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The Blue & Gray Press | December 17, 2018

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The Best Ways to Destress Around Fredericksburg

December 12, 2018 |

MACKENZIE HARD

Staff Writer

Every fall semester, students are hit with the stress of finals, whether it is two weeks or a week before finals. But what do we do or what can we do to limit some of that … Read More

Eagle Experience: transfer preparation events ease transition to UMW

December 10, 2018 |

As transfer students, we were expected to attend an orientation. It gave us a better understanding of what was expected of us and gave us some tools to help us prepare to move in the fall. Read More

December 4th Podcast

December 6, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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Female representation in positions of power are lacking

December 6, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
According to BusinessInsider.com, however, only 3%-4% of CEO’s in today’s workplace are women.Read More

Every student should take a classics course, student says

December 6, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY
Senior Writer
Since coming to college, I have always felt that classics is underappreciated.Read More

Year-round AC usage in residence halls leads to higher energy costs

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLY SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
As the winter months approach, many students are running into an unexpected problem: with the heaters running full blast, their rooms are too hot.Read More

Rising number of students at Mary Washington seeking Talley Center services

December 6, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
According to a Talley Center Data and Trends document, for the 2017-2018 school year, the number of student clients who have gone to the Talley Center for counseling services has increased by 51.6 percent since the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

White supremacist propaganda found on campus

December 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Another white supremacist group made its presence known on UMW’s campus. Read More

UMW Honor Council sees uptick in reported violations

December 6, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Honor Code violations have been on the rise in recent years, according to new data from the Honor Council. Read More

College of Business receives internationally recognized accreditation

December 6, 2018 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
On Nov. 26, the University of Mary Washington College of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), becoming one of only five US schools to do so this year. Read More

Cross Country makes it into NCAA championships

December 6, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
For UMW’s cross country team, the goal each season is making it into the championship, though UMW does not always get to participate in said event.Read More

Community support: a spectator sport

December 6, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Community is built in part by invested fans at sporting events cheering for and supporting their local teams, encouraging the players to do their best, cheering for successes and consoling the team in the case of a loss.Read More

Chiefs release Hunt after allegations

December 6, 2018 |

By KAITLIN  SWANTON
Staff Writer
Star running back Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, who is facing three assault allegations from incidents dating back to January 2018, was released from the team on Friday.Read More

UMW Theatre bids farewell to Julie Hodge after 30 years

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Staff Writer
Julie Hodge has been working for the UMW theatre department for 23 years, longer than most students have even been alive. She has spent the majority of her teaching career working here and has loved every minute of it.Read More

Musician profile: Drake Dragone creates thematic music

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLISON TOVEY
Staff Writer
A senior music major focusing on composition and music technology, Drake Dragone writes about a lot of serious subject matter. But he makes it cathartic and joyful with the help of the Fredericksburg music scene.Read More

Tips for holiday gift shopping while on a college budget

December 6, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
With winter break on the horizon and only a few weeks left to get your gifts ready, here are some tips for how you can tackle your holiday shopping list, without breaking the bank.Read More

Guide to organization during finals week

December 6, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
Keeping organized throughout finals week and the rest of the semester is one thing that can help, not just when it comes to studying, but also in your everyday life.Read More

On-campus dining should add new ‘mini bowl’ to Qdoba menu

December 6, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
A majority of students agree with the option of a smaller bowl size, with 63% of respondents citing it as a better option in an online social media poll I conducted on Instagram.Read More

Student calls for radio station reform

December 6, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
How many times can I listen to The Offspring’s “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” before my brain slips out of my skull?Read More

Colleges should make transfer-credit process simpler

December 6, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Around one-third (37%) of students lost their credits when transferring public institutions from 2004 to 2009, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That number is likely higher today, as the university population, in general, has risen. Read More

A freshman perspective: overnight guest rules should be modified

December 6, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
Despite these rules, students should be allowed to have overnight guests for the first semester.Read More

Staff Ed: Use break to rest, revive and revitalize yourself

December 6, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
We are living in an age of anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect around 40 million adults in the United States or nearly 1 in 5 people. Read More

UMW students predict Super Bowl and playoff contenders

December 6, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Staff Writer
While UMW students are in the midst of wrapping up the fall 2018 semester with an accumulation of final papers, presentations, and exams, they are beginning to explore new avenues pertaining to their free time and extracurriculars.Read More

New culinary club aims to teach healthy eating habits

December 5, 2018 |

By LAURA SCHNEIDER 
Contributing Writer
UMW’s new culinary club held its first interest meeting on Friday, Nov. 30. Club leaders spoke about their goals and expectations for prospective members. Read More

November 12 Podcast

November 16, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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November 5 Podcast

November 15, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL STAFF

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Staff Ed: Veteran appreciation should be celebrated beyond Veterans day

November 15, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
This past Sunday, Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the country. The holiday serves as an opportunity to publicly recognize our veterans and acknowledge their efforts.Read More

Commuters must actively get involved to feel included on campus

November 15, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
Off-campus students tend to face more challenges than on-campus students when it comes to their level of involvement with on-campus activities. Read More

Students deserve a week-long Thanksgiving break

November 15, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER
Staff Writer
Finals are quickly approaching. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, students are depending on the break to relax before exams and final projects, but the break isn’t long enough.Read More

Installation of “water bottle fountains” promotes reusable bottle usage

November 15, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
Those familiar with the UMW Fitness Center have undoubtedly used the water fountains in the facility at some point or another. These aren’t your grandfather’s water fountains, though- this is the future of hydration.Read More