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The Blue & Gray Press | December 17, 2018

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Landon James

Top 5 Reasons to Practice Abstinence

April 14, 2011 |


In lieu of my last Top 5, you may have been under the impression that I not only advocate sex in public places on campus, but sex in general.

However, there are always two sides to every … Read More

TOMS shoes goes barefoot for a cause

March 30, 2011 |


As the weather gets warmer and sandals begin to awaken from hibernation, going barefoot is not merely a necessity but an opportunity to think and become aware in new ways.

April 5 is TOMS Shoes official One … Read More

Professor Watkins to read from newest novel

March 30, 2011 |


Iris Wight is a 16-year-old girl who has faced the unimaginable. After being abandoned by her abusive mother and the death of her father, Wight hops around from one abusive relationship to another. Initially, family friends take … Read More

Top 5 Places to Get It On at UMW

March 24, 2011 |


As spring so teasingly begins to rear its head, UMW students have one thing on their minds…sex.

As the campus slowly starts to blossom and bloom, the scents of passion begin to permeate the air above campus. … Read More

Picasso: from Paris to Richmond

March 9, 2011 |


Pablo Picasso has finally left his plush museum in Paris to tour the world over the course of the next year. First stop, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Va.

The newly renovated VMFA … Read More

Local farming an option

February 2, 2011 |


When senior Kaitlin Mayhew goes home for the day, she doesn’t return to a dorm room or an apartment.

“I like being able to take a break from town,” said Mayhew. “Whether it’s Fredericksburg for school or … Read More

Local organization showcases young talent

January 19, 2011 |

By Landon James Fredericksburg is full of young talent, but these musicians didn’t become a fixture in the growing downtown music community until Fredericksburg All Ages (FAA) formed in 2006. For those under 21, finding a place that isn’t … Read More

Treasure hunt goes high tech

September 22, 2010 |

By Landon James

Treasures are hidden throughout Fredericksburg, but only a few people know how to find them.

Treasure-hunters are looking under benches, climbing up rock cliffs and wandering the town with handheld global positioning systems (GPS).

Geocaching is a … Read More

Tyler’s sweet emotion

February 18, 2010 |

by Landon James

Not so sweet emotions are flaring up within Aerosmith as one its members threatens to walk away from the band if certain requests are not met.

Steve Tyler, Aerosmith’s lead singer and frontman, is threatening legal action … Read More

Top 5: Guilt-Free Cheating Tactics

October 7, 2009 |


As the leaves start to change and fall begins to take over, there’s usually only one thing on everyone’s mind…how can I cheat on my girlfriend and get away with it?  It’s an important, pressing topic, and … Read More

New Police Administrator Hired

February 19, 2009 |


The University of Mary Washington campus police hired Mark Sandor as the executive director of police and security services, a new position within the campus police force.

Sandor serves between Chief of Police James Snipes and … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Grow a Beard

January 22, 2009 |

By Landon James

Over half of the world knows that feeling you get around 5 p.m. after not shaving for a couple of days, it is what scholars have dubbed            “the beginning of the beard.” Many debate over the … Read More

Position Created to Oversee Police

December 4, 2008 |

By Landon James

UMW officials are considering three finalists for a new administrative position that will oversee the university police department and coordinate security on the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses, as well as the Dalhgren property. They anticipate offering the … Read More

Top 5 Ways to Relieve Final Exam Stress

December 4, 2008 |

By Landon James

Well, the time has come. Your blood pressure has risen considerably and it’s not from the extra salt Seacobeck puts on their food to try and make it taste like real food. Yes, I am talking about … Read More

Peforming Arts Club Hosts Annual Big Show

December 4, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Performing Arts Club’s (PAC) Fall Big Show was more than a big hit on campus last weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 23rd at 2 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium,  both performances … Read More

A Spaceship Visits Virginia

August 28, 2008 |

By Landon James The psychedelic space odyssey that is arena-rock giant Boston invaded Virginia recently and took no prisoners. On the evening of August 8, 2008, the sky above Glen Allen, Va. was filled with cosmic sounds as Boston played … Read More

Top 5 Summer Festivals

February 28, 2008 |


What the hell are you going to be doing this summer? If you don’t know by now, you’re way behind and this article is for you.

Festivals are going to be as hot this summer as the … Read More

The Spotlight

January 31, 2008 |

By Landon James

“Raising Sand” by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss (2007) One might say Robert Plant, now 60 years old, is over the hill and his voice can prove it.  However, “Raising Sand,” his latest endeavor with bluegrass-country singer/fiddle … Read More

Rock Gods Battle AIDS

January 24, 2008 |

By Landon James

QUEEN, perhaps the 70s’ most famous glam rockers turned musical superpower, have returned to the studio after a decade of silence. Of the four original QUEEN members, only Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and Brian May (guitar, vocals) … Read More