Sunday Jan 16, 2022

Homecoming week continues with alternate schedule

by SAMANTHA STACHOWIAK Staff Writer Due to the high local rates of COVID-19 transmission, the University has opted to postpone the traditional Homecoming tailgate until the spring semester. Instead, UMW is celebrating its annual Homecoming Monday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 23 with an alternate schedule and some new events. Throughout the week there are […]

Staff Ed: The End of an Era

by THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD 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, […]

UMW to host in-person graduation ceremonies on recreation field

By WILL HACKETT Staff Writer UMW announced on Wednesday, March 24 that there will be in-person Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 on May 6 and 7 and the class of 2021 on May 8 and 9. The ceremonies will be held on the recreation fields between Route One and the Alvey parking deck, […]

Photo Essay: An eagle eye view of our once vacant campus

EMILY WARREN Staff Photographer The print version of this article stated that the photos were taken before winter break in the fall of 2020. That date was meant to serve as a comparison for how empty campus looked. The photos were taken this semester while classes were in session. These photos were taken on the last day of finals week […]

Sudden rises in temperatures have positive effects on students


Staff Writer 

As the end of February approaches, Fredericksburg has proceeded to get through all  four seasons within the month. Whether it be a frigid 30 degrees with freezing rain or sweltering 86 degrees and sunny, the February weather has been inconsistent.

Community unites in the face of hate


News Editor 

Responding to the hateful and violent acts that have been taking place throughout the country, various UMW student leaders decided to hold an event that would give students a platform to unite under. On Tuesday, the one month anniversary of the Charlottesville incident, about 75 members of the Mary Washington and Fredericksburg community gathered in front of Lee Hall to participate in the UMW Speaks Out Against White Supremacy rally.

Return of post and chain fence at Ball Circle raises questions among students


Students this semester may have noticed something different about Ball Circle. A post-and- chain fence, which now wraps the outer edges of the lawn, was reinstalled by Facilities Services as a preventative measure to protect the lawn from damage the circle underwent last semester.

Two local Virginia bands serenade Ball Circle at Rockobterfest


On the brisk afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 17, the Campus Programming Board collaborated with the Class Council to introduce two bands for this year’s Rocktoberfest. One of which, Virginia Man, an unconventional Indie Folk band, made their debut on Ball Circle.

Giant Jenga and ‘Miniature Tigers’ at Rocktoberfest

A play on “Oktoberfest,” Giant Productions’ “Rocktoberfest” was a subdued, but welcome, end to what was most students’ first week of midterms. Friday, Oct. 5, provided perfect weather for an enjoyable afternoon filled with a sense of fleeting summer and laughter.

Va. First Lady Anne Holton is Commencement Speaker

By HEATHER BRADY Virginia First Lady Anne Holton will be the speaker for Mary Washington’s 2009 commencement. She will address this year’s graduating class in Ball Circle on Saturday, May 9, according to a message from the Office of the President. Holton has devoted her career to improving foster care and adoption. She has served […]

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