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The Blue & Gray Press | February 24, 2019

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UMW needs more technical writing courses

February 21, 2019 |

By KRISTEN LEWERS
Staff Writer
The English, Linguistics, and Communications department should offer technical writing courses, or technical communication, to further expand course options tailored towards professional writing.Read More

Non-Western literature courses should be a requirement for the English major

February 21, 2019 |

By DEANNA BIONDI
Staff Writer
Inspired by my Global Issues in Literature course, I looked through the list of courses and couldn’t find many non-Western literature classes that were still available for that semester.Read More

February 18 Podcast

February 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS STAFF

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February 11 Podcast

February 21, 2019 |

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Willard Hall renovations to be complete in fall of 2019

February 21, 2019 |

By REINA DATTA
Staff Writer
On Friday, Feb. 1, Juliette Landphair, the Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out an email update about the various on-campus renovations that are currently underway.Read More

Riding spurs their season forward with home show success

February 21, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington riding team ended their season with a two day home show hosted at Hazelwild farm on Feb. 16 and 17.Read More

Death of NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity goes viral

February 21, 2019 |

By OLIVIA LEHMAN
Staff Writer
The last image transmitted by NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity looks to be a grainy, streaked photo of the night sky.Read More

Staff Ed: New act gives those convicted of marijuana possession a clean slate, reduces incarceration

February 21, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and presidential hopeful is under fire after admitting she has smoked marijuana.On Feb. 11, Harris shared her story with the hosts of the “The Breakfast Club” radio … Read More

Hip-hop transcends beyond outdated Grammys award system

February 21, 2019 |

By DRE CHANDLER
Staff Writer
Nearing the end of this past decade, it isn’t a secret that the Grammys have yet to catch up with the modern shift in music.Read More

2018 alumna Carmen Lily Flores found her passion for creating music at UMW

February 21, 2019 |

By ALISON TOVEY
Senior Writer
The successful singer added a music major in her senior year on top of the international relations degree she had been pursuing. Read More

Examining the trope of journalists in superhero comic books

February 21, 2019 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
It seems like in every superhero story, there’s always the reporter or the photographer who’s there documenting the actions of the hero, and presenting them to the public in either a positive or negative light. Read More

College of Business Dean host hiring event with alumni

February 21, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
On Feb. 19, with the help of Dean Lynne Richardson, the College of Business (COB) hosted an event called Life in the Fast Lane.Read More

Virginia’s new abortion bill sparks controversy

February 21, 2019 |

By MIKAYLA MCDONALD
Staff Writer
On Jan. 29, 2019, Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (VA-42) introduced House Bill No. 2491, which would technically allow an abortion to be performed just moments before the birth of a baby. Read More

Current placement of SGA menstrual products across campus are inaccessible,​ unavailable and non-inclusive

February 21, 2019 |

By OLIVIA LEHMAN
Staff Writer
Quick, easy and affordable access to menstrual products is essential for those who rely on them.Read More

Required College of Education math exam causes concern

February 20, 2019 |

By AMANDA SMITH
Staff Writer
Some UMW College of Education (COE) students are concerned about the Math Praxis Core exam impeding on their careers as future teachers.Read More

Fredericksburg purchases new Polling Pads

February 20, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Senior Writer
When Fredericksburg voters return to the polls for Virginia’s primary elections in June, poll workers will use a new device to check them in. Read More

Marshall Hall to be replaced by new theater under President Paino’s ten-year plan

February 20, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
As the community at the University of Mary Washington expands and grows, so will the campus and University facilities.Read More

UMW Theatre partners with local children’s program

February 20, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
A group of theatre students at the University of Mary Washington are taking their skills out into the Fredericksburg community; specifically, to the younger members.Read More

Can’t stop, won’t stop; varsity swim wins CAC championship

February 20, 2019 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
From Feb 14-17, all eight teams in the Capital Athletic Conference came together to compete for the top spot at the swim team championships. Read More

Theatre production comments on childish behavior seen in adults

February 20, 2019 |

By LINDSEY BROWN
Senior Writer
When the parents of two boys that got into a fight meet to figure out what to do next, things get a little hairy.Read More

Men’s soccer seeks new assistant coach

February 20, 2019 |

By THOMAS SKEER
Staff Writer
As the final whistle blows on a cold November night in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the men’s soccer team’s season comes to devastating end in penalty kicks against Eastern University.Read More

Staff Ed: Seven reasons why you “shouldn’t” vaccinate your children

February 14, 2019 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD

Since the beginning of the year, more than 100 individual cases of measles have been reported in ten states. In light of this exciting news, the Blue & Gray would like to provide … Read More

Student calls for additional Talley Center staff to better accommodate needs

February 14, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
Mental health issues on college campuses across the country have drastically increased over the past five years. For that reason, the University of Mary Washington needs to allocate more resources toward on-campus mental health services.Read More

Corporate hypocrisy: why companies needs to adapt business practices to match advertised ideals

February 14, 2019 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY
Senior Writer
When a company releases products and advertisements supporting feminism and other equality based issues, it doesn’t always mean that they actually believe in the business practices that go along with it.Read More

Volleyball coach Matt Troy serves his way out

February 14, 2019 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
Women’s volleyball coach, Matt Troy, has stepped down from the head coach position, as he has accepted a full-time coaching position with the Division III volleyball team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.Read More

No “Sweet Victory”: Maroon 5 disappoints at the Super Bowl

February 14, 2019 |

By SAMUEL WEINSTEIN
Staff Writer
One of the latest ideas that gained huge traction on the internet was a request to have Maroon 5 play the song “Sweet Victory” from SpongeBob SquarePants at the Super Bowl halftime show.Read More

Themed housing for freshmen misses the mark

February 14, 2019 |

By CHLOE MARTIN
Staff Writer
The freshman housing process has proved controversial among students. Read More

UMW welcomes new Office of Title IX Victim Advocate

February 14, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After receiving a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the University of Mary Washington hired Jaime Opanashuk to be the new victim advocate. Read More

Residence Life to hire new assistant director

February 14, 2019 |

By AUGUSTUS GROHMANN
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Mary Washington administrators met in the Colonnade Room to interview a potential candidate for the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life. This was the third of such meetings.Read More

Potential ecological research facility to be developed along Rappahannock River

February 14, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
UMW could soon offer a hands-on research experience to students through the development of an ecology park on the Rappahannock River.Read More