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The Blue & Gray Press | November 15, 2018

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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

Marijuana should be legalized nationwide, student says

November 15, 2018 |

By JOSEPH LANGLEY
Staff Writer
For decades, people have allowed stereotypes to falsely inform their opinion on marijuana.Read More

Men’s rugby prepares for second championship run

November 15, 2018 |

By JOSEPH KOBSAR
Staff Writer
The UMW men’s rugby team is conquering 7-0 in their season, heading right for National Playoffs. The team is excited to have come along with such success and are aiming for the championship.Read More

Simone Biles dominates at championship despite kidney stones

November 15, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
On Nov. 3, Simone Biles was awarded her thirteenth gold medal at the world gymnastics championships, and became the first American and first female in the past 30 years to win a medal in every event of the World Championships.Read More

Community support: a spectator sport

November 15, 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

Tips for creating and maintaining a budget while in college

November 15, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
Just because college students have not entered the workforce doesn’t mean they can’t start learning to manage their money.Read More

UMW contributes to high voter turnout in midterm elections

November 15, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
This election season, Fredericksburg saw a 5 percent increase in voter registration from 2017 due to a surge of 600 new University of Mary Washington students who registered to vote, according to The Free Lance-Star.Read More

UMW College of Business targeted by phishing scheme

November 15, 2018 |

By EMILY KEEHAN
Staff Writer
At the beginning of the month, the College of Business was the target of a phishing email scam. Read More

UMW fall sports dominate in post season play

November 15, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH
Managing Editor
The University of Mary Washington’s fall sports teams were quite successful in their 2018 seasons. Read More

UMW students find community through new Facebook meme page

November 15, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
The “M” in UMW stands for memes, according to a new Facebook group.Read More

Arrington Hall on track to re-open in spring 2019

November 15, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
After months of waiting, students will finally be moving back into Arrington Hall. Read More

Bohemian Rhapsody review: Queen rocks the box office

November 14, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
As a fan of rock and roll music, I’ve always admired the work of the band Queen.Read More

Beauty and makeup Youtuber James Charles releases eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Morphe Brushes

November 14, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
On Nov. 2, 19 year old YouTube beauty guru, makeup artist and first male CoverGirl, James Charles, uploaded a video announcing his latest project: an eyeshadow palette and brush set with Morphe Brushes Cosmetics that were released Nov. 13.Read More

Littering on stairwells poses a safety hazard to community

November 8, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Senior Writer
The UMW campus pushes for sustainability as part of a greater effort to encourage students to recycle more. But some students, and possibly staff members, appear to not only fail to recycle but are also failing to throw away their garbage in proper waste bins.Read More

Don’t judge me by my playlist: all genres deserve respect

November 8, 2018 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
I grew up listening to country music, and I absolutely love it.Read More

Staff Ed: Voter turn-out reaches new high in Virginia

November 8, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
Nov. 6 was Election Day of midterm elections all over the country, and voter turnout was impressively high in many areas.Read More

The Leckrone brothers become close teammates

November 8, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
Brothers Jeffrey and Thomas Leckrone were never close in high school. However, since becoming teammates on UMW’s swim team, they’ve become each other’s biggest supporters.Read More

Daniel Cormier holds UFC heavyweight title in easy fight

November 8, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
This past Saturday, the UFC heavyweight title fight for the belt went down. The battle was between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis in Madison Square Garden. Read More

Women’s varsity swimming holds its winning legacy

November 8, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington’s women’s swim team is currently, and has been for the past 28 seasons, reigning Capital Athletic Conference champions. Read More

Mary Beth Mathews appointed as faculty athletic representative

November 8, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
On Oct. 16, Dr. Mary Beth Mathews, professor of religion in the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion, was appointed UMW’s new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faculty athletic representative by UMW president Troy Paino. Read More

WWE continues with Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia amidst Jamal Khashoggi murder

November 8, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Senior Writer
In wake of the recent controversy surrounding the murder of Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, World Wrestling Entertainment provided fans with a wrestling show called ‘Crown Jewel’ on Friday, Nov. 2 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, despite an unprecedented number of sponsors and fans who disagreed with the company’s actions. Read More

New business professor Dan Wolfe brings movie magic to UMW

November 8, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
Professor Dan Wolfe has returned to UMW after graduating in 1984 and working in the movie industry for over 30 years.Read More

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard presents about African-American economic cooperatives

November 8, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
On Nov. 1, UMW hosted a presentation by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard in Chandler Ballroom. Read More

Raccoons and rabbits and groundhogs, oh my! Director of landscape and grounds Richard Blair discusses campus wildlife

November 8, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
For freshman and business administration major Jacob Chambers, the nature on campus is an attractive feature. But what he has found is that the large trees and open, grassy sections of campus do not only attract potential students, but also wildlife.Read More

Peppersack beats SM8 100 IM Paralympic record

November 8, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
Sophomore Joey Peppersack was awarded CAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week after he broke the American Paralympic record for the SM8 100 meter Individual Medley during a home meet against Frostburg State on Oct. 26.Read More

Dora Whiting: the woman who has brightened Fridays for 15 years

November 8, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
As the whistle blows, the cheering begins. From Simpson Library all the way to the spirit rock, you can hear someone yell “It’s Friday!” at high volume into a bullhorn.Read More