By ES HETHCOX & MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
Online Editor & News Editor
Flipping through a University of Mary Washington student handbook or reading through forbidden items in residence halls, students can find a list of forbidden items including: drugs, fireworks, and …
By TREVOR YOUNG
It has become a commonly held opinion, especially by people outside of the institutions, that the modern liberal arts education is nothing more than a mechanism designed to produce left-leaning, progressive voters.
By EMILY ROSSI
The class of 2021 is finishing up its freshman year and has learned to grow and improve in many ways.
By GRACE WINFIELD
Founded in 2004, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. According to Statista, Facebook acquired 2.2 billions members by the of the fourth quarter of 2017, the members varying in nationality, age, and sexual orientation.
By JOSHUA STALEY
The writing and speaking centers are invaluable resources for students at the University of Mary Washington.
Grace Howie, Contributing Writer
Lucy Dacus, a 22-year-old from Richmond, ended her tour on Apr. 14 at the Rock n Roll Hotel in D.C. The show sold out so quickly when it was announced, that they booked a second show the same night. An early show, and a late show. I went to the late show that started at 10 p.m. and ended after midnight. The three bands, all playing two sets in a short few hours, was nothing short of true musicianship.
By VICTORIA GRANT
Getting paid to do homework is like killing two birds with one stone.
By KELSEY SHEFFER
For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.
By LINDSEY BROWN
The story of Medea is like no other; it’s a heart wrenching tale of a woman who gave everything up for a man, only for him to leave her for his own political aspirations.
By GRACE HOWIE
On Thursday, Apr. 12, the University of Mary Washington welcomed We The Kings and T-Pain. With the help of volunteers, the Campus Programming Board transformed the Anderson Center into a concert venue fitting of these two artists.
By HANNAH ROTHWELL
On Wednesday, April 11 as a part of the “Can We Talk” student forums, President Paino presented his proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year to gauge student reactions to proposed tuition increases.
By HANNAH GALEONE
Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
By ALEXIS ERB
With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.
By HANNA LUGO
The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.
By BRIAN SWEENEY
During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
Over this past year, the Blue & Gray Press staff has worked hard to produce high quality journalism. Our mission is to serve the University of Mary Washington and greater Fredericksburg community with timely and accurate news.
By T’KEYAH JONES
Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.
By MIRANDA O’CONNOR
As college students, we are all always looking for cheap options for dinner. Sometimes, it is nice to switch up our options instead of eating Ramen, Easy Mac or ordering from Vocelli’s for the third time in a week.
By LAURA TAYLOR
In the past two years, the dean of the UMW College of Business has received 12 student complaints about their professors according to a Freedom of Information Act request.
By EMILY ROSSI
During the week of March 19, the UMW online housing system ran into many technical difficulties, leaving students stuck in rooms they didn’t ask for, with people they did not know.
By SARAH GOODNOUGH
Over the first weekend of April, Gardens Unlimited Bonsai Nursery, the design team working on UMW’s Zen garden, solved a major drainage issue to prevent rainwater from washing down into the amphitheater construction area.
By HANNA LUGO
The University of Mary Washington is home to 18 residence halls, but only 17 are currently in use. Willard Hall was shut down for renovation because of a steam pipe burst over the summer of 2017.
By RACHEL MANNING
This spring, presidential scholar and University of Mary Washington professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth published a book titled “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.”
By OLIVIA TAYLOR
It was announced on March 30 that Ken Tyler, University of Mary Washington athletic director, will not be continuing on in the position. Tyler was informed that his contract that expires in June would not be renewed.
By TREVOR YOUNG
Most students are probably familiar with UMW Relay for Life, an organization that supports the American Cancer Society, but many might not know of their yearly fundraiser Jail n’ Bail. As the name suggests, the fundraiser involves having faculty members and students wait in jail until their bail is placed. In this case, their bail is simply their fundraising goal.