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How to get involved as the University re-opens As URI welcomes new students to campus, Rhody the Ram encourages them to get involved. PHOTO CREDIT: alumni.uri.edu After a long year of restrictions, social distancing and virtual learning, the University of Rhode Island is starting to open up again for the fall...
Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. Earth Day is a great day to celebrate the beauty of nature and our world.  In it’s 51st year as a holiday, Earth Day is arguably more important than ever. Our climate emergency has become an incredibly serious threat to the longevity of Earth, the safety of...
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer team up to play superheroes in Netflix's newest flop. Photo from midwestfilmjournal.com. The Netflix original action-comedy movie “Thunder Force” starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy premiered on Friday, lacking both thunder and force. It tells the story of two childhood friends Emily (Spencer) and Lydia (McCarthy)...
Netflix tackles the college admissions scandal that shook the nation in 2019 in new documentary. Photo from variety.com. The newly-released Netflix documentary “Operation Varsity Blues” paints a cautionary tale of greed, corruption and competition in the college admission process following the 2019 scandal. The documentary follows the mastermind behind the decades...
With the weather getting warmer and COVID restrictions lifting, here are a few ways for you to enjoy the spring and upcoming summer! Photo from vrbo.com.  I, like many people, am done with winter, especially this one. The incredibly cold temperatures paired with the COVID-19 protocols made this winter feel...
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Good Five Cent Cigar, let’s take it back 50 years to the week of March 11, 1971. The early 1970s were a tumultuous and turbulent time in the United States and across the world. The Vietnam War affected many American families while increasing...
A look at the trendy and sustainability benefits of thrifting. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. Photo subject is Siena Filippa, URI graduate and instagram thrifter. Account: ri.reclaimed Thrifting has become one of the most popular things to do for many in Gen Z, as social media, especially TikTok, has made it...
Turning back the clock half a century to the year of the Cigar’s founding, and what entertainment looked like then. Photo from vectorstock.com. To celebrate The Good Five Cent Cigar’s 50th anniversary, let's take a trip back 50 years, to the week of Feb. 25, 1971. During this time, the United...
Some adaptations of songs are simply better than their original versions. Many artists work to improve their sound and influence the popularity of their music through remixes and rerecordings, or even covering another artist’s work. Here are some of my favorites. All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan 1967 vs. Jimi...
A closer look at the American rock group Greta Van Fleet. Photo from npr.org. Greta Van Fleet. Three words that either spark feelings of happiness and appreciation or intense hatred. For those who don’t know, Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan. Formed in 2012 by...
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