Zachary Mellin~RIC Life Editor
From video games to board games to card games, GAMER’s Game Night event, held last Thursday, had something for everyone. Kicking off at 7:00 p.m., Game Night saw one of the largest turnouts of the year for an event, selling 104 $5 tickets for entry alone.
While there were a wide variety of activities, including Halo, Mario Kart, coloring, water pong and a separate, quieter room with board games that could all be participated in for only the cost of entry, there were also several tournaments, as well, including Magic: the Gathering and Smash Bros., that costed an additional $5 for entry. Chipotle was provided at a cost of only a dollar per burrito. On top of that, a raffle was held for $5 per ticket, with an XBOX One as the prize. All told, the event raised $1138. (read more…)
Zachary Mellin~RIC Life Editor
Last Friday, the Crowne Plaza in Warwick saw a gathering of Rhode Island College’s student elite – the executive boards of every student organization and the heads of student government, along with President Carriulo, Dean Kane, much of the schools top administration, and many other invitees, had gathered to celebrate the Storgy’s, RIC’s student organization awards. (read more…)
Feminists United takes the quad to speak out against sexual assault
Elisha Kay Aldrich~News Editor
All eyes have been on Rhode Island College since Deirdre O’Donnell came out about her sexual assault case to The Providence Journal earlier this year. Last Wednesday, she and Feminists United took the the quad to express their stories about sexual assault, and how students can prevent it.
“When I was 19, I was in a domestic violence relationship for six months,” one student, Madelin Schlenz admitted. She stated that 16-19 is the highest age range for sexual assault, and that 18-24 is the highest age range for domestic violence, so she was right in the middle of that statistic.
“Traditionally, campuses are places of progress,” she said. “We need to deal with this as a campus and as a society. The first step is talking about it.” (read more…)
2016 Presidential race already hot and heavy
Ryan Foley~Assistant Editor
2015 is not even halfway over and the buzz surrounding the 2016 Presidential Election has already begun. Four candidates have announced that they are running for President and two more announcements are on the way.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the first major candidate to launch his bid for the White House, he did so at Liberty University in Virginia. He was followed two weeks later by Rand Paul (R-KY), who is also running for re-election to the Senate in 2016. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced his presidential run a week later in his hometown of Miami. A day earlier, Hillary Clinton announced her presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination via an online video. (read more…)
How RIC Police Lieutenant Wilson wants to bring the discussion to campus
Louisa D’Ovidio~Anchor Staff
In the midst of the numerous violent clashes between law enforcement officers and black communities this year, one might forget that these problems are not just taking place in far-off cities, but can be found in our own communities as well.
Last year at Rhode Island College, it was reported that around 40% of incoming freshmen identify as a minority, but out of twenty-two positions we have but one black police officer on our campus police force. Lieutenant Charles P. Wilson, Chairman of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, has been involved in law enforcement for nearly forty-five years, has published fifteen studies on police forces, and has served at RIC for twenty-three years. He was recently quoted in a New York Times article about the fatal police shooting of Walter L. Scott in Charleston, South Carolina. (read more…)