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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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Staff Ed: Millions devastated across the world as Notre Dame Cathedral and Al-Aqsa Mosque engulfed in flames

April 18, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

This past Monday, two historic religious buildings caught fire. The first, and most publicized, was the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The second fire occurred in the Al-Aqsa Mosque … Read More

April 15 Podcast

April 18, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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UMW dining would benefit from expansion

April 18, 2019 |

By NICHOLAS VINSON
Staff Writer
Having affordable and varied meal plans with a multitude of dining options is especially important for the mental, physical and emotional health of busy students.Read More

Greg Rowson gets Rookie of the Year, makes All-State team

April 18, 2019 |

By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Staff Writer
UMW men’s basketball player Greg Rowson hauled in Rookie of the Year, as awarded by The Virginia Sports Information Directors.Read More

Nina Serafin discusses cheer stereotypes and varsity potential

April 18, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHHOLZ
Staff Writer
Ten years ago, a gaggle of fourth graders gathered on the sidelines of a local football game. These girls, members of the B League Knights Cheerleading squad, were about to perform their first ever halftime routine.Read More

Eli Ayer remains dominant with strong faceoff record

April 18, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
Faceoffs are a big part of lacrosse that can change the dynamic of the game by giving a team extra possessions on offense and keeping the ball out of their defensive end. During his time at UMW, senior Eli Ayer has excelled in this part of the game.Read More

UMW works to accommodate displaced Eagle residents

April 18, 2019 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & SAVANNAH ROBERTS
News Editor & Staff Writer
A burst hot water pipe on the fifth floor of Eagle Landing displaced 112 students on April 6, and the damage will prevent 38 students from returning to their rooms for the remainder of the semester. The details regarding this incident were reported by the Blue and Gray Press on April 11. Further information from assistant dean for Residence Life and Housing Dave Fleming revealed how the university is working to accommodate the students who were permanently displaced for the remainder of the semester. Read More

White privilege must be acknowledged in athletics

April 18, 2019 |

By JOSEPH LANGLEY Staff Writer Racism is everywhere and it is not subtle: in the working environment, social environment and even learning environment. Even on this nation’s biggest stages, bigotry, racism and white privilege is extremely visualRead More

UMW launches new Japanese exchange program

April 18, 2019 |

By KRISTEN LEWERS
Staff Writer
In the fall 2019 semester, three University of Mary Washington students will embark on the university’s first bilateral exchange program with Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Japan.Read More

With an inaccessible ​campus, claiming inclusion is a stretch

April 18, 2019 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
This year, the University celebrated the renovation project of Heslep Amphitheater, but this renovation did not include a visible, wheelchair accessible entrance from Campus Walk.Read More

Students spend too much time padding their resumes

April 18, 2019 |

By EKATERINA SAVELYEVA
Staff Writer
Students need to realize that sometimes less is more, especially in terms of mental health.Read More

Mailroom staff engage with students, brighten lives

April 18, 2019 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
With the ease of online shopping, it is easy to assume that shipping companies and mailroom employees all over the world are handling more packages on a daily basis than ever before.Read More

Soaking up senior year

April 18, 2019 |

By NICOLETTE VALLEE
Staff Writer
With the daunting worry about what is coming after graduation, the amount of deadlines seems to also be in the way of enjoying the last few weeks of college. Read More

Beto O’Rourke draws a large crowd in Fredericksburg

April 17, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHHOLZ
Staff Writer
On Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke in front of a crowd of over 250 people from atop the stage of Pimenta in downtown Fredericksburg. O’Rourke is the first 2020 presidential candidate to visit Virginia.Read More

Moses Hutchison named CAC men’s tennis Player of the Week

April 17, 2019 |

By SEAN MOORE
Staff Writer
Moses Hutchison was recently named CAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, making this the second week in a row that a UMW tennis player was recognized by the conference. Read More

UEFA Champions League narrowing competition

April 17, 2019 |

By MICHELLE VASQUEZ
Staff Writer
This year will mark the 64th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament. UEFA Champions League is as know as the Union of European Football Associations.Read More

Commuter students respond to recent rise in gas prices

April 17, 2019 |

By SHARJEEL AHMED
Staff Writer
UMW commuter students are feeling the effects of a recent increase in gas prices.Read More

Theatre presents scandalous 17th century play “The Country Wife”

April 17, 2019 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
“The Country Wife” is unlike any show I have seen put on by the UMW theatre department. Read More

UMW celebrates Special Olympian Grace Anne Braxton

April 17, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
In mid-March, at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, the University of Mary Washington’s Grace Anne Braxton took to the greens, representing the United States and the state of Virginia in golf.Read More

Students affected by pipe burst in Eagle Landing

April 11, 2019 |

By LAUREN CLOSS
Editor-In-Chief
A hot water pipe burst in room 507 of Eagle Landing at 9:50 a.m. on April 6, spraying the facilities worker that had come to address a work order, sending water throughout all five floors on the north side and displacing 112 students.Read More

UMW debate team sees success at national tournament

April 11, 2019 |

By MICHELLE VASQUEZ
Staff Writer
Seniors Parker Coon and Gabriel Lewis represented UMW among the top 30 teams at the National Debate Tournament this past March. Read More

Business students form connections with alumni through career chats

April 11, 2019 |

By SARAH GARNETT
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington’s College of Business completed a two-day program called Career Chats on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. The program is designed to benefit students and give them a better understanding of life after graduating from UMW. Read More

Trump’s dehumanizing rhetoric parallels stages of genocide

April 11, 2019 |

By GINNY BIXBY
Staff Writer
On a visit to the border on Friday, President Donald Trump declared, “our country is full.” He then repeated this sentiment in front of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas the next day.Read More

Staff Ed: Code-switching is a professional technique in a dialect-defining world

April 11, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

On Friday, April 5, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended the annual convention of Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. There, she spoke to a predominantly black audience about how she’s proud of her … Read More

Democracy is lost within political polarization

April 11, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHOLZ
Staff Writer
Political polarization is destroying American democracy by creating a culture where single issue voting is the norm and well informed citizens are a rarity.Read More

Music legend George Strait’s new album is just straight country

April 11, 2019 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
George Strait is not just a pioneer in country music, but a pioneer in the music industry. He has 60 number one singles, which is more than any artist in any genre of music.Read More

Club women’s soccer hosts their first Talon Cup

April 11, 2019 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
It was 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the soccer field behind the Alvey parking deck.Read More

Rachel Summers named CAC tennis player of the week

April 11, 2019 |

By VICTORIA RICKMOND
Staff Writer
UMW’s Rachel Summers was recently named CAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, but the recognition and achievement was made all the more sweet considering that just a few months ago she was unable to play the game at all.Read More

Students believe in repeat Stanley Cup win for Capitals

April 11, 2019 |

By JOSEPH LANGLEY
Staff Writer
Spring has finally sprung, and thus the annual beginning of the NHL playoffs. Read More

Film industry leaders abuse their power, sometimes even their actors

April 11, 2019 |

By MEREDITH JENNINGS
Staff Writer
Bertolucci, Friedkin and Weinstein are just a sliver of the larger underbelly that exists and we can only hope to change the conversation of how we talk about these artists. Read More