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The Blue & Gray Press | December 16, 2017

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6th Annual Arab Culture Night engages, educates community

March 31, 2016 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

Chandler Ballroom buzzed with excitement on Friday, March 25 as the 6th Annual Arab Culture Night prepared to dazzle the campus with traditional Arabic dances, music, fashion and food.Read More

Mr. UMW competition raises money for cancer research, entertains campus

March 24, 2016 |

By DELLA HETHCOX

As the lights dimmed in Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington students settled in for a riotous evening as 11 beloved student contestants vied for the coveted title of Mr. UMW, a crown that is not worn lightly by the winner. Just ask last year’s champion, Mikey Barnes, who proudly carried out his Mr. UMW duties over the past year.Read More

New duPont art exhibit, “Awe + Wonder” honors late professor, JeanAnn Dabbs

January 28, 2016 |

By WEIQI LIU

“Awe + Wonder” is the first exhibition of the semester, opening to the public in duPont Gallery on Jan. 14. The exhibition showcases a variety of artists and mediums, ranging from paintings, mosaics, ceramics and photographs, all in honor of JeanAnn Dabb, who passed away last year from cancer. UMW Galleries hosted an official reception in conjunction with Dabb’s memorial, commemorating her life as an artist, professor and individual.Read More

Taste of Asia delivers a spectacular evening of food, fashion and dance

November 4, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

As school assignments and work make up most students’ weekends, leaving the comfort of one’s hall and bed to the outside world seems like a daunting task, much less leaving the University of Mary Washington campus.
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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

Editorial: financial literacy should be more of a priority at UMW

April 8, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

Regardless of the time in the semester or the season of the year, the University of Mary Washington campus is always buzzing with events, promotions and campaigns. University relations, student-run clubs and other organizations are always offering their services to UMW students.Read More

SHH raises money for work in Honduras during Thrift SHHop

April 1, 2015 |

By EMILY HANSON

A multitude of clothing and other items sat neatly folded on tables as part of the merchandise sold at the Students Helping Honduras’ Thrift SHHop fundraiser.Read More

Arab Culture Night celebrates culture and diversity in Anderson Center

April 1, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

The University of Mary Washington’s fifth annual Arab Culture Night was a lively event accompanied by local and student performers and provided attendants with a glimpse at another culture.Read More

Students Showcase Talent During PRISM Drag Show

April 1, 2015 |

By JULIANE KIM

Drag queens and kings entertained on stage, dancing and singing before a crowd of cheering admirers at the annual Drag Show this past Saturday.Read More

Austin Moody swoons country-loving crowd at UPC Live

March 25, 2015 |

By AERIEL MERILLAT

Country music fans at the University of Mary Washington gathered at the Underground Wednesday night for UPC Live’s latest acoustic act, Austin Moody.Read More

Class Council celebrates campus tradition with beach-themed Junior Ring Week

March 24, 2015 |

By MATTHEW MACALOON

Class Council, known as the organization on campus that carries out events that honor the University of Mary Washington’s most treasured traditions, did their part this weekend in celebrating the 58-year tradition of Junior Ring Week. Read More

Commencement speaker for class of 2015 announced

March 19, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Fredericksburg native, Pamela E. Bridgewater was named as the commencement speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s 2015 graduating class.Read More

PAC show highlights student talent

March 18, 2015 |

By JULIANE KIM

The Performing Arts Club put on their 2015 spring Small Show the Wednesday before spring break in Dodd Auditorium.
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The Undeniably Adjacent bring hot jokes to battle the cold

February 24, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

University of Mary Washington’s one and only improv troupe, the Undeniably Adjacent, continues to wow newcomers and dedicated fans alike with their funny sketches and edgy monologues.Read More

UMW Chamber Festival fills Pollard Hall with impressive performances

February 24, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

Pollard Hall was full of sweet melodies during the University of Mary Washington Chamber FestivalRead More

COAR variety show raises money for Habitat for Humanity

February 24, 2015 |

By EMILY HANSON

Community Outreach and Resource’s annual Variety Show wowed audiences at the University of Mary Washington with an array of campus acts on Friday, Feb. 20 while raising money for their Alternative Spring Break Program with Habitat for Humanity.Read More

‘The Drunken City’ contemplates marriage and relationships

February 17, 2015 |

By MADDIE LEMELINL

This past weekend, the newest production from the University of Mary Washington theatre department premiered in Klein Theatre to packed crowds.Read More

Op-Ed: Student coalition aims to unite groups under common goals of activism

February 11, 2015 |

By BEATRICE OHENE-OKAE

Last month for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, some students got to relax and debrief on their day off. However, a dedicated few went before the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia to lobby their representatives about relevant issues, such as debt-free higher education and proposed pipeline routes.Read More

Larry Sabato gives Great Lives lecture on JFK

January 28, 2015 |

Photos by GINNY CLARK

Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor-in-chief of the popular election analysis website “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” delivered a lecture on the life and death of President John F. Kennedy on Tuesday, … Read More

‘Great Lives’ commemorates life of JFK

January 28, 2015 |

By GINNY CLARK

“How many of you were alive and remember November 22, 1963?” asked Larry Sabato, looking out onto a completely packed Dodd Auditorium. Dozens of hands went up. “Ah, a fair number of you!” Sabato noted. “Well I … Read More

Iraqi ambassador Lukman Faily gives students snapshot of life in the Middle East

January 27, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily gave a firsthand account of the current state of the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, to students and faculty at the University of Mary Washington on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.Read More

Winter carnival warms up Lee Hall

January 21, 2015 |

By TIFFANY OSUANAH

The University of Mary Washington kicked off the semester by warming up Lee hall with the annual Winter Carnival.

The University Programming Council, in collaboration with Cheap Seats and Class Council, hosted this year’s Carnival.

Students packed … Read More