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Spring 2024

  • Men’s Lacrosse Gears Up For The Postseason May 2, 2024 - The University of Rhode Island Men’s Lacrosse team played their final game of the regular season and are full steam ahead for the playoffs. The team is ranked third in the D-II MCLA (Men's Club Lacrosse Association) week 9 coaches poll. The Rams finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and are poised for… Continue »
  • Setting Sail: Explore URI’s Sailing Center April 25, 2024 - With the URI Sailing Center just five miles from campus, there is an abundance of outdoor and water activities for students to partake in. The Sailing Center provides recreational sailing, a club team, and sailing courses for URI community members to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in learning to sail, or just looking for a fun… Continue »
  • Sean Deady: Senior Success Story April 22, 2024 - Here at URI, there are many ways to get involved on campus. As of now, the number one employer on campus is the Campus Recreation Department. Campus Recreation offers students the opportunity to work in a variety of different units: Marketing, Intramural Sports, Facilities and Operations, Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness, and much more. Intramural Sports… Continue »
  • Note to my Freshman Self April 16, 2024 - Whether you are a high school student preparing for your first year of college at URI in the fall, or an upperclassman, there is always something new to learn on our self-improvement journey and exploring ways to enhance our experience as Rhody Rams. The first year of college is a time for personal growth and… Continue »
  • Why Club Sports? April 11, 2024 - Beginning one’s journey at URI is both exciting and overwhelming. I remember the variety of activities presented to me at RhodyFest during my first week of freshman year. I was thrilled that I could partake in multiple activities and get involved in the community.  After playing sports all throughout high school, I knew that I… Continue »
  • Flourish Blog: Financial Wellness April 5, 2024 - Next week, Campus Recreation will be hosting Flourish Fest on the quad! This is an event for students and staff to practice their well-being by familiarizing themselves with all of the different types of wellness. Throughout the past few weeks on the InsideRec blog, we have been focusing on each of the pillars of wellness… Continue »
  • Health and Wellness Resources at URI April 2, 2024 - As a university, it is critical to foster an environment that prioritizes both the physical and the mental well-being of our community of students and faculty. In today’s society, where mental health awareness is on the rise, taking proper care of ourselves and others is what is most necessary. One reminder we should always keep… Continue »
  • Flourish: Environmental Wellness March 29, 2024 - We are just two weeks away from Campus Recreation’s Annual Flourish Fest, for the six weeks leading up to the event, we are highlighting different ways you can  practice fulfilling each of the six pillars of wellness. From physical wellness to this week’s pillar: environmental wellness, these practices will lead individuals to a healthier lifestyle. … Continue »
  • Rams Continue to Roll: Men’s Lacrosse March 26, 2024 - The University of Rhode Island Men’s Club Lacrosse team is one of the best in the country. They are currently ranked 6th in the Division II Men's Club Lacrosse Association (MCLA) week 5 coaches poll.  The Rams had their first ranked matchup against 17th ranked at the time, Minnesota Duluth. This game was played on… Continue »
  • Why You Should Become a Gem March 26, 2024 - As a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island, one of my favorite parts about our community is the workout classes offered on campus. These classes help my body to feel its best and ensure its care while being able to socialize with others and meet new people.  My name is Lauren Marsella, I am… Continue »
  • Intellectual Wellness March 22, 2024 - We are one month into Flourish Fridays, and today Campus Recreation would like to focus on sharing the Intellectual Wellness pillar of wellness. And don’t forget, on April 12, from 11-2 p.m. on the quad, students are encouraged to attend Flourish Fest which is an opportunity for the URI community to learn about different organizations… Continue »
  • My Intramural Basketball Experience March 19, 2024 - At URI, there are over 16 intramural sports for students to participate in. Intramural Basketball is one of the most popular intramural sports at URI with 65 teams in the men's league and 11 more teams in the co-rec league. Now you may be asking who I am, and why am I writing about intramural… Continue »
  • Flourish Friday: Emotional Wellness March 15, 2024 - Part of Campus Recreation’s mission is to help students across campus Be Active, Be Well, and Belong, this week’s blog will focus on the importance of Emotional Wellness.    Flourish Fest is just a month away! We encourage all students to join us on the quad on April 12, to join and learn about programs… Continue »
  • Flourish Friday: Developing Social Wellness at URI March 8, 2024 - As we continue on our journey exploring the essential pillars of wellness, in this week’s FloURIsh Friday, I’ll introduce you to the concept of what Campus Recreation refers to as Social Wellness. What is Social Wellness?  Social wellness is integral to your daily life, even if you haven’t realized it yet. It impacts your social… Continue »
  • Flourish Friday: Physical Wellness March 1, 2024 - Here at URI, Campus Recreation hosts Flourish Fest, an annual event in the spring that brings together departments and organizations across the surrounding community to promote programs and services that promote healthy well-being for all students. Each Friday, Campus Recreation will be highlighting one of the five pillars of wellness which are physical, financial, intellectual,… Continue »

Fall 2023

  • The Trouble With Resolutions December 28, 2023 - There’s something in the air when the year ends. December comes to a close and January taps us on the shoulder asking, “What’s next?” Many of us craft a list of New Year resolutions in response.  It’s good to want to grow and the new year is a great time to reflect on how we’d… Continue »
  • The Holiday Season: Music and Movie Recommendations December 13, 2023 - The holiday season is in full swing at URI, and you can be sure students are patiently counting down the days until those end-of-the-year celebrations. Whatever you celebrate, we can all appreciate a break from classes and the chance to catch up with loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to crack out your winter… Continue »
  • Holiday Treats December 8, 2023 - During the holiday season, when it becomes frosty outside and flurries are in the air, I love to stay cozy by making some of my favorite holiday treats. Every holiday, I like to make festive appetizers for my family and friends. Sometimes, it is pulled from a family cookbook, and other times it is a… Continue »
  • Managing Senior Year Stress November 30, 2023 - Senior year…what once felt like a never-ending trek through late-night study sessions, Friday classes, and endless homework; now has an end date, and it’s right around the corner.  In your climb towards graduation, you’ve probably been through the gauntlet of academic challenges: frustrating group projects, long labs, and demanding exams. For many, this final stretch… Continue »
  • Women’s Hockey Comes Home November 21, 2023 - As URI’s Women’s Ice Hockey returns to Boss Arena for home games, now is the perfect time to come out and support the team. Located next to Mackal Field House, Boss Arena is home to URI’s men's and women’s Club Hockey teams, as well as intramural sports.  If you’ve never been to a hockey game,… Continue »
  • Learning to Love the Journey November 16, 2023 - There is a very American depiction of the college experience we see growing up. Movies and books make it seem like dorm life is an integral part of that experience. I certainly felt that way. In high school, the “ideal” college experience for me always meant getting away from home, immersing myself in a new… Continue »
  • Note To Self: Putting Yourself First November 14, 2023 - As I am sitting at my desk in my off-campus house in Narragansett, a place I have been calling home for the past few years, I have recently found myself holding back. I have found myself holding back not only from taking advantage of the place I live but also from choosing to put myself… Continue »
  • Overcoming Gym-Xiety November 2, 2023 - Growing up, I was always involved in some sort of athletic activity. My childhood memories are filled with dance recitals and gymnastics competitions. In high school, I was on a team in some capacity almost every season for all four years. For those who don’t pursue club or college athletics, stepping into college means stepping… Continue »
  • Ways to Destress October 26, 2023 - As we are entering the middle of the fall semester, life can start to feel a little hectic. Time is moving fast and it is almost November, almost the end of the calendar year. Like I said, life can get hectic and it can feel like there is a lot of catching up to do.… Continue »
  • Women On Weights October 19, 2023 - This month, Campus Recreation announced a new program called Women on Weights. It is a small group, personal training pilot program designed to educate women on proper form, safety, and function of exercises for proper strength-building classes for all fitness levels.  Women on Weights is a three-week program that begins on October 30 and ends… Continue »
  • Local Fall Activities October 12, 2023 - As the weather is beginning to feel more crisp and the leaves are changing, I will take any opportunity I can to indulge in fall activities. From pumpkin picking, drinking warm cider, and driving through a long back road, my weekend was spent outdoors in the October air.  Follow along if you are looking for… Continue »
  • Labyrinth Dedication Day October 5, 2023 - On September 29, Campus Recreation officially opened the Anna Fascitelli Labyrinth Patio with a dedication ceremony and celebratory events that followed. In this space, patrons are encouraged to focus on their mental health and slip into a feeling of zen.  With the new labyrinth, individuals are able to practice focusing on their well-being outside with… Continue »
  • Behind the Scenes with Campus Rec: Volume III September 28, 2023 - Welcome back to another Behind the Scenes with Campus Rec Blog! In this volume, I will be sharing all of the ways I like to Be Active, Be Well, and Belong here at URI. Follow along as I bring you a day in my life, highlight my favorite parts of Campus Recreation, and provide tips… Continue »
  • How to Get Involved on Campus  September 14, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. During the month of September at the University of Rhode Island, there are many fairs, events, and activities to promote club sports, different organizations, and various things to do on our beautiful campus that will encourage students to get involved, socialize, and pad their resumes.  So, before the month is… Continue »
  • Note to My Senior Self  September 7, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. Breathe in, breathe out. You have made it to the first blog of the fall semester. For some, it may be your first semester, for others like myself, it may be your second to last. Breathe in, breathe out.    Welcome to a Note to My Senior Self. Right now,… Continue »

Summer 2023

  • College Cooking August 31, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. This summer, I have been trying different recipes to cool down in the heat. But, as fall is rounding the corner and students are moving back to campus, recipes are getting a little warmer and cozier. But, it can be hard coming up with ideas for dinners or keeping food… Continue »
  • Tips for Living with Roommates August 24, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. I can hardly believe that in just nine days I will be moving into college one last time. For some students, this moment is bittersweet. Decorating a house, apartment, or dorm one last time with best friends you have made over the years. But, for others, like incoming freshmen, it… Continue »
  • Prep with Rec August 17, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. Whether you are an incoming freshman or returning to college as a senior, it is always important to be prepared for a new school year. After three years of moving in and out of dorms and apartments, I believe I finally have a complete list of all of the essentials… Continue »
  • Behind the Scenes With Campus Rec: Volume 2 August 3, 2023 - Listen to the blog here. Being active, taking care of yourself, and finding a space to belong are just some of the values of Campus Recreation. On campus, Campus Recreation is a tool for students to ensure they are feeling their best while making the most out of their time at the University of Rhode… Continue »
  • Exploring Surrounding URI July 26, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here.   After three years of attending URI and experiencing semesters on and off campus, I have explored the ins and outs around campus for the perfect spots to study, relax, or sip coffee. I am a rising senior who is always on the go and who always needs caffeine at… Continue »
  • My Current Fitness Favorites July 19, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here.   Two years ago, as I was getting ready to go on a run around my neighborhood, one of my good friends dragged me along to one of her group workout classes. She convinced me to try something new and step out of my comfort zone.    So, Allison, if… Continue »
  • Tips from an Intern July 12, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. As a rising senior at URI, this summer I have been interning remotely with a large electronics, healthcare, and life science company. But, it wasn’t an easy road to get where I am today.  Like every college student, I have been stressed about securing an internship through the fall, spring,… Continue »
  • Tara’s Favorite Summer Recipes July 6, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. It is finally July and I have been finding myself in the kitchen preparing different dishes to enjoy in the blazing heat. Whether it be bringing a bowl of pasta salad to a barbeque, something to snack on with friends by the pool, or an easy appetizer to enjoy by… Continue »
  • Behind the Scenes of Campus Recreation: Volume 1 June 28, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for Campus Recreation? Welcome to our first Behind the Scenes of Campus Recreation blog, where I will give you the Inside Rec look at who our employees are, what we do, and how we work at URI.  This week,… Continue »
  • Books of the Summer June 22, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. When walking into my local Barnes and Noble, I am always overwhelmed by the endless amounts of books I long to read. I could spend hours at a time walking through the aisles, reading the back of every book, and talking to employees about what to read next.  But, when… Continue »
  • Refresh with Tara: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Summer June 14, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. With the first official day of summer just a week away, it feels as though many elements of life feel jumbled and out of place. Feeling the warmth of the sun and planning exciting summer adventures makes it hard to stay focused – especially as a student who is working… Continue »
  • Reverse Culture Shock May 24, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here.   I have been home for twenty-four hours and the questions of “How was it?” have already bombarded my mind. Being back home from my study abroad journey now means I must find a way to answer these questions. After all, I have been away from my friends and family… Continue »

Spring 2023

  • How Do I Say Goodbye?; A Farewell to Campus Recreation and my Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Selves May 15, 2023 -   Listen to this blog here   Goodbyes may be the thing I am worst at. It doesn’t matter what kind. Like right now -- there is no face staring back at me, no physicality involved in this send-off that warrants social cues and forced smiles to hide tight throats and wet eyes. There are… Continue »
  • Traveling the World Through Books May 10, 2023 - Listen to Tara's Blog here. Reading is a big part of my life, and now, so is traveling. Some students may not have the luxury to study abroad, but they can travel the world through books!  Traveling comes with a lot of reading… or so I thought. As some of you may know, I am… Continue »
  • When in Rome… May 3, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. After living six weeks in the city of Rome, I have come to the conclusion that no matter how much time you have here, there will always be more to see and do. This is my first time in Europe and first time in Italy.  With some of the most… Continue »
  • What Are Classes Like Abroad?  April 26, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. You have made the decision to study abroad. But now, you must decide which classes to take.  With a double major in journalism and English, I had to make sure I was on track with my credits and I was able to find classes that were right for me during… Continue »
  • Checking in From Around the World: From Cape Town, To Sydney, To Rome April 19, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. I am writing this blog from the desk of my apartment in Rome, Italy. Just across the street is a pizzeria and next to that a cafe. When I look out my window I can see the bustling people of Rome scurrying to the metro or grabbing a quick bite… Continue »
  • Being a Blog Writer: URI Edition April 12, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog post here.  With just a few weeks left of this semester, I am rounding off my junior year as Rhody Ram. Glancing back at my time at the University of Rhode Island, I have been a part of numerous writing workshops, creative writing courses, and competitions. But, for me, one thing… Continue »
  • Finding Myself March 29, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here.   One of the most vulnerable pieces of myself comes from my writing. Throughout my life, I have always held back my voice and was scared for my words to reach other people. But now, entering the final six weeks of my semester abroad, I have found the power behind… Continue »
  • Things to Do In Sydney  March 23, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. Hello from Down Under! I am at my halfway point here in Sydney, Australia, which means I am more than halfway done with my study abroad experience for this spring. With warm weather and much to see, I want to share what I have loved doing in Sydney!  Just like… Continue »
  • Being Spontaneous March 8, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. Sometimes in life, you can never predict where you will end up. Whether it is making the sudden choice to turn down a new road, deciding to try a new coffee shop, or stepping off the bus at a different stop, anything can lead you to a new adventure. It… Continue »
  • Taking Care of Yourself While Traveling March 1, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. With the month of March rolling just around the corner, I have taken note of the different ways I have been caring for myself while traveling. Many of these habits have been developed and created when I was at school in Rhode Island. Now, in my second block abroad in… Continue »
  • Keeping in Touch February 15, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. I am writing this blog as I am packing my bags for my next adventure: Sydney, Australia. The time in Sydney is nine hours ahead of Cape Town, meaning that the time difference between my home in New Jersey, and from URI, is a total of over sixteen hours from… Continue »
  • Bucket List: How to Get it Done February 8, 2023 - In the final days of my first block abroad in Cape Town, I learned that it is almost impossible to check off all my bucket list items. Each day, I am reminded of a must-try outdoor movie night, a secret sunset spot, or the best cafe in Cape town. My bucket list has grown longer… Continue »
  • Note to My Ambivert Self January 26, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. After taking numerous personality quizzes and analyzing my lifestyle, I categorize myself as an ambivert. This is someone whose personality is a mix of being an introvert and an extrovert. Studying abroad in Cape Town has allowed both sides of my personality to come out. But, the introverted side of… Continue »
  • Things To Do In Cape Town January 18, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. As I am heading into my third week here in Cape Town, I want to reflect on some of the highlights I have experienced so far. Each day brings a new opportunity and another eye-opening adventure.  From local farmer's markets to a safari, I have been checking things off my… Continue »
  • Adjusting to a New Place When Studying Abroad January 11, 2023 - Listen to Tara's blog here. When I handed my boarding pass to the stewardess and stepped on to my flight to Cape Town, South Africa, a swarm of emotions fled through my body. I had a total of fifteen hours to think about if I made the right choice: leaping out of my comfort zone. … Continue »

Fall 2022

  • 10 (Budget-friendly) Activities to get in the Holiday Spirit! December 19, 2022 - Getting in the holiday spirit doesn’t have to break the bank. Below are ten cheap activities you can do with friends (or alone) to enjoy the magic of the season without dropping a lot of cash.  1. Enjoy a holiday drink. Get holiday cheer by the cupful with a nice peppermint mocha or hot chocolate… Continue »
  • Preparing for a Semester Abroad December 14, 2022 - Listen to Tara's blog here. In three weeks, I will be on a 14-hour plane ride to Cape Town, South Africa. I will be in a new country, a new timezone, and entering a new year by myself. Studying abroad has been an opportunity that I have always dreamt about. Now, I am enrolled in… Continue »
  • Three Helpful Tips to Overcome Procrastination December 7, 2022 - Listen to Liv's blog here. With finals season just around the corner it can be hard to jump back into school work, especially after coming back from Thanksgiving break. As someone who has always struggled with procrastination, this time of year has always been hard for me. With turkey and stuffing still on my mind,… Continue »
  • Easy College Meals November 30, 2022 - Listen to Tara's blog here. When entering the college lifestyle, there are many things to adjust to. Making new friends, finding your way around campus, and living in a new environment can all be daunting. However, the biggest adjustment for many students is learning how to cook or finding the best way to prepare meals.… Continue »
  • Giving Thanks November 23, 2022 - Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  The older I’ve grown, the more I’ve learned that this is actually quite the hot take. Many of my friends don’t like Thanksgiving very much. They say it’s boring, or too much of a break from routine. Some say the break doesn’t feel long enough and it’s like… Continue »
  • Mental Health Management in College November 15, 2022 - If you are like me and desire the sweet salvation of academic validation - despite the procrastination that deepens with the passage of the semester and the creeping sloth that comes with it, here is your reminder to take care of yourself. In my case, this apex of academic un-motivation reached me with the passage… Continue »
  • Leaving Home November 9, 2022 - Listen to Liv's blog here. Growing up, I could not wait to go to college. I had always dreamed of going to school out of state and when I committed to URI, I cried happy tears. I was so excited to leave my hometown in Connecticut and move to Rhode Island, that I spent the… Continue »
  • Book Recommendations for the Non-Readers November 3, 2022 - If you had told me at twelve years old that I would grow up to read upwards of fifty books a year on average in ten years, I would have never believed you. It’s not that I hated reading growing up. I didn’t. I recognized that nothing was greater than finding a great book that… Continue »
  • Jacolanterns glowing at night Traditions: Spooky Edition October 27, 2022 -   Listen to Madeline's blog here.  Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays. My birthday is the day before, so the whole month makes me excited not only for a fun night of dressing up, but also as a great way to celebrate my birthday.  Because October is such an important month for… Continue »
  • Dealing with Food Allergies on Campus October 20, 2022 - During my Sophomore year of College, I was living with my parents at my childhood house in North Kingstown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, I had planned to live on campus in a dorm, an experience I wasn’t able to have my freshman year due to having a deferred start to my college career… Continue »
  • Favorite Spots on Campus October 20, 2022 -     Listen to Liv's blog here. One of the reasons why I chose to come to URI is because of the campus. I remember visiting campus for the first time the summer before my senior year of high school and I immediately fell in love. I had always wanted the real college experience and… Continue »
  • Joining Clubs- Improve Club October 16, 2022 - Listen to Sam's blog here.  When looking for a club to join while still acclimating to life at college, you may find that you want an extra-curricular that is low-maintenance, easy-going, and won’t take a large chunk of time out of your weekly routine. A lot of on-campus clubs require some degree of seriousness and… Continue »
  • walk-way to the library, summer Alone for the First Time October 13, 2022 - Listen to Liv's blog here.  I still remember the day my parents dropped me off at Hillside for the first time back in 2019. I could barely sleep the day before, it felt like Christmas Eve. I had been dreaming of moving into college since the day I got accepted. I had watched hundreds of… Continue »
  • Learning to Set Boundries October 13, 2022 -   Listen to Sam's blog here.  Fiona Apple, jazzy-pop phenom whose sensational career began in the 90s and is continuing on strong a good 30 years later, set a boundary with her fans recently. Apple, who has struggled in the past with mental health, abuse, and love lost, incorporates a lot of these complex and… Continue »
  • Upclose of latte art shifted to right of screen Best Coffee Shops- From a self-proclaimed caffeine addict October 11, 2022 - Listen to Liv's blog here. As a full-time college student, there is nothing that I hate more than studying. I get distracted easily, procrastinate, and can’t stay off my phone. However, through my time here at URI, I have learned that I get my best work done in coffee shops. The caffeine, cozy atmosphere, and… Continue »

Summer 2022

  • Madeline drink coffee wearig a uri sweatshirt after finishing her junior year Tips for My Freshman Year Self August 25, 2022 -   Listen to Madelines blog here.  To my freshman year self,  You’re 18 years old, and you feel like you’ve never been so ready for something in your life. A fresh start where no one knows your name, no older siblings to be compared to, and no people to be afraid of when you walk… Continue »
  • Inside the Mezquita My Study Abroad Experience August 18, 2022 - Listen to Madeline's Blog Here! The Dream One of the best things you can do during your college experience is taking advantage of your school's study abroad programs. Before I came to college I knew I wanted to study abroad. After seeing my sister live in Europe for a semester and hearing about her travels, I… Continue »
  • Narragansett Tribe & Town meeting of May 16th, 2022 July 28, 2022 -   Listen to this blog here. On the 16th of May 2022, the Narragansett Town Council, headed by Jesse Pugh, passed a resolution. This resolution would allow members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island onto the Narragansett Town Beach without an admission fee, at no cost to the taxpayers of the Narragansett township.… Continue »
  • Pictures is a salad topped with kale, chickpeas, tomatoes, and peppers My Favorite Summer Vegetarian Recipes July 21, 2022 -   Listen to "Favorite Summer Vegetarian Recipes" here One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to learn a new recipe. Specifically ones that are light, full of color and flavorful, which are just what you want in the summertime.  In the summer of 2020, I transitioned into being a vegetarian. This… Continue »
  • kayaking on lake, picture taken from a yellow kayak with guy paddeling toward camera My Favorite Summer Activities July 7, 2022 -   Listen to "Favorite Summer Activities" here Summer feels like it is in full swing now. Sunlight is the longest it will be all year and I don’t remember the last time I had to check the weather app to see how I should dress.  Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy… Continue »
  • Local International Food Shops June 30, 2022 - Listen to this blog here. College is a time to expand your horizons and try new things. What's better than trying new food? Food is one of my favorite ways to connect with people and gain new experiences that open me up to other cultures I might not have interacted with before. Here’s some amazing… Continue »
  • rice stir fry with veggies and tofu on a decorative plate “Beach Body” June 23, 2022 - Content Warning: Discussing eating disorders and anxiety. Listen to a reading of this blog here. Golden rays gloss over my skin, pale from the protective layers of winter, I take my sandals off to feel the coolness of the ground under my feet. Laying down, I think to myself “I should go for a run… Continue »
  • health services welcomes. With welcome written in different languages. International Student Guide June 16, 2022 -   Listen to Aj's blog here. Being in a new place can be intimidating and confusing. There’s so much to take in and even more to do! Where do you start? Thankfully, you’re not alone, and we at Campus Recreation have a few tips to help get you started and settled down in little Rhody!… Continue »
  • Going back home for the summer May 27, 2022 - As a college student, the end of the school year is an exciting time. The weather is looking up, classes are ending, and overall it's good vibes for summer to get started. I think something that isn't talked about enough is the hard parts of leaving for summer break.  There are a few parts of… Continue »

Spring 2022

  • Madeline's laptop opened on a desk showing a final presentation Quality vs. Quantity May 12, 2022 - As the end of the semester approaches, it always gets me thinking about the quality of work. My final grades rely on my ability to navigate projects and essays, all at once.  I often find that the last week of classes is the most stressful as the deadlines and due dates approach.  Since I have… Continue »
  • Julianna holding RI logo committing to URI Going to School Out-Of-State April 14, 2022 - Two years ago, in March, I committed to the University of Rhode Island from my living room at my house in Connecticut in the middle of the original quarantine period of the COVID-19 pandemic. I had no idea if I would be going back to high school to finish out my senior year and I… Continue »
  • Building Anna Fascitelli History of Anna Fascitelli April 11, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the History of Anna Fascitelli blog. In 2013, doors opened to our newest wellness and fitness center named after Anna Fascitelli. Oftentimes, buildings receive names after their most impactful donors. However, University of Rhode Island Alumni of 1978, Micheal Fascitelli, decided to dedicate the building in his mothers honor. Her… Continue »
  • Total Body Stretch Class April 7, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Total Body Stretch Class blog. After not working out or stretching for quite some time, I was very excited to get my body moving again. Looking for something to ease me back into exercise with low intensity, I stumbled upon the “Total Body Stretch Class” at Anna Fascitelli gym… Continue »
  • 7 Benefits of Group Exercise Classes March 24, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the 7 Benefits of Group Exercise Classes blog. For years now, Group Exercise classes have been a common way for people to incorporate exercise into their lives. But what is it about exercise classes that people seem to prefer in comparison to working out with the machines around the gym?… Continue »
  • Best Spots to Take a Break On Campus March 22, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Best Spots to Take a Break On Campus blog. A few weeks ago, I wrote about simple things to be more mindful. An idea on that list was to move your location that is stressing you out. Here are some of my favorite spots to go on campus when… Continue »
  • Sunset in Narragansett Stop the Stress, Enjoy the Sunset While You Can March 9, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Stop the Stress, Enjoy the Sunset While You Can blog. The University of Rhode Island: a school that is constantly finding a way to make me walk up a hill, but close enough to the ocean to enjoy a sunset that the movies can roll credits to. My time… Continue »
  • My Favorite Yoga Classes on Campus March 3, 2022 - I didn’t start taking advantage of the classes Campus Rec offered until the beginning of this school year. As someone who loves to do yoga, I felt like there were not many options for when I first came to school.  Usually, I would turn to youtube and put on Yoga with Adriene to practice a daily… Continue »
  • Quad with Students Things I Learned as a ‘Freshmore’ February 28, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Things I Learned as a 'Freshmore' blog The class of 2024 certainly did not have a normal freshman year experience. After our senior year of high school got ruined by the original COVID breakout, we were forced into online school for our first year. Due to this, campus was… Continue »
  • Ropes F45 PJ’s Declassified F45 Training Survival Guide February 24, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the PJ's Declassified F45 Training Survival Guide blog. Fellow students of URI, have you heard about the F45 Training that is offered in a brand new studio right here on campus? If not, don't worry because I was in that same position not too long ago. After a couple of… Continue »
  • Working with Madeline 7 Simple Things to Be More Mindful February 22, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the 7 Simple Things to Be More Mindful blog. As a college student, making time in your day to take care of yourself can be forgotten. The buildup of stress from school, work and social life can take up a lot of energy. Here are a few ways I like… Continue »
  • Love Letter Madeline Love Letter to Myself February 16, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Love Letter to Myself blog After celebrating Valentine's Day this past Monday, I took some time to self-reflect, and think about what the holiday means to me. We all know the stereotypes - the flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, and mushy cards about how much someone means to you. Everyone's… Continue »
  • Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in RI February 15, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the Valentine's Day Date Ideas in RI blog Love is in the air! If you’re looking for something to do with your significant other on February 14, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m going to be listing five different Valentine’s Day date ideas around Kingston for you and… Continue »
  • Hockey Intramural team posing for a team picture in the Boss Ice Arena My Experience in Intramural Sports February 10, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the My Experience in Intramural Sports blog As I begin my last semester at URI, I started to think about all the moments and things that were special to me during my four years here (well, kind of here because of that pandemic thing that happened, but that is not… Continue »
  • a group of students in the cycle studio with the lights off Finding the Perfect Group Exercise Class for You February 3, 2022 - Listen to a reading of the blog "Finding the Perfect Group Exercise Class for You" How to Identify Your Interests and Needs in a Group Ex Class Setting Have you ever been interested in taking a Group Exercise Class with URI Campus Rec but you have zero clue where to start?! Have you thought to… Continue »

Fall 2021

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Getting Into the Holiday Spirit December 16, 2021 - Listen a reading of the Getting into the Holiday Spirit blog  The weather is beginning to turn, the leaves have fallen off the trees, and holiday music is being played on the radio. It's about that time of year, and we need to bring the spirit to a maximum this holiday season more than ever.… Continue »
  • Emma on a Walk The Final Stretch December 1, 2021 - Listen to a reading of The Final Stretch Blog As we all return to campus after the Thanksgiving break, it is hard to not become overwhelmed by the road ahead. With finals season right around the corner, this time of the academic year can be incredibly stressful for all students.  To be completely honest, this… Continue »
  • Side of Stuffing Controversial Opinions on Thanksgiving Sides November 29, 2021 - Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays that is celebrated year round. We get to stuff our faces for an entire day full of various amounts of delicious home-cooked foods. Not only that, but we also get to spend much needed quality time with friends and family for a few days and get to… Continue »
  • Friends of Juliana Grateful and Thankful November 22, 2021 - Ah, November. The time of reflection, gratefulness, and turkey. Once a year every year, Americans gather together with their loved ones to reflect on their lives and all the things that they are grateful for. This is wonderful - focusing on the positives in your life rather than the negatives is important, and we as… Continue »
  • Sidelines of Baseball Team URI Club Sports November 18, 2021 - At URI, club sports are a big part of the involvement on campus with the recreation department. There are over 18 teams* consisting of men’s, women’s, and even a few co-ed teams. There are around 600 students who participate on club sports teams that are organized and managed by students. Teams practice multiple times a… Continue »
  • TLC Iced Coffee on Table outside facing the restaurant Coffee Reviews November 3, 2021 - Coffee: a favorite beverage for many people - but especially New Englanders. I struggle with a caffeine and coffee addiction and find myself needing a nap mid-day if I don’t have my daily cup in the morning. So this week, I decided to go around our local area and try some new coffee places. I… Continue »
  • Featured Halloween Candy What Your Favorite Halloween Candy Says About You October 27, 2021 - Now, there are countless amounts of candies out there on Halloween night. It ranges from your classic Reese’s and Skittles to Wax Lips and Almond Joys. If your favorite candy doesn’t make the list, I apologize. But inside of this analysis of what your favorite candy says about you, also enlies the top Halloween candies… Continue »
  • Headshot of Juliana Adjusting to Life in Person October 25, 2021 - Have you been struggling to adjust to life in-person? Have you been feeling overwhelmed and trying to figure out how to balance all of the commitments you have? The good news is, you’re not alone. More good news is that today, I’m going to be giving you a few tips on how to make your… Continue »
  • Wearing a Mask at the gym Mask Up in the Gym: It’s Worth the Workout! October 24, 2021 - As we all know, URI has a mask mandate that requires all students and staff to wear masks while indoors on campus. This includes our facilities like the Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center and the Mackal Field House.  Don’t we all remember when we were in the thick of the pandemic and everything was… Continue »
  • Class of F45 Exercise is Medicine October 23, 2021 - Exercise is the best form of medicine that we naturally should be doing everyday. We are asking all of you to go out and get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week! This month is our “Exercise is Medicine” month, and we want to get as many of our students as possible to participate.… Continue »
  • Headshot of Juliana Combatting Anxiety October 11, 2021 - After a stressful first year of online college, I was feeling really burnt out and run-down by the time I got home to Connecticut for the summer. I’ve struggled with anxiety, overthinking, and other mental health issues since about my freshman year of high school. Knowing I was going to be home for a few months… Continue »
  • Sign for Commuter Lot A Commuter’s Guide to Parking on Campus September 30, 2021 - With the return of in person-classes this fall semester, there is one thing on every commuter’s mind - parking. It is pretty common for URI students to live down the line in Narragansett, so there tends to be a majority of students driving into campus every day. Because of all the virtual classes last year,… Continue »

Summer 2021

  • Practice with Crew Crew Interview August 26, 2021 - This past semester, I was able to catch up with URI crew team president Isaiah Kittel. Isaiah is a senior who is on the rowing team here at URI. As a double major in supply chain management and Chinese, rowing has played a significant role in paving the way for Isaiah’s college success. What got… Continue »
  • Kendall in field picking blueberries From Freshman, to Junior, to Freshman Again August 21, 2021 - “School’s coming up, huh?” says my parents, my grandparents, friends, colleagues, and strangers. “What year are you heading into now?” “My junior year!” I blurt out, unthinking, not processing, as the words take me aback whilst I paint on a smile to hide it. A normal question deserves a normal response. “Wow, you’re almost there!… Continue »
  • two students lifting kettle bells with face masks on F45 Training: What you need to know! July 1, 2021 - As a URI student, you should be VERY excited for this semester and returning to campus! Not only will we be in person again, with URI working very hard to provide the best programs for students, but URI Campus Recreation installed their very own F45 Studio! If you are like me and hadn’t heard of… Continue »
  • a variety of skin care products in baskets Daily Skincare Routine – what I’ve learned June 2, 2021 - As arguably the most unique and, let’s be honest, most physically and mentally trying, school year comes to a close, we are all longing and waiting for that breath of relief. The breath of relief that signals the end of the school year, and the beginning of summer.  Of course, the pandemic is still very… Continue »
  • Eddy Holding Popsicle DIY Summer Popsicles April 20, 2021 - With the weather getting nice, you know what that means? It's time to start enjoying the great outdoors by the pool with family and friends! Who doesn’t love being outside while eating some tasty treats. If there's one thing for sure, it's that I LOVE sweets. I can never run away from summer classics like… Continue »

Spring 2021

  • EIM: Rx for Stress  May 3, 2021 - URI endorses Exercise is Medicine (EIM), which is a global health initiative committed to the promotion of physical activity for optimal health. We acknowledge and believe that exercise is essential for the prevention and treatment of various medical conditions. One way that exercise enhances health and well-being is through its impact on stress. As we… Continue »
  • Workout Headshot of Emma What Your Workout Playlist Says About You April 14, 2021 - We all have our different types of music that get us ready to workout. Maybe you strictly listen to one specific genre, or you have a great blend of a bunch of different styles. Whatever the case, everyone’s workout playlist is unique and special in its own way.  However, this will, in fact, be a… Continue »
  • Eddy, blog writer, sitting at a high table with a laptop open and a bottle of water on the table How to Tackle the Day the Right Way March 30, 2021 - Alarm clock going off? SNOOZE! It goes off again… SNOOZE! As you begin to get super comfortable in those furry sheets, reality sets in... You're about to be late! You jump in the shower and brush your teeth in a hurry. Now you put on some clothes and it's time to hit that little speed… Continue »
  • March is Women's History Month Learning to Be a Lady March 24, 2021 - As I was scrolling through Tik Tok as one usually does, I came across a familiar page. Every day they post a new writing prompt, a question that can be about anything, whether it be about self-discovery, existential, or sometimes even comedic. But it’s always meant to make you think, deeply, encouraging you to write… Continue »
  • St. Patty's Day Group Photo Celebrations At Home March 24, 2021 - As we have all experienced through this past year, the holidays are much different than they previously were. With COVID restrictions and the continued need to stop spreading the virus, the safest option is to celebrate at home, with the people you live and quarantine with. However, I think it is important to still make… Continue »
  • collage of socks March Madness Sock Bracket Competition March 18, 2021 - With a whopping 52 entries, we are prepared to battle socks head to head until the end of March to find the CRAZIEST socks on campus! Check out the full bracket and each entry below! When you find your favorites, make sure to check the voting schedule to help get them to the top and… Continue »
  • student demonstrating lunges with front view and side view Simple At-Home Workouts Without Any Equipment March 17, 2021 - Looking to start working out but don't want to go to the gym? That's perfectly fine. Let's bring the gym to you! Before the coronavirus, I was in the gym 3 days a week. So when the pandemic hit and gyms closed down, I found myself working out from home trying to get the best… Continue »
  • Gym Personal Trainer The Benefits of Personal Training March 10, 2021 - What Makes a Good Trainer? When you first think of personal training what is the image that comes to mind? Is it the loud trainer who is highly motivational and intense or is it the more reserved but technically brilliant tactician? See a great trainer is a combination of both. To be great in this… Continue »
  • Soccer Intramural Team 8 Reasons to Play Intramural Sports March 7, 2021 - Did you know that sports play a major role in our lives? Whether you are just a fan or an athlete, it allows a community to come together with a connection. Intramural sports are a great way to get involved. Not only does it just give you something to do, but it is very important… Continue »
  • Rhody the Ram Happy Birthday, Rhody! March 4, 2021 - The University of Rhode Island has always been known for its fantastic school spirit, and passionate student body. With endless activities, organizations, clubs, and sports, it’s hard to not love our exciting university. At the heart of our adoration for URI is our beloved school mascot, Rhody the Ram. Rhody makes appearances at all school… Continue »
  • Game of Six Cards Quarantine Card Games March 1, 2021 - I think most people can agree that quarantine can cause a little bit of stir-craziness. As someone who likes to stay busy and occupied at all times, spending a majority of time at home is incredibly challenging. I am lucky to currently be living off-campus in a seven person home, so I really cannot say… Continue »
  • Oatmeal with blueberries Three Oat-Based Recipes You Didn’t Know You Needed February 25, 2021 - I don’t know about anyone else, but recently all I am seeing all over the internet is recipes with oats. Baked oats, oat cookies, oat cakes, oatmeal with fancy toppings, MILKSHAKES WITH OATS??? Personally, I’ve only ever made oatmeal in the microwave…. So naturally, I was super curious to try some of these out. I… Continue »
  • Lacey in the snow hiking with a mask on Eating Disorders. They Manifest in Many Ways. February 23, 2021 - This is my story about how I was able to learn to love my body and its capabilities to overcome an Eating Disorder (ED). Thinking Back Growing up, I was someone who was always in a sport or some type of activity. Being an active kid it was important to get the proper nutrition and… Continue »
  • Football player running ball Rhody Rams Football! February 22, 2021 - With the NFL season coming to an end, it may cause you to shed a teardrop or two. Fans are dreading going through another long off-season without any more Sunday games. If you are like me, you cherish watching football while surrounded by family and friends, but those great days with food and smiles will… Continue »
  • Kendall and her dog A Year Behind A Screen February 11, 2021 - I remember it was a true summer day, July or August, that I can’t recall. The sky as blue as it could be, not too hot, not too cold, definitely a day spent best by the pool. My phone had buzzed, and checking it, the message was clear.  I would not be returning back to… Continue »

Fall 2020

  • ‘Tis the Self-Care Season December 23, 2020 - As many of us have been adjusting to this new lifestyle as a remote college student, some of us have lost motivation and optimism. It is important to remember that change can be good, and it provides the opportunity to challenge yourself. Though 2020 has not been our favorite year, it has shown us that… Continue »
  • Finals Week: The Final Stretch December 9, 2020 - We are finally at the final stretch of this seemingly never-ending semester. After Thanksgiving break it can be hard to get back into the school mindset. The holiday season can be such an exciting time, and getting through these last few weeks of the semester can seem near impossible. Once you finish up your final… Continue »
  • Finding Community in COVID December 9, 2020 - Finding Community in COVID One of the scariest things about coming to college isn’t the classes or the professors; it's finding your people. With the added struggle of dealing with a global pandemic, it can be hard for students to find their community.  As a junior here at URI, I’ve had the opportunity to try… Continue »
  • Getting Back On Track November 25, 2020 - Going home for the holidays is always a great stress reliever, especially in the middle of a hectic semester. This year this is more than just a break from school. This holiday break is the turning point in the semester because URI is completely remote now. This is going to be hard for many students.… Continue »
  • A Time to be Thankful November 23, 2020 -   The weather is getting colder and the semester is getting busier, but there are many things to appreciate as 2020 comes down to its final months.   This year has been a whirlwind of change and conflict, but it’s important to think of the appreciation it has given us. Take this time to reflect… Continue »
  • Gift Giving on a Budget November 14, 2020 - Let’s face it - we are college students and the holiday season can be out of our budget. As we enter November, a lot of us are trying to get ready for the holidays early. We are expecting delays this year due to the abundance of online shopping this year. It can be stressful trying… Continue »
  • Goal Setting for the Next Semester November 5, 2020 - If I am being honest…it has not been my day, my week, my month, or even my year. For the past 8 months or so I feel that my days have all merged together. Something that has dramatically helped me get through this hard time is goals. Setting goals for myself keeps me accountable and… Continue »
  • Becoming a Spin Instructor: How One Student Finds Their Love for Fitness October 30, 2020 - North Kingston, R.I. –– Junior Erin McHugh didn't know what to expect walking into her first spin class freshman year. But after attending a few of the URI cycling classes, she found her passion.  McHugh first got involved in the Group Exercise Mentor Program in the Fall 2018 semester. The Group Exercise Mentor Program is… Continue »
  • Halloween During COVID-19 October 26, 2020 - There is no doubt that 2020 has caused disruptions in our holiday celebration plans. However, staying healthy and safe is more important than putting yourself, your family, or your friends at risk by having parties or going trick-or-treating. From using your mask to accessorize your costume to playing spooky games with your family, there’s plenty… Continue »
  • Dealing With Midterm Stress October 19, 2020 - As we approach the middle of the semester, midterms are right behind. On top of everything this year has thrown at us, it’s understandable if you feel like it’s too much to handle, but I’m telling you right now: you got this. When I get overwhelmed with school, I remind myself that yes, right now… Continue »
  • A Guide to a COVID-Friendly Schoolyear October 13, 2020 - For those living on campus, I’m sure this is not how you pictured your year to go. It’s easy to get down in the dumps because things aren’t how we wanted them to be. Too much isolation can be taxing on our mental health. Here are 5 ideas to be more social and productive while… Continue »
  • 3 Easy Recipes to Kickoff Fall September 30, 2020 - Being stuck at home during the fall can bring you down when there’s so many fun things to do with your friends to get you in the spirit. Especially during COVID-19 and the social distancing restrictions, this fall is like no other. Many students here at URI are in quarantine or otherwise limited to the… Continue »
  • Most Popular College Activity is… September 15, 2020 - URI Campus Recreation fosters community among first-year students' intramural sports programs.  Intramural sports are one of the most popular college activities, especially for first-year students. Almost every college in the country offers intramurals, to encourage a community across all majors and grades. URI is no different, providing 22 intramural sports programs every year.  Over the… Continue »
  • Campus Rec A-Z  September 11, 2020 - As we get ready to open our door and welcome students back to campus, we wanted to give you a better understanding of all that URI Campus Recreation has to offer!  A - Anna Fascitelli B - Bike Path  This 2-mile long bike path connects URI’s Kingston Campus to the William C. O’Neill Bike Path… Continue »
  • Gyms are opening! But I have to work out in a mask?… September 1, 2020 - If you are like me, you can’t wait for the rec center to open back up! I miss working out with my peers and seeing people around me work on their health goals, whatever those may be. However, I know it is going to look a lot different this year that in previous years.  I… Continue »

Spring 2020

  • How to Socialize while Social Distancing: The Social Aspect of Eating July 27, 2020 - Social distancing doesn’t mean we have to be socially distant. This has been the first time in our lives that restaurants are closed. During the week, I usually meal prep, or make easy, quick meals and don’t think too much about the social aspect of eating. When the weekends come, a great way to get… Continue »
  • Check In With Your Senses April 29, 2020 - During this specific time, life may seem more stressful than usual. It’s important to check in with your senses to help remind you of the present and to get you through tough situations. By using your senses, you can calm yourself down and overcome some of your anxieties. A technique I recently learned about, and… Continue »
  • 6 Tips to Staying Upbeat During Quarantine  April 22, 2020 - Hi! My name is Rachel from Bristol, CT. I’m currently a senior health studies major with a health promotion specialization at URI. After graduation, I plan on going to school for occupational therapy. This past semester, I had the opportunity to work with the Department of Campus Recreation as a fitness/well-being/health promotion intern. I really… Continue »
  • Staying Busy Stuck Inside! April 22, 2020 - For me, and probably a lot of you, before having to “social distance” your schedules were pretty busy. I am someone who relies A LOT on my busy schedule for structure. During quarantine, I have been trying to stay creative to stay busy! One positive outcome of this is we can all use this time to better ourselves,… Continue »
  • 4 Fast & Easy Breakfast Ideas April 16, 2020 - It’s hard to stay in a routine during this time, but there’s no better way to get back into one by waking up and making a healthy breakfast to start the day! I have been getting creative with different breakfast ideas that take only 5 minutes and I thought I would share!  Avocado on English… Continue »
  • Immune Boosting Vegetable Soup Recipe April 8, 2020 - Hi URI! My name’s Jamie Burger and I’m a senior dietetics major here. I’m a group exercise instructor & on the URI dance team. Nutrition & fitness have been a HUGE part of my life. I’ve put together this blog Jamie's Journey to promote nutrition and fitness this semester and took a turn right suddenly with… Continue »

Spring 2019

  • Dining hall hacks every student needs to know April 19, 2019 - As my time living on campus at URI comes to a close (I’ve found a nice little house for the next academic year off-campus) I've reflected on some of my favorite dining hall meals. I know it can get hard for us sometimes eating at Hope and Butterfield all the time, but don’t worry. If… Continue »
  • 3 things you NEED to know before taking Self-Defense April 12, 2019 - You know that feeling when it’s dark out and you’re walking back to your dorm from the parking lot? You start going through worse case scenarios in your head and you find yourself speed walking and scanning the area for the nearest blue light? I typically feel very safe on campus and in Narragansett. However,… Continue »
  • Why Aren’t You Motivated to Exercise? April 3, 2019 - Many of us, myself included will find any excuse not to go to the gym. Would you rather go to eat? Watch Netflix? Hangout with friends? Do you know the real reason why you aren’t motivated to exercise? Here are a few questions to ask yourself...   Is there a gym located near you for… Continue »
  • Intramurals: The best workout on campus? March 22, 2019 - If you’re reading this and you haven’t yet tried Campus Recreation Intramural Sports what are you doing!? As a current sophomore kinesiology major, of course, I believe that being active is one of the most important things to us as young adults. Sure, working out at the gym is important for our health but doing… Continue »

Fall 2018

  • What are you waiting for? December 27, 2018 - If I were to sit here and type about how every morning I wake up with the drive and ambition to conquer every task my day has to offer I would be lying. Honestly, most days (okay every day) I snooze my alarm, at least once. Yes, I am one of those people who will… Continue »
  • STRESS LESS during Finals Week December 6, 2018 - I remember my first finals week like it was yesterday, staying up late hours of the night scrolling through powerpoints and quizlets. I remember getting late night pancakes with my roommates at Hope on the reading day then going to the library for another couple of hours to finish a paper. It’s a time where… Continue »
  • 3 Tips to fall asleep quicker: Dorm edition December 3, 2018 - Every night before I go to sleep I have the same routine. I brush my teeth, wash my face, put out clothes for the next morning, plug in my phone, and turn off the lights. Having a routine and prepping for the next day the night before helps me fall asleep faster. Making my lunch… Continue »
  • What to Expect: Cycle November 26, 2018 - I attended my first Cycle class here at URI three years ago. My friend invited me to go with her, she’d been going regularly and was loving it. I thought “Why not?” I didn’t think it would be too tough for me considering I am an athlete. Boy was I wrong. I immediately started dripping… Continue »
  • Dining Halls and Down the Line November 9, 2018 - The first time I walked into the dining hall I was in shock. I could eat chicken nuggets and ice cream for lunch? Everyday? I was in heaven. Growing up my mom didn’t keep sugary cereal or lots of processed food in the house so having unlimited access to lucky charms was quite dangerous for… Continue »
  • The winner is… November 1, 2018 - Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do anything for it? Have you ever worked so hard…. To win a t-shirt? And not just any T-shirt… THE t-shirt. The intramural championship t-shirt. Four teams left everything on the field on the evening of Sunday, October 28th and I’m here to tell you… Continue »
  • Sign up! Yoga 101 October 25, 2018 - Mid-October is like one long Wednesday, we’re halfway through the semester and we’re just trying to stay sane. Mid-term exams are finishing up and we’re all fighting off some kind of illness. Plus, the mornings and evenings are so cold we have to break out our winter coats. It’s hard to keep up the motivation… Continue »
  • What is ‘plogging’ ? – help us keep campus clean! October 18, 2018 - When I was younger my mother would always tell me to clean my room, eventually, she stopped and the clothes on the floor piled up and I could barely walk around. It finally came to the point where I couldn’t open my closet door because of the of clothes in front of it. I had… Continue »
  • What I love about Thirsty Thursdays October 11, 2018 - Thirsty Thursday? I’m not talking about Bonvue Thursdays ladies and gents I’m talking about FREE smoothies at Anna Fascitelli every other Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm! Have you ever been in a pinch for time and missed breakfast? Or wondered what you should eat pre/post workout? Smoothies are great for any occasion! The first Thirsty Thursday… Continue »
  • 10 Quick Tips & Tricks to Campus Rec October 3, 2018 - I hope everyone is settling into the school year well! We’re a few weeks in now and I’m sure everyone is in their groove. Have you ever had questions while at the gym? Or difficulties signing up for a group exercise class? If you haven’t made your way to the gym yet this semester or… Continue »
  • FREE kayaking? – No way! September 24, 2018 - Did you know that URI has its own sailing center? Located a quick 12-minute drive from campus you can be kayaking and paddle boarding with your friends for free all weekend long! When I first heard that the sailing center was free for students I thought it was too good to be true. So I… Continue »
  • Hi Rhody! It’s Leah… September 18, 2018 - Hi! My name is Leah and I will be your insider for the fall 2018 semester. I’m excited to spend this semester sharing my wellness journey and everything campus rec with you! If you’re a returning reader and followed Elly’s blog I will be touching on some similar topics but also introducing some new ones.… Continue »

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