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The Blue & Gray Press | November 24, 2017

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Olympia Jarrell

Students enjoy Thursday night “Poetry and Prose” events

November 16, 2017 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

Staff Writer

The Department of English, Linguistics and Communication hosted their Thursday night “Poetry and Prose” with visiting authors who read from their own work. This past Thursdaythe guest speaker was Russell Sanders, an American novelist and essayist. Gary Baldanza, a senior computer science major attended one of these events for the first time this semester.Read More

Pokemon Go still has a place at UMW

October 26, 2017 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

Staff Writer

Pokemon Go at the University of Mary Washington was incredibly popular after its release in July 2016 and today though it is not as widely spread in popularity, teams still play on campus. Gary Baldanza, a senior studying computer science as well as a member of Team Valor has played pokemon Go since the beginning.Read More

The University Center welcomes a new executive chef

September 7, 2017 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

Staff Writer

This year, the University Center is seeing some real changes with the new executive Chef, William Allison. After working in places ranging from Hawaii, to California to other locations in Virginia, Chef Allison was recently hired as the new executive chef for the University Center’s Dining Hall.Read More

Inclement weather brings commuter student safety to question

October 12, 2016 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

During inclement weather, there is always the issue of whether or not to attend school if it is open, or to remain at home. This choice becomes even more problematic for the commuters of the University of Mary Washington, who have to drive in order to attend their classes or risk gaining more absences.Read More

Pokemon Go coaxes UMW students out of their dorm rooms

September 15, 2016 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

Pokémon Go was introduced in July and is already sweeping the nation with its real life experiences for catching Pokémon. The University of Mary Washington, with the release of Pokémon Go, has become a hotspot for what is called Pokestops, a place where you can get items like, pokeballs, potions, berries, Pokémon eggs and much more.

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UMW professor nominated for Grammy Educator Award

September 7, 2016 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation has nominated Mary Washington’s own Professor Mark Snyder for the prestigious Grammy Educator award. This award, according to the Grammy Foundation, is a way to honor achievements in the recording arts as well as to support the music community.

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