Student instruction for absentee ballots

  Feb. 1 brought the Iowa caucuses, which for those who do not know, is a meeting of a legislative body to select their party’s candidates for presidency. It begins the run of presidential primaries,...

Spooner’s Take: thankful for Ram sports

With the holiday season officially in full swing, it is not uncommon for people to say what they are thankful for. People take a fresh look at their lives and really appreciate what they...

Lackings of URI 101

As I passed a tour group by Roosevelt Hall last week, I listened to a tour guide pitch URI 101 to a bunch of prospective students and parents. URI 101: Planning for Academic Success. It...

Letter to the Editor: The time has come to talk about campus sexual assault

A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That makes them...

Ethics Column: Letters of Recommendation

The Ethics Column Is Back! Our purpose is to raise dilemmas of concern to students, faculty and administration and invite response. Our goal is to offer encouragement and support for members of the community to enhance...

Cigar sports reporter reflects on time in U.S.

Facing my final weeks at the University of Rhode Island, I have found myself to be much more attached to this place and the people of it than I ever expected this time a...

We’re All Addicted to Something

My friend, Evan, overdosed in 2016. He died a couple of months shy of his 21st birthday. I know because his birthday was only two days before mine. Evan was a great person. His warm...

Column: It’s not just ‘locker room talk’

“It's just words, folks,” Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump said last Sunday in response to the hot mic comments he made about women in 2005. Before I go on, let me just remind you exactly...

How to “jailbreak Netflix” to get a wider selection

  Are you sick of the limited selection of Netflix? Sure, we have plenty of TV series to watch like The Walking Dead, The Black list and Grey’s Anatomy. (Personally I’m currently watching Scrubs). But...

Vinyl revival is on the rise

  For a long time, people looked at vinyl as nothing more than a past memory, but once again, vinyl has become a sought after form of music, drawing in consumers with it’s vintage, unique...