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The Blue & Gray Press | June 23, 2018

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UMW participates in National School Walkout

March 15, 2018 |


News Editor

17 minutes for 17 lives.

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., across various time zones, students of all ages walked out of classes to show support and solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting that took place exactly one month prior. The walkouts were also a symbolic way to call for change in gun legislation.Read More

Community unites in the face of hate

September 21, 2017 |


News Editor 

Responding to the hateful and violent acts that have been taking place throughout the country, various UMW student leaders decided to hold an event that would give students a platform to unite under. On Tuesday, the one month anniversary of the Charlottesville incident, about 75 members of the Mary Washington and Fredericksburg community gathered in front of Lee Hall to participate in the UMW Speaks Out Against White Supremacy rally.Read More

Bernie Sanders makes appearance in Virginia, UMW students follow

September 17, 2015 |


Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a day-long trip to Virginia on Monday, first appearing at Liberty University to speak at the school’s convocation, then at a rally in Manassas that evening to speak to approximately 2,000 people, 51 of which were University of Mary Washington students. Read More

Virginia Tech Hosts Powershift for Supporters of Clean Energy

October 6, 2011 |

On Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday Oct. 2, University of Mary Washington students joined over 200 students from Virginia universities at Virginia Tech for Virginia Power Shift 2011.Read More

My Trip to the Satirical Rally

November 4, 2010 |

Driven by two satirical news hosts, Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity/Keep Fear Alive brought massive foot traffic to Washington, D.C., with many University of Mary Washington students in attendance.  The following is a first-person account of the rally and … Read More

Staff Editorial: Rally Demonstrates Worrying Trends

November 3, 2010 |

This past weekend, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held the much anticipated “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The rally drew over 215,000 people according to CBS News. The Comedy Central duo host … Read More

Deeds Rallies Students, Unions at UMW

October 21, 2009 |


An impassioned Creigh Deeds warned against complacency on Saturday at a Democratic rally in Lee Hall, emphasizing to the Bullet that students should care about the election and about state politics in general.

“…it’s … Read More

SDS Rallies for More Affordable Education

November 20, 2008 |


At about 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14th, 13 members of the Mary Washington chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) piled into a UMW van, which they endearingly call “Vanarchy,” and drove into Washington D.C. to … Read More

Saturday’s Rally Is a Victory for UMW

October 2, 2008 |

Last Saturday’s rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden was more than just recitation of stale political rhetoric. While Obama and Biden’s speeches were laden with stale references to the middle class and change, … Read More

26K Brave the Rain for Obama

October 2, 2008 |


Despite intermittent rain, a crowd of 26,000 people came to campus Saturday to hear speeches by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his vice-presidential pick Joe Biden. The rally came one day after the first presidential debate … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Feminism is as Necessary as Ever

March 27, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “This March, No Need for Women to March” (March 13, 2008, The Bullet):

Dear Editor:

It seems that every March there is an inevitable “why women’s history month is unnecessary” or “how … Read More

Clinton Comes To UMW

February 14, 2008 |


UMW junior Courtney Hayes  arrived at the doors of  Great Hall at 7:45 a.m., six and a half hours before President  William J. Clinton took the stage at the surprise rally Monday. It was her … Read More