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In the Jewish religion, Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday celebrated on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev. 

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This time of the year brings joy to many people in different ways. One example of this is traditions, which are important to many families around the holiday season. Traditions are passed down through generations to help keep memories alive and keep loved ones who are no longer here close to…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… ish. Before truly embracing the warmth and cheer of the holiday season, there is a mountain ahead of us that has to be conquered first: finals.  

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The foliage of autumn has appeared, the air finally feels crisp and pumpkin spice everything is available at your favorite coffee shops. Along with the fall season came a new album from Lana Del Rey that is best to listen to around the house, in your car or when you are simply enjoying your …

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By this time next Thursday, 88% of Americans will have eaten turkey at their holiday dinners, according to the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association. Turkeys are already stacked high at supermarkets and while all the living poultry may be wondering why their friends keep disappearing, there is on…

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How many of you remember trends from our childhood? Is there a particular one that first comes to mind? These trends are not only limited to fashion. They also encompass the games and other items that took over most of our lives growing up. 

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Each semester, RWU’s Literary Publishing class is busy reading and selecting works from all around the area to be included within “Mount Hope.” This literary magazine is a collection of various written pieces and is published once each semester.

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Looking for a fun and educational weekend trip? RWU students get free admission to the RISD Museum, which is affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design. Located at 20 N Main St. in Providence, the museum has numerous exhibits and an array of artifacts that can satisfy any visitor.

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“The Importance of Being Earnest,” performed by RWU Theatre, debuts this weekend in the Performing Arts Center.

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After 14 months and 236 shows, Bruce Springsteen ended his run on Broadway on Dec. 15, 2018. Six months later, he released his 19th studio album “Western Stars,” which is considered to be Southern California pop and country inspired.

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Suffrard is a second-year slammer whose poems involve situations from her past. She spoke about being bad at confrontation and said that instead of saying anything, she suppresses it and writes about it in a notebook. Over time, those experiences eventually form into poems. She said particip…

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Rhode Island is a lively place for entertainment and excitement. One enjoyable activity to try out is open mic nights! Whether you want to be in the spotlight or choose to sing in the audience, these events are perfect for fun with friends in the ocean state. 

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Poetry slam judges were told last night to only give a score of 10 to poems that changed their life. Junior Judith Suffrard, who took home first place for her poem "Happy Anniversary," was the only slammer in the competition to receive this score. Not only that, but the crowd gave her a stan…

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Sharing your passions with other like-minded people is always a special time. For RWU’s very own a cappella groups, Hawkward and Drastic Measures, this could not be more true. This past weekend, the two a cappella ensembles brought their talents to the University of Rhode Island (URI) for th…

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On Oct. 15., first year students filed into the field house around 7 p.m., quickly filling the seats for Dr. Danielle Allen’s presentation on her book, “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.” 

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In 1981, guitarist and singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich came together in Los Angeles, California and formed the metal rock band Metallica. The group quickly gained popularity and went on to become one of the most well-known and successful metal rock bands in the music industry. …

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Picture walking through the same mansion that James Monroe, Chester Arthur, Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant were guests at. Next, imagine Robert Redford and Mia Farrow filming part of “The Great Gatsby” right outside that same mansion. It’s hard to believe that this building is only a ma…

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If you are looking for entertainment and local festivities, these upcoming October festivals will put you in the fall spirit. Grab a group of friends and take a day trip to explore the Ocean State. Rhode Island has so much to offer and its size makes many events easily accessible without hav…

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Many college students report high levels of stress and anxiety. Not many know where to go or how to manage their stress in healthy ways. For many individuals, this is the first time in their lives they must learn how to cope with their emotions with no familiar faces to help them out.

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October is finally here and with it comes Halloween music and decorations. Along with the holiday candy and movies, here are a few historical treats for the trick-or-treating season: 

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On Oct. 3, 1995, former NFL player Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson of the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers was acquitted on two counts of murder. His trial lasted eleven months and was known as the ‘trial of the century,’ due to the trial’s international publicity. Simpson was a highl…

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A great point of interest for many students is RWU’s participation in environmental awareness and cleanliness. Just this Saturday, Sept. 28, the university held a coastal cleanup next to Mt. Hope Bridge on Pebble Beach. 

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A small, independent band called The Lumineers has just released a new album named “III.” This group is well known for their hit song “Ophelia” and is an American Folk band based in Denver, Colorado. 

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If you think that “Space Cowboy” is about literal cowboys flying around in space, you are missing out on the wonderful work of country star Kacey Musgraves. 

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While most students on Saturday mornings are sleeping in late and shielding their faces from the rising sun, business owners of Mount Hope Farm are setting up their pop-up tents on the south field for a weekly Farmers Market. 

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Sneakers have always had a strong following from some people, but in the last 35 years the culture around sneakers has changed dramatically. Throughout history, many cultures have influenced sneaker fashion, including basketball, skateboarding and hip hop/rap. However, in 1985, the sneaker c…

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Between performing at Musicians' Guild Open Mic Night, The Late, Late Show with WQRI and the 2019 South Campus Barbecue, Shattered in Between is becoming a well-known band on campus.

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Amazon Prime is conventionally known for being able to order anything an individual desires and having it shipped to that person’s doorstep in less than 48 hours. Lately, the platform has been a destination for television and movies, including some of the company's own.

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Looking for some theatrical entertainment this Friday or Saturday night? Four first-year students will perform in “The Meta Plays: RWU's Freshman Show,” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 21. A series of four plays written by playwright Andrew Biss, these 10 minute pieces contain exaggerated theat…

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Music lovers gather 'round because you’re in for a treat! The town of Bristol is celebrating its second annual PorchFest on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3-6 p.m. on High Street. This year, nine porches will host 18 local bands who will focus on pop, classic rock, bluegrass and original works.

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Most students probably remember the beginning of freshman year. What started with finding dorms, meeting floor mates and listening to speakers ended with a day of community service. The Feinstein Community Connections Program, the official name of the annual service program students particip…

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The day after the devastating events of 9/11, Sept. 12 is widely known for being one of the quietest days in American history. The 9/11 attacks went viral internationally by this day and international reactions arose. A French Newspaper announced on Sept. 12, “we are all Americans,” and peop…

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Commencement is a few weeks away, so it’s time to consult your closet on what to wear. Whether you are crossing the stage or sitting in the audience, you will want to dress to impress. Now, if the clothes in your closet aren’t satisfying you, it never hurts to exercise your credit card.