Inside the mailroom

The University of Rhode Island’s mailroom, located in the basement of the Memorial Union, is a workplace for some students, a source of frustration for others and a place of mystery for many. But...

Nazarko’s URI sports’ journey begins, ends with baseball seasons

When University of Rhode Island baseball head coach Jim Foster had one remaining roster spot for his team’s 2014 campaign, he knew whom to call. Senior Jonathan Nazarko, 22, of East Lyme, Conn., had just finished his second...

Students form music group, combining talents

The University of Rhode Island is an institution bursting with young, talented individuals, including the members of the Rhode Island-based music group, Black Plague. Black Plague consists of 11 individuals, eight of whom attend URI....

Eating plants are a ‘gut’ decision

URI professor researches the effects certain plants have on the body Photos by Jessie Boukarim|CIGAR| Being aware of what you put in your body has a tremendous effect on your health. Aside from being rich in...

Police Profile: meet Sgt. Vieira

While most members of police departments spend a majority of their time working with people to help others, one officer is also an active member and instructor with search and rescue dogs. Sgt. Erica Vieira...

Resident advisors share horror stories

If you have lived in a dorm at all during your college career, you probably know both how great and how horrible it can be to live with other students.  For the residence advisors...

Coasting along California: spring break on the West Coast

The coastline is only inches in my reach, showcasing the blue shimmering water below. Daisy, our yellow Volkswagen convertible, has the top down and our hair is flying through the wind, and we’re singing...

Buddhist monks create sand art in Union

If you’ve been in the union at all this week, you may have noticed some out of the ordinary visitors hard at work. Tibetan Buddhist monks began working on a mandala sand painting on Monday,...

Time to climb? Time to ride

Although going up the infamous University of Rhode Island hill can be a daunting task, some students and professors around campus have found a way to make it easier--without waiting in line for a...

Professors respond to online ratings has been an integral and essential tool in a college students arsenal for choosing classes. Despite the widespread positive opinions of students, what do professors think? Faculty, like University of Rhode Island Economics Professor,...

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