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Former Good Five Cent Cigar reporter and current English doctorate candidate at URI studies ethics in English. PHOTO CREDIT: Billy Bowden Billy Bowden, a Rhode Island resident who grew up in Smithfield and a fifth-year doctoral student in the University of Rhode Island’s English department, has managed to find a...
In the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on Tuesday night, the four-person African Drum Ensemble performed powerful, very quick and energetic African tribal music that kept the audience in tune with their powerful sound. Aboubacar Camara, who teaches African drumming at the University of Rhode Island, was the leader in...
The boy band, BTS, leads this reporter's rankings of performances from this year's American Music Awards. PHOTO CREDIT: vulture.com I was really excited for the 2021 American Music Awards, held on Nov. 21, because amongst numerous performances by talented musicians, BTS was going to be performing the remix to their...
K-Pop group TWICE released a new album, and anyone who likes  upbeat 1980s music will love this. PHOTO CREDIT: Amazon.com TWICE’s highly-anticipated third album, “Formula Of Love: O+T= <3,” consists of 17 songs in total, including their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first fully English language...

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Students attended a pumpkin paint night in the Memorial Union to show solidarity with those impacted by breast cancer. PHOTO CREDIT: Greg Clark October is a very popular month for many reasons. It marks the true beginning of Autumn, Halloween is at the end of the month and it is...
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” remains an all-time favorite show for this reporter. PHOTO CREDIT: Amazon.com I used to watch a ton of cartoons when I was younger –– probably too much, but that’s another subject matter –– including “Teen Titans,” “Looney Tunes,” “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “Tom & Jerry,” but my...
Grandfather’s words turn to ink .  CONTRIBUTED BY Abbey Hagerstrom I’ve never thought about getting a tattoo before; it just doesn’t interest me to have permanent ink on my body. However, I would absolutely get one if it had a good meaning behind it, probably something to do with my...
Faculty members Emmett Goods, David Gilliland and Kyle Forsthoff performed together at this week’s music convocation. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer On Sept. 17, five University of Rhode Island faculty members stepped onto the stage in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall for the first music convocation of the semester to...
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