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The Blue & Gray Press | March 19, 2018

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Ariana Barrett

An insider perspective on the Firearms Club’s concealed carry class

March 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Friday, Feb. 16, UMW’s Firearms Club hosted a concealed carry and personal safety class. Many people turn their heads to any talk of guns, not realizing the importance of learning about them. Guns … Read More

World Series heats up with fierce competition between the Dodgers and Astros

November 2, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The 2017 World Series has been a close battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. Game four took place in Houston, Texas at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 28. When it came to a conclusion the two teams were tied at two games apiece, making this World Series anyone’s game. However during game five, the two teams endured the longest game in Major League Baseball’s World Series history. The game was five hours and 17 minutes long, ending after 1 a.m.Read More

John Green novel conveys complexities of mental illness

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Oct. 11, George Washington University’s bookstore and coffee house, “Politics and Prose,” hosted author John Green’s second stop on his book tour. He was promoting his new book “Turtles All the Way Down,” which had just been released the day before.Read More

Alcohol and narcotic anonymous offered meetings at UMW

September 27, 2017 |


Staff Writer

He flipped the little gray book over and over in his hands “I don’t even remember most of my last semester…I was probably sober only three days this summer.”Read More

Living off-campus offers more freedom than living in a residence hall

September 20, 2017 |


Staff Writer

After serving my time in residence halls for the obligatory two-year period required for UMW students, I decided to rent a house with some friends. So far, I like it a lot better than I liked living in a dorm. While there are some benefits to living on campus, overall there are a lot more perks to living off-campus.Read More

Mistep of inquiry in residential use of marijuana leads to student scare

April 26, 2017 |


Sophomore Ariana Barrett and her roommate were looking forward to a fun evening at the Waka Flocka Flame spring concert featuring D.R.A.M. Before the concert, they wanted to stop by their dorm room. On their way to the second floor the area coordinator remarked that there was a strong smell of marijuana. Barrett agreed, without actually saying so out loud, but she thought it smelled like someone was smoking pot.Read More

Area high school faces media backlash in wake of Instagram photo

November 12, 2015 |


Social media is a venue in which discussion on important issues regarding language and race can flourish and spread rapidly. In the case of two high school students who live near the University of Mary Washington, this is most definitely true. There are no exceptions, however, in what information is spread. For the two high school students this was in the form of a controversial message on the back of their t- shirts, which they shared on Instagram.Read More

Large donation to Chemistry Department raises hope for department’s future

November 5, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Chemistry department recently received a large donation from Mrs. Erminia Ubaldi Daspit’s estate sale and its destiny is yet to be determined. Daspit’s gift to the university was given to the chemistry department in honor of her undergraduate degree in chemistry during her years at UMW. Daspit passed away in April, 2015 and wanted a portion of the profits from her estate sale to be given to the university in memorial of her graduating class of 1949.Read More

Madison Hall set to host annual Haunted House

October 22, 2015 |


Calling all spooky Halloween lovers, on Oct. 29, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Trimo Complex, comprised of Westmoreland Hall, Ball Hall, Custis Hall and Madison Hall will be hosting a haunted house in the basement of Madison Hall, featuring the infamous ‘Murder Room,’ staring hungry cannibals, or zombies.Read More

RAVE Guardian app demonstrates mixed reviews among students

September 16, 2015 |


We are all aware of the University of Mary Washington campus adopting the “RAVE Guardian” application over the summer for increased safety in the 2015-2016 academic year, but exactly how easy is it to use?Read More