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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Red pepper gouda soup has become a UMW tradition

February 28, 2019 |

Staff Writer
One of the most popular features of UMW’s Underground Café is the delicious, creamy taste of the red pepper gouda soup that is only available on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., or until they run out.Read More

UMW dining taking steps towards improvment

September 8, 2016 |


Similar to last year and its opening year, the University Center and the University Dining Service has received an overwhelming amount of complaints due to lack of options and dining hall hours.Read More

A cappella competition brings Halloween spirit to the Underground

November 5, 2014 |


Halloween started a couple of days early on campus this year, with the University of Mary Washington hosting an a cappella competition, the “A Cappella Off: Night of the Singing Dead,” to celebrate the ghostly holiday.Read More

Johnson lights up the Underground

February 12, 2014 |

Running on stage and immediately setting to work on the keyboard, Jillette Johnson quickly commanded the attention of the crowd with her unique sound and keyboard playing at the Underground on Feb. 5, for the weekly acoustic night. Read More

Campus Briefing

November 13, 2013 |

The One Note Stand a cappella concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14at 8 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. The concert features the a cappella group and its singers with an outer space theme. Come out and watch the talented singers at UMW do what they do best. Admission is $1 and tickets can be bought in the Woodard Campus Center or at the door.Read More

Mandolins, music and comedy shine at Underground

February 27, 2013 |

On Friday, Feb. 22, students crowded into the Underground for performances by Kyle Phalen, Rain Negativity and Save the Arcadian.Read More

Redhead fires up campus

February 27, 2013 |

Hana Pestle captivated the Underground with her booming voice and acoustic guitar and fiery red hair as the Acoustic Night performer on Tuesday, Feb. 19.Read More

Stylish Six Appeal’s tunes turn on entire Underground

January 30, 2013 |

On Jan. 29, 2013, the University Programming Council hosted three of the University of Mary Washington’s a cappella groups, along with the renowned group Six Appeal at the Underground’s weekly Acoustic Night.Read More

The Like Whatevers Set New Standard for Underground

April 7, 2011 |

The Underground featured three great music acts last Friday night; Shelly Short, Darren Hanlon and The Like Whatevers.

Hailing from Portland, Shelly Short was up first and proved to be a great warm-up for Darren Hanlon.

Short displayed a potent … Read More

Comic Duo Frangela Crack Up Great Hall

March 31, 2011 |

“Every moment is a pop culture moment,” according to the comic duo Frangela.

Frangela, comprised of Francis Callier and Angela V. Shelton, performed to a full house at the Great Hall on Thursday, March 24, as part of the Junior … Read More

A Positive ‘Schmound’ at the Underground

February 10, 2011 |


Soundcheck was over by 7:45 p.m. and within the next few minutes, Schmekel had their crimson drums, sage bass, earthy Fender and full size keyboard ready to rock the Underground last Saturday night.

Melody Ain, the president … Read More

Javier Colon Relaxes Underground With Smooth Hits

January 27, 2011 |


When you visit the Underground, the place is usually in full force: the lines are long and the place is packed. It’s kind of stressful, right?

Well, just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, Javier Colon, … Read More

Burnham and Spaulding Steal Show at Underground

January 27, 2011 |


You guys are missing out. Seriously. The Underground featured an amazing, spectacular, tremendously wonderful set of musical performances last Friday, and sadly only a handful of students were there to witness it.

The first group to perform … Read More

Micah Gives the Underground a Soulful Spin

January 27, 2011 |

Few of today’s singer/songwriters can say that they honed their craft under the supervision of a famous songwriter who was exiled from America for years due to McCarthyism. Taught by folk legend Peggy Seeger while studying at Northeastern University in … Read More

John Taglieri Returns to UMW to Play a Crowd-Pleasing Set of Nostalgic Covers

November 10, 2010 |

Considering that his show last Tuesday was his sixth time performing at Mary Washington, John Taglieri is no stranger to this school or the small following he has accumulated here.

Unlike several previous musicians that have weathered the unpredictability of … Read More

Underground to Get Alcohol License

April 7, 2010 |


The Underground at Mary Washington is in the final stages of approval for its Retail Alcoholic Beverage Control, Beer and Wine on Premises, License. The Underground expects to have an ABC license by the beginning of the … Read More

The Reopened Underground Lacks Quality Students Were Anticipating

March 18, 2010 |

By LINDLEY ESTES Guest Columnist

Reopened to the University of Mary Washington community after closing for over two years for the renovation of Lee Hall, the Underground, once a staple of student life at the university, is experiencing a lackluster … Read More

Underground Rated 8 of 10

September 9, 2009 |

By Bridget Balch

Wondering what to do on a Tuesday night? Want a place where you can hang out with friends? Just dying to get your coffee buzz for the day?

The hottest new place on campus, The Underground, provides … Read More

The Underground redone

March 26, 2009 |


The University Underground, a phrase perhaps foreign to underclassmen but well-remembered by senior students, was once a legendary hang-out for students providing coffee and evening entertainment and activities in the basement of Lee Hall before it closed … Read More

Staff Editorial: Lee Hall Renovations a Vast Improvement

March 19, 2009 |

The new Lee Hall sure is pretty, but couldn’t they have waited to open it until everything was finished?

Apparently, the University didn’t even give the Bookstore staff time to move in all the way, let alone figure out where … Read More