Sustainable Innovative Solutions Lab aims to improve voting system

With Election Day only a few weeks away, issues regarding our voting system return to the forefront. During the 2016 election season, the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office observed a number of problems...

“Winternships” J Term course offers career exploration

  During the 2016 J Term at the University of Rhode Island, the Center for Career and Experiential Education offered a truly unique opportunity to a small group of students. That opportunity was ITR 300,...

Interesting Class Feature: Life in the Universe    

  Extraterrestrial life is not the first option to come to mind for most students attempting to fulfill their natural science general education requirement, but one professor has made it possible to do so. Dr. Arthur...

Silence, please: A day in the life of a URI librarian

Among the many staff positions around the University of Rhode Island, one of the most undervalued is that of a librarian. With the university’s library being open 106 hours per week, with a variety...

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,...

The issues: knowing where candidates stand

In the interest of space, included below are the policy positions, as stated on their websites, of the two frontrunners for President in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald J. Trump (R)....

E.C. Matthews’ impact extends off basketball court

In a joint effort, University of Rhode Island sophomore guard E.C. Matthews and men’s ice hockey assistant coach Benjamin Upham worked together to help a local child get involved with some of his favorite...

‘Sex in the Text’: discussing sex in the Torah

The University of Rhode Island’s Hillel Center launched the first installment of its radical discussions on risqué subjects within the Jewish faith last Thursday night. Entitled “Taboo Talks,” the discussion was the first in...

McKeeman getting touchdowns, recognition after sitting first season

University of Rhode Island redshirt sophomore Charlie McKeeman said it was difficult not to play during his first season on the football team while the coaches found him the right position. Once he took the...

Art student profile: graphic novel to help environment

Global warming, though a serious problem, is often ignored by many. An art student at the University of Rhode Island is attempting to educate the masses by making a comic book on the issue...

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