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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Kaitlin Mayhew

Women discuss body image: 36:24:36

March 31, 2010 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew and Jessica Shearwood

Just 50 years ago, 36:24:36 meant the shoulder, waist and hip measurements of the perfect woman. Today, those three numbers mean something different to 7 women.

The play 36:24:36, based upon battles with eating … Read More

That’s what she said

October 21, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

As everyone who has been watching any TV lately already knows, the Heene family, or at least the parents will face charges for the alleged “hoax” involving a weather balloon and their six-year-old son Falcon.

To summarize,  … Read More

That’s what she said

October 7, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

At first glance, tt’s just another beauty pageant show. The hairstyles, fake eyelashes, and behind the scenes meltdowns are all the same. But wait; those are five-year-olds. TLC’s new reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras” follows these tiny … Read More

That’s what she said

September 30, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Fall is here. The showering of cold rain I was caught in earlier on the way to class made me blissfully aware of that fact. And I’m not being sarcastic. I actually do like the rain, and … Read More

University cafe is open late

August 19, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

For years, 409 William Street was a quiet place. The home of a moderately priced antique store, it was not so different from those that line the streets of Downtown Fredericksburg. After it went out of business, … Read More

That’s what she said…

April 22, 2009 |

BY KAITLIN MAYHEW

The “morning after” will be a little less stressful from now on. Or at least for a select group of 17-year-old girls it will be.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to loosen restrictions … Read More

That’s what she said

April 16, 2009 |

KAITLIN MAYHEW

Censorship has gone electronic. Far gone are the days of bonfires burning banned books in the public eye. In fact, all sensory details of the historical tradition are gone as censorship moves online. Burning books is a thing … Read More

Lobbying voices

February 26, 2009 |

BY KAITLIN MAYHEW

VOX  Vice-president Cara MacDonald, sophomore,  recalled a time this year when she called her Planned Parenthood representative, Lauren Bull, because one of her male friends was refused when he attempted to purchase Emergency Contraception (EC) at … Read More

UMW Debates in D.C.

January 22, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

UMW was one of six college debate teams to gather on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration to debate President Barack Obama’s policies in an inaugural debate series. The debate team argued healthcare policies as a part … Read More

University Aids Nationwide Debate Programs Through Consortium

January 22, 2009 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

It all started over dinner. The Debate Consortium, a newly established institution, pairs universities that have strong competitive debate programs with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have expressed interest in re-launching, or in some cases … Read More

That's What She Said

August 28, 2008 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Moving into a first apartment should be an exciting time, full of paint colors and poster sales, not police reports and scary multiple door bell 9 am wake up calls. Alas, the last month of my life … Read More

Downtown Food and Fun

August 28, 2008 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Hyperion: A short walk down William St. for the best coffee in town. Just be sure to have cash.

Sammy T’s: Caroline St. Great if you are a vegetarian, or trying to eat healthy, or just like … Read More

Afghan Students Adjust to Life at UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

Wearing pajamas to an 8 a.m. class is a common occurrence at the University of Mary Washington, but for Afghanistan exchange students Nilab Sadat and Zahra Noor the casual dress code was shocking. “In Afghanistan I have … Read More

Foreign Students Find Their Way Around Fred

December 6, 2007 |

By Kaitlin Mayhew

What shocked University of Mary Washington foreign exchange students the most when they came to the United States wasn’t the food or the music or even reality television-it was our shoes. “In Korea we take off our … Read More