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The Blue & Gray Press | June 20, 2018

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Staff Ed: The Blue & Gray wishes students a relaxed and productive fall break

October 12, 2017 |


For many students, midterm week consists of late-night studying and lots of stress. But as midterm week comes to an end, students have fall break to look forward to as their reward for all their hard work. It can serve as a light at the end of the tunnel for students who have just finished a challenging week of tests and projects.Read More

Locked out: UMW Students’ frustration post-Thanksgiving break

December 1, 2016 |


After a relaxing Thanksgiving break, I knew on Sunday I would have to leave as early as possible from home to beat heavy traffic when heading back to school. The American Automobile Association stated that more travelers would be on the road than there had in the last nine years. After my parents heard that statistic, they decided to drop me off as early as they could.Read More

UMW students experience more homesickness than usual this semester

November 10, 2016 |


As the weather grows colder and the fall semester moves forward, a new year of students are settling in to the rhythm of new friends, classes and college life, while the first stirrings of holiday cheer are in the air. For many students, the stretch between fall break and the Thanksgiving holiday can spark feelings of homesickness as they are faced with the longest stretch so far this year without a chance to see their families.Read More

The annual “Big Ash Bonfire” hit Jefferson Square and did not disappoint

October 27, 2016 |


After fall break on Wednesday evening, students crowded Campus Walk, all heading towards Jefferson Square to enjoy the warmth of the fire and the benefits of free food. The fire burned bright in the middle of the grass.Read More

Staff Editorial: Fall into a Productive Break

October 10, 2012 |

Fall Break is upon us once again as the weather turns from balmy 80 degree afternoons to cold, rainy days spent trudging through puddles and wishing for the coat you left at home.

It can be an excellent end to … Read More