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The Blue & Gray Press | April 20, 2018

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Patriot Front group leaves sticker across UMW campus

February 28, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On the morning of February 18, stickers promoting a white nationalist organization were found at sites across campus. A schoolwide email was sent following the events by Anna Billingsley addressing the incident.Read More

How to keep a clean and professional social media presence

February 28, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Is your private life truly private? Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, most college students juggle multiple social media accounts. When you are fresh out of college and looking to leap into your career, it is important to have a squeaky clean social media presence, or as close to clean as possible. However, with several virtual personas to manage, maintaining track of your photographs, status updates and videos can become a challenge- and that unfavorable Friday night selfie can easily get lost in the chaos of your archived photos.Read More

Friends, following and social media

February 14, 2018 |


Staff Writer

In the age of social media and followers, students are often tempted to add their professors online through sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Many University of Mary Washington professors and students sometimes question whether ot not to add each other.Read More

Students react to United controversy

April 20, 2017 |


On April 9, 2017, O’Hare International Airport police forcibly had removed passenger David Dao from United Flight 3411 after he refused to exit the airplane upon the demand of management. Dao screamed as officers pulled him out of his seat, and his face hit an armrest during the struggle.Read More

UMW students gain momentum for March for Science on Washington

February 16, 2017 |


Due to recent events involving environmental protection, scientists and students alike have been coming together to form a “March for Science” to raise awareness for issues such as climate change and scientific integrity. Inspired by the Women’s March, which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration, the scientists’ march on Washington is meant to be a non-partisan march to make the scientific community heard. The University of Mary Washington’s own Biological Student Association plans on attending the march and hopes to encourage others to attend while also informing them of the issues.Read More

UMW student finds aggressive Nazi message on bulletin board on Campus Walk

February 15, 2017 |


University of Mary Washington junior Ahad Shahid and friend Chad Mundie were walking past Lee Hall after watching the film “Moana” on the evening of Feb. 5, when they found a handwritten Swastika on the bulletin board in Front of Madison Hall. In addition to the drawing there was a note at the bottom of the sheet reading “Attention fa**ots!! We could live next door.”Read More

UMW students mourn the loss of Vine as Twitter experiences financial crunch

November 10, 2016 |


On Oct. 27 of 2016, Twitter announced that it would shut down Vine, a video sharing service they established in 2012. The company stated that its website will be available to view and download Vines, but users will not have the ability to post any vines “in the coming months.”

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#UMWSocial offers a closer look at UMW social media sites

October 27, 2015 |


Social media is a vital part of millennials’ lives and their college experience. Understanding Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can make communication all the easier, and could be a useful tool in the workplace after graduation. As social media affects students, faculty and administration, one group is looking to bring all three together and use social media to thrust UMW into the cyber world.Read More

Social Media Unites And Reforms

February 8, 2012 |


Massive revolts in Tunisia began the Arab Spring, which is a series of pro-democracy protests throughout the Middle East. These insurgencies led to the fall of dictators, monarchs, and in some areas, widespread violence. As social movements … Read More

Facebook Invading too Many Aspects of our Lives

November 16, 2011 |

Not a week goes by that I don’t hear the phrase, “Facebook is taking over the world.”

If this is true, I’m not really sure what kind of world we’re living in anymore.

Monday night, I logged onto my Facebook … Read More

Classes embrace the virtual: follow the blog

November 18, 2009 |

By Megan Eichenberg

For students in assistant professor of Spanish Shara Voisard’s Grammar and Conversation course, logging on to Facebook involves more than updating statuses and posting on walls.

Since Sept. 18, Voisard and the students enrolled in her SPAN … Read More

Susannigans: Twitter Has Novelty but Lacks Staying Power as Next Big Social Network

September 30, 2009 |


Over the past few years, I’ve gotten pretty used to writing about myself. Between this column, my non-fiction writing classes, and Facebook statuses, I’ve put a lot of energy into the assumption that people care about … Read More