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The Blue & Gray Press | November 22, 2017

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Paige Walton

UMW men’s basketball supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

October 26, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Saturday, Oct. 14 the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team participated in The Annual Fredericksburg’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk began at Jefferson Square, continued across campus walk and back. The entire basketball team came out along with all of the coaches, their families and dogs. The walk raised over over $160,000, and the numbers are still rising.Read More

Homecoming brings back old faces

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Each year, in mid-October, students across Mary Washington’s campus come together to celebrate Homecoming weekend, including Alumni.Read More

UMW needs to do more to promote self-care among students

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

As college students, we are among the most highly stressed individuals. As people who dedicate the majority of our time to school, our university needs to do more to educate and promote self-care.Read More

Personal shopping carts roll onto campus

September 27, 2017 |


Being a residential student with limited, and at times inconvenient, access to parking can be a challenge when it comes to grocery shopping. One way to combat the difficulty of transporting groceries from the store or car to your room is by investing in a portable grocery cart of your own.Read More

UMW students and faculty celebrate discount from Eagle Village’s Giant

September 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Beginning this fall semester, Giant in Eagle Village now offers a 5 percent discount on final purchases to students or faculty with a valid University of Mary Washington ID. Read More

Crew team boat dedication

December 7, 2016 |


On Nov. 12, University of Mary Washington’s crew team and community gathered at Hope Springs marina to officially induct a new boat. Purchased by the men’s team, the Wintech 8+ was dedicated to and in memory of Robert “Bob” Ericson, a former UMW student and captain of the men’s rowing team who passed away suddenly in April of 2014.Read More

Men’s Club Basketball wins tournament at Lynchburg College

November 17, 2016 |


This past weekend, Mary Washington’s men’s club basketball team went 6-0 at a tournament hosted by Lynchburg College, winning the entire tournament and representing UMW with pride. With only half of the team able to attend, sophomore historic preservation major Brandon Martin initially thought the team would win only a few games, but credits the team’s hard work and each player’s individual contributions as the fueling force for their winning streak.Read More

After Halloween, before Christmas, take the meaning of Thanksgiving to heart

November 3, 2016 |


November is the month of giving thanks. However, saying thank you and being thankful are two very different things. The former may merely be a case of having manners; the latter is a mindset and way of living.Read More

Three Halloween crafts you can make in under 10 minutes

October 27, 2016 |


Need to get ready for Halloween weekend and have some free time? Here are some fun and easy crafts to make your room spookier than the rest!Read More

Having sex is a choice, getting your period is not

September 15, 2016 |


While the University of Mary Washington, or as others sometimes jokingly refer to it, the University of Mostly Women, provides a surplus of free condoms to promote safe sex, it does very little to address the needs of anyone with a uterus and ovaries during “that” time of the month.Read More

UMW considers expanding mental health services on campus

March 16, 2016 |


As the University of Mary Washington grows in size and enrollment, the attention given to mental health care is changing.
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Course descriptions lack detail, leave students wanting more

February 18, 2016 |


The current quality of course descriptions is lacking. Important information such, as the potential for additional costs, is excluded and thus forces students to select classes without all of the facts.As college students verging on entering “the real world,” it is a disservice for us not to be afforded as much information as is available.Read More