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The Blue & Gray Press | January 18, 2019

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President Trump

Students and administrators respond to Trump’s proposed Title IX policy change

November 1, 2018 |

News Editor
On Oct. 21, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is seeking to legally define sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”Read More

Trump’s reaction to Khasshogi murder is cause for concern

October 25, 2018 |

Associate Editor
The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is representative of the greater atrocity of violence against journalists, and the Trump administration’s delayed and inadequate response is indicative of the President’s disdain for the free press.Read More

UMW prepares to host First District Congressional Debate

October 4, 2018 |

Staff Writer
Sitting Republican Congressman Rob Wittman of Westmoreland County and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams of King George are set to battle it out in a 1st District congressional debate to be held at University of Mary Washington.Read More

Spirit Rock sparks controversy

February 22, 2018 |


Senior Writer

On Thursday morning of last week, students awoke to a new message on the Spirit Rock: in black, seemingly hastingly scrawled writing, “18 school shootings in 2018.”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

The affects of DACA at UMW

September 21, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington is home to approximately four thousand undergraduate students according to UMW’s webpage. However, less than six months from now, eight students will no longer be able to continue their education as a result of President Trump’s executive order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as the Dream Act.Read More

UMW students reflect on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days

April 27, 2017 |


Sarah Hansen, UMW’s Young Democrats President, still remembers the moment she realized that it was Donald Trump’s column that lit up on the news channel in November during general election. She felt worried and fearful especially, after months of promoting Hillary Clinton’s campaign with fellow members of the Young Dems. She was dispirited by Trump’s unprecedented victory.Read More

Students stress the negative impact of Trump’s budget cuts

March 22, 2017 |


On March 16, 2017, President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal, which he has been working on with congress for the upcoming fiscal year, went public. According to the Washington Post article, “Trump Presidential Budget 2018 Proposal,” the Department of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Defense Department are where most of governmental funds are being paid. That means that the budget cuts and eliminations deal with, really everything else.Read More

Op Ed: Give Trump a Chance

February 2, 2017 |


*Note: this Op Ed was submitted on Jan. 22*

Sorry to break it to you, but yes, he is your president. Given that you’re reading this article in a campus newspaper, I think it’s safe to assume … Read More