Do you know how to fillet a fish?  Did you know that fish are seasonal just like fruits and vegetables?  Can you name two species of fish that your local fishermen are catching right now?  Even many mindful eaters struggle with these questions, which represent the disconnect that many...
Photo by Anna Meassick|CIGAR| Current clothing donation bins are tucked away at the top of campus in the Emporium, far from the residence halls. In this modern age there are more people, more production and more waste than ever before and the earth is getting no bigger. The United States...
Nearly 1,000 people attended the University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium on September 22 to hear from Dr. Patch Adams, a physician, activist and self-proclaimed clown talk about his life and experiences. Sporting eccentric clown attire, complete with blue hair, vibrantly printed pants and multicolored, neon sneakers, Adams gave...
Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Saturday’s TEDx Talks includes speeches ranging in topics from disabilities, living like you’re dying and clothing to help Parkinson’s Disease. The University of Rhode Island’s slogan “Think Big, We Do” was exemplified on Saturday, Feb. 10, as 14 speakers, including students, alumni and professors, presented about topics ranging from...
The first Presidential debate broke the record as the most watched ever, with the viewership estimated at over 84 million. Here at the University of Rhode Island, a whopping 84 percent of 46 students surveyed said they watched the debate on Sept. 26. Of these students, the overwhelming majority said...
While most students have never been inside and cannot tell you what the Oliver Watson House is, one Ph.D. student has dedicated her time to teaching others about the historic site. Alanna Casey, one of the few students chosen to be a caretaker, has been residing and providing tours at...
  The University of Rhode Island is hosting a European Refugee Crisis Panel as a part of German Campus Week to meet for open discussion. “It’s a grand human tragedy occurring in front of our eyes,” said Richard McIntyre, a professor of economics at URI, of the current European refugee crisis....
The University of Rhode Island took advantage of their careful fiscal management by announcing plans this morning to bolster their faculty by 55 new positions over the next four years, possibly the largest hire in university history. Although which departments will benefit is yet to be determined, the plan to...
  I take issue with the “right brain vs. left brain” dichotomy. For my whole life, I’ve only ever had one brain. In my experience, most people seem to have a general perception that there are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who are good in the...
Conveniently within walking distance, the students of the University of Rhode Island have two options when it comes to premium medical care facilities. The more commonly known Health Services located in the Potter building, and the newer service being Family Doctor Plus: Urgent Care located in the Emporium at...

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