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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Ineffective leadership transition can lead to club burnout

April 25, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Clubs at UMW are not a new phenomenon, but what is new is the method in which they are being led. Read More

PRISM Drag Show hosts “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Tatianna

March 21, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Shaw said that the drag show is PRISM’s biggest event of the year, and it requires a lot of work to put together. Read More

UMW speaks out against gun violence

September 27, 2018 |

Staff Writer
On Thursday, Sept 20, a small group of UMW students came together to rally against the issue of gun violence in the United States.Read More

Minorities feel underrepresented in SGA

March 21, 2018 |


Senior Writer

On February 19, several minority clubs and groups attended a Student Government Association meeting and demanded that their voices be heard. At the meeting some of the groups did not feel like they were being heard.Read More

UMW Day of Silence, PRISM fights against bullying

April 21, 2016 |


As the Bell Tower struck noon on Friday, April 15 students and faculty across campus made their way to Ball Circle. Decked out in brightly colored shirts and smiles, friends greeted and embraced one another. Then, without skipping a beat, all who had gathered joined hands and formed a circle. In the center stood the President of PRISM, Rachel Tiemann, who thanked those who had come and explained what it was they were gathered there for.Read More

2015 Homecoming promises something for all students

October 22, 2015 |


The events for this year’s homecoming are squished within this week and include the UMW athletic games proceeding over the weekend, a BBQ on Ball Circle and a photo contest spread throughout relying heavily on student interaction.
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PRISM recognizes and honors sexual minorities with Day of Silence

April 23, 2015 |


On Friday April 17, the student-led group People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities hosted their annual event, Day of Silence.
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Students Showcase Talent During PRISM Drag Show

April 1, 2015 |


Drag queens and kings entertained on stage, dancing and singing before a crowd of cheering admirers at the annual Drag Show this past Saturday.Read More

Students end silence with PRISM

April 16, 2014 |

Students across the University of Mary Washington campus took a vow of silence in recognition of the National Day of Silence, student-led action sponsored by Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN). Students across campus chose to remain silent for all or part of the day to bring attention to the harassment and discrimination that lesbian, gay and transgender youth face, according to Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal association. Read More

PRISM drag show delights crowd

April 25, 2013 |

On April 5, the Great Hall played host to the glitteriest University of Mary Washington tradition, the PRISM Drag Show. As the 13th annual Drag Show, the event featured a “Candy Land” theme and drew a crowd of over 250 attendees.Read More

University Earns Four-Star LGBT Rating in Index

March 28, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington offers students of a sexual minority a generally high quality of life, according to the four-out-of-five star rating UMW received on an “LGTB-friendly” campus-climate index.

Campus Pride, the “only national nonprofit organization … Read More

Campus-wide Email Potentially Harmful

February 29, 2012 |


A list containing the legal names of all University of Mary Washington undergraduate students and their class credit status was recently sent out to all undergraduate students. This could be problematic, as there is the possibility that … Read More

'Dragpocalypse' Brings Lace, Heels and Dancing

February 22, 2012 |

Dancing, danger and drag fashion dominated the 12th annual Drag Show held on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Great Hall with the theme, “Dragpocalypse,” organized by Mary Washington’s People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM). Read More

Letter to the Editor: PRISM Takes Silent Stand on Cuccinelli

September 29, 2011 |

Dear Editor,

We would like to thank the Bullet staff for covering the important event on campus last week: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s visit to the University of Mary Washington for Constitution Day. However, as president and vice president of … Read More

PRISM takes a “day of silence”

April 21, 2010 |

By Emma Carone

Friday April 16, the students of PRISM (People Representing Individuals of Sexual Minorities) were silent.

It was a part of the event, the National Day of Silence, a day on which students across the nation take a … Read More

Sexclamations: PRISM Voices Thoughts about Sexual Identity

March 25, 2010 |

By ERIN HILL Columnist

Nearly everyone holds an opinion regarding the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Regardless of what you may believe, reading or listening to the perspectives of people that you know and can attach a face … Read More

Letter to Universities Stirs Up Controversy on Campus

March 17, 2010 |

BY KRISTEN KELLEHERThe threat of state-wide changes to  non-discrimation policies of public universities has gurnered national media attention and inspired heated activism among the state’s university students.

After a relatively quiet first four months in office, state Attorney General Ken … Read More

Discussion debates sexuality

February 3, 2010 |


It was a Monday night in the Red Room, and People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM) secretary Charles Girard began the meeting by reading aloud a series of “myths” surrounding the evening’s topic.

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PRISM ‘prom’ night was a success

November 4, 2009 |

The old memory of twinkling lights, elegant gowns and a spinning disco ball were not just a memory for some students this weekend but rather the past relived.

This past Satursay Oct. 31 PRISM hosted the “prom” in Great Hall … Read More

PRISM Hosts Open-Minded, Alphabet-Soup Friendly Prom

October 28, 2009 |

“Who’s in the Soup: Understanding the GLBTTQQIAAP Community” Cultural Awareness Week will conclude this Saturday, Oct. 31 when PRISM throws its first “prom.” Unlike a typical campus dance, PRISM’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment so that … Read More

PRISM Film Fest Aims to Promote Unity

October 21, 2009 |


PRISM and the Orpheum Film Club will be co-hosting a student led film festival this Sunday at 8 p.m. in Great Hall. As part of the GLBTTQQIAAP Celebration (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally, … Read More

Susannigans: boy bands must not say bye-bye-bye yet

February 26, 2009 |


A robbery took place in Great Hall on Saturday night.

At PRISM’s annual Drag Show, Diktation, a group of five girls in spot-on Boy Band drag, were robbed of the first place prize.

With bandanas, faux dreadlocks, … Read More

Students urge UMW to take holidays more seriously

February 22, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington does not celebrate national holidays by suspending classes and students are beginning to ask why.Read More