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The Blue & Gray Press | September 24, 2017

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Jazz Ensemble performs at Riverfest fundraising event

September 21, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This past Saturday, Friends of the Rappahannock hosted their 27 annual riverfest at Farley Vale Farm. The event serves as a great opportunity for the people of Fredericksburg to support their community and river restoration over a delicious cookout, boat rides and live music. This year, the University of Mary Washington’s very own Doug Gately, Director of Jazz Studies, and the UMW Jazz Ensemble were invited to perform at the festival.Read More

Trump’s tweets provide little reassurance to hurricane victims

September 7, 2017 | 2


Staff Writer

Hurricane Harvey is the first natural disaster to test Donald Trump’s presidency. The category four storm devastated and displaced thousands of Texans over the past week. As a result of the storm’s extremely heavy rainfall, southern Texas has experienced devastating floods. Houston being the most affected. About 33 trillion gallons of rain have been dumped along the Gulf Coast.Read More

Admissions expectations rise, high school seniors cannot keep up

November 2, 2016 |


As a high school senior it is difficult to refrain from resenting the college application process. Rather than a place to flourish and grow, high school has turned into a race between peers.Read More