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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2019

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UMW contributes to high voter turnout in midterm elections

November 15, 2018 |

Staff Writer
This election season, Fredericksburg saw a 5 percent increase in voter registration from 2017 due to a surge of 600 new University of Mary Washington students who registered to vote, according to The Free Lance-Star.Read More

Staff Ed: Vote this upcoming election

October 4, 2018 |


The editorial staff of the Blue and Gray encourages you to vote in the November 6 election.

But I’m not registered to vote.

Registering to vote is actually pretty easy! Here’s where you … Read More

The outcome of upcoming gubernatorial election is crucial to Virginia’s future

November 2, 2017 |



In less than a week, Virginia will have the United States’ most consequential election since the presidential election. Virginia has been a swing state since 2004, voting Republican in ten consecutive presidential elections from 1968 to 2004. In the presidential election Hillary Clinton won by five percent in Virginia, so the outcome of this election will decide if the state is in favor of the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. In this upcoming gubernatorial election, there are three candidates.Read More

Some UMW students join thousands countrywide in protesting Trump

November 16, 2016 |


A wave of protests has swept the country immediately following the announcement our new President- elect, Donald J. Trump. High school and college students alike have been exercising their right to free expression, protected under the First Amendment of the United States’ Constitution. The fears that many of these students have, stems from the intolerance that Trump welcomed during his campaign.

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UMW students react to the plans of President-elect, Donald Trump

November 16, 2016 |


The unprecedented election of Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has upset many Americans, including a large number of UMW students. But while every election causes some disappointment in voters, this one has been particularly controversial and divisive.

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SGA offers statement on Tuesday night’s election

November 10, 2016 |

Following the results of Tuesday night’s election, many University of Mary Washington students raised concerns about the way forward. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 10, the UMW SGA offered a statement to address concerns and promote unity:

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Presidential race sends waves through UMW community

October 5, 2016 |


The Presidential race is down to Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump. One of these candidates will inevitably take office in January after the election in November. But first we are bombarded with television ads, news articles and, of course, the debates. However, these debates are not just between the presidential candidates, they are right here on the UMW campus as well.Read More

Habits of Millennial voting lives up to stereotype

March 17, 2016 |

By Jonathon Myers

On March 1, according to an article in Bustle, well over a million people showed up to vote on Super Tuesday in the state of Virginia. Around 800,000 people voted in the Republican primary and more than 575,000 people voted in the Democratic primary. I was not one of those people. Call it apathy, or call it whatever you like. I did not vote. I simply did not care enough.Read More

Senate goes red, Virginia still up in the air after midterms

November 5, 2014 |


One of the most dramatic midterm elections in recent years came to a close Tuesday night, resulting in a massive shift of political control in Washington.Read More

Staff editorial: voting affects beyond the election

September 25, 2013 |

Every time an election is held, there is a constant barrage of “your vote counts” messages. It is repeatedly stressed the importance of every vote. It can even reach a point where the messages stop seeming like a promotion of civic duty and more like a desperate attempt to garner votes for a specific candidate.Read More

Northam campaign prepares for election

September 19, 2013 |

As the lieutenant governor race draws closer to election day, Dr. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for the seat, reached out to voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia to speak about his views for it’s future.Read More

Network Consults Professor

November 11, 2012 |

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center of Leadership and Media Studies, spoke on BBC News about his views on how Asian-Americans affect the U.S. election.Read More

Citizens' Apathy Creates No Change

September 13, 2012 |

By JAMES MOORE According to a report by the United States census, in the 2008 general election, 64 percent of voting-age citizens voted. This may come across as surprising. After all, that means that 36 percent of the potential voting … Read More

Reeves Elected To Senate

November 9, 2011 |


With the narrow defeat of incumbent Democratic Sen. Edd Houck by Bryce Reeves in Senate District 17 Tuesday night, the Democratic Party lost control of Virginia’s State Senate. As of Wednesday morning, 45,073 votes have been cast, … Read More

LETTER: Student government official responds to recent election criticism

April 6, 2011 |

Dear Editor,

The editorial titled “Candidates are Lost in Obscurity Despite Change in SGA Leadership” was a sorely biased and under researched piece. Publishing this article promotes the false idea that there is no connection between the students and the … Read More

New Student Group Promotes Voting

October 28, 2010 |

With the November House of Representatives election approaching, UMW Votes, a nonpartisan project started by sophomore Thomas Bowman, is encouraging students to vote in the Nov. 2 election.

Bowman began the project after his experience with Gerry Connolly’s congressional campaign … Read More

Due to Online Survey Problem, Elections Took One Month

October 6, 2010 |


Staff Writer

In an unforeseen chain of events, freshman class council elections took nearly a month of re-elections and runoff elections to determine conclusive results.

The original ballots were cast on Sept. 8 and 9 for each … Read More

JRB Ready to Run Mid-Year Election

February 3, 2010 |


Recent mid-term vacancies for the Judicial Review Board (JRB) will be filled by a special election at the Eagle’s Nest this Friday, Feb. 5.

The special election is being held to complete the terms of four class … Read More

Deeds Rallies Students, Unions at UMW

October 21, 2009 |


An impassioned Creigh Deeds warned against complacency on Saturday at a Democratic rally in Lee Hall, emphasizing to the Bullet that students should care about the election and about state politics in general.

“…it’s … Read More

Lt. Governor Election Just as Important

October 21, 2009 |


With only a few weeks to go, elections have begun to gain the attention of more and more Virginians. The main focus is the showdown between Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, but it is important that … 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