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Do you know how to fillet a fish?  Did you know that fish are seasonal just like fruits and vegetables?  Can you name two species of fish that your local fishermen are catching right now?  Even many mindful eaters struggle with these questions, which represent the disconnect that many...
Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled, but some disabilities are invisible and can limit daily activities without any noticeable symptoms making life difficult for many people. Professionals know how to accommodate hearing, vision...
A new statewide task force has been introduced with its main goal of improving the tracking of sexual assault cases in Rhode Island, of which it is estimated that one in eight adult women have experience. The task force will be comprised of local law enforcement, medical professionals and representatives...
It is with great distress that I find the dangerous illusion that I have held, asserting that my right to vote is guaranteed by not only the 15th Amendment but also the VRA, to be false. I think of this as I, and thousands of civil rights advocates, commemorate the...
After attending the University of Rhode Island’s 21st LGBTQ Symposium featuring Janet Mock, I left pondering her statements on visibility versus hyper-visibility and the benefits to be gained by the latter. Over the past several years, I feel as though there has been a huge increase in the visibility of...
On Friday, Feb. 13, Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author and transgender women’s advocate, spoke about what she sees as concerning LGBT issues as well as current events surrounding LGBT people in the media, at the University of Rhode Island’s 21st Annual LGBT Symposium. The conversation did not center...
For many students the winter months are all about the cancelled classes and staying inside as much as possible  But for the mobility impaired, navigating a college campus can be mentally and physically draining, and staying in becomes not a matter of desire but a choice made out of...
Myths about cafeteria food are common, but there are also persistent beliefs not just about the taste of college food, but also about its very nature, for example, the University of Rhode Island’s dining hall meat. One of the first things you need to know is that unlike other universities...
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 20 students as part of an empathy class made 580 cardboard cut-out people to place on the University of Rhode Island’s quadrangle as part of a demonstration to raise awareness of homeless college students. The seemingly innocent display shocked many of the people who approached the...
We’re moving towards the end of the semester and it can be extremely stressful.  Between barely making it past midterms and finals and move out day approaching on the horizon, the end of any semester is notoriously rough.  Here are some suggestions to survive end of semester blues. First things...

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