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The Blue & Gray Press | January 20, 2019

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Political clubs at UMW prepare for November midterm elections

October 11, 2018 |

Staff Writer
On the verge of the halfway mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and as an unprecedented number of Democratic women have decided to run for Congress, on Nov. 6, 2018, the United States of America will hold its midterm elections. 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

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

Spirit Rock sparks controversy

February 22, 2018 |


Senior Writer

On Thursday morning of last week, students awoke to a new message on the Spirit Rock: in black, seemingly hastingly scrawled writing, “18 school shootings in 2018.”Read More

The Virginia State House of Delegates election results

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The Virginia State House of Delegates election occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Republican candidates won districts 28 and 88 while the Democratic candidates won the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General races.Read More

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello visits campus during tour to talk about student affairs

April 27, 2017 |


Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello, visited the University of Mary Washington last Wednesday while on his college campus tour. He talked to students and faculty members in the Hurley Convergence Center about his policies on mental health issues, his proposal for free education at two-year community colleges, promoting an environmentally friendly Virginia and combatting sexual assault. Read More

UMW student leaders work together to write letter for community

March 1, 2017 |


On Thursday, Feb. 23, a statement was drafted by a group of student leaders and sent out to the University of Mary Washington community in response to events that have taken place both on campus and nationwide over the last few weeks regarding hate speech. This statement was written and signed, by leaders of 30 campus organizations. The message in the email regarded embracing differences, speaking out against hate rhetoric and supporting one another.Read More

UMW hosts first Congressional debate

November 3, 2016 |


Debates are a night when candidates from each political party take the stage to battle national issues in hopes of winning over voters. These debates take place all over the country, including right here at the University of Mary Washington.

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Letter: UMW Young Dems thank Mark Warner for Almost Annual Pig Roast

September 10, 2014 |

To the Editor,
The University of Mary Washington Young Democrats would like to extend their sincere thanks to Senator Mark Warner for hosting the “Almost Annual Collis-Warner Pig Roast” on his King George, Virginia property this past Saturday. Read More

McAuliffe promises equal opportunity for minorities

October 30, 2013 |

As college students, we are exceptionally affected by this November’s gubernatorial race in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Upon graduation, we face an unemployment rate double the national average in an already struggling labor market.Read More

Obama emerges with a firm hand

February 13, 2013 |

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening touched on a variety of themes, many of which were welcomed by Democrats.Read More

Never forget: UMW students organize candlelight vigil to commemorate 9/11

September 15, 2011 |


On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on … Read More

Cuccinelli to speak at UMW

September 15, 2011 |


Va. Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, will give a 30-minute speech at the University of Mary Washington on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Federal Communications Commission regulations on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Senior … Read More

No Surprises in VA

February 14, 2008 |


While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.

President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the … Read More