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Photo by Anna Meassick | Many students have admitted to trying Juuls in the past and some continue use. Last month, the popular e-cigarette brand, Juul, placed restrictions on their sales to meet FDA standards that are intended to discourage young people from vaping. Juul, which makes up over 70 percent...
On Dec. 10, the University of Rhode Island Women’s Center will host its first-ever Fem Fest in to promote gender equality inspired by the age of the #metoo movement. The event’s coordinator, junior Shannon McDonnell, said that the event is about celebrating gender equality and discussing modern gender issues. McDonnell...
Only five percent of state legislators nationwide are born between 1981 and 1997, but one recent URI graduate looked to change that. Michael Steiner, 31, graduated from URI this summer with an undergraduate degree in applied economics and ran for state representative as a Democrat in Rhode Island’s 41st district...

Bye, Bye Bagelz

Photo by Sarah Vinci | Despite high demand on campus, Bagelz is choosing to close down and focus on their Wakefield location. Bagelz, the bakery located in the Kingston Emporium, will close by the end of this year so the business can focus on its Wakefield location. Scott Lieberman, Bagelz's owner,...
Photo by Anna Meassick Thursday, Nov. 8 At 8:23 a.m., a parked motor vehicle was struck by the mirror of a University of Rhode Island shuttle on Flagg Road near the Center for Biological and Life Sciences. Campus police filed a report. At 11:58 p.m., someone reported smelling marijuana in Barlow Hall....
The 2018 midterm election resulted in Democrats winning the House, Republicans maintaining their majority in the Senate and the highest voter turnout in decades. The Democratic Party took the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, flipping over 28 seats from 2016, according to Politico. Republicans...
My two majors, political science and journalism, compliment each other pretty well. It is far from an unheard combination, especially for someone who was always passionate about writing and current events. So, when I mention that I am also pursuing a minor, people assume that it is something that...
The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies will host a lecture by a prominent Buddhist Geshe titled “Unlock Your Happiness Potential” on Nov. 8. The lecture will be held in Room 105 of the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences at 7 p.m. The speaker, Geshe Dadul Namgyal, is...
On Nov. 6, people across the country will vote for their elected officials and referendums during the 2018 midterm elections. Brian Krueger, a professor of the political science department, said that this year’s midterm elections are particularly important because they could change the makeup of the entirety of the United...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Signs can be seen across campus and the state to vote yes on 2 which includes funding for RIC and URI. On Election Day, Rhode Island citizens will vote on the much talked about Question 2 on campus that would affect funding of higher education...

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