Student turns winter weather into passion

While the cold winter weather drives many students indoors, one particular University of Rhode Island senior waits impatiently for the forecast of snow. Jennifer Contreras devotes much of her time to being a skiing instructor...

URI alum, current employee preaches love of life after near-death accident

On April 19, 1972, Verna Lafreniere rode her motorcycle on her way home from Wickford, Rhode Island, while her sister Vivian followed close behind. She was 18 and a second semester freshman at the...

Art student profile: White trash creation

While traditional methods of art such as drawing and painting often steal the spotlight, art created with found materials can be equally impressive. One art student at the University of Rhode Island demonstrated this...

LinkedIn the big tool for job-hunting students

In a society where technology permeates through our professional lives, it is hard to imagine social networking not becoming a major part of the process of getting and filling jobs. For students, one of...

URI student studies in China

“I became so immersed in the culture so quickly that I almost forgot I was in a different country,” said University of Rhode Island student Cassie Jacob about her winter break trip to China. Jacob,...

New-look women’s basketball team seeks success at A-10s

The University of Rhode Island women’s basketball team and new head coach Daynia La-Force took only 10 games to get to win No. 7 this season, defeating Boston University 56-48 at the Thomas M....

Graduate student makes strides in hands-free technology

While most undergraduate students struggle to complete their homework assignments with only spring break getting them through, graduate engineering students are working to create original inventions completely by their own design. Stephen Norris, a graduate...

College students aim to cultivate successful, young scholars

Through the Jumpstart Program at the University of Rhode Island, students invest in their future careers by investing in the futures of young students. Although often disregarded, one of the most important parts of an...

Quidditch Club recreates ‘magical’ game

In a cubical on the first floor of the Memorial Union is the University of Rhode Island's Quidditch club office, filled with brooms, dodgeballs and other Harry Potter themed items necessary for the “muggle”...

How to: Fight stress in five easy ways

Midterms are around the corner, the snow keeps piling up and the pressures of life are pulling us in all directions. How do we battle all of this stress with so little time? Here...

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