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During their last meeting of the semester, the University of Rhode Island Student Senate held nominations for the Elections Committee.  Student Organizations Committee Chairwoman Katie Siegle was nominated by Senator Katherine Blake, Senator Christopher Bove was nominated by Senator Anabelle Gibson and Blake was nominated by Siegle. All three candidates were...
 It’s been seven years since the release of Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” How do Hiro and Baymax fair upon rewatching? Photo from amazon.com. I have been an avid Disney fan for my entire life and "Big Hero 6" is no exception. To sum it up this movie is a must-watch...
During this week's meeting, the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate voted on committee chair nominations for the standing committees in the Senate. Katie Siegle, Kyra Shindler, Grace Kiernan, Angelica Tyson and Emily Gamache were elected as Student Organizations, Academic Affairs, External Affairs, Cultural Affairs and Campus Affairs chairwomen, respectively.  The...
After Joss Whedon’s critical failure that came out in 2017, the “Snyder Cut” was always going to be an improvement over what came before. Photo from the verge.com. In January, film director Zach Snyder took to Twitter to announce the release of his long-awaited director's cut of the 2017 DC...
During this week's meeting, the University of Rhode Island Student Senate voted on a bill certifying the results of the spring 2021 Student Senate elections, which passed with 23 votes. The Student Senate also voted on a bill for a contingency grant requesting funds to help build an outdoor wellness...
During this week's meeting, the Student Senate passed a resolution to encourage faculty to provide relief options to students due to the lack of a Spring Break this semester. "A few weeks ago, the Student Senate cabinet had a meeting with their Faculty Senate counterparts on alternatives to a spring...
‘Iron Man 2’ is often considered to be one of the weaker entries into the MCU, but how does it fare upon second viewing over a decade later? Photo from ironman.fandom.com. Over the past decade, my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has always remained a constant. This past...
The Student Senate passed a resolution recommending the Senate’s on-campus housing waitlist priority during this week’s meeting. Instruments Committee Chair Christopher Bove and Moderator Caleb Hilyard introduced a resolution to announce the Student Senate's recommendation for a new housing waitlist priority due to the changes made recently by the Department...
The majority of this week's Student Senate meeting focused on the decisions made by the Department of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) regarding on-campus priority housing for next year.  “ had to make a lot of adjustments in housing over the last year due to COVID,” Minor said. “I am...
During this week’s meeting, the Student Senate addressed projects by the Campus Affairs Committee, introduced a new bill and swore in two new representatives. The Campus Affairs Committee informed the Senate this week about progress being made regarding incorporating motorized scooters on campus. According to Campus Affairs Chairman Michael Bentley,...
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