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I remember walking into the office of The Good 5 Cent Cigar for the very first time my sophomore year, waiting to be assigned my very first story. I was scared. I wasn’t sure if I could do it. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to do it....
The University of Rhode Island Police Department is following the lead of other departments across the state and is now supplied with the life-saving drug naloxone used for opioid overdoses. “We thought it was important that our officers have this tool on their tool belt so they can effectively make...
In an effort to improve the University of Rhode Island’s campus environment, the organization Student Action for Sustainability (SAS), is advocating for plastic reduction. “People say, ‘oh well I don’t really mind if there’s plastic on the ground,’” said sophomore Nicole Iannone of SAS. “Well you might not mind,...
Students who helped organize a lecture on reproductive rights in Rhode Island last Thursday were upset to discover that all of their signs for the event had been torn down and destroyed the night before.      Signs were hung around campus to invite students to learn, act and stand...
Some students, during their walk to class, have noticed that the American flag has been missing from the quadrangle since spring break and the bad weather is to blame. Director of Public Safety, Stephen Baker, said that after the weather that hit the campus during spring break, one of the...
The $7,000 budget cut for Greek Life at the University of Rhode Island for next year is going to be a challenge for the student organization, according to the leaders of the Interfraternity Council. Student Senate cut the budgets for the Greek Week event of both the Interfraternity Council...
The number of students seeking counseling services at the University of Rhode Island has been on the rise in recent years. Counseling rates have increased from around 800 students per academic year in 2013 to over 1000 students in 2016 according to the URI Counseling Center. Eighty percent of those...
Seniors have it much worse There’s nothing great about tests, papers and assignments piling up to the point where you feel like it will never end. But let me tell you this, I can guarantee if you ask any college senior if they are ready to graduate, their answer will...
The number of students seeking counseling services at the University of Rhode Island has been on the rise in recent years. Counseling rates have increased from around 800 students per academic year in 2013 to over 1000 students in 2016 according to the URI Counseling Center. Eighty percent of those...
Some students at the University of Rhode Island have learned the hard way where not to park on campus after they return to find a parking ticket wedged beneath their windshield wiper. That’s what happened to senior Gabe Dispoto, who returned to his car to find a ticket waiting...

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