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The Blue & Gray Press | December 14, 2017

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Tessa Cate

Trick or Treat: UMW YAF Hosts Funeral for Halloween

November 9, 2017 |

By TESSA CATE

Managing Editor

In her office on Monday afternoon, UMW Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Juliette Landphair slid a red folder bursting with papers from her desk into her hands, dubbing it her “Free Speech Folder.” North American universities have been met with the challenge of facilitating and policing students’ rights to free speech on campus, and UMW is no exception.Read More

Trump appeases conservatives, changes Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate

October 12, 2017 |

By TESSA CATE

Managing Editor

The enduring controversy, contraception versus creed, hit a new pressure point on Oct. 6 when the Trump administration announced an update to the Affordable Care Act enhancing employers’ abilities to deny female employees contraceptive coverage.Read More

The Boyfriend Registry: Student Affairs pushes for bachelor labels

March 30, 2017 |

By TESSA CATE

After months of strategic analysis and in-depth research, UMW’s Office for Student Affairs will push forward with its newest (and most literal) effort in student engagement: The UMW Boyfriend Registry.Read More

Meltingpot mentality: our government does not share it

February 1, 2017 |

By TESSA CATE

With the ease and nonchalance of a shopper signing their receipt at CVS, President Trump signed an executive order – is anyone still counting? – temporarily barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely. This action incited pure chaos (as everyone scrolling through their Facebook feeds can attest to) and will not end there. With one scribble of his pen, Trump doused an already hot-button issue with all the lighter fluid needed to set it ablaze.Read More

Tour de Sunken: the injustice feeding my fear

September 7, 2016 |

By TESSA CATE

My head whips around, giving me a good view of the street over my shoulder as I unchain my bike from the rack. It is late and I’m exposed, standing all by myself under the last significant light source I will see until I get home. I mount my bike and ride down to Sunken Road where the lighting is minimal and the street eerie.Read More

Autism Awareness Month observed at UMW, draws controversy from campus groups

April 6, 2016 |

By TESSA CATE

The University of Mary Washington kicked off Autism Awareness Month on April 2 with the lighting of a tree on Ball Circle in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day.Read More

Crew teams hold all-day erg-athon to raise money for competition

March 23, 2016 |

By TESSA CATE

On Friday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington’s crew team held their practice on Ball Circle rather than on the water.Read More

More than booze and blackouts: a frats real purpose on college campuses

January 19, 2016 |

By Tessa Cate

Our quaint, cozy campus is home to students bumbling up and down campus walk, frolicking across Ball Circle in the sunshine and getting down to business in the Hurley Convergence Center. The campus vibe is one of friendliness, where every student is equal to the next and Eagles of different social backgrounds and interests mix flawlessly.Read More