By TESSA CATE
In her office on Monday afternoon, UMW Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Juliette Landphair slid a red folder bursting with papers from her desk into her hands, dubbing it her “Free Speech Folder.” North American universities have been met with the challenge of facilitating and policing students’ rights to free speech on campus, and UMW is no exception.
By MACKENZIE HARD
When we think about Halloween, we usually get excited about our favorite candy, our festive decorations, but most of all, the costumes. However, some costumes are not appropriate for all people to wear. You must consider whether your costume is culturally appropriating a cultural group.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF
Halloween has always been one of the best holidays. As kids, it was the one night we could be whatever we wanted, eat a ridiculous amount of free candy and force our friends to watch scary movies. At college, the Halloween fun does not end with the onset of adulthood, but is repeated over three nights collectively called “Halloweekend.”
By HARRY FISHER
In 1986, acclaimed horror novel writer, Stephen King, terrified the world with one of his most famous stories, “It.” The story is set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, a town that is haunted by a shape-shifting demonic clown known as Pennywise.
By EMILY GROTTLE
The University of Mary Washington’s Historical Preservation Club recently hosted their annual ghost tour on Oct. 21 and 22, a tradition that has taken place for over 30 years. Tour guides take excited guests to haunted areas around the city of Fredericksburg, where student volunteers and members of the club dress like ghosts and put on a show at each location.
By PAIGE WALTON
Need to get ready for Halloween weekend and have some free time? Here are some fun and easy crafts to make your room spookier than the rest!
By JENNA DAVENPORT
With Halloween right around the corner, you might already have your secret stash of candy hidden away from your roommates and friends. I am all for store-bought candy, but I also like to make some fun Halloween treats for my friends.
By KAYLEE TYE
When people think of Halloween season, they think of costume parties, spooky decorations and, of course, the treats. This is a cute and easy Halloween recipe that is perfect to share with your friends.
By LIZZY WAINER
Halloween is almost here, and like many of you, I am so excited. One of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing all my friends dressed up in ridiculous, creative outfits.
By JANAYE EVANS
The 32nd Annual Ghost Walk took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday Oct. 22 in downtown Fredericksburg. Hosted by University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Club, the haunted tours took participants on a journey through 18th century Fredericksburg. Members of the club and volunteers took on roles as tour guides, historical figures and ghostly characters to bring the experience to life.
By JESSE JONES
A recent emergence of creepy clowns has taken the United States by storm. What started out as a minute issue has turned into an epidemic as the phenomena continues to spread, gaining a cult-like following.
By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP
University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Club hosted its annual ghost walk throughout downtown Fredericksburg. The student- run event took place at the James Monroe Museum.
By NICOLE LINDELL
Watch your back, Eagles! There are monsters among us, and they are hiding in plain sight. You might be passing them on the sidewalk without noticing. You may even sit next to one of them in class.
By KELLY EMMRICH
As soon as Oct. 1 rolls around, pumpkin and ghost are at the top of my ‘frequently used’ list of emojis and orange fairy lights, painted pumpkins and fake cobwebs become staple decorations in my apartment.From the creative costumes to the endless supply of candy, Halloween is easily my favorite holiday.
By SHANITA MITCHELL
“Does she work here?” This was the confused inquiry directed to me from an employee at Kings Dominion working the Oct. 14 Halloween Haunt series. Admittedly, I was acting a little odd, but in my defense, the …
Halloween is typically a night where things happen. Scary things. These may include but are not limited to the dead rising from their graves, thick fog, Draculas, and murderous rampages by uncompromising psychopaths. I guess I can include idiots running …
By Sarah Kelly Guest Columnist
The approach of Halloween brings with it the memories of sights and sounds of the same dark October night of years past. We are taken back to evenings spent trick-or-treating through neighborhood streets, in jovial …
BY SUSANNAH CLARK
“You’ve heard about fury and a woman scorned? …well that’s nothing compared to the fury of a woman who’s been cheated out of tricks or treats.”
Wise words from Linus Van Pelt, the blanketed prophet from “It’s …
Every Halloween the same “Mean Girls” philosophy permeates the fog-machined air:
“In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
While most …
By KAITLIN MAYHEW
Cancer Benefit/Halloween Party/Metal Show
This is a metal show featuring music from Saint Diablo, Envy Insane, Inkoherent and others, and also a Halloween party with a costume contest, and a charity event all the proceeds go to a …
Every October, the same “Mean Girls” philosophy permeates the fog-machined air: On Halloween, it’s okay to dress like a prosititute. (See this week’s Sexclamations.) While most girls embrace this opportunity for skimpiness, there are plenty who scoff in …
Gone are the days of scary witches and bed-sheet ghosts. Thinking up cleverly revealing Halloween ideas for college parties makes me long for the days of trick-or-treating. Oh, wait. Scratch that. I love dressing up slutty. Even if …