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By Andrew Main, Julia Moro, Samuel Murray, Caitlyn Picard, and Ian Weiner Senate votes 27-3 to unfund student organization After debate, Student Senate decided to defund the Student Organization Leadership Consultants (SOLC) with a vote of 27-3-1 after problems arose surrounding their alleged academic affiliations. Senate approved the final budget last...
By Theresa Brown and Andrew Main Swastikas and phallic images were carved in various lots around the Kingston campus The vandalism has taken place in multiple areas such as the Flag Road, Keaney, Dairy Barn and Plains Road parking lots, as well as around Fraternity Circle. Seven cases of vandalism occurred...
Two years ago, I was raped at a social. The reporting system within Fraternity and Sorority Life failed me. Greek Life, welcome to your tape. One of our organization’s most common rules for attending socials is to avoid going behind closed doors—a rule most likely established for members’ protection, but...
Photo by Kristina Erickson |CIGAR| In-state students will have to pay $346 more next year, while out of state students will have their tuition increase by $820 This coming fall, both in-state and out-of-state students from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College will face a roughly two...
Photo by Stephanie Erickson |CIGAR|  The field of flags greeted students and URI community members as they walked to the library. Students at the University of Rhode Island pass a sea of different colored flags alongside the area outside of Hammerschlag Mall each year, many not knowing the purpose behind them....
Since Hillside Residence Hall was built at the University of Rhode Island in 2012, rumors have spread around campus regarding a faulty structure and a sinkhole, but Housing and Residential Life finally put these assumptions to an end. Hillside Hall is home to 600 first-year students and includes several living-learning...
Photo by Autumn Walter | You never know who may be walking among you A former University of Rhode Island student is facing charges of first-degree murder. Owen Morris, a 21-year-old from Warren, Rhode Island, was ordered to be held without bail for the killing of a chiropractor. The bail hearing...
Photo contributed by URI Democrats. When I was in fifth grade, there was an incredible amount of fanfare the week after Halloween regarding the 2008 election. There were red, white and blue streamers everywhere and pictures of the candidates’ faces lined the hallways of my school. While all the hoopla...
Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students enjoyed booths and food trucks all in efforts to spread awareness and knowledge about mental health on the Quadrangle. On Wednesday, April 11 the University of Rhode Island hosted their first Mental Health Awareness Day on the quad. The unprecedented event was the Senior Honors...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island announced on Wednesday, April 4 that David Cox, the associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, was promoted to the head coach. The announcement resulted in mostly positive reactions from students on the Kingston campus.  The opening for the head...

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