm or apartment is starting to feel like your home-away-from-home. You might be starting to add personal touches or changing your living space around. Read More

'Once Upon a Time' meets 'Frozen'

October 1, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

*Contains spoilers*

Storybrooke erupted with magic in the season premiere of “Once Upon a Time.” Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, trolls and the snow monster all made apperanances, tying the hit movie “Frozen” and “Once Upon A Time” together in a new plot.Read More

Netflix binge for October

October 1, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Netflix recently updated the streaming list for October with a brand new list of TV shows and movies. This month’s additions will include many new popular films, such as the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Django Unchained.”Read More

Easy cheesy pizza bread

February 19, 2014 |

As a financially struggling college student, I am always looking for dishes I can make easily and take with me on the go. I especially like pizza and this is one food you can either make healthy or cheese it up for that day when you just need a little comfort that can only be fulfilled by junk foodRead More

The Dragonfly flies into downtown Fredericksburg

February 19, 2014 |

AMANDA MOTLEY

These days everyone is looking for a new way to exercise. Whether you are looking for a way to get in shape, stay in shape or relax, yoga can be a great way to accomplish any of these … Read More

D.I.Y. corner: Valentine's Day mug

February 5, 2014 |

By AMANDA MOTLEY

Are you feeling the Valentine’s Day love yet? Most people know Valentine’s Day is a great day to express love towards someone. It is the perfect day to be a little cheesy and … Read More

The voices of One Note Stand take flight in fall concert

November 21, 2013 |

One Note Stand, one of the University of Mary Washington’s a cappella groups took the stage last Thursday in galactic outfits to entertain students, faculty and friends. Read More

An American Family: meet the Millers

November 21, 2013 |

Laughter filled Monroe 116 this weekend when Cheap Seats played “We’re the Millers.” Read More

They’ve got the beat: Bhangra Beat

November 13, 2013 |

Bhangra Beat returned to the Anderson Center on Nov. 9 to showcase the talented dance teams from multiple Virginia colleges.Read More

Meet the men of Mr. UMW

November 13, 2013 |

Dodd Auditorium was filled with an audience of mostly women on Nov. 9, for the annual Mr. UMW contest. Hosted by the Association of Residence Halls, each year Mr. UMW brings different men from the various campus residence halls to compete in a series of different competitions.Read More

Favorite fall TV returns

October 23, 2013 |

The fall television season is possibly one of the most anticipated events of the year. Producers race to pull out the best ratings and keep shows runningRead More

Better homes and dorm rooms: homemade hair bows

October 9, 2013 |

The middle of the semester hits hard, and that means worrying about appearances takes a backseat to worrying about passing midterms. Read More

Homecoming band Grouplove releases new album

October 2, 2013 |

This year at Homecoming, University of Mary Washington students will hear songs off of Grouplove’s new album “Spreading Rumours.”
The band, which will be headlining the Campus Consciousness tour on Oct. 25 for UMW’s Homecoming, released their new album on Sept. 17Read More

Artists brighten downtown

September 25, 2013 |

People lined the streets of downtown Fredericksburg this past weekend as artists of all ages took their art to the streets. The looming possibility of rain could not stop Via Colori, the third Annual Street Chalk Festival.Read More

Award-winning Jon Pineda joins English department

September 19, 2013 |

Jon Pineda, assistant professor of English, is the University of Mary Washington’s newest addition to the English, Linguistics and Communication department. Pineda is a four-time national prize winning author, and his latest book “Apology,” received the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize. Read More

Better homes and dorm rooms: Pumpkin Spice Coffee

September 19, 2013 |

Take a moment and think about how amazing the weather has been this week. Fall is possibly one of the most amazing times of the year. Between the weather, the food and with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, how could you find a better season?Read More

Better homes and dorm rooms: DIY corkboard planner

September 12, 2013 |

The fall semester is in full swing, and most people are already stressed. Papers and group projects are piling up, not to mention the many clubs and sports you are in, right?
The first few weeks of the semester are crucial and can set the pace for the next three months. Get organized early and never miss a deadline or grade. Take your agenda out and start using it! Next, get yourself to Hobby Lobby and gather supplies to make this great interactive weekly planner that can keep all your homework and activities in line!Read More

Honor council and Giant team up for spring concerts

April 25, 2013 |

What is the best way to relax before the rush of finals? Everyone has a different theory, but for the past two weeks, the University of Mary Washington Honor Council and Giant Productions created an environment to help with the process.Read More

‘Oz’ is a pleasant prequel to Dorothy

March 20, 2013 |

“Oz the Great and Powerful” shined this past weekend at the box office. The movie is a prequel to the 1939 American classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” which was adapted from L. Frank Baum’s famous children’s book.Read More