Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR|  Umergency is a free, easy-to-use application with features to help you in an emergency, tailored to your specific college. It includes emergency contact numbers, a medical consent form, your uploaded medical cad and a GPS service that releases your location to trusted contacts in a...
A student at the University of Rhode Island will bring the global charity Help-Portrait to Rhode Island on Dec. 10 to provide the gift of photography to those who cannot afford it otherwise. The Help-Portrait charity, which began in 2008, brings together “photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their...

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Campus police welcomes new bomb-sniffing dog. Officer Bob Kenyon poses with Phender. Photo by Anna Meassick. As a reaction to bomb threats across the country, the University of Rhode Island police department has brought another explosive-detecting dog to the force.
Photo by Autumn Walter | Men’s and women’s basketball was given a warm welcome back before the new season begins. On Oct. 18, the University of Rhode Island hosted their annual Rhody Madness event to welcome the men’s and women’s basketball team and hype up the incoming season, accompanied by...
Your first week on any college campus can be daunting. There's so much to do, so where should you begin? To help you out, we've come up with our top picks for things you should make a point to do during your first seven days here at URI. 1. Get some...
Dysfunctional families have played a part in quite a lot of films such as “August: Osage County” and it’s pretty much a key staple of almost every major TV sitcom as evident through shows like “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” Sure enough, it’s the main focus of “This is...
Photo courtesy of Jessica McLaughlin. McLaughlin was forced to kill many yellow jackets after they invaded her room in Tucker Hall. A student at the University of Rhode Island had to wait several days to have wasps in her dormitory room removed after miscommunication meant that the appropriate people were...
Greg Clark | Freshman Tyrese Martin fights through content for a lay-up. This year's Rhode Island men’s basketball team was always going to be an unknown. Losing five seniors and a majority of your scoring production will hurt any program not among the...
The URI Police Department is welcoming an explosives detection dog to the university. Figaro is a19 month old Labrador retriever and recently completed 6 weeks of training to become certified. He was initially with a program to be a guiding eye dog. However, the state police saw he fit...
Photo by Emma Gauthier |CIGAR| URI students participate show their support at the march in Providence, Rhode Island.  One March 24, March for Our Lives (MFOL) organized protesters who stormed the Rhode Island State House lawn as they gathered to show their support for greater gun regulations and raise awareness...