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The Blue & Gray Press | April 20, 2018

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Students and faculty question no-mace policy

April 19, 2018 |

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 … Read More

April Lookbook

April 19, 2018 |

By SAVARA GUNN

Senior Writer

Want to know the inspiration for these looks and how to create them yourself?Read More

Liberal arts classes cater to democratic beliefs, leaving conservative students unsatisfied

April 19, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG

Staff Writer

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. Read More

Freshman students reflects on skills gained in their first year of college

April 19, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

The class of 2021 is finishing up its freshman year and has learned to grow and improve in many ways.Read More

Facebook cares more about corporate success than user privacy

April 19, 2018 |

By GRACE WINFIELD

Senior Writer

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.Read More

UMW should address local opioid crisis

April 19, 2018 |

By VANISA CLAY

Staff Writer

If you watch the news or follow social media, you are well aware that the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic.Read More

Op-Ed: First Year Experience is valuable

April 19, 2018 |

By THE ORIENTATION TEAM

Contributing Writer

This past week an article titled, “Expensive first year student program should be optional”Read More

Op-Ed: UMW Dining’s prices are too inflated

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXANDRA COOPER

Contributing Writer

College is expensive. I think that is something that most people can agree on regardless of if you live on campus or live off-campus and commute every day. Read More

Students should take advantage of writing and speaking center resources

April 19, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY

Staff Writer

The writing and speaking centers are invaluable resources for students at the University of Mary Washington. Read More

Artist Lucy Dacus stuns at show in D.C.

April 19, 2018 |

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. Read More

Paid to do homework: campus jobs that give you freetime

April 19, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

Getting paid to do homework is like killing two birds with one stone.Read More

Activists gather at Multicultural Fair, spread messages

April 19, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.Read More

UMW Theatre presents ancient Greek tragedy with “Medea”

April 19, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN

Senior Writer

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.Read More

We The Kings and T-Pain perform at CPB’s Spring Concert

April 19, 2018 |

By GRACE HOWIE

Contributing Writer

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.Read More

UMW Gallery Shares Portraits by Annemie Wolf

April 19, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Walking through the UMW gallery, you’ll see many faces plastered on the walls.Read More

President Paino presents proposed 2018-2019 budget

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH ROTHWELL

Staff Writer

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.Read More

College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dean Mellinger

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE

Senior Writer

Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.Read More

Salisbury cruises past UMW men’s lacrosse 10-20

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ERB

Staff Writer

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.Read More

First round of NHL playoffs start off with a bang

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Embiid and Curry eager to rejoin their teams as NBA playoffs begin

April 19, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Staff Ed: Blue & Gray Press staff reflects on 2017-18 academic year

April 19, 2018 |

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.Read More

Student Government Association embraces changes for next year

April 19, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.Read More

ResHall Recipes

April 12, 2018 |

By MIRANDA O’CONNOR

Staff Writer

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. Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Technical difficulties with UMW’s online housing system

April 12, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

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. Read More

Zen garden being constructed at UMW

April 12, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH

Senior Writer

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. Read More

Students question plans for Willard Hall

April 12, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth on modern presidency

April 12, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Staff Writer 

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.” Read More

Athletics departments lets go of Ken Tyler

April 12, 2018 |

By OLIVIA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Students and Professors share in the Jail n’ Bail fundraiser

April 12, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG 

Staff Writer

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.Read More