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The Blue & Gray Press | October 17, 2018

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Staff Ed: Big Pharma reaches new moral low

October 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
The CEO of a pharmaceutical company has recently faced backlash over a 400 percent price increase of the antibiotic, nitrofurantoin.Read More

October 8 Podcast

October 11, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

 

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Trump and GOP set back #MeToo movement

October 11, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Donald Trump and his GOP followers are notorious for harmful rhetoric against all that oppose them.Read More

Four year eligibility rule is unfair to student-athletes

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
The four-year eligibility rule in the NCAA is quite controversial amongst student-athletes.Read More

Major options are limited and not specific, student says

October 11, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
From the moment I started college, my major was suddenly a definitive trait.Read More

Religion belongs outside of public school

October 11, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Faith and religion are by no means harmful concepts that should be banned on campuses; however, it should be banned from the curriculum.Read More

Athletes with Type 1 diabetes find support system

October 11, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Being a student-athlete comes with many responsibilities, whether they be on the field, in the classroom or in the community. Adding Type 1 diabetes to the mix adds another layer of complexity.Read More

Communication and Digital Studies major to become full degree program rather than special major

October 11, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
At their Sept. 27 meeting, the UMW Board of Visitors approved the submission of a proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), requesting the creation of a degree program for the Communication and Digital Studies (CDS) major.Read More

Political clubs at UMW prepare for November midterm elections

October 11, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
On the verge of the halfway mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and as an unprecedented number of Democratic women have decided to run for Congress, on Nov. 6, 2018, the United States of America will hold its midterm elections. Read More

Performing Arts Company prepares for 2018 Small Show

October 11, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The collaborative dose of dancing that you’ve been missing is back this semester.Read More

Fall events around Fredericksburg throughout October

October 11, 2018 |

By KENNETH MCDONELL & RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writers
Kayaking, live music, hiking, pumpkin patches, apple picking, Halloween spirit, and fall festivals. For students staying at UMW or in Fredericksburg for fall break, there are events to attend and places to visit around campus to enjoy the break.Read More

Movie review: Sony’s “Venom” is better than critics say

October 11, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Venom is by far one of the most interesting characters Marvel has ever producedRead More

Cheer rebuilds into a competitive team

October 11, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ
Staff Writer
The past three years have been defining, according to club cheer captain Tianni Sicam, a senior sociology major.Read More

Four Mary Washington athletes earn CAC recognition

October 11, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
In late September, four UMW athletes were awarded CAC athlete of the weekRead More

Sidewalk chalk messages are no place for debates

October 11, 2018 |

By JACK POLLARD
Staff Writer
Surely you‘ve seen them by now. They‘re most likely positioned on your way to class, through the tunnel, or on the front steps of the UC: the messages, written in chalk and practically littered along Campus Walk. Read More

Women’s volleyball sweeps York, wins tough match

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
Currently, the Eagles are on a three-game winning streak. The team is 12-8 overall and 3-0 in the CAC. Their next game is away at Salisbury University, on Saturday, Oct. 13.Read More

Students respond to pro-life messages on campus

October 10, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the University of Mary Washington Students for Life organization chalked pro-life messages on Campus Walk around Monroe Hall, Lee Hall, and Woodard. Read More

2018 Annual Security Report shows increase of reported rape cases over past three years

October 10, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Staff Writer
The UMW Department of Public Safety reported that there has been a substantial increase in on-campus rapes over the past three years.Read More

October 1 Podcast

October 8, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS

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UMW prepares to host First District Congressional Debate

October 4, 2018 |

by KENNY MCDONELL
Staff Writer
Sitting Republican Congressman Rob Wittman of Westmoreland County and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams of King George are set to battle it out in a 1st District congressional debate to be held at University of Mary Washington.Read More

Students and faculty weigh in on VA Senate poll

October 4, 2018 |

By KATIE HIPPLE
Staff Writer
Incumbent Senator Tim Kaine is holding a strong lead over challenger Corey Stewart, a UMW poll conducted by survey company SSRS earlier this month reports. Read More

RA presence for roommate agreements should be optional

October 4, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
This year, UMW made it a requirement for RAs to be present when roommates complete the agreements, and this rule is unnecessary.Read More

In-season varsity student athletes should have preferential registration

October 4, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD 
Staff Writer
I propose that student athletes should be able to have preferential registration while registering for the semester in which their traditional season takes place.Read More

Varsity soccer shapes college experience for senior athlete

October 4, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Sports make up a large part of Mary Washington’s community and have a unique impact on the college experiences of athletes.Read More

Staff Ed: Vote this upcoming election

October 4, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD

The editorial staff of the Blue and Gray encourages you to vote in the November 6 election.

But I’m not registered to vote.

Registering to vote is actually pretty easy! Here’s where you … Read More

UMW varsity football remains a fantasy for students

October 4, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The UMW Athletics Department has no plans to create an official university football program now or in the near future. Read More

“The Predator” review: the hunt is on for a better movie

October 4, 2018 |

Harry Fisher
Online Editor
Few movies have managed to disappoint me as much as Shane Black’s “The Predator.”Read More

Domain Fellows create websites and discuss impact of web

October 4, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Staff Writer
Recently, the applications for UMW Domain Fellows closed and a new group of applicants became the next group of students to participate in the second year of this program, in which students create their own projects using UMW’s Domain of One’s Own.Read More

Brett Kavanaugh does not possess the qualities expected of a Supreme Court Justice

October 4, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ 
Staff Writer
“Bi-partisan polarization is at an all time high in this country and its divide has never felt more rigid.”Read More

The Frights release new album and begin nation-wide tour

October 4, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Staff Writer
With the release of their most recent album “Hypochondriac,” which came out on Aug 24, The Frights have stretched from their consistent surf punk sound to encompass a grungy and rather clear studio sound.Read More