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Cultivates ‘love for literature’ through ‘intellectual engagement’ Mechanical engineering sophomore Drew Cretella, aka Kermi, is pursuing his dream: becoming a professional gamer. Photo by Alison Carpino. Andrew Cretella, a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island, is working towards a degree in mechanical engineering while also chasing his dream of becoming...
Graphic by Alison Carpino. As we celebrate Earth Day, professors from the University of Rhode Island’s department of natural resources science (NRS) reflected on the importance of the day, current consumer habits and the state of the environment. Arthur Gold, a professor and the chair of the NRS department, said that...
Finalists share vision for future of program The pool for the next Harrington School director has narrowed to three candidates. Kothari photo from rit.edu. Muppidi photo from westhartfordnews.com. Groshek photo from bu.edu. In search of a new director, the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosted three...
 Need a room for the fall semester? Ask Mr. Reum! Or don’t. Graphic by Alison Carpino. Multiple students at the University of Rhode Island have been scammed by a fake housing opportunity while searching for off-campus housing for the 2021-22 academic year. The fake landlord, using the alias Pete N. Reum,...
Zoom Fatigue: Introducing student burnout on a whole new level. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. As the pandemic soars, students and colleagues continue to log onto Zoom, but the recent rise in video-chat communication has led to burnout and consequences in users. As a first-year university student, the pandemic has had quite...
Orientation was moved online for new students last year due to the pandemic, but the University of Rhode Island will offer both virtual and in-person orientation activities for incoming students this summer. According to the Director of New Student Programs Kristina Perrelli, students were invited to stay on campus for...
The Black cowboy community is showcased in the Netflix original starring Caleb McLaughlin and Idris Elba.  Photo from tiff.net. “Concrete Cowboy,” starring Netflix breakout star Caleb McLaughlin, is the fascinating coming-of-age story of a troubled teen struggling to find where he belongs.  The “Stranger Things” star successfully plays the main character...
Students spend stimulus on stocks, savings, self-care  The latest round of COVID-19 stimulus checks are hitting bank accounts. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. From shopping sprees to student loans to car payments, University of Rhode Island students plan to spend their stimulus checks in many different ways. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan,...
The Britney Spears conservatorship saga continues. Photo from iheart.com. Pop princess Britney Spears has become a household name over the past 30 years. However, after witnessing her experience in the spotlight, fans no longer just think of her hit songs when they hear her name; they think of the #FreeBritney...
As COVID-19 has been gradually controlled, the University has reinstated in-person tours with some changes. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island is telling prospective students to mask up, get tested and sign up for small, abbreviated campus tours between now and May 1. Before COVID-19, campus tours were...
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