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The Blue & Gray Press | February 22, 2019

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College Republicans

Historic number of women announce candidacy for president

January 31, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Four women have announced their run for the 2020 presidential election so far, marking the greatest number in the last three election cycles.Read More

White supremacist propaganda found on campus

December 6, 2018 |

Staff Writer
Another white supremacist group made its presence known on UMW’s campus. Read More

Political clubs at UMW prepare for November midterm elections

October 11, 2018 |

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

The rules of the spirit rock

March 1, 2018 |


Viewpoints Editor

When Natalie Johns, president of the UMW Firearms Club, painted the spirit rock with some other members on Feb. 14, she had no idea that the message she painted would cause such an uproar among students.Read More

Patriot Front group leaves sticker across UMW campus

February 28, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On the morning of February 18, stickers promoting a white nationalist organization were found at sites across campus. A schoolwide email was sent following the events by Anna Billingsley addressing the incident.Read More

Spirit Rock sparks controversy

February 22, 2018 |


Senior Writer

On Thursday morning of last week, students awoke to a new message on the Spirit Rock: in black, seemingly hastingly scrawled writing, “18 school shootings in 2018.”Read More

The Virginia State House of Delegates election results

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The Virginia State House of Delegates election occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Republican candidates won districts 28 and 88 while the Democratic candidates won the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General races.Read More

Coming out of the conservative closet: Why Republican students feel censored

November 16, 2017 |


Contributing Writer

As the political landscape continuously changes, I think it is fair to say that as of now we live in a highly politically polarized society. If you scroll through your Facebook timeline, you could see a wide array of opinions ranging from, “Make America Great Again” posts to jokes about assassinating the President. If you turn on the news, it does not take long to find different channels that talk about politics in a way that makes it sound like, from one broadcasting network to another, we are in two different countries.          Read More

The affects of DACA at UMW

September 21, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington is home to approximately four thousand undergraduate students according to UMW’s webpage. However, less than six months from now, eight students will no longer be able to continue their education as a result of President Trump’s executive order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as the Dream Act.Read More

UMW hosts first Congressional debate

November 3, 2016 |


Debates are a night when candidates from each political party take the stage to battle national issues in hopes of winning over voters. These debates take place all over the country, including right here at the University of Mary Washington.

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Senator Bryce Reeves speaks with College Republicans

March 24, 2016 |


What has characterized both parties during the 2016 presidential election, according to Virginia Sen. Bryce Reeves, is anger. The lack of positive perspective, what America is and what could be, is missing.Read More

Va. Speaker Howell begins youth outreach at UMW

March 18, 2015 |


William Howell, the Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates visited the University of Mary Washington to speak to the UMW College Republicans last week. Read More

Cuccinelli pledges to dispel negative campaign tactics

October 30, 2013 |

On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, Virginia voters will head to the polls to choose their next governor. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a small-government conservative is running against Terry McAuliffe, an ultraliberal businessman from New York who cut his political teeth as a fundraising superstar for the Clinton family.Read More

Never forget: UMW students organize candlelight vigil to commemorate 9/11

September 15, 2011 |


On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on … Read More

Cuccinelli to speak at UMW

September 15, 2011 |


Va. Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, will give a 30-minute speech at the University of Mary Washington on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Federal Communications Commission regulations on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Senior … Read More

Speaker Addresses Gay Republicans

April 20, 2011 |


Chris Barron, chairman and co-founder of GOProud, spoke in Lee Hall on April 11 about the relationship between homosexuals and the Republican party.

GOProud is the only conservative organization currently representing homosexuals and their allies, according to … Read More

Letter: College Republicans offend with cheap ploy

November 10, 2010 |

Dear Editor,

If there was any instance of me turning red during this election, it’s because I was scarlet with anger. The College Republicans on our campus drove me, and many other students, past our boiling points. I’m pretty moderate … Read More

Letter: College Republicans respond to student complaints

November 10, 2010 |

Dear Editor,

The week prior to the Nov. 2 midterm elections the UMW College Republicans did something that no other club on campus has done before: we advertised our beliefs.  Our message was simple and our technique was ordinary.  With … Read More

Wittman Addresses Students' Political Concerns at UMW

March 10, 2010 |

Republican Congressman Rob Wittman visited the University of Mary Washington on Friday, Feb. 19, and held a town-hall style meeting in the Great Hall.

The UMW College Republicans hosted the event and invited students from all political stripes to attend … Read More

No Surprises in VA

February 14, 2008 |


While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.

President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the … Read More

Politics Lead to Arrest For '06 Grad

February 22, 2007 |


Last Saturday evening, UMW alumnus Andrew Stone left his Fredericksburg apartment on a mission: to confront members of the University’s College Republicans about their beliefs concerning the Iraqi War. With military brochures in hand and a list … Read More