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September 28th, 2018 Dear Constituents, The University of Rhode Island Student Senate (Senate) is currently involved in discussions regarding the manner in which student organizations are funded and the matters for which they may not be funded. Since May of this year, the Senate has been in correspondence with an organization...
On Thursday, September 20th, three members including Allison Lantagne, Jay Rumas, and myself from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of URI presented in front of Faculty Senate. Our cause: to work with Faculty Senate so that URI lives up to its stated values, one of which is “Engaged...
Submitted by Jessie Boukarim   “I can’t wait to eat, I’m starving.” I’ve heard this said around campus all too often. Typically, this is conversed while strolling with friends to the dining halls or emporium. But to truly feel starvation is a completely different experience. I spent the past couple years...
Submitted by Natalie Muscarella   After years of dealing with stress, I have learned that it can take as little as one minute a day to find relief. Everyone has to deal with stress at some point in their lives, the question is what is the best way to handle it? College seniors...
You may have read the article in last week’s Bad 5 Dollar Vape entitled “Senate President Jumps off Union Clock Tower” penned by one Henry M. Robert. In fact, I wrote that article. Serving as the Senate’s Secretary, although formally as Chief Information Officer, who is functionally responsible for...
I am writing in response to the satirical “article” published last week for two reasons – as a concerned student, as well as the president of the student organization who was publicly mocked in the article as well. The article, titled “Senate president jumps off Union clock tower” makes...
Submitted by Sam Foer URI brags that 63% of survey respondents support a campus-wide “tobacco-ban,” however, that survey and statistic is very misleading. The survey was created by the URI Tobacco-Free Committee, which manipulated the survey’s manner of response in favor of the Committee’s cause. The Committee conflates tobacco products...
Worldwide, obesity prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, according to the World Health Organization. Specifically in the United States, West Virginia ranks highest in obesity while Colorado takes the award for lowest, as reported in 2016 by the Rhode Island State of Obesity Organization. Where does Rhode Island...
This past summer, I met a mom in southern Rhode Island. She was dressed for work, and her kids were about the same age as my son, Tommy. We started talking. She told me about how she dropped out of high school when she got pregnant, then later earned...

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