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The Blue & Gray Press | May 25, 2018

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“Liberated” on the UMW Campus

March 29, 2018 |


Staff Writer 

On Thursday, March 22, a group of students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center to watch the documentary “Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution.”Read More

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

UMW introduces new online streaming database granting free access to documentaries

April 27, 2017 |


The University of Mary Washington has many great resources on campus for professors and students but there is a more recent resource that has gone unnoticed by most of the UMW community. This resource is called Kanopy streaming and was founded by Olivia Humphrey in 2008.Read More

Spring break: the beach versus your bed

March 2, 2017 |


Spring break is almost here and college students are preparing for their annual wild binge. They will party hard and get drunk at the beach, or at least that’s what the movies tell us. Is that what actually happens during spring break or is Hollywood exaggerating and stereotyping college students?

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Netflix Bingelist: November is off to a disappointing start

November 3, 2016 |


It is already November and jack-o’- lanterns are being replaced with turkey décor. Orange and black fashion is forgone in favor of earthy browns and reds and, most importantly, Netflix changes its lineup for the month.Read More

Your February Netflix Binge-list

February 11, 2016 |


Now that students are back in school, the urge to Netflix binge instead of studying is on the rise. Is there anything better than a few hours spent catching up on Netflix? More than 35 new movies and TV series will be available for streaming starting Feb. 1. These additions feature a variety of different decades’ shows and movies.
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Netflix original “Making a Murderer” strikes a nerve

February 4, 2016 |


Last week, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, announced that the streaming company will be adding 600 hours of original content in 2016. The announcement comes less than a month after the release of “Making A Murderer,” Netflix’s highly discussed documentary series, chronicling the 2007 convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, for the murder of Teresa Halbach.Read More

Netflix’s original film, “Beasts of No Nation,” a new take on war dramas

October 22, 2015 |


In an attempt to redefine the film industry, Netflix premiered “Beasts of No Nation,” an original film, in both theaters as well as direct streaming on Oct. 16. The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, opened in a reported 31 theaters across the U.S., in addition to being available to view instantly online. Although the film only earned $50,699 in theaters, Netflix representatives were pleased with film’s performance in person and online.
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October Neftlix Bingelist: original films and shows

October 1, 2015 |


October is officially here, and with it comes the addition of nearly 50 instant streaming movies and television shows on Netflix, five of which are Netflix originals.Read More

Your April Netflix binge list

April 8, 2015 |


Netflix has you covered during these last few weeks of the semester, whether you need to do some “research” or take a break from studying for exams.Read More

Your March Netflix binge list

March 18, 2015 |


For March, Netflix has added more than 37 films and television seasons to keep up the tradition of binge watching through another month.

Fans of “The Office” and “30 Rock” rejoice, Ellie Kemper, who played Erin on … Read More

What’s new to Netflix this month?

January 22, 2015 |


The new semester has arrived and with it a new and exciting selection of hit films and television shows on Netflix.

More than 50 films have been added, as well as 10 seasons of recent and current … Read More

Chelsea Peretti proves she is ‘One of the Greats’

November 19, 2014 |


Instant streaming is no longer an untapped medium when it comes to entertainment. Smaller movies are often released via video-on-demand formats before even making a big screen debut, and the Netflix originals “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” have proven that instantaneous, all-at-once entertainment is the new go-to format.Read More

Netflix binge for October

October 1, 2014 |


Netflix recently updated the streaming list for October with a brand new list of TV shows and movies. This month’s additions will include many new popular films, such as the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Django Unchained.”Read More

Netflix original TV shows may be the next big thing

October 2, 2013 |

It is 3 a.m.; your eyes are bloodshot; your bed is covered in Cheeto crumbs and there is a sinking feeling in your stomach. You have reached the last episode on Netflix.Read More