By KELSEY SHEFFER
On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.
By LAUREN CLOSS
In 2007, Doug Sanford, a professor of historical preservation at the University of Mary Washington, began a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research grant. Along with his colleague Dennis Pogue, a professor at the University of Maryland, Sanford researched and documented 30 former slave residences in Virginia. Since then, the pair has continued their efforts throughout the summers and during the school year with the help of historic preservation majors.
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 DEBORAH NGANGA
Many University of Mary Washington students have heard about the ghost of Virginia Hall, but not everyone knows about other urban legends in Fredericksburg, such as the historic Kenmore Plantation and Chatham Manor.
By REINA DATTA
All you have to do is say ‘Oktoberfest’ and suddenly all you can think of is German music, food, lederhosens and, most of all, the beer. Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich, Germany, is the one of Germany’s most prominent and anticipated events, attracting roughly 6 million visitors to the Bavarian city.
By SARAH GRAMMER
Students rejoiced at the fall of the Berlin Wall on Thursday, Nov. 6 as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of this historic event with a reenactment on the University of Mary Washington campus.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
The University of Mary Washington Jewish Student Association/Hillel and the James Farmer Multicultural Center are partnering up to share the stories of Jewish Cultural Celebration with the UMW community.
For some students, sports are not the most important aspect of University of Mary Washington. But that is OK. What is important, however, is the deeply rooted history behind the school’s athletic past, which is lengthier than one may consider.
Last week, Governor Bob McDonnell declared April to be Confederate History Month. The proclamation was widely criticized for its glaring omission of slavery—a fairly significant event in Confederate history.
After the backlash, the original proclamation was revised to include “…it …