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The Blue & Gray Press | June 15, 2019

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

February 28, 2019 |

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

Six Nations Championship has begun

February 7, 2019 |

Staff Writer
As of Feb. 1, one of the most anticipated European rugby tournaments has kicked off. Read More

Study Abroad program takes UMW students to far away places

March 16, 2017 |


For many college students studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience. Some choose France, Italy, Argentina and countless other countries around the world. From new food, new people and a new environment, studying abroad offers a wide range of unique experiences.Read More

Burkini ban blurs the boundary of secular traditions in France

September 15, 2016 |


I remember the first day I woke up in Rome like it was yesterday. My eyes brightly popped open to the sound of my sister’s only t-shirt hitting the wooden floor of our rented apartment as it swung off the clothesline. Megan, my older sister, had lost all of her luggage for my family’s week-long stay in Rome in July of 2007 and she took it like a champ. Her only outfit had been thrown in the wash the minute we got to the apartment late in the afternoon the day before.Read More

Basque Nationalism and Spain

April 11, 2012 |

When most Americans think of Spain, they picture small, quaint towns running along the infinite beaches of the Mediterranean basking in the sun.

While this is representative of the tourist-centered south, there is something completely different that comes to mind … Read More

French Fashions Are Still Stylish on UMW Campus

February 1, 2012 |


Christine Nolan knows how to get dressed in the morning. This week’s profile, a junior majoring in French and studio art, exudes a sense of personal style that emanates more from her recent travels than from … Read More

France's Ban on Veils Raises Ethical Questions

April 20, 2011 |


Earlier last week, France’s ban on the public use of veils, such as the burqa and niqab, took effect because it represented a legitimate threat to their secular ideals.  The ban has already resulted in the arrests … Read More

Meannedering: Take Time to Choose Your Wine

March 30, 2011 |

When it comes to wine in France, it’s always five o’clock somewhere.

At the beginning of my trip, I stayed in a hostel with my program.  Our first experience with wine in France was in the hostel cafeteria, where some … Read More