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Pictured: Artifacts from the Tomaquag museum. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron | Staff Photographer According to the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot tribe resided in Southeastern Connecticut and is also known as the Fox People. Although this is not a Rhode Island tribe, both Rhode Island and Connecticut were a...
October is at an end, but it’s still the beginning of autumn, so what are the best things to do this season in New England? Professor Joshua Choma says that he and his family usually go to Smithfield to pick apples when they are in season. “We’ll either go to different...
Pictured: Artifacts from Tomaquag museum. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron | Staff Photographer According to the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe, they were originally called the “Wampanoo” by their people. The Tribe continued to say that they occupied what is now called East Providence, mainly Warren, RI and used to be part of Massachusetts...
Student Senate hopes to continue year-long project Will free menstrual products continue to be provided for students? PHOTO CREDIT: Maddie Bataille | Photo Editor In Oct. 2021, the University of Rhode Island Student Senate created a pilot-program to provide free menstrual products in the Memorial Union’s bathrooms. When the program was initially...
Pictured: Artifacts from the Tomaquag Museum. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron | Staff Photographer According to the Narragansett Indian Nation, the official website of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, members of the tribe are one group of descendants of the aboriginal people of the State of Rhode Island. In the Nation’s Early History...
Mentors ‘ease transition’ for first-year college students Mentorships through the College of Arts and Sciences aim to create a sense of belonging on campus. PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu The University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences started a peer mentorship program during the summer of 2022, in order for first...
Rhode Island’s Tavern on Main is known for its many accounts of reported paranormal activity. PHOTO CREDIT: onlyinyourstate.com As we near Halloween, we have one more spooky Rhode Island tale to tell. So, stepping out of the University of Rhode Island, we make our final stop at the Tavern on...
Ghost of Lambda Chi Alpha? PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu Disclaimer: This adaptation is meant to be spooky and fun and not scare the Lambda Chi Alpha brothers or anyone else. Also, this legend may or may not be true.   Continuing on with our spooky series, we will turn to the University...
Everyone has their favorite candy, some popular choices include M&Ms, Hershey’s, Starbursts and Skittles, but while each of these is snack-worthy, nothing comes close to my favorite sweet treat: Welch’s Fruit Snacks.  I recently discovered these from a goodie bag at a hockey tournament. When I looked inside, I knew...
Considered a witch in her day, Dolly Ellen Cole is now a spooky legend for RI. PHOTO CREDIT: onlyinyourstate.com Rhode Island is home to a number of spooky stories and haunted houses. With Halloween approaching, let’s take a look at the smallest state’s scariest tales. A long time ago 27-year-old Dorothy...
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