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The Blue & Gray Press | March 20, 2018

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UMW participates in National School Walkout

March 15, 2018 |


News Editor

17 minutes for 17 lives.

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., across various time zones, students of all ages walked out of classes to show support and solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting that took place exactly one month prior. The walkouts were also a symbolic way to call for change in gun legislation.Read More

Decades of resistance: Gaye Adegbalola’s activism through music

March 14, 2018 |


Online Editor

Perched on a stool in front of a small crowd in the LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Gaye Adegbalola’s expert hands move across the smooth mahogany of her guitar, as her clear voice fills the room with melodies of social injustice.Read More

Out of the shadows: survivors find support with UMW Talley Center

February 8, 2018 |


Online Editor

A trickle of female students amble into a warm room and smell the swirl of incense in the air and a selection of maroon upholstered chairs surrounding a table covered with coloring books, glitter … Read More

UMW senior scores on the court and in the classroom

November 16, 2017 |


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The ball whooshes through the net as Kendall Parker’s sneakers skim across court. The crowd’s cheers rebound from wall to wall, excitement courses through the air.Read More

A crowded campus is a small price to pay for recruiting future Eagles

April 24, 2017 |


April is a stressful month for Mary Washington students, but this stress is not solely because of assignments or presentations. During the month of April the UMW Admissions Office welcomes large groups of individuals interested in Mary Washington to campus. Tour guides show these groups around residence halls, classrooms and popular campus scenes such as Ball Circle.Read More

You had me at Pho

April 20, 2017 |


With the end of the semester drawing near, some Mary Washington students are watching their flex dollars and meal swipes dwindle as they enter the final three weeks of the semester. However, UMW students should not lose hope. Fredericksburg is a college town, and college towns look after their student community.Read More

Fredericksburg Visitor Center showcases brochures, maps and local art

April 13, 2017 |


As Friday night in downtown Fredericksburg begins to ignite, tourists and Mary Washington students wander in and out of an old brick building on the corner of Caroline and Charlotte Street. Each person has one goal in mind: to see what the city of Fredericksburg has to offer.Read More

Six study break ideas for stressed out students

April 5, 2017 |


It is officially April, and University of Mary Washington students are feeling the pressure of exams and dreaded presentations. It’s important to remember that study breaks are essential to the long hours spent in the library. The perfect study break is something that gives your mind a rest from long hours of wracking your brain, while not taking up too much time to distract you from you’re studying. Here are six study break ideas to help keep you relaxed and your brain rested.Read More

ResHall Recipes: comfort food for stressed out students

March 23, 2017 |


Even though it is officially spring, the temperatures are still low. It’s about a month from finals, and Mary Washington students are in need of some comfort food.Read More

Great Lives Lecture: George Lucas’ unexpected success

March 16, 2017 |


George Lucas’ need for control not only helped him succeed in making movies, but also facilitated how much he impacted the world of cinematology, The New York Times bestselling biographer told his audience in Dodd Auditorium. Read More

Midterm Tips: how to make it to spring break

February 27, 2017 |


Midterms for many University of Mary Washington students are happening either this week or the week after spring break. Because of this, students are feeling overwhelmed with an influx of papers, projects and tests. Here are 10 essential tips for students to not only survive midterms, but to also come out on top.Read More

A look at students’ favorite Thanksgiving and holiday traditions

December 1, 2016 |


Whether it is cooking pies together for the Thanksgiving meal, hunting for the perfect Christmas tree or attending Christmas Eve service, holiday traditions are an integral part of everyone’s holiday season. Holiday traditions not only provide a festive atmosphere for people, but also build a community around them.Read More