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The Blue & Gray Press | June 24, 2018

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Savara Gunn

April Lookbook

April 19, 2018 |


Senior Writer

Want to know the inspiration for these looks and how to create them yourself?Read More

Halloween makeup highlights costumes this season

November 1, 2017 |


Senior Writer

“I decided to go as her mostly because I had all of the costume pieces and it was pretty cheap to create as a look. I did the makeup myself, and I’m really happy with … Read More

Embroidered embellishments emerge on campus

October 5, 2017 |


Senior Writer

As a very early form of art and expression, embroidery has been sewn on to clothing since 30,000 B.C. Embroidery was thought to have originated in Asia and the Middle East. Chinese embroidery techniques especially are still widely spread and used today.Read More

“Cold-shoulder fashion” shows itself onto UMW campus

September 20, 2017 |


Senior Writer

Believe it or not, the off-the shoulder trend began in the late 1800s, where Charles Frederick Worth designed large, elaborate dresses with intricate designs and off-the shoulder sleeves. Worth began what is … Read More

Historical floral print blooms into UMW fall fashion trend

September 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Floral designs on clothing have been wildly popular the past few years. Especially during the summer where breezy dresses, modern-day kimonos and shirts have the print sketched across like canvases.Read More

UMW Style: the characters of ‘Macbeth’ show off medieval Scottish couture

April 13, 2017 |


“My attire just got an upgrade actually because I recently killed the King and I figured I’d take the crown. I found this really nice coat in my closet, and it’s so heavy that it makes it difficult to go down the stairs, but it looks great. I have a pretty rad belt, it looks kind of WWE. I have a lot of red now and it kind of brings out my eyes.”Read More

UMW Style: Cultural Expression at Multicultural Fair

April 5, 2017 |

“I have brought an awareness of the joy and color celebrated in the Punjab region this Multi-Fair. This form of celebration is also categorized as a dance form called Bhangra. Bhangra, the term, literally means ‘to be intoxicated with joy.'”Read More

UMW Style:90s, pastels and button-downs dominate campus fashion

March 23, 2017 |


Sarah Hood-Recant, freshman

“This outfit was inspired by a linguistics presentation and I had to look relatively nice for it. I picked this collared shirt because I think it was the first one I saw. These pants are very comfortable and I can move in them and I thought black and white would be a good look for today. My style in general is functioning and comfortable over fashionable so usually sweats. This shirt was actually a Christmas gift because I like all things Hot Topic. This was a really cool shirt for me because my style is androgynous, so I really liked it. It is Fantastic Beasts themed.”Read More

Student feel lack of adequate options in UC for students with dietary restrictions

March 15, 2017 |


After a long day of classes many students look forward to winding down and having a relaxing meal at the dining hall. However, for students with allergies and other dietary restrictions, they often find themselves asking what can they eat? Although management claims the University Center offers meals suitable for all, UMW students are taking issue with the dining hall menu, finding that it lacks adequate options for students who have various dietary restrictions.Read More

110 free passports offered to UMW students

September 22, 2016 |


This past week, flyers were everywhere on campus advertising a free Passport Caravan event to encourage studying abroad. The Council of International Education Exchange is providing $20 million in scholarships for college students to study abroad through the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. This initiative includes free passports that are to be given to 10,000 American students. Read More