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The Blue & Gray Press | August 18, 2018

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Paid to do homework: campus jobs that give you freetime

April 19, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Getting paid to do homework is like killing two birds with one stone.Read More

Administration orders rock removal

March 29, 2018 |


Online Editor

On the night of March 26 Student Activities and Engagements announced that UMW administration has made plans to remove the Spirit Rock. The rock is currently scheduled to be removed on April 2. Campus Police will accompany the removal crew in case of student protest.Read More

The rules of the spirit rock

March 1, 2018 |


Viewpoints Editor

When Natalie Johns, president of the UMW Firearms Club, painted the spirit rock with some other members on Feb. 14, she had no idea that the message she painted would cause such an uproar among students.Read More

Greek Life gets ‘boulder’ with their methods of advertising

February 8, 2018 |


Staff Writer

All students at the University of Mary Washington know of the boulder used for announcements that sits outside of Woodard. “The rock,” is coated in layers and layers of paint. Students paint the rock for many of reasons, whether to announce the annual “Rocky Horror Picture Show” or to advertise a club meeting or event. Recently though, there has been some controversy over the rock and its message.Read More

Where does funding go: Students weigh in on how UMW should spend their money

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

Recently there have been concerns from students about academic funding at The University of Mary Washington, specifically surrounding the budget of individual majors within the academic colleges. According to information provided by the office of Marty Morrison, the majors with the highest funding are, in descending order, English, biology and business administration.Read More

Possible firearms club sparks controversy at UMW

September 14, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The University of Mary Washington has over 150 different clubs and organizations, adding new ones each year. However this school year the university has seen interest from some students on campus, to create a … Read More

Performers and audience come together for Mary Wash’s Got Talent

March 22, 2017 |


Alec Mallman, assistant director of SAE and University Center coordinator, said “If you did not come to the show this year, come next year.” On Wednesday, March 15, Dodd filled up with supportive members of the Eagle community. Before the lights dimmed and the 12 performers took the stage, a couple of students commented in anticipation for a show that would match UMW’s 2016 Mary Wash’s Got Talent showcase.Read More

Students feel the love with therapy dogs’ visit to the UMW campus

October 27, 2016 |


A six-page paper due next week, one take-home quiz to be completed tonight, and 30 pages of reading to get through before tomorrow. Every day of the week students have a lot on their plate. Finding ways to cope and manage the stress that comes with school can be difficult and time consuming. One proven way to alleviate stress and brighten people’s moods could come in the form of frequent therapy dog visits to campus, according to Dr. Tevya Zukor, director of the Talley Center.Read More

The annual “Big Ash Bonfire” hit Jefferson Square and did not disappoint

October 27, 2016 |


After fall break on Wednesday evening, students crowded Campus Walk, all heading towards Jefferson Square to enjoy the warmth of the fire and the benefits of free food. The fire burned bright in the middle of the grass.Read More

Relay for Life hosts fundraiser before April event

February 18, 2016 |


On Feb. 9, Relay For Life joined the Office of Student Activities and Engagement in hosting another successful Bingo Night. SAE attempts to have a reasonable amount of events available on campus for students each week. Every Tuesday night, Student Affairs hosts Bingo Night at the Underground where students can hang out, have fun and win prizes.
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Club Carnival takes over University Center

January 21, 2016 |


Every floor in the University Center buzzed with excitement last Wednesday, Jan. 13, as more than 100 student organizations and clubs prepared to recruit new members during the spring semester’s Club Carnival. More than 300 students attended this year’s event, signing up with volunteer clubs, sports club and leisure clubs.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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UPC hosts campus wide talent show

April 1, 2015 |


University of Mary Washington students cheered on as friends danced, sang and performed tricks at the first ever “Mary Wash’s Got Talent” competition hosted by the University Programming Council.Read More

SAE implements new umbrella system for programming clubs

March 19, 2015 |


In the most recent in a series of changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement at the University of Mary Washington is implementing a new “umbrella system” with the goal of more easily organizing the funding of specific programming clubs.Read More