“The Bullet” Fired

This post was updated Dec. 19, 2014, to reflect that The Blue & Gray Press has 12 pages. The print edition of this story incorrectly stated that the paper has 10 pages. For 92 years, The Bullet newspaper was a prominent voice of Mary Washington student news and opinion. That ended Sept. 4, when The Blue & Gray Press debuted on campus newsstands. Word of the name change came in an Aug. 18 press release from the paper’s student editorial board, which made the decision to revise the name and the publication’s format. The press release reads: “After analyzing the origins of the paper and the development of the publication over the years, the board agreed that the antiquated name does not properly represent the paper today. The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner. The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university … [Read more...]