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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2018

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Talley Center should extend appointment hours

October 18, 2018 |

By NAADIRA AALIM-JOHNSON
Staff Writer
My first semester at UMW was not an easy one.Read More

Mold causes concern in multiple residence halls

October 18, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
The mold infestation which began in Alvey and Arrington has spread to at least three other dorms on campus.Read More

Virginia Hall scheduled for renovation

October 18, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
The September 2018 Board of Visitors report announced that the University of Mary Washington will dedicate $10 million to the renovation of Virginia and Alvey Halls. Read More

Students learn Japanese language and culture at new conversation hours

October 18, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
After many years, Japanese has found a home at Mary Washington in the form of conversation hours.Read More

UMW College of Education experiences fluctuation in student enrollment

October 18, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
After a spike in the number of students in UMW’s College of Education from 2016-2017, the college’s student body has dropped by a fifth of that number for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More

Simpson library deserves renovations as HCC becomes overcrowded

October 18, 2018 |

By JAMAL SEHAR
Staff Writer
UMW is spending a great amount of money to better different aspects of campus, but they haven’t included one of the most essential parts of campus in their plans: Simpson Library.Read More

Shane Dawson YouTube series on Jake Paul raises controversy

October 18, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Staff Writer
On Sept. 25, YouTuber Shane Dawson released his first installment of an eight-part docuseries entitled “The Mind of Jake Paul.”Read More

Staff Ed: Getting flu shot protects community

October 18, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6 this year, an unnamed, unvaccinated child was killed by the flu in Florida. This death tragically marks the beginning for many more flu-related deaths as flu season moves upon us.Read More

Alumni field hockey game brings years of teammates together

October 18, 2018 |

By ALLY SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
While homecoming weekend is this week, some alumni converged upon battleground athletics complex, specifically the turf stadium, two weeks ago to play some field hockey against current Mary Washington students.Read More

Khabib and McGregor causes brawl post UFC fight

October 18, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER
Senior Writer
UFC and other fights are usually shown on pay-per-view and not many students are able to watch the fight. As a future event, it might be a great idea if UMW could show the fight for those students who are unable to watch the fight and rely on social media to get the result.Read More

Exploring the evolution of the country music genre

October 18, 2018 |

LINDSEY BROWN
Staff Writer
Country music is changing, but the change is not sudden.Read More

Historic Preservation Club presents 34th annual Ghostwalk

October 18, 2018 |

DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
The thirty-fourth annual UMW Ghostwalk is upon us.Read More

Liberal atmosphere on campus keeps conservatives quiet, student says

October 17, 2018 |

Kenny McDonell
Staff Writer
The extreme liberal nature of UMW makes it hard for conservatives to feel at home.Read More

Has the basketball Hall of Fame lost its prestige?

October 17, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Staff Writer
It has been over a month since the NBA announced the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.Read More

Staff Ed: Big Pharma reaches new moral low

October 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
The CEO of a pharmaceutical company has recently faced backlash over a 400 percent price increase of the antibiotic, nitrofurantoin.Read More

October 8 Podcast

October 11, 2018 |

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Trump and GOP set back #MeToo movement

October 11, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Donald Trump and his GOP followers are notorious for harmful rhetoric against all that oppose them.Read More

Four year eligibility rule is unfair to student-athletes

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
The four-year eligibility rule in the NCAA is quite controversial amongst student-athletes.Read More

Major options are limited and not specific, student says

October 11, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
From the moment I started college, my major was suddenly a definitive trait.Read More

Religion belongs outside of public school

October 11, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Faith and religion are by no means harmful concepts that should be banned on campuses; however, it should be banned from the curriculum.Read More

Athletes with Type 1 diabetes find support system

October 11, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Being a student-athlete comes with many responsibilities, whether they be on the field, in the classroom or in the community. Adding Type 1 diabetes to the mix adds another layer of complexity.Read More

Communication and Digital Studies major to become full degree program rather than special major

October 11, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
At their Sept. 27 meeting, the UMW Board of Visitors approved the submission of a proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), requesting the creation of a degree program for the Communication and Digital Studies (CDS) major.Read More

Political clubs at UMW prepare for November midterm elections

October 11, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
On the verge of the halfway mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and as an unprecedented number of Democratic women have decided to run for Congress, on Nov. 6, 2018, the United States of America will hold its midterm elections. Read More

Performing Arts Company prepares for 2018 Small Show

October 11, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The collaborative dose of dancing that you’ve been missing is back this semester.Read More

Fall events around Fredericksburg throughout October

October 11, 2018 |

By KENNETH MCDONELL & RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writers
Kayaking, live music, hiking, pumpkin patches, apple picking, Halloween spirit, and fall festivals. For students staying at UMW or in Fredericksburg for fall break, there are events to attend and places to visit around campus to enjoy the break.Read More

Movie review: Sony’s “Venom” is better than critics say

October 11, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Venom is by far one of the most interesting characters Marvel has ever producedRead More

Cheer rebuilds into a competitive team

October 11, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ
Staff Writer
The past three years have been defining, according to club cheer captain Tianni Sicam, a senior sociology major.Read More

Four Mary Washington athletes earn CAC recognition

October 11, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
In late September, four UMW athletes were awarded CAC athlete of the weekRead More

Sidewalk chalk messages are no place for debates

October 11, 2018 |

By JACK POLLARD
Staff Writer
Surely you‘ve seen them by now. They‘re most likely positioned on your way to class, through the tunnel, or on the front steps of the UC: the messages, written in chalk and practically littered along Campus Walk. Read More

Women’s volleyball sweeps York, wins tough match

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
Currently, the Eagles are on a three-game winning streak. The team is 12-8 overall and 3-0 in the CAC. Their next game is away at Salisbury University, on Saturday, Oct. 13.Read More