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Graduation is an exciting time of year, even for someone like me who is three years away from graduating college. It encompasses the full transition into the real, working world where a person’s opportunities broaden and things get serious.

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For some, a dry spell will only last a few weeks, while for others, a dry spell can last for months, or maybe even years. So, we’re getting to the bottom of it — are dry spells normal, and can they actually be a good thing?

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One of the trademark signs of receiving a liberal arts education is attending the often agonizing general education courses that many universities require. Each university has its own system and requirements to ensure that all students take the required courses in addition to finishing their…

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We’ve all been there. Your roommate is home, you were already out, whatever the case may be. A dorm room rendezvous wasn’t in the cards. So where do you go? I spoke with a few students about their hot spots and how they feel about hooking up around campus.

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Time and time again, President Trump has broken with tradition set by predecessors. Among these traditions is the public release of candidates’ tax returns while running for president. In fact, every major-party nominee since 1976, bar Gerald Ford, has publicly released their tax returns. As…

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To this day, many in America on the left have not given up the 2016 election. They still fight on and continue to try and tarnish the winner, President Trump. These same people are the ones that desperately hope to find a reason to remove him from office. It is clear at this point that there…

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These are just a few headlines that have been gracing news outlets these past few days. The concept of veganism has been one of relatively high controversy for several years but within the past couple, the diet has been picking up steam — and fast.

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The recent mass shootings across the country have raised questions of the best ways to combat them, including whether or not our Roger Williams University Department of Public Safety officers should be allowed to carry guns on campus. 

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Welcome back Hawks. Hope everyone had a relaxing — and maybe scandalous — spring break. I figured now that everyone is back from vacation with a severely damaged liver and some exciting stories, it might be fun to ask some RWU students for cringe-worthy and funny sex stories.

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As Americans, we believe strongly in a democratic government where all people have a voice and if eligible, their vote is equal to everyone else’s. Because we vote for people to represent us in Senate and Congress, our voting system is a blurry line between a republic and a representative de…

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On today’s college campuses, there is a common misconception that we live in a democracy. This cannot be further from the truth. 

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With spring break just a few short weeks away, you’ve probably already booked a flight and have your Airbnb ready to go. All that’s missing is your travel guide to spring break hookups. But have no fear Hawks, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a few tips and tricks to make the most of your vacay:

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Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of expectations — the perfect dinner, the perfect gift, even the perfect outfit, but the best thing we can do is take the pressure off. Even if everything isn’t according to plan, the night can still be a success. I have a few tips of keeping things light to …

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Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile. These are the new words that come to mind when we hear the name Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer who committed a series of crimes against women throughout the 1970s.A certain fascination with him has been gripping millions of people since his…

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There’s a long-held belief that boys should be the ones to make the first move in a relationship or any romantic situation, like asking a girl on a dinner date or to a dance. Of course, the Sadie Hawkins dance is an exception. But why is that the only acceptable exception?

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If we think about how we’ve changed as a society, we see how far we’ve come regarding race and sexual orientation. Black people are no longer slaves and they receive the same rights as every human of any race and are no longer seen as three-fifths of a person. Same-sex marriage is legalized …

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We all had that year when you really just went wild. Whether it started after coming out of a relationship or before settling down into one, you just let loose. Most of us have been there and most seem to share only two opinions on it; fondly remembering or trying to suppress. 

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After 35 days of a closed federal government, the effects are being felt by all manner of the public. Over this shutdown period, many federally funded and controlled businesses were left without the required oversight and monetary budget.For example, a member of my family, who is part of the…

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Happy New Year, Hawks, and welcome back for another semester. Now, we all know New Years isthe time for resolutions: going to the gym, getting a better study habit, not procrastinating, etc.But I was looking for resolutions that were a little bit, well, racier.  I talked to a few RWU student…

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By now I think most people have either heard about and/or seen Gillette’s controversial advertisement. This ad is trying to bring toxic masculinity to light and is a call for action to change the long-standing actions of some men — not all men — that only further perpetuate the toxicity of “…

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This past weekend, on our first weekend back at RWU, all returning students who were members of an organization on campus, such as WQRI, Student Senate, and yours truly, The Hawks’ Herald, had to attend an all-weekend retreat. When I say all-weekend, this isn't just a couple hours each day w…

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Abraham Lincoln once stated, "A house divided, cannot stand." How then, are we still standing?

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Dec. 1 has come and gone which means that we are officially in the middle of the holiday season. This is a time of year to be with family, friends and other loved ones, regardless of religion, politics and what holiday you celebrate. 

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Bartender Billy is an instructions guide to irregular drinks that I have come across either on purpose or by accident. These creations are new to me, and I hoping new to you as well. These drinks don't look appealing when written down, but I wouldn't put them in here if I didn't try them myself.

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It’s that time of year again. The eggnog is flowing, holiday music is in full swing and everyone is feeling a little bit jollier. 'Tis the season for giving — in more ways than one.  A mistletoe moment is nice, but sometimes a holiday party hookup is more what you’re asking for on your holid…

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People always find reasons to complain. It doesn’t matter if they have the latest edition of the iPhone, a beautiful ocean view at their beach house, a simple roof over their heads or a nice hot meal in front of them every day — we will find somethingto complain about. “The Wi-Fi is too slow…

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Tattoos, no matter what shape or form they come in, have been controversial in our society for some time now. Some professions won’t hire you if you have a visible tattoo. Some people look down on you if your entire arm is covered in ink or they incorrectly judge your character based on how …

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So, you’re the last single one in the friend group. I know it can be hard trying to find time in your schedules and still getting that one-on-one time with significant others. While there are some negatives, there are also other positive aspects to keep in mind.

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Within our criminal justice system, we have a duty to not only protect the members of our society, but to rehabilitate and care for our criminals, as well. This concept is one that I believe often gets lost in today’s world.

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The President of the United States and CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta engaged in a tense exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 7, that saw President Trump having one of his aides take the microphone out of Acosta’s hands and the President berating the reporter, calling him a “rude and terrib…

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‘Tis the season –– no, not for Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas carols, Christmas movies or Christmas anything. If you’re one of those people who likes to put up their Christmas tree the day after Halloween while singing Christmas songs and munching on Christmas cookies, then I’m…

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Bartender Billy is an instructions guide to irregular drinks that I have come across either on purpose or by accident. These creations are new to me, and I hoping new to you as well. These drinks don't look appealing when written down, but I wouldn't put them in here if I didn't try them mys…

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Having a sex dream creates the ideal: You have all the control of the situation, you know it’s going to be good because –– well, you can imagine it however you want, and there is no limitation as to who your partner can be. Sounds like the perfect scenario, right? Well, I spoke with three RW…

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     In today’s modern medical world, you would think the spread of sexually transmitted diseases would be declining. However, it is the exact opposite. The current generations have begun to eliminate the taboo mentality in regards to sex, but the freedom of sexuality does not mean that we c…

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The fact is, we do not listen to one another and it is damaging our society, country — and our chance for domestic peace more than anything else. This is not a partisan issue, but an issue that happens on both sides of the aisle far too often –– though ironically, both sides believe only the…

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By now, it’s safe to say that most people have heard about the multiple bombs sent to select democratic big-names like former president Barack Obama, the Clintons and CNN. These mail bombs were all the news organizations could talk about — CNN, MSNBC, Fox News. But did you know that while th…

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What do you think about when you make a purchase? Most people compare the price or the quality of a product. Has the way the product is produced ever been a factor in your decision-making process? Your purchase impacts not only the business you are spending your money at, but also all of the…

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Sexting was the “it” thing when we were in high school. It made us feel grown up and maybe even a little bit scandalous. But as we age, our preferences change. Which begs the

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On so many boring uneventful weekend nights at RWU, many students long to have Greek life at our disposal. Fraternities and sororities are a great source of events, connections, philanthropy and entertainment, but there are too many cons that outweigh the pros of greek life. I think RWU made…