The Hawks' Herald

Our lives are slowly turning into an article from The Onion

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

September 17, 2020

2020 has been one of the most bizarre years and it isn't even over yet. Unfortunately, one of the most insane aspects of this year and truly the past four years has been Donald Trump. As the years go on, the things that come o...

The Roger Williams statue is keeping his mask on tight without spaces under his chin or around his cheeks.

My Life as a Statue

September 17, 2020

Why do we idolize teenage TikTokers?

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

September 10, 2020

I have spent an embarrassing amount of time on TikTok, so much so that I shed a tear when my phone decides to send me a notification about my screen time. My For You Page is a mess that truly encapsulates my personality. I’ve got a 19-yea...

Double standards strike down self-expression

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

September 3, 2020

"WAP," an acronym for something I cannot print in a school newspaper. We all know it, but not all of us love it. The song by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion has been a hit with its crude lyrics and provocative dance that has tak...

Masking the real issues

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

August 27, 2020

When did a pandemic become politicized? I have been asking myself that a lot recently as the news constantly reports on protests against masks and the abuse that other people have been subjected to after asking their fellow commu...

Studying criminal justice in a time of social unrest

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

July 30, 2020

It has taken a while to write this opinion piece. I have so many opinions that change with each day. As I take in the changes, I have been trying to better understand how I feel, especially as I am a student in the School of Just...

Should cancel culture be canceled?

Emily Dvareckas and Adam Zerman

July 30, 2020

Online shaming, more commonly known as cancel culture, has claimed many victims in the past year as celebrities are targeted. On the surface, it seems cancel culture is a good thing for society and holds people accountable for their act...

If you can protest during this pandemic. that means you shouldn’t be

_Jayda Ragas_, _Opinions Editor_

April 28, 2020

Stay-at-home order. Definition: stay home, avoid leaving your house unless it’s for an essential reason, like grocery shopping or going to the hospital. Social distance. Definition: when you do go out, stay six feet apart fro...

How you doin’ RWU?

April 28, 2020

Hi friends, this might be happy or sad news to hear but pickup lines seem to be coming back in style. Let’s be real though, were they ever really out of style? In my opinion, they are the solution to every situation you coul...

The United States vs. the pandemic

_Noah Ashe_, _Op-Ed Writer_

April 28, 2020

A chaotic and incompetent federal response coupled with a growing misinformation campaign by the White House and conservative media have contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.At the time of this writing, the...

Quarantini=A drink you can enjoy while you can’t go anywhere

_Megan Willgoos_, _Managing Editor_

April 13, 2020

As we're all stuck at home, we can take this time as an opportunity to put our bartender skills to the test. What even is a drink in quarantine if it doesn't help boost that immune system? Those who are 21+ should try this recipe next ...

My life as a statue

April 13, 2020

Dear Hawks,If there’s one thing everyone should know about this university before coming here, it’s that it is ridiculously windy. I’m not sure why this isn’t on the website — I mean, the new students should have fair warning. Although, now that I think about it, that might make them change their minds about coming here, and we certainly don’t want that. So yes, I suppose it’s a highly strategic plan to keep new people from finding out until it’s too late, until they’re suddenly being pushed into the street by a sudden behemoth gust of wind or being dragged around by their umbrellas.That reminds me. Do NOT use umbrellas when it’s raining. Please, take it from me, a knowledgeable statue that has seen poor students struggling to keep their umbrellas from collapsing beneath the onslaught of rain. It’s not a pretty sight. The wind has no mercy, especially not on the first-years with their small, flimsy umbrellas that never stand a chance. I’ve also been attacked by a stray umbrella or two, so if that’s not reason enough to stop using them then you might as well hit me over the head with your silly metal rod (please don’t, I’m very sensitive). You don’t see me using one, do you? I suffer through it. At least you can put a raincoat on.Thank you for listening to my gusty ramble today, folks. Not everything’s a breeze in my life as a statue.

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