URI Alumni Mat Franco’s Magical Ride to Success

“The tricks don’t really matter, you just got to be able to connect with people, “  Mat Franco, winner of “America’s Got Talent” season nine and University of Rhode Island 2010 alum, told The...

Concert Review: Kongos

Kongos, an alternative rock band from South Africa, headlined a show last Friday night at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, as part of their “Lunatic Tour 2015”. The band consists of four brothers- Jesse, Johnny,...

Cranks release new album

University of Rhode Island’s Connor Gowland, member of The Cranks, has a new album set to release Saturday, Feb. 28. Connor Gowland (drums), with his twin sister Haley Gowland (vocals/guitar) and Alex Markoski (bass...

Jack Leonard, URI’s Social Media King

You may have seen the name “Jack Leonard” on one of the many social media accounts that attracts hundreds of thousands of followers. Or maybe, Leonard is the kid who sits next to you...

MLK screening brings new perspective to racial history

February. On the calendar this is Black History Month. For URI Associate Theatre Professor Bryna Wortman, however, it is so much more than that. Regrettably I was not able to speak to her in...

Artist Spotlight: Sam Kurzontkowski

By sharing both his music and philosophical mindset with the world, Sam Kurzontkowski, a freelance jazz artist and member of three different bands, is on the road to success. Kurzontkowski, a junior music major at...

Q&A with S. Walcott

You may have seen the name “S. Walcott” in a book you read in high school. Recently, the name doesn’t refer to one of Arthur Miller’s characters and instead represents a group of five...

Compassion workshop held at URI

In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Week here at the University of Rhode Island, last Friday, Thupten Tendar, a Buddhist monk, and Instructor for HPR 307, facilitated a Compassion Meditation Workshop Meditation that...

Prominent media figures share stories in Providence

Social media superstars Jerome Jarre and Casey Neistat share their unique stories Last Friday night, Vine mega-star, Jerome Jarre and filmmaker, Casey Neistat each showcased pieces of their own work while somewhat humorlessly delving deeper...

‘Better Call Saul’ brings similar flavor to Breaking Bad fans

AMC’s “Better Call Saul” opens with a brief glimpse into a period of television history we have had no previous insight to: A post Heisenberg world. In this quick, beautifully shot, black and white opening...

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