Running down a dream: Remembering Tom Petty

The rock and roll world received a crushing blow this past week when news broke on Monday, Oct. 2, that rock legend Tom Petty had passed away. Reportedly, the musician was found unconscious in...

Music and arts festival bound to rock Providence in a new way

Photo courtesy of Greg Nacerino | Band Perpetual Groove is one of the bands performing at the festival. Music festivals are highly popular events for college students over the summertime, and the very first Rhode...

Movie Review: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One” is the beginning of the end to the Hunger Games series and starts off where “Catching Fire” left off. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) almost taking her own life...

Comedian makes light of politics at URI

  The University of Rhode Island Honors Program continued the 2015 Fall Colloquium series Tuesday evening with "Humor in Politics," given by comedian and entertainer John Fugelsang. Fugelsang covered the topics of political comedy and satire...

Deaf musician speaks to ’embracing inner distortion’

On September 14, 2017, the University of Rhode Island’s music department continued on with its weekly convocation with special guest, Richard Reed. Reed enlightened the crowd with a vibrant and comical, yet utterly honest,...

Too soon for Christmas tunes?

Too soon for Christmas tunes?    (web exclusive) It is officially November and some of us may be toying with the idea of: Is it time to put away the fall tunes and get into the...

Strike a Chord teams up with local coffee masters to fund upcoming charity event

  The University of Rhode Island’s student organization Strike a Chord held their second open mic night at TLC Coffee Roasters on Monday to help raise funds for their upcoming Battle of the Bands. Strike a...

Graduate student presents his composition at university

Graduate student and winner of the first annual University of Rhode Island Chamber Composition Competition, Thomas Peppard, bass clarinetist and contemporary composer, performed his own work with a variety of musicians in the Concert...

Album review: U2, “Songs of Innocence”

At an Apple press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the Irish rock group U2 announced the release of their thirteenth album, “Songs of Innocence.” Aside from it being tied into an event that also premiered the...

Getting student senate recognized, one joke at a time

Photo by Anna Meassick | Senior Nate Meneffee (left) cracks a joke, while Freshman Finlee Burge records the set-up and delivery to be used at open mic night. After attending First Night in September, University...

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