By KOTY BOWEN
All students at the University of Mary Washington know of the boulder used for announcements that sits outside of Woodard. “The rock,” is coated in layers and layers of paint. Students paint the rock for many of reasons, whether to announce the annual “Rocky Horror Picture Show” or to advertise a club meeting or event. Recently though, there has been some controversy over the rock and its message.
By SKYLA HENDRICKS
High waisted jeans versus hip huggers, an age-old question. Well, maybe not age-old, but debatable enough. I am an avid hip-hugging jean wearer, but I have started to feel like I am the only one with recent trends favoring high waisted. I started to wonder which jeans were more popular on the UMW campus and why girls preferred one kind of jean over another.
By REBEKAH DEBELL
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.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
At The Blue & Gray Press, we love to see the university community engage in the discussion of vital issues on our campus. We also love seeing these important conversations take place on our website in response to our articles. Whether positive or negative, constructive criticism is a large aspect of journalism that all journalists understand and come to appreciate. In addition, this editorial board enjoys getting letters to the editor and op-eds about issues the student body and university community find important. The discussions that take place in the comments can be constructive, informative and sometimes eye-opening. While this is true, we would also like to remind everyone that the University’s Statement of Community Values is something that applies on our website, whether anonymous or not.
By DAHLIA SOMERS
The British arrived at the University of Mary Washington with fighting spirits.
Around 100 students and Fredericksburg community members attended the 1st Congressional District debate sponsored by the UMW Young Democrats, the UMW College Republicans and The Blue & Gray Press on Monday night. The debate gave incumbent Republican Representative Rob Wittman, Democratic challenger Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker…
This coming week, the University of Mary Washington will hold a debate of the candidates for the First Congressional District. Republican incumbent Rob Wittman, Democrat Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker will meet on Monday, Oct. 6 in Dodd Auditorium to debate a number of pressing issues.
The University of Mary Washington Public Debate Practicum class tackled the question of whether the school should start a varsity football program. The debate was held on Thursday, Oct 24; Yireda Jilili and Teddy Dillon argued the affirmative and Tom Pacheco and David Carpenter argued against a football program.
The candidates for Lt. Governor, Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican E.W. Jackson, met for their first debate at George Mason University Arlington campus on Sept. 24 to present their platforms and discuss their qualifications.
The University of Mary Washington debate team participated in a debate on the issue of presidential war powers last Tuesday, Sept. 10, at George Washington University.
By RUTH DALRYMPLE
Last Thursday, Nov. 4, 2011, the University of Mary Washington hosted Democratic Sen. Edd Houck and Bryce Reeves, his Republican challenger, in their only debate of the election season.
The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and Pi Sigma …
The public debate practicum class held a forum to discuss the merits of the one-strike drug policy on campus yesterday, Nov. 17.
The debate was introduced by moderator Thomas Ella, who also spoke with Doug Rissing in favor of keeping …
The University of Mary Washington placed third at the National Debate Tournament (NDT) hosted at the University of California at Berkeley in March. Senior Kevin Kallmyer of Olney, Md., and sophomore Peter Susko of Erie, Pa., were among 78 two-person …
By MASON RAYNER Guest Columnist
Few issues have proven to be as divisive as climate change. Unfortunately, the ideological rancor from both sides has resulted in a debate that has become highly politicized, with a complex and nuanced issue of …
By Kaitlin Mayhew
UMW was one of six college debate teams to gather on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration to debate President Barack Obama’s policies in an inaugural debate series. The debate team argued healthcare policies as a part …
By Kaitlin Mayhew
It all started over dinner. The Debate Consortium, a newly established institution, pairs universities that have strong competitive debate programs with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have expressed interest in re-launching, or in some cases …