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The Blue & Gray Press | March 19, 2019

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Committee proposes changes to general education program

February 28, 2019 |

By CHLOE MARTIN
Staff Writer
The general education committee has proposed changes to the current general education requirements.Read More

UMW named a top producer of Fulbright students

February 28, 2019 |

By GRACE WINFIELD
Viewpoints Editor
The University of Mary Washington has recently been named a top producer for Fulbright U.S. students amongst other colleges and universities featured in the Feb. 11 issue of “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”Read More

Spirit rock draws crowds and mixed reviews over hoax

February 28, 2019 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Contributing Writer
On Feb. 4, the message “MEET HERE 2/22, 12, Midnight” appeared on the spirit rock. The message caused speculation among students who wondered what it could mean.Read More

President Paino communicates with students via email

February 28, 2019 |

By ETHAN RATLIFF
Staff Writer
On Feb. 12, a message from President Troy Paino was sent out via email to students which addressed issues apparent in the leadership of the Commonwealth of Virginia.Read More

UMW health officials advocate for vaccinations

February 28, 2019 |

By MIKAYLA MCDONALD
Staff Writer
Vaccines have eradicated infectious diseases like smallpox, and reduced others such as polio and measles. But recently, vaccines have been placed at the epicenter of various ethical controversies.Read More

Faculty launches food and clothing pantry

February 28, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
A new committee has formed to start a new food and clothing pantry on UMW’s campus.Read More

UMW must reevaluate on-campus housing scholarship requirement

February 28, 2019 |

By NICOLETTE VALLEE
Staff Writer
It is time for the students at UMW to be able to retain possession of scholarships without the obligation to live on campus. Read More

Bacon: the killer on your plate

February 28, 2019 |

By SHARJEEL AHMED
Staff Writer
Every morning, UMW students stand in line at the UC to fill their plates with eggs, biscuits, sausages and bacon.Read More

February 27 Podcast

February 28, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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Television should be used as a platform to address social issues

February 28, 2019 |

By SARAH GARNETT
Staff Writer
While some are getting ready to go out for a night at Brock’s, I’m usually settling in at home for a new episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”Read More

Women and gender studies major should be valued

February 28, 2019 |

By FIONA NALEPA
Staff Writer
Out of the variety of majors that are offered at the University of Mary Washington, one of the most overlooked is the women and gender studies major.Read More

Staff Ed: Jussie Smollett’s alleged actions do not represent all victims of hate crimes

February 28, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

On Jan 29, 2019 Jussie Smollett, star of the TV show “Empire”, filed a police report alleging he was assaulted with multiple hate crimes committed against Smollett. The alleged attack took place … Read More

Women’s club frisbee attends professional ultimate combine

February 28, 2019 |

By SOPHIE AHAVA
Staff Writer
University of Mary Washington women’s club frisbee was presented with an opportunity to attend a development combine at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park in Fredericksburg earlier this month.Read More

Beth Druvenga named head athletic trainer

February 28, 2019 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
In February, University of Mary Washington Athletics announced that Beth Druvenga is the new head athletic trainer for UMW athletes.Read More

UMW dance team organizes Kid’s Dance Camp

February 28, 2019 |

By DEANNA BIONDI
Staff Writer
Limited faculty support can make planning difficult, but that doesn’t stop the team from organizing their own events on top of choreographing routines and attending rehearsals.Read More

Netflix’s “Russian Doll” puts a twist on classic time loop story

February 28, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
“Russian Doll” puts a surprising twist on the classic time loop storyline. It’s funny, witty and sometimes bizarre, but underneath, it uses the time loop to work the characters through trauma and depression in a raw and honest way.Read More

Gatekeepers set the standards for masculinity

February 28, 2019 |

ETHAN RATLIFF
Staff Writers
As a man, I’ve been subject to gatekeeping my entire life- all men have. It happens anytime someone says, “A real man would…”Read More

US women’s team deserves more support in 2019 World Cup

February 28, 2019 |

By MIKAYLA MCDONALD
Staff Writer
One of the most notable events for women sports that has gained popularity in the last three decades is the FIFA Women’s World Cup.Read More

Red pepper gouda soup has become a UMW tradition

February 28, 2019 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
One of the most popular features of UMW’s Underground Café is the delicious, creamy taste of the red pepper gouda soup that is only available on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., or until they run out.Read More

UMW needs more technical writing courses

February 21, 2019 |

By KRISTEN LEWERS
Staff Writer
The English, Linguistics, and Communications department should offer technical writing courses, or technical communication, to further expand course options tailored towards professional writing.Read More

Non-Western literature courses should be a requirement for the English major

February 21, 2019 |

By DEANNA BIONDI
Staff Writer
Inspired by my Global Issues in Literature course, I looked through the list of courses and couldn’t find many non-Western literature classes that were still available for that semester.Read More

February 18 Podcast

February 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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February 11 Podcast

February 21, 2019 |

THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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Willard Hall renovations to be complete in fall of 2019

February 21, 2019 |

By REINA DATTA
Staff Writer
On Friday, Feb. 1, Juliette Landphair, the Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out an email update about the various on-campus renovations that are currently underway.Read More

Riding spurs their season forward with home show success

February 21, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington riding team ended their season with a two day home show hosted at Hazelwild farm on Feb. 16 and 17.Read More

Death of NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity goes viral

February 21, 2019 |

By OLIVIA LEHMAN
Staff Writer
The last image transmitted by NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity looks to be a grainy, streaked photo of the night sky.Read More

Staff Ed: New act gives those convicted of marijuana possession a clean slate, reduces incarceration

February 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and presidential hopeful is under fire after admitting she has smoked marijuana.On Feb. 11, Harris shared her story with the hosts of the “The Breakfast Club” radio … Read More

Hip-hop transcends beyond outdated Grammys award system

February 21, 2019 |

By DRE CHANDLER
Staff Writer
Nearing the end of this past decade, it isn’t a secret that the Grammys have yet to catch up with the modern shift in music.Read More

2018 alumna Carmen Lily Flores found her passion for creating music at UMW

February 21, 2019 |

By ALISON TOVEY
Senior Writer
The successful singer added a music major in her senior year on top of the international relations degree she had been pursuing. Read More

Examining the trope of journalists in superhero comic books

February 21, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
It seems like in every superhero story, there’s always the reporter or the photographer who’s there documenting the actions of the hero, and presenting them to the public in either a positive or negative light. Read More