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The Blue & Gray Press | June 26, 2017

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Ariana Barrett

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

April 26, 2017 |

By VIRGINIA BIXBY

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 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

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 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

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 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

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 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

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