Evan McAlice

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 In the wake of the controversial article published by URI Gender and Womens Studies Professor Donna Hughes, many at the University are questioning just how well transgender students are treated on campus. Photo by Greg Clark. After weeks of fallout following the publication of an article written by a University...
Evan McAlice, after writing dozens of articles and serving as the first social media coordinator in the Cigar’s 50-year history, is graduating from both the paper and the University. Photo by James McIntosh. When I walked into my first Cigar meeting in September of my sophomore year, I was so...
A review of Lana Del Rey’s newest album: “Chemtrails over the Country Club.” Photo from nme.com. Prolific singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released her seventh studio album “Chemtrails over the Country Club” on Friday via Rough Trade records. Del Rey’s status as an elusive indie chanteuse has carried her to massive heights...
Chloe Zhao, award-winning director of ‘Nomadland.’ Photo from refinery29.com. Chloe Zhao made history on Feb. 28, becoming only the second woman to win Best Director of a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes for her film “Nomadland.” The first was Barbra Streisand, over 35 years ago, for “Yentl.”  In a year...
In memoriam: Daft Punk. Photo from riverbeats.life. Legendary French electronic music group Daft Punk has broken up after 28 years, leaving behind a legacy of iconic and influential dance music. After years of silence, Daft Punk announced their breakup on Feb. 22 via an eight-minute video titled “Epilogue.” The video, a...
A closer examination of the movie “Music,” the controversial directorial debut of singer Sia. Photo from firstshowing.com. “Music,” the directorial debut of singer-turned-filmmaker Sia, has received backlash for its offensive and insensitive portrayal of a character on the autism spectrum. The film follows a newly-sober drug dealer Zu, played by Kate...
While the “Harry Potter” book series is still (rightly) considered to be one of the greatest literary achievements of all time, the reputation of its author has not fared as well in recent years. Photo from theguardian.com. J.K. Rowling, world-famous author of the “Harry Potter” series, has faced a lot...
Brown Bag Series speaker covers the importance of connecting research to self Afua Ansong, a Ph.D. student in the University of Rhode Island’s English department, spoke about her research on theories of home represented by African woman writers at last Wednesday’s Brown Bag Series event. The Brown Bag Series is put...
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