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Victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse should feel supported by their community in healing and preventing future assaults. Through being knowledgeable and aware of prevention strategies, everyone at URI must take ownership in this initiative. It is our responsibility to create a safe environment for all community members....
Clothing is a $3 trillion business that accounts for eight percent of the greenhouse gases and is worn every day. A seminar presentation held in Edward’s Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island on April 18 served to fill in some answers about the truth behind clothing. From a...
The University of Rhode Island has been hosting plogging events, which involves running and picking up trash around campus. “You don’t have to prepare for it, go for a walk or run and bring a bag along,” said Jennifer Luther, coordinator of marketing and membership with campus recreation. Coordinating...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Students went through several rounds of applications and interviews in order to determine this year’s A. Robert Rainville student leadership awards. In its 30th year, the award honors students for their leadership capabilities and their impact on the URI campus. Top from left to right:...
Photo courtesy of IMDb On April 5, the Ryan Auditorium hosted a screening of “A Plastic Ocean.” The screening was hosted by the local Junior Girl Scout Troop #560 hoping to unveil the alarming plastic pollution affecting Earth’s oceans. Families, students and faculty attended the event and learned from partnering...
When you take a deep breathe your lungs fill with refreshing, crisp air. Maine’s environment naturally feels well-maintained, clean and perhaps one of the few places not tainted by human pollution. Attending Rhody Adventures’ trip to Maine, I had the pleasure of visiting the state for the first time....
Photo by Emma Gauthier |CIGAR| URI students participate show their support at the march in Providence, Rhode Island.  One March 24, March for Our Lives (MFOL) organized protesters who stormed the Rhode Island State House lawn as they gathered to show their support for greater gun regulations and raise awareness...
URI to host music festival similar to "Hempfest" The University of Rhode Island’s electronic music club, the Electronic Music Association (EMA), will be hosting their first outdoor festival on the Quadrangle on Saturday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will offer music, food vendors, jewelry, artwork...
Respect the fighters and unite together so that one day we may walk in a world without cancer Despite weather related issues, Relay for Life proceeded, raising $19,000 in total monetary donations. While 450 people registered, the storm impacted the number of participants and increased the commute time due to...
Photo by Joe Lachance |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island is in the process of coordinating a tobacco free campus initiative. Main objectives include ensuring all community members are respected and taken into consideration. Efforts to help smooth the transition for students and faculty have been brainstormed. Overall, the initiative...

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