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The Blue & Gray Press | June 20, 2018

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Net neutrality at risk

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has planned to place a higher price for use of the World Wide Web by getting rid of net neutrality. Net Neutrality has recently been making headlines across America, as the FCC continues to push their proposal of allowing broadband companies to control the speeds and their pricing on the internet.Read More

Memes that glorify depression and suicide are not funny

November 9, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Memes, we’ve seen them, we’ve shared them, we’ve quoted them. They’re everywhere, from the internet to poster club advertisements, and they don’t always send a very positive message.

Common themes that I’ve noticed … Read More

Consequences of living in the Internet Age

September 17, 2014 |


Think about what you post online, whether that it be a photo album on Facebook or a tweet. The intention of anything done publicly online is mostly for the views and likes of others. Now, think of what you do on your computer that is strictly private, such as finances or business emails.Read More

Internet protests proposed FCC changes to net neutrality

September 10, 2014 |


The Internet came to a symbolic crawl on Wednesday, Sept. 10 as part of a global protest to defend net neutrality.Read More

Student senate makes legislative progress

October 23, 2013 |

Many campus menu items at the University of Mary Washington consisting of chicken underwent price increases during the current school year.Read More

Evolving society questions ethics of journalistic methods

February 13, 2013 |

The first thing you are taught as a journalist is that ethics matter. Not only do they matter, but they always come first. It separates the news from the tabloids. It is the reason people trust us, believe in us and act on what we say.Read More

Facebook Invading too Many Aspects of our Lives

November 16, 2011 |

Not a week goes by that I don’t hear the phrase, “Facebook is taking over the world.”

If this is true, I’m not really sure what kind of world we’re living in anymore.

Monday night, I logged onto my Facebook … Read More

Canvas Replaces Blackboard as Learning Tool

September 7, 2011 |


Instructure Canvas has replaced Blackboard as the school’s new e-learning tool, starting this fall.

The University of Mary Washington’s contract with Blackboard ended in March 2011, prompting a search for a new system that would integrate … Read More

Government Pushes Schools to End Illegal Downloading

April 20, 2011 |


Changes made to the Higher Education Opportunity Act in 2008 and implemented in 2010 have given the government new power to combat the illegal downloading of music, other media and software from the Internet on college campuses, … Read More

Facebook poses potential threat to future employment

December 1, 2010 |


As students begin job-hunting in a competitive era of high unemployment and more college graduates, they try to present themselves in the best light possible—high grade point averages, involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer … Read More

EagleNet Provides Cheaper Alternative for EagleLink

November 11, 2009 |

The EagleLink portal will be getting an upgrade on Nov. 23, as well as a new name, EagleNet.

The new web portal will provide students with a space for networking and information exchange within the UMW community.

In an e-mail … Read More

Four-Hour Internet Outage Interrupts Campus Activity

November 11, 2009 |


On Monday morning, Internet users on campus and in the surrounding area, experienced Internet outages, according to Apogee.

The outage was caused by an off-campus fiber cut, according to an e-mail Apogee sent to students on Thursday … Read More

Students Frustrated by Internet Malfunctions

November 4, 2009 |

UMW students on campus experienced difficulties connecting to the Apogee network Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The problems started around 2 p.m., and became more prominent by 8:45 p.m.  The issues were finally resolved and the Internet was back up around 11 … Read More

Susannigans: Digital Age Limits Physical Momentos

October 28, 2009 |

I spent last Sunday at my grandmother’s apartment, digging through piles of wrinkled photographs and yellowing documents for a writing project I’m working on about my family history. My grandmother has compiled a remarkably extensive paper archive of … Read More

Susannigans: Twitter Has Novelty but Lacks Staying Power as Next Big Social Network

September 30, 2009 |


Over the past few years, I’ve gotten pretty used to writing about myself. Between this column, my non-fiction writing classes, and Facebook statuses, I’ve put a lot of energy into the assumption that people care about … Read More

Facebook has Potential to Remain Professional and Avoid Falling Prey to MySpace-like Antics

September 30, 2009 |

BY DAWN ROBEY Staff Writer

Have you checked your wall today? I have, and so have most of the 82 people on my friends list. The social networking craze has taken me under, and I am thoroughly addicted. MySpace and … Read More

New Internet Server a Success

January 29, 2009 |

By Kat Saunders

When the residential internet service shut down two weeks ago on Friday the 17th, it raised concerns that the new Apogee, Inc. Internet service would not live up to expectations. “I was unable to complete some of … Read More