Students ‘express themselves’ at open mic night

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| After the event students gathered for a quick photo The University of Rhode Island’s Women’s Center spread awareness about Gender Empowerment Week by hosting an “express yourself” open mic night...

Summer, 2018 – Sequels, prequels and a remake or two

Photo courtesy of IMDb. There’s no denying that since the beginning of time, classic stories have been remade, repackaged and retold. Nowadays fewer original stories are being created and classic stories are still resonating with...

Black Sabbath Review

Photo courtesy of Black Sabbath There’s a problem with music today. If you look around long enough, you might notice that there are all different genres of music. Pop, hip-hop, country, EDM, indie-rock, nu-metal, shoegaze,...

Short films for Holocaust Education

Photo courtesy of Veronica Wood. "I want to use the medium of film to help people explore history," said Rob Cohen, a film and media studies professor at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Cohen...

Students let off steam while making a splash

When I arrived at the pool party in Tootell Aquatic Center last Thursday, I expected to leave with my dignity intact. That was not the case. Instead, I left with red marks on my...

Artist profile: Alumnus makes migraines into masterpieces

Ever since suffering from a seizure, a Providence artist has been seeing gears and designs that have led him to create truly emotional and inventive works of art. Christopher Thomas, who was born and...

Open-ended ideas, open-ended art

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Many students who took classes through the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Program have been fortunate to have had their artwork selected for  this year’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition....

Piano Extravaganza

This last weekend the Piano Extravaganza event, featuring different University of Rhode Island and “some of the best pianists in the Northeast,” took over the Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. This event...

Ether(bound) hosts open mic night

A man half raps, half reads an excerpt of his writing about e-cigarettes and coconut water, his shadow reflected on the wall in green and orange light, moving back and forth.The crowd is rapt...

Deaf musician speaks to ’embracing inner distortion’

On September 14, 2017, the University of Rhode Island’s music department continued on with its weekly convocation with special guest, Richard Reed. Reed enlightened the crowd with a vibrant and comical, yet utterly honest,...

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