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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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All spiced up: fresh biscuits

November 10, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg Sometimes it really just takes some comfort food to brighten your day.

After a day of internal breakdowns over the looming deadlines, I made these a few nights ago and had them with “apple spread,” which … Read More

All spiced up: amaranth porridge

October 20, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Observing Breakfast:

Breakfast is the one meal per day for which I really go out of my way. I’ll sacrifice punctuality, hygiene, anything for that ever-important cup of freshly-pressed coffee and something to stifle my impatient … Read More

All spiced up: homemade bread

September 29, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Kneading and baking fresh bread is one of the arts for which our culture has truly lost appreciation.

It has for the average person become an abstract concept, evoking the incredulous: “You make your own bread?”

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Column Injures Two Marines

September 22, 2010 |

Photo: A fallen column in the amphitheatre.  Two men were injured Saturday night when they hung a hammock from a tree to one of the columns and the column fell.


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All spiced up: tofu stir-fry without the “tofu taste”

September 21, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love tofu and those who simply turn their noses up at it, declaring that it has a distinct taste that  just can’t be reconciled no … Read More

All spiced up: fresh tilapia with matchstick vegetables and ginger-infused rice

September 15, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Cooking fish can easily become the worst kitchen mistake of one’s life. Based upon personal experience, I advise all to remember that too short of an attention span can lead to an approximate one-mile radius of … Read More

All spiced up: lavender and grape salad with peppermint sun tea

September 8, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

One of the easiest, tastiest ways to be a better consumer is to take advantage of local farmer’s markets.

This dish is focused around farmer’s market finds—since autumn is fast-approaching—and uses only ingredients fresh from the market … Read More

All spiced up: squash pasta in a rosé butter sauce

September 1, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

A New Approach

At a certain point in every new adult’s life (yes, you are probably a new adult), he or she realizes every meal of the day should not and cannotconsist of cereal, macaroni and cheese, … Read More

Dining on a dime: arroz con grandules

March 24, 2010 |

By Krystle Goldsworth

Grandules, or pigeonpeas are a type of beans very similar to black-eyed-peas. This dish offers a taste of Puerto Rican heritage, straight from the source.  The ingredient list is short and inexpensive, and the amount of culinary … Read More

Susannigans: Digital Age Limits Physical Momentos

October 28, 2009 |

I spent last Sunday at my grandmother’s apartment, digging through piles of wrinkled photographs and yellowing documents for a writing project I’m working on about my family history. My grandmother has compiled a remarkably extensive paper archive of … Read More

Homemade Treats Make Halloween Less Commericial

October 28, 2009 |

By Sarah Kelly Guest Columnist

The approach of Halloween brings with it the memories of sights and sounds of the same dark October night of years past. We are taken back to evenings spent trick-or-treating through neighborhood streets, in jovial … Read More

Baking a Relief from Dreary Weather and School Stress

October 21, 2009 |

By SARAH KELLY Guest Columnist

Mid-way through the semester, we begin to perceive the drawbacks presented by the change in seasons. A cold chill pervades the air, accompanied by what seems to be an ever-present drizzle. It doesn’t help matters … Read More

Susannigans: Homecoming Reminds us of UMW’s Atypical School Spirit

October 21, 2009 |

It’s the one weekend of the year where everyone wears the UMW hoodies they bought freshman year. The one weekend where students and alumni pretend like they regularly follow UMW athletics. The one weekend where it is perfectly acceptable to … Read More

Susannigans: Facebook Relationship Statuses Create Gossip

October 7, 2009 |


Susannah Clark is now in a complicated relationship.

So read my Facebook page last week. I changed my relationship status to “It’s complicated” half as a joke and half as a social experiment. The reaction … Read More

Baking and Homemaking Not A Step Backwards

October 7, 2009 |

BY SARAH KELLY Guest Columnist

The fall semester is well underway, and across our campus, the crisp days of autumn are once again upon us. A breeze is felt in the air and we begin to notice the trees sway … Read More

Susannigans: Twitter Has Novelty but Lacks Staying Power as Next Big Social Network

September 30, 2009 |


Over the past few years, I’ve gotten pretty used to writing about myself. Between this column, my non-fiction writing classes, and Facebook statuses, I’ve put a lot of energy into the assumption that people care about … Read More

Kama Sutra Contains More than Just Sexual Positions

September 30, 2009 |


In the distant past, an Indian scholar named Mallanaga Vatsyayana wrote a collection of texts called the Kama Shastra. This collection included a text about human sexual behavior known as the Kama Sutra.

Now I … Read More

Susannigans: Kanye's Ego Trip Getting Old Fast

September 16, 2009 |


There are two types of people in this world: people that love Taylor Swift and liars.

Kanye West is a liar.

Along with every other living participant in popular culture, I too was appalled by hip … Read More

Seasoned Rock Stars Need to Retain Same Spark as Early Career

September 9, 2009 |

By Susannah Clark Editor-in-Chief

Of the obnoxious amount of concerts I splurged on this summer, the two most worthwhile were the two most expensive: I dropped over $100 each to see the hardest working senior citizens in show business: Bruce … Read More

Rug Match the Merkin? Yes

November 20, 2008 |


Author’s Note: Ever since I became the “Sexclamations” columnist I have tried and failed many times to describe the amazingness of the merkin, or pubic wig. Merkin has even become one of my favorite words and as … Read More

Cosmo: Raunchy and Repetitive

November 20, 2008 |


At the risk of being chastised by my fellow twenty something females of the world, I have a confession: I am not a Cosmo girl. Cosmopolitan, the world’s best-selling cause of eating disorders and STDs, is more … Read More

Phone Sex: More Machine than Man

November 6, 2008 |


In a world with an unlimited amount of pornographic films, magazines, and toys, one outlet of sexual pleasure that has always eluded me has been phone sex.

There you are sitting with the receiver in one hand … Read More

UMW Too Old For Trick-Or-Treat?

November 6, 2008 |


“You’ve heard about fury and a woman scorned? …well that’s nothing compared to the fury of a woman who’s been cheated out of tricks or treats.”

Wise words from Linus Van Pelt, the blanketed prophet from “It’s … Read More