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The University of Rhode Island’s English department is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students to submit their writing through “The Caged Bird Sings” poetry contest. The contest requires students to write a 14-line poem about making, inventing, naming or creating. Undergraduate students can earn...
Eighty-six percent of University of Rhode Island students received foundation scholarships last year according to the University’s website, but few understand where that money comes from. When students think of scholarships, they think of operating accounts. Operating accounts allow donors to give money that...
This semester, some URI students are getting their first look at Brightspace, which will replace Sakai in full in the Fall of 2020. Photo by James McIntosh.  The University of Rhode Island began rolling out the Brightspace learning management system (LMS) this semester, giving...
Disabilities are more visible and accepted than ever today, but they can also be invisible and stigmatized.  Because of this historic stigmatization, the Fall 2020 Honors Colloquium will address the topic of Challenging Expectations: Disability in the 21st Century. The Honors...
The portrayal of college in movies is often a far cry from the reality and pressures of college life. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong.  College movies, for the most part, have it all wrong. These movies frequently show an unrealistic version of college. There are...
 Student Senate Presidential Candidates Joseph Lachance and Austyn Ramsey participate in an open debate. Photo by James McIntosh.  Student Senate presidential candidates and their running mates discussed issues such as mental health, sustainability and diversity at Tuesday night’s presidential debate. In...
Forensic Scientist Jessi T. Brown speaks about the evolution of DNA analysis in law enforcement. Photo by James McIntosh.  On crime television shows, DNA analysis takes place in a matter of seconds by a computer. In reality, DNA analysis can take months to do...
Sue K. Adams, chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, discusses recently-conducted sleep studies at URI. Photo by Autumn Walter.  This professor studies sleep patterns and why they’re important  After a long day of classes, clubs, and other...
Amanda Marino is the current Vice President of the URI Student Senate. Photo by Autumn Walter. It can be hard to find a community in college. Between classes, homework, and other responsibilities there is little time to find the people who will be in...
Valentine’s Day is among the worst holidays of the year, right beside Columbus Day and April Fool’s Day. When I open Instagram this Friday, I do not want to see pictures of you and your significant other. I assure you, I do not care...