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The Blue & Gray Press | June 24, 2018

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Paino’s playlist leaked to UMW

March 29, 2018 |


Sports Editor

On Monday Mar. 26, personal information of University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino was leaked to the entire faculty and staff of Mary Washington campus. An anonymous student hacker was able to gain access to Paino’s email account in which they discovered Paino’s mixtape and numerous personal pictures, such as Paino in the bathtub, amongst others sent to his wife Kelly Paino.  Read More

Inspirational playlist to revamp failing resolutions

February 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

With January over and February moving steadily along, it’s the time of year when many people start slacking off on resolutions for 2018. From giving up on going to the gym to “accidentally” finishing off a bag of Chili Lime Takis one night while watching “Friends,” countless “new year, new me” plans are being abandoned with the first two months of the year. But, no matter how your year has gone so far, it’s never too late for a fresh start. Rather than waiting another 10 months to recommit to your goals, just listen to these songs and I’m sure they’ll give you the attitude boost to come back stronger than ever.Read More

Uplifting playlist for cold and lonely winter months

November 16, 2017 |


Contributing Writer

As the temperature outside dips into the 30s and we all wish we were on the beach sipping on margaritas or whatever… we’re not.Read More

Women’s History Month: 100 years of women in music

March 16, 2017 |


Female musicians have a rich and complex history, and, over the past century, share much overlap with social movements of the era, including the fights for racial justice and LGBTQ equality. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re taking you decade by decade through the last 100 years of female musical artists.Read More

Playlist: Spring Break tunes

February 23, 2017 |


Spring break is just around the corner for Mary Washington, and students are eagerly counting down the days until they can enjoy a much-needed rest. But pulling yourself out of the winter gloom can be tough, so here … Read More

Senior Playlist: for the student that needs inspiration

November 9, 2016 |


We all go to college to broaden our minds and our horizons. I am so happy, even though I do not particularly enjoy being at the University of Mary Washington, that I have gotten my education here. It’s been such a liberating experience meeting the people, the instructors and being in the environment that surrounds UMW.Read More

Senior Playlist: for the burnt out and stressed student

October 6, 2016 |


It is already October, the leaves are falling and it’s finally getting a little bit colder. Even though it is pretty early in the semester, I am about ready to drop out. If the ideas of upcoming midterms and eventual finals are making you panic, I have five noteworthy songs to help you keep your chin up.Read More

Plugged In: Abstract music brings new ideas to the table

November 5, 2015 |


We all know her, in the form of a sister or a daughter who idolizes her, a boyfriend who thinks she’s attractive or even by ourselves as we dance to her hypnotic beats. For she is the one and only Taylor Swift, standing for the young girls of America as she belts her circular lyrics about men and painful romantic experiences.Read More

Plugged In: Timeless tunes for the semester

September 9, 2015 |


If you are like me, finding something you feel like listening to can be very difficult sometimes. For instance, I can spend a couple minutes shuffling through my music library on my phone, repeatedly tapping the ‘skip’ button in search of a song that I actually feel like listening to. Read More

Plugged In: Tunes to help you tune out

February 17, 2015 |


Pause and plug in those ear buds or reach for your beats, I have something to show you. That is if chill, layered music sounds like something you would be interested in.

I … Read More

Songs of the Apocalypse: Listen While You Still Can

August 26, 2011 |

In a few hours, the greater Fredericksburg area will probably be struggling to keep power as Hurricane Irene hits.  So, load up your iPods now will these sure-fire ways to embrace the end of the world with the second natural … Read More

Thought You Knew: The Art of Making A Playlist

November 10, 2010 |

Although I spend much of my time lamenting the psychological destruction my Internet addiction has wrought, there is one area whose strong online presence will always be a source of amusement, pleasure and creativity for me: Pornography.

Just kidding, you … Read More