Kelsey Santmyer

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Photo by Kelsey Santmyer |CIGAR| Kelsey Santmyer - Senior farewell Just like any cliché of a senior, as we enter the last few days of classes I cannot believe that my time at the University of Rhode Island is almost over. So much has happened to me in these last four...
Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| “While tampons may be purchased in the pharmacy or at the CVS in the Emporium, they are not regularly distributed on campus through the departments that routinely give out condoms.” By Kelsey Santmyer and Theresa Brown   Access to preventative contraceptives, such as condoms, are a priority...
On April 22, 2018, Flow, an expression-based club, will be hosting the first ever “Flow Fest” at the University of Rhode Island. President and founder of URI Flow, Scott Botelho, explained that URI Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) will not be hosting Hempfest as they have done in...
Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students enjoyed booths and food trucks all in efforts to spread awareness and knowledge about mental health on the Quadrangle. On Wednesday, April 11 the University of Rhode Island hosted their first Mental Health Awareness Day on the quad. The unprecedented event was the Senior Honors...
Photos by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| RhodyThon crushes previous records, raises thousands of dollars for children Students at the University of Rhode Island made national headlines over the weekend as they succeeded in raising $147,903.28 for the Children’s Miracle Network, exceeding the previous record for fundraising amongst first-year Miracle Network Dance Marathon...
Photo courtesy of James Masse Within the last decade the popularity of brief community service trips has drastically increased through the social model of the “Alternative Spring Break.” This year, the University of Rhode Island Service Corps organized six separate projects, each encompassing different components and methods of service. The Environmental...
On Monday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., a rescheduled meeting of the University of Rhode Island Student Senate was called to order. The meeting covered all pending bills and announcements from the cancelled March 7 meeting. Finance Chair Samantha King presented all submitted budgets for recognized student organizations. The budget...
Local News A 40-year-old Providence woman, Berkley Vallone, was arrested Tuesday morning and is facing multiple counts of theft and fraud totaling nearly $122,000. Wanted by Arizona authorities, Vallone worked as an interior designer where she allegedly spent the money fraudulently on unaccepted personal uses, leaving the projects incomplete. Vallone...

GSC book club

Photo by Sarah Vincii |CIGAR| After a two semester hiatus, the Gender and Sexuality Center is bringing back their well-loved book club program. Meetings are held monthly and all students are welcome to join in to discuss the assigned books in an open dialog that offers new ideas and different...
This semester, the University of Rhode Island will be hosting their first ever eight-hour dance marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. With all proceeds going to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, “RhodyThon” will last from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24 to 2 a.m. on Saturday,...

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