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Some sophomores moved to campus for the first time and met the new president after an asynchronous year due to COVID-19. PHOTO CREDIT: Providence Journal While some freshmen were able to attend classes on campus last year, many of the now sophomores are experiencing living, taking classes and socializing on campus...
New parking policy shortens parking time in Memorial Union Lot to accommodate tenants. PHOTO CREDIT:  Hannah Charron The University of Rhode Island has changed the policy on parking in the lot behind the Memorial Union to 45-minute time slots at all times. This change was done in order to help the...
Professor Heather Johnson to get students in field this fall. Professor Heather Johnson encourages students to venture outside of their comfort zone and discover their passions. Photo from uri.edu. Heather Johnson has held many positions in her 13 years at the University of Rhode Island—professor in four departments, director of Writing...
Photo from amazon.com. “BookTok” has been rising in popularity on TikTok this summer, providing many books a boost in readership, even years after their initial release.  As a kid, I was an avid reader, but as I got older, the only time I read books were for high school English class...
Photo from nerdsandbeyond.com Luke Hemmings, the lead singer of pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, released his first solo album titled “When Facing the Things We Turn Away From” on Aug. 13. And he killed it. 5SOS fans, like myself, were both shocked and excited when Hemmings announced a solo album...
Some of the greatest and most influential artists today identify as LGBTQIA+, and in honor of June being Pride month, we’re going to break down some of the best in no particular order. The artist that has arguably had the most modern impact on the LGBTQIA+ community is Lady Gaga....
As statewide COVID-19 guidelines begin to change, local theatres are “dusting off the cobwebs” and reopening their doors to bring live theatre back to Rhode Island. Tammy Brown, the artistic director of the Contemporary Theatre Company (CTC) in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, said that they started planning back in February...
The Graduate School of Oceanography is showcasing an exhibit at the Providence campus featuring works from a youth and a professional art competition. Photo from uri.edu. Painting is by Anthony Tomaselli. In honor of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography’s 60th anniversary, the program hosted a Youth...
The University of Rhode Island has seen no change in the number of students committing and submitting deposits to become a Ram in the fall, according to the Office of the Provost. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Dean Libutti said despite the challenges that have arisen as a result of...
URI Theatre weighs in on pandemic’s effect on industry As many people, businesses and industries figure out what the “new normal” means for them during COVID, URI Theatre is doing the same. Photo from uri.edu. Despite theatres being empty since March 2020, the University of Rhode Island theatre department continues to...
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