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Before getting into challenging details, general manager, James Gubata proudly stated that Bon Appetit recently became a company with one billion dollars per year in revenue. He also mentioned that he loved his job and was grateful to provide sustainable food for students on campus. Although…

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Hello Hawks! It’s the last issue of the semester, which means this will be my final Racy Stacy column. I am so sad that my time as Racy is coming to an end, but I fully believe that this column will continue next year and will hopefully benefit next year’s students. 

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For the past decade, the legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial issue. We have come a long way since the issue was first brought up, with 29 states now having some form of a medical marijuana law and nine states with legal recreational use. In addition, according to a Gallup…

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I like to say that if more people truly understood what it means to be a conservative, they would align more with it than they’d imagine. In today’s world, misinformation and a lack of understanding has unfortunately led to conservatives getting a bad reputation. The true values of conservat…

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Picture this: you’re at a party, you spy someone cute across the room, and decide you want to go home with them that night. You work up the courage to go up to them and start a conversation, and, if everything goes as planned, you go back to their place (or yours) and have a wild one-night s…

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When buying clothing, the price of the piece of clothing is often a determining factor of whether or not to purchase it. But what we don't think about is how it was made, and by whom? I know I never did, until I became aware of the effects of the current clothing industry. The clothing indus…

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This past Monday I attended a guest speaker here on campus. Assistant District Attorney Jessica Elumba from Plymouth County Massachusetts came to campus to speak about sexual assault and domestic violence from the eyes of a prosecutor. This event was sponsored by the Women's Collective and t…

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This past Tuesday on April 24, RWU had a lockdown drill. I was walking to The Hawks’ Herald office when this happened, and I had almost reached the side door to the Rec Center when the siren went off. I got to the building as fast as I could, and even found myself adding a little pep to my s…

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$1.25 per wash, $1.25 per dry. That’s if you swipe your ID. Pay with quarters, and you’re at $1.50 for each cycle. As a full time college student, my budget is low enough as it is. Whether it’s groceries, toiletries, or basic necessities, my money is constantly flowing outward, and then I re…

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Foreplay: Is it necessary for everyone? Is it purely physical? This week, we’re debunking myths about the “before” parts of sex.  

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When looking at a college or university, a few of the main things prospective students think about is academic programs, what the dorms look like, and how good the food is. Although many campuses boast about their strong academic programs and new and modern dorm rooms, not many campuses brag…

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All American citizens are entitled to a series of rights laid out by our Constitution. One of these rights (under the Sixth Amendment) is a right to an attorney if you cannot afford one. These kinds of attorneys are called public defenders. According to a 2013 study by the Brennan Center for…

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It has been 59 days since the last time I ate meat. Yes, you read that right. I haven’t eaten meat in two months, and I couldn’t be happier.

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Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, relax, and watch drama (that you’re not a part of) unfold. And, although all reality television shows are filled with scripted and unscripted drama, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” is a classic.

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The renowned reality TV show, "Keeping up with the Kardashians," has corrupted its young viewers into believing that living a lavish lifestyle is translated into success, while the show ignores the fact that wealth and glamour aren’t the only factors that define success. They steer away from…

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One issue that I was not always cognizant of, even as a commuter myself, was the discrepancies between commuter students and residential students. After talking with several of my fellow commuter students here at RWU, I think these issues should finally be brought to the forefront and dealt …

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It’s that time of year again: spring. With this season comes warmer weather, the return of the birds, laying on the quad, and unfortunately, tours. Every spring at Roger Williams leads to the arrival of hundreds of high school tour groups. Every day it seems like more and more packs of prosp…

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It seems that many students on campus are a tad confused about the conditions that warrant the cancellation of classes and other university operations. In the month of March, we had a snow storm, a nor’easter, a fake snow storm, and a couple instances of some flurries.

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Over spring break, fellow students and I stayed on campus for the Honors Program “Staybreak” to immerse ourselves into the issues surrounding food insecurity in Rhode Island. We spent the week doing service at local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, farms, and concluded the week meeting with…

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Forensic evidence is often used in courts and is considered to be very reliable by most people. We see it all the time at the center of crime dramas such as "CSI" and "Law and Order." The investigators have a lot of fancy technology they can use with results that appear completely accurate 1…

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I get asked one question a lot, usually in different words. It goes something like, "Oh, you’re a journalism major? One of those? What do you even do with that?" and comments like "You won’t make any money."

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It’s midterms week ladies and gentlemen, and that means long, late nights studying, little to no sleep, and seeing your trusty library cubicle more than your roommate. Many students, including myself, turn to coffee to get us through this highly stressful week. Some people channel their inne…

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The LGBT community has come leaps and bounds in the past couple years. However, even with all of this progress, the community still has a long way to go before the fight is over.

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Rebellious youth are those that go against the mainstream thinking of prior generations to serve as a juvenile form of resistance and rebellion. In the 1960s, the United States faced a wave of progressivism concerned with sexual freedom, antiwar protests, and echoes of the civil rights movem…

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The LGBT community has come leaps and bounds in the past couple years. However, even with all of this progress, the community still has a long way to go before the fight is over.

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Recently, Marvel studios released "Black Panther" to overwhelming success. Tickets sales have been high, and as a superhero movie, it’s solid; the plot is good, the cinematography is incredible, and the acting is some of the best I’ve seen. The reason "Black Panther" has achieved such succes…

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Break-ups are never easy. Whether they happen between you and your significant other of several years or the hottie you’ve been steadily hooking up with for months, they suck. Obviously, there is a huge difference between the two situations, which means there are also very different ways to …

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In the American criminal justice system, the death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is used to punish the most extreme and heinous acts. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 31 out of the 50 U.S. states still have capital punishment laws in place. I believe that the d…

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If you have been paying attention to national news recently, you may have noticed an influx of stories on large wildfires tearing through the southwest United States.  These so-called “megafires” are the products of a long history of fire prevention combined with the growing effects of clima…

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Break-ups are never easy. Whether they happen between you and your significant other of several years or the hottie you’ve been steadily hooking up with for months, they suck. Obviously, there is a huge difference between the two situations, which means there are also very different ways to …

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The most dreaded question I have heard in almost every icebreaker so far at college is “What is your major?”

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Over winter break I went to see “The Post” movie with my family, and it did not disappoint. Set in the early 1970s, the film dives deep into the story of the revealing of the Pentagon Papers and revolves around the United States’ 30-year involvement in the Vietnam War. Meryl Streep plays Kat…

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 In today’s highly political world, there is always some sort of discussion or argument occurring about who did what in Congress or about a new law being passed. Amongst the discussion, there is also a lot of complaining that occurs due to disagreement with the decisions made by elected offi…

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Have you heard of the robot who was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia? It almost sounds like a really lame joke. Unfortunately for humanity, this is no joke.

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Kyle GravelHerald ContributorWithin the first 100 days of Trump, we, the American people, have been through a lot; with that, we owe ourselves a drink—or two. The hypocrisy of our new president is beyond anything we have witnessed before. But, we must remain positive through this difficult t…

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Katherine MitchellArts and Culture EditorSo now that the semester is coming to a swift close and graduation is upon us, where do we go from here? Isn't that a terrifying question? I suppose the reason that it's so intimidating to take into context is because no one is truly ever certain of h…