Terrible, terrible thing to call a university newspaper, the name has violent connotations. It also has connections, one supposes to the Civil War. Here's what the current editor in chief had to say:
Alison Thoet, the paper’s editor-in-chief, told Campus Reform in an interview that the editorial board felt the old name was “a little outdated” and was more representative of the Fredericksburg, Va., community’s ties to the Civil War and not the school as a whole.No one really cares about the Civil War in this day and age. Okay, I'm going to accept that at face value. There's just one more thing I want to share about this story. Obviously they have picked a new name for the student paper. They decided to name it The Blue & Grey Press.
“In this day and age, no one really cares about the Civil War. We wanted something that was updated,” Thoet said. (bolded for emphasis)