The Blue & Gray Press

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Staff Ed: The End of an Era

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After over a year of COVID-19, with vaccines available to all students and staff and hopes for a more normal fall semester, we can finally say that things are looking up. 

This is not to suggest that anyone throw away their masks or stop social distancing, as we still have to be careful. We just want to reflect on the fact that our hard work as a UMW community has paid off. Each semester that passes we come closer and closer to normalcy—to eating indoors with close friends, to lighting candles together on Ball Circle for Eagle Gathering, to attending classes in person and seeing our professors face-to-face. These things may not happen all at once, and they may not happen next semester, but we will get there as long as we stay safe and stick together as a community. 

With this third COVID-graced semester almost behind us, we are sad to see graduating editors leave but excited to welcome a new staff for next year. In line with the traditions of The Blue & Gray Press, this final issue of volume 94 was produced by our new staff. 

Here are the outgoing editors of The Blue & Gray Press. Thank you for your kindness, humor and leadership during such a strange year. Congratulations and good luck—we will miss you so much!

Kate Seltzer, Editor-in-Chief

Abigail Buchholz, Associate Editor

Bryanna Lansing, Photography Editor 

Samantha Price, Online Editor

Abigail Weber, Viewpoints Editor

We also would like to welcome the 2021-2022 editorial staff:

Jess Kirby, Editor-in-Chief

Erin Matuczinski, Business Editor

Cosmy Pellis, Associate Editor

Bernadette D’Auria, Associate Editor

Josephine Johnson, News Editor

Scotti Mullen, News Editor

Josephine Good, Life Editor

Norah Walsh, Viewpoints Editor

Victoria R. Percherke, Sports Editor

Maggie Mae Young, Online Editor

Cameron Delean, Online Editor

Emily Warren, Photography Editor

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