David Broccoli

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Last Friday, the URI Musician’s Guild along with the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) of URI hosted an open mic night in the Memorial Union courtyard. Performers signed up beforehand to stand or sit in front of the crowd and perform covers and original songs. There were more than...
Former URI Women’s Center director discusses long career in activism, human rights The URI Women's Center hosted its first-ever director, Karen Topakian, for a conversation about her life as an activist. PHOTO CREDIT: David Broccoli | Contributing Reporter  In Karen Topakian’s 40 years of activism, she has participated in countless nonviolence...
This week in the Student Senate: President Marc Parlange spoke about new plans for the University of Rhode Island, Faculty Senate President Audrey Cardany and Interim Provost Laura Beauvais’ speech about cornerstone values and five bills were passed. Parlange started off the meeting by wishing all of the senators good...
This week in the Student Senate: new and former committee chairs and senators were sworn into Senate, WRIU Radio Station requested a $500,000 grant and a $300,000 loan to fix their radio tower and two bills were passed.  The meeting began with President Grace Kiernan swearing in newly elected and...
2011 X-factor winners, Little Mix have gone on a break, so here is a look back at“DNA.” PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest Ever since Little Mix won the X-Factor in 2011, they have won numerous awards for their work and have gained global recognition. Their first album, “DNA”  (2012) was the album...
 Latest Pixar project delivers strong message The new Disney Pixar movie “Turning Red” highlights themes of coming-of-age and dives into intergenerational relationships.  PHOTO CREDIT: The Disinsider The new Disney Pixar film, “Turning Red”, came out on the streaming service, Disney+, on Feb. 21. The movie follows 13-year-old Meilin (Mei or Mei...
Senior Brian Martin will be speaking at the class of 2022’s commencement ceremony after four years of involvement in Greek life, SEC and other organizations on campus. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Pierson | Contributing Photographer Brian Martin III’s sophomore year dream came true on March 30 when he spoke in front...
The bi-annual Student Senate blue light walk was held last week as a way to check on safety measures on campus. PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Marchese | Staff Photographer On Thursday, March 31, the Student Senate held their bi-annual Blue Light Walk, a night where the Senate walks around campus and...
URI received a Gold Military Friendly Schools Award for its commitment to creating a successful environment for military and veteran students. PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu The University of Rhode Island received a Gold Military Friendly Schools Award on March 9 for the University’s support of veteran and military students.  Tracy Santos, a...
Dust off your DVDs for a rewatch of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” PHOTO CREDIT: The Disinsider I love Disney movies, so much so that I would have Disney Channel on all the time when I was younger. It was my favorite thing to watch, besides Cartoon Network shows. Whenever...
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