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The Blue & Gray Press | May 21, 2019

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Pressure comes from within for first generation college students

April 25, 2019 |

Staff Writer
When you are a first generation student, you may feel some added pressure other students do not experience. Being the first in your family is tough, and the expectations weigh heavily. You have to stay on top of things. You have more responsibilities.Read More

Older students need community on campus

April 25, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Nearly 70 percent of the students here at UMW are between 18 and 21 years old, which is considered the “normal” age range for undergraduates. 17 percent of students follow closely behind at 22-24. The remaining 13 percent of students are outside of that range, including myself. Read More

Campus reflects on ongoing government shutdown

January 24, 2019 |

Staff Writer
The United States is in the midst of its longest partial government shutdown in history, entering day 33 at the time of publication.Read More

Transfer student finds home at UMW

April 20, 2017 |


I still remember my first day of college. I felt like a kindergartener all over again with sweaty palms and butterflies in my stomach. Sure, I was nervous, but I was also bursting with excitement. I was about to start my journey down a four-year road of self-discovery.Read More

Lack of out-of-family support for those with disabilities makes it hard for families

March 15, 2017 |


When I met my best friend, I had no idea how much we had in common. We have government employee parents, we are both vegetarians and we both have disabled older brothers.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

Suspect Still at Large in Purse Snatching at Giant

September 29, 2010 |

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Fredericksburg police received a call that the mother of a UMW senior was robbed while entering Giant, the grocery store in Eagle Village, police officials said.  No weapon was involved in this crime.

According to … Read More