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The Blue & Gray Press | June 29, 2017

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Artist Hasan Elahi discusses racism in digital art world

April 6, 2017 | 1

By EMILY GROTTLE

On Tuesday, April 4, artist Hasan Elahi spoke at the University of Mary Washington about his unique artwork and the history behind it. Elahi is associate professor for the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, and recently won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Prize and grants from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Even without getting a high school degree, Elahi found that he can study any subject through the arts.Read More

Op Ed: POTUS: Predator of The United States

March 15, 2017 | 7

By EMILY GROTTLE

No matter how many times someone tells me I need to accept the fact that Donald Trump is the president, I will not, because I can never respect this man. Trump has been accused on multiple accounts of sexual harassment, and he continues to demean and belittle women because he is a celebrity in the eyes of the media. We need to break the silence on Trump and recognize that what this man has been getting away with for years is simply unacceptable.

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President Paino and staff work to fill Title IX positions

February 2, 2017 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

Now that Dr. Leah Cox has resigned from her position of Title IX Coordinator effective Jan. 19, President Paino has been working hard with multiple people to make sure her position will be filled, to ensure the safety of students and keep the Title IX position active. The University of Mary Washington has long been committed to keeping campus safe for the student body.Read More

Behind the scenes of Historical Preservation Club’s ghost tours

November 3, 2016 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

The University of Mary Washington’s Historical Preservation Club recently hosted their annual ghost tour on Oct. 21 and 22, a tradition that has taken place for over 30 years. Tour guides take excited guests to haunted areas around the city of Fredericksburg, where student volunteers and members of the club dress like ghosts and put on a show at each location.Read More

Why taking a knee is a step forward

October 12, 2016 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

Throughout America’s history, there have been movements and protests calling attention to racial discrimination in the United States, many of which moved this country forward, even if by inches. But what makes people begin to speak out now? Or has it always been that way and no one wants to notice? What makes 2016 such a pivotal year in race relations, and what is making people speak out now?Read More

High school to college transition made easier for UMW volleyball players

September 22, 2016 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

After four years in a familiar high school setting, freshman year of college can be an intimidating new adventure for many students. However, for the three starting freshman volleyball players Savannah Powers, Rachel Voketaitis and Skyler Sisk, college volleyball has only increased their love of the sport.Read More

UMW graduates create online art gallery

September 7, 2016 | 11

By EMILY GROTTLE

Recent University of Mary Washington graduates Maria Joranko and Lindsay Coffman recently co-founded Slayer Gallery, an online art gallery. Each graduated from UMW with a BA in studio art, Coffman in 2014, and Joranko just one year later in 2015. After graduation they had just one question on their minds: “What now?”Read More