URI alum, current employee preaches love of life after near-death accident

On April 19, 1972, Verna Lafreniere rode her motorcycle on her way home from Wickford, Rhode Island, while her sister Vivian followed close behind. She was 18 and a second semester freshman at the...

American Sign Language not offered as a course

The American Sign Language Club has garnered a lot of popularity this semester, prompting the question as to why American Sign Language (ASL) is not offered as a course at the University of Rhode...

Wipe it off, let your beauty shine

Kristina Erickson|CIGAR| Students are encouraged to wipe off their makeup last Monday in the Union to promote self-confidence. Staying bare faced and bold is something that both the University of Rhode Island community and Women’s...

Student writer meets goal for ebooks, releases paperback version

  A University of Rhode Island student is releasing her novel in paperback this week after meeting the quota for her eBook sales. Elizabeth Miceli, a junior at the university, released her book “Barren” last...

Making water out of metal

The ocean has inspired many artists to paint and draw its likeness, but one Rhode Island native wanted to capture it within a metal sculpture. Using cold forging from https://interplex.com/cold-forging-guide/ has helped us shape...

English professor breathes life into poetry

  Professor Peter Covino, an English and creative writing professor at the University of Rhode Island, doesn’t have the typical background that most professors have. Covino was born in Southern Italy as a brother to four...

Club offers alternative sisterhood

Exclusive to the University of Rhode Island, We’re Offering Women Wisdom (WOWW) has been reaching out to college girls for 10 years. The goal of the club is to help freshmen and new members find...

Students explore higher education, research at national science conference

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, held from November 1st to the 4th gave two URI students the opportunity to present their research as well as open doors to graduate and Ph.D....

Not your average gen-eds

By Theresa Brown and Laura Weick As students begin to register for classes for the Fall 2018 semester, students may wonder which classes they should take to fulfill their remaining general education requirements. In an...

The path less traveled

Photo courtesy of Dominic DeFilipi | URI students enjoy their symmer vacation abroad. Contact the International Center for more information on how you can spend your summer in a new country. While the end of...

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