PVD Events – Gianna Rocchio

PVD Events

Gianna Rocchio

A&L Editor


Friday October 28th


ACOS Monster Ball

Raise money for AIDS Care Ocean State at this party featuring a live DJ, food, bar, dancing, and a costume contest

Omni Hotel

$20 // 7-10 p.m. //21+


Mayor Elorza’s Halloween Monster Mash

Featuring the city’s beloved Big Nazo performance creatures, this family-friendly party includes music, dancing, costumes, games, and lots of candy

Providence City Hall

Free // 7:30 p.m.


Billy Gardell

Best known as the star of “Mike & Molly”, Gardell takes his stand-up act on the road

The Vets Auditorium

$27 // 7:30 p.m.


Salon: Open Seasame

Jed Hancock-Brainerd and Rebecca Noon discuss their production of the Sea Pagent choral performance for next summer’s solar eclipse

The Providence Athenaeum

Free // 5-7 p.m.


Saturday October 29th


Spooky Storytime and Haunted Art in the Park

This family-friendly event is packed with autumn fun including a hayride, pumpkin painting, local food, interactive art, and live performances that are both silly and spooky

Burnside Park

Free // 10:30-1:30 p.m.


RI Scarecrow Festival and Oz Fun Run

Enjoy RI’s scarecrow competition and shop local craft vendors at this essential New England festival

Johnston Memorial Park

Free // 1-5 p.m.


Evening Cemetery Tour: A Walk into the Past

Follow your lantern-wielding tour guide as they guide you through this historic cemetery listening to the stories of those beneath your feet; light refreshments and a costume contest will be held

North Burial Ground

Free // 4-7 p.m.


Slater Park Haunted Tunnel Food Truck Night

This event has all the goodies for old and young: food truck gourmet, a Jack O’Lantern village, a carousel, and a haunted hay ride

Slater Park Daggett Farm

$8 tunnel // $4 hayride // 6:30 p.m.


Cirque Mechanics

This one-of-a-kind event showcases steampunk-themed acrobatics, cyclists, and machinists

The Vets Auditorium

$18 // 7:30 p.m.


Bob Marley

Not your usual Marley, this comedian has been featured on Comedy Central and a variety of favorite late-night comedy shows

Comedy Connection of RI

$15 // 8-10 p.m.


Redrum: Red Spectrum

Local improv artists take a break from comedy to present this uniquely frightening storytelling experience that’s far from funny

Southside Cultural Center

$10 // 8-9:30 p.m.


Heaven & Hell Halloween Tour

Whether you roam the heavenly rooftop dance floor or delve into the hellish basement pub, Providence G will be bursting with some festive fun; costume contest

Providence G

Free // 9-2 a.m.


Sunday October 30th


Providence Monster Dash

You can watch and run, but you can’t hide from the zombies and monsters running a festive 5k dash through the city.

RI Public Transport Authority

$30 runners // 11 a.m.


Tour de Tentacle & After-Party

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen, tentacled monsters mount their bikes and zip through the city, finding clues to lead them to the finish line

Arcade Providence

$10 to ride // 2 p.m.


Strange & Distant Worlds Planetarium Show

Explore the possibilities of life outside this Earth during this planetarium showing.

Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Roger Williams Park

Free with costume or $3 // 2 p.m.


Museum Vault Tour

See the vault of this historic museum, some rarities including bats, mini-beasts, and spiders never before seen by the public

Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Roger Williams Park

$5 // 1 & 3 p.m.

Namaste away from stress – Madeleine LeBlanc

Namaste away from stress

Madeleine LeBlanc

Anchor Contributor


It is very common for students to focus mainly on their grades, academic achievements and social lives, failing to think about their health. In 2014 a Penn State study revealed that anxiety and stress were an epidemic health problem among students. The study reported that 22 percent of students felt anxiety lowered their academic and personal performance. This statistic was up almost four percent from 2008.

With demanding classes and jobs, how can college students find ways to relax with limited time?

One of the most popular activities linked to helping alleviate stress is yoga. Yoga was first developed over five thousand years ago by the Indus-Saraswati civilization in Northern India. Yoga is a mind and body practice that brings both mental and physical discipline, and promotes peace of mind for the participant.

In today’s modern age, yoga is praised for being a great alternative health option and its practice is on the rise. Both the Mayo Clinic and Boston University have published studies that show yoga helps reduce stress and anxiety as well as build a healthier mental state. A recent Boston University study focused on 34 randomly selected young men and women for twelve weeks. One group practiced yoga and one group spent time walking, and the yoga group reported a greater boost in mood then the walking group. Although the sample size was small, and the cause of the mood improvement—speculated to be a type of butyric acid—is not completely understood scientifically, the connection was nonetheless present.

But where should you start to get involved? Both Pinterest and Youtube are great starting places which offer instructions on basic poses and breathing techniques for meditation. Basic yoga poses done in the morning before classes can help reduce stress, as well as offer other benefits such as improved posture and stronger core muscles. For those of us who may not be the most athletic, manipulating breathing to take deeper and slower breaths has been proven to slow down the brain and allow stress and anxiety levels to decrease. Meditation and yoga may not be the sole answer to the stress and anxiety often brought on by our educations and jobs, but it’s a great lifestyle practice that may result in a happier and healthier you.

Horoscopes for October 23rd 2016-October 30th 2016 – Jason Windrow

Horoscopes for October 23rd 2016- October 30th 2016

Jason Windrow

Anchor Staff

Aries (March 21- April 19) Rewrite your history this week. Take any artwork, essays, or past report cards and write all over them. Your mom might get upset at you for destroying your pure youth but history was meant to be rewritten. It will feel liberating.

Taurus (April 20- May 20) Be bored this week. Being occupied and busy is overrated. Try to do things this week that will make you feel bored. Go visit a boring relative for three days, get rum raisin ice cream, eat corn flakes, watch the local news. Try to be as boring as you can.

Gemini (May 21- June 20) Think about love this week. Process your infatuation with someone and think about how you deserve all the love you have been getting. Read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and listen to Bob Dylan. Think about good times and your favorite dogs running in a field as you stare at the sunset.

Cancer (June 21- July 22) This week will be tough for you. It’s important that you create something this week that is useful in your everyday life.  This could be something as simple as knitting a scarf. It could also be something extreme like plotting, creating, and building an entire house just for yourself.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Eat lots of rice cakes this week and download tinder. Make a fake profile for a pet or a random animal and see if you get any matches. Drink coffee everyday and go to bed at a reasonable time. These weeks have been stressful but you’re starting to feel comfortable.

Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22) In the wise words of Natasha Bedingfield, “Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find. Reaching for something in the distance, so close you can almost taste it. Release your inhibitions feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you, only you can let it in. No one else can speak the words on your lips.”

Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 22) Make a Die Hard party event on Facebook and invite your friends and enemies. Make it a potluck but tell everyone you’re only bringing dip so they have to bring the rest. Put framed photos of Bruce Willis around your house. Be nice to people this week and think about how time is just a concept.

Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 21) Use the sunglasses emoji more than usual this week. When people are mad at you, when people ask how you’re doing, when people want to make plans. Don’t even bother conversing this week unless you use the sunglasses emoji.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Listen to a lot of My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, and Green Day this week. Relive your middle school years with some pop-punk hits and think about all those middle school dances you went to. Remember Hot Topic and go there this week. Buy a skateboard but never use it. Be the person you want to be this week.

Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 19) Ask your friends and family members if you snore when sleeping. If you do, figure out why and if it affects your sleep. Make doctor’s appointments and go into sleep studies. Do lots of research this week on snoring and then you’ll become not a know-it-all but a snore-it-all.

Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 19) Be the Tinderella of your dreams this week. Go on many Tinder dates this week. Post your visiting hours at your local coffee shop and watch your virtual matches become reality. Change your anthem to a Kate Bush classic or a Kidz Bop cover of your favorite pop jam. If no one visits, they just don’t understand you.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Figure out how you relate to soil. Think of ways you could turn your body into a plant or something that photosynthesizes. Pretend you’re a tree. Plant yourself firmly in your favorite spot. Ask your friends to water you. Say it’s performance art. Say it’s your dream. Be one with the earth.

He Said, She Said – Jeremy Boutin & Gianna Rocchio

He Said, She Said

Jeremy Boutin & Gianna Rocchio

Anchor Staff & A&L Editor

Question: “I’m a part of a few clubs but I also have a part time job. I can’t do both schoolwork and a job but I need the money but also don’t want to miss out on a good college experience. What do I do?”

-FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Hello FOMO,

College can always be a difficult time no matter what or where you’re studying. Schoolwork, family life, paying bills, it seems like a constant juggling act in a three-ring circus. However, school should never be regretted; everyone is entitled to a great college experience. Different people have different ideas about the ideal college experience, but if your idea includes an active involvement in student organizations, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from attaining that.

I’m not saying you should quit your job and give up all other responsibilities for the sake of a true college experience, but you need to make room for what matters. College, while stressful, teaches an individual how to prioritize. Schoolwork and being financially stable should come first, yes, but you need to make room for things that make you happy, things that make you want to come to school. Student organizations can be those things. Without spreading yourself too thin, plan out your semesters and understand what you can and cannot take on as a responsibility. Look towards the future and see where you can cut back and where you can focus more energy. Whether that means cutting back a few hours at work and becoming more frugal with your spending, or eliminating one organization to focus on another, is entirely up to you.

Life would be so much easier with a sugar momma and/or daddy. Not having to worry about finances would make college life a breeze, but not all of us here at RIC are that fortunate! However, if you are able to prioritize the important elements of your work, school and social life, college will soon become a cinch. I hope this advice reaches you well and you can further enjoy your college experience!

Sincerely always,

Jeremy Boutin

Dearest FOMO,

This is a really tough question and hits home for a lot of students here on campus, myself included. People often say that college is a full-time job, but this doesn’t really check out with me; what kind of job takes all your money? College is more like a duty to yourself rather than a job, though that’s not to say that it isn’t a great duty to have. But having so many responsibilities and feeling overworked can catch up with you very quickly and make FOMO even worse. That’s why it’s really important to take care of yourself first and make sure you have an outlet to take all those FOMO feelings away.

It’s great that you’re already involved in some clubs, but it can be hard to stay committed and feel included when you have to miss out on meetings and activities for work. A good way to stay in the loop is to establish contact with club members outside of the meetings. This could be a group chat, a Facebook group for the club, or responding to club emails. Communicating with your club will let them know that you want to stay involved and be an active member, even within your restrictive schedule. It’s really important to maintain a good communication line with friends so that when you are aren’t busy, you have the opportunity to make up for all that FOMO.

College is a great time to learn how to prioritize. With all this freedom, it’s easy to get in over your head. Prioritizing your time is a necessity, but it takes a lot of discipline. Learning that we don’t have the time to do everything we want means having to make sacrifices for what is important, which is really friggin’ tough. But if working part-time gives you the ability to join the RIC community, it gives more value to the work you’re doing and feels empowering, especially since you’ll have that work-experience edge on your resume when you graduate. Just remember to put you and your health first!

You got this,

Gianna Rocchio

Got a question? Need advice? Email us at lifestyles@anchorweb.org

#RelationshipGoals – Samantha Scetta


Samantha Scetta

Anchor Editor


Getting to know someone you might be interested in has transformed vastly from the days of writing down your number on a loose piece of paper for attractive strangers at a bar. People are more apt to get to know someone through social media rather than making the effort to see how they are in real life. Our easy accessibility to people we barely know on the internet takes all of the the fun and intrigue of getting to know someone in person out of the interactions.

Depending on how much information about themselves the person you might be interested in chooses to disclose on their Twitter or Facebook account, one can develop a predisposed idea of who the person is before actually going out with them. Even if the person you’re interested in is relatively closed-off, for the most part you can find personal pictures, mutual friends and see basic information about them through their social media profile. This can lead to a whole slew of snap judgements and conflicts, considering anyone can put up a facade on the internet.

Once actually in a relationship, social media opens up a can of arguments. They can range from “Why did you like your ex-girlfriend’s picture on Instagram?” to “Who is that guy that always retweets you?” Whether or not these situations are innocent, having access to social media means having access to every aspect of people’s lives. Always being able to monitor somebody’s interactions with people outside of the relationship inherently breeds distrust and overblown conflicts to inconsequential actions.

Of course the matter of unrealistic expectations is always prevalent. People could spend their whole lives attempting to act out what they think is perfect according to social media’s standards. Perfection is never truly attainable and being comfortable and happy with your significant other will be extremely difficult if you are both trying to mold your relationship to fit what the Twitterverse defines as hastag goals. Social media brings a ton of benefits into our personal lives but when it comes to relationships it might be best to spend more time with our significant others and less time checking out eye candy on Instagram.

Women’s Soccer sink to JWU, 4-1. – Julian Borges

Women’s Soccer sink to JWU, 4-1.

Julian Borges

Sports Editor


Following a devastating 5-0 loss to Western Connecticut last weekend, the Anchorwomen have lost their second game in a row. Last Wednesday night saw Rhode Island College fall to host Johnson and Wales.

The game started off in RIC’s favor. Just over 16 minutes into the contest, sophomore forward Oliva Capraro capitalized on a cross from classmate and midfielder Eleni Grammas to score the team’s only goal of the game.

Roughly six minutes later, the hosts scored their first of four goals in the game. Freshman midfielder Catherine Nolan assisted junior forward Kyra Selner who notched the equalizer for the Wildcats.

Eight minutes later at the 30-minute mark, JWU would break the tie they had created. Johnson and Wales took a corner kick that resulted in a goal credited to Nolan. The Anchorwomen would walk off the field at halftime down 2-1 while the Wildcats walked off with the lead and an 8-4 shot advantage over the visitors.

Coming back to the field in the second half, it did not take long for the Anchorwomen to regain some steam. RIC dominated possession and outshot their hosts 4-1. While the Anchorwomen were creating scoring opportunities, the lights at Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex mysteriously went out. This resulted in a twenty minute delay of the game until the power was turned back on.

When play resumed, the Wildcats were awarded a corner kick. Sophomore forward Deja Hursey (Columbia, MD) won the ball and fired a shot from outside the box to make the score 3-1 for Johnson and Wales.

In the 75th minute, freshman midfielder Molly McCormack closed out scoring for the game when she drilled the ball in the net for the fourth goal for the Wildcats. The Anchorwomen never regained momentum following the restoration of power at the stadium. The hosts left the pitch with a wild 24-9 shot advantage over RIC who left the field defeated. Final score: 4-1.

Wildcat goalie, freshman Colleen Lynch, made five blocks for JWU while RIC’s Brianna Sousa made ten saves in her first start. While the road seems a bit bumpy, the Anchorwomen have it in them to get the ball rolling again.

Women’s Volleyball beats Worcester State – Enrique Castaneda-Pineda

Women’s Volleyball beats Worcester State

Enrique Castaneda-Pineda

Assistant Sports Editor

This week in Women’s Volleyball, our Anchorwomen went up against Western Connecticut and Worcester State—coming off back-to-back losses against Clark and Eastern Connecticut.

Looking to break that losing streak at home, the ladies went full force against Worcester State. However, starting with Western Connecticut, the team seemed worn out and could not get anything going until the end of the game. The first set ended in a 10-25 loss for the Anchorwomen. Following this, the second set was a 15-25 loss—both losses by large margins. Finally, the Anchorwomen picked up some sort of steam in the last set with 11 kills, (the most in the game in one set.) However, it was not enough to take the win, ending in a 18-25 loss and a 3-0 sweep.

Leading into the big match against Worcester State, Rhode Island College had the home court advantage to give them an edge. Both teams started off strong offensively as RIC went to record 16 kills for the first set and Worcester 12. RIC would take the first set by a tight 25-23 win. In the second set, Worcester State began to lose its edge as RIC remained strong, with another 15 kills in the set and only 4 errors. Worcester State had 12 kills and 7 errors, resulting in the set ending 25-19. The Anchorwomen powered through the final set, limiting their opponents to only 7 kills and taking the third and final set to break their three game losing streak.

Currently the team is 8-9 with only eight games until the Little East Conference Playoffs, beginning on November 1st.

Two victories for the Women’s Tennis team – Marissa Marsella

Two victories for the Women’s Tennis team

Marissa Marsella

Anchor Staff


The Women’s Tennis team struck again as they defeated Worcester State in a resulting 7-2 match. They gained a 3-0 advantage after the doubles matches, winning all but three of them. Rhode Island College’s famous No. 1 pair of Dayna Reilly and Julie Reddy posted an 8-2 win against the Lancers while the No. 2 spot of couple Isabella Romeo and Katherine Braganca matched their score. The No. 3 doubles team of Laura Nastasi and Jorgie Martin also took the match, however, by forfeit.

Singles action proved four victories for the Anchorwomen. Reilly secured a perfect score of 6-0, 6-0 against her opponent in the No. 1 spot. Reddy performed similarly in No. 2 singles, defeating her Lancer 6-1, 6-1. The No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots, unfortunately, were won by Worcester State. However, RIC struck back in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Romeo tallied another win for the Anchorwomen with a score of 6-3, 6-1 while Jenna St. Lawrence won by forfeit.

After crushing Worcester State, the ladies went on to show up the Cougars of Clark University during Senior Day with a final score of 7-2. At No. 1 doubles, Reddy and Reilly defeated their opponents 9-7 while Braganca and Romeo posted an 8-6 win together at the No. 2 spot. Nastasi and Martin defeated the Cougars 8-6 as well at the No. 3 doubles spot.

Senior Day continued in favor of the Anchorwomen as they proceeded to win four out of six singles matches. Reilly posted a 9-5 win against the Cougars in the No. 1 spot, Nastasi emerged with an 8-4 victory for RIC during No. 3 singles, Braganca downed her Cougar opponent 10-1 at the No. 4 spot, and Romeo defeated her opponent in No. 6 singles with a score of 7-4.

Congratulations, girls!

Men’s Soccer breaks Gordon’s win streak – Julian Borges

Men’s Soccer breaks Gordon’s win streak

Julian Borges

Sports Editor


This season, the Anchormen are on a roll. Coming off two victories last week, the Men’s Soccer team defeated Gordon College 2-1 on the latter’s turf last Tuesday afternoon. In the two wins leading up to this game, Freshman defender Jack Clancey notched his first career goal in a 2-1 victory over Western Connecticut. Better yet, Komla Dogbey snagged the title of Little East Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his hat-trick in the 3-0 victory over Worcester State.

Just over seven minutes into the game at Gordon, Dogbey assisted junior forward Cooper Ferreira to put the Anchormen on the scoreboard first. At the end of the half, Rhode Island College maintained a 1-0 lead as well as a slim 10-9 shot advantage over their hosts, the Fighting Scots.

The Anchormen returned to the second half and scored faster than they had in the first. Just five minutes in, sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez blasted a pass from senior midfielder Dan Monteiro underneath the crossbar to double the lead and close out RIC’s scoring.

Ten minutes later, Gordon responded with their only goal of the game. Senior Caleb Cole worked with Sophomore and fellow midfielder Josh Beveridge (Anchorage, AK) to assist junior defender Ben Gradert (Hudson, OH.) Gradert converted the pass to send a shot past RIC senior goalie Chris Moura. This goal closed out the scoring for the match. The Anchormen left the field victorious–now holding a 9-3-1 record overall.

Moura made six blocks in the victory. Gordon goalie, Senior Josh Spoonhour had three saves. In the end, the Anchormen served up one great match, and it seems there will be plenty more to come.

Catching up with Cross Country – Marissa Marsella

Catching up with Cross Country

Marissa Marsella

Anchor Staff

Last Saturday morning, The Rhode Island College Men’s Cross Country team competed at the 21st Annual James Earley Invitational. The boys performed well, although the team competed individually. Out of 431 runners, RIC’s own Junior runner Jonathan Carney finished in 130th place with an impressive time of 28:13.99 over the 8k course. Freshman athlete Helder Gomes finished 289th with a 30:33.97 run time. Sophomore athlete Jeff Garson placed 290th with a timed run of 30:34.45. Carlton Eaton placed 283rd with a time of 34:23.49.

Ladies Cross Country action also came from the James Earley Invitational, where RIC Sophomore Margaret McCaffrey notched 164th place out of 459 runners—securing a 33rd place win out of 41 teams for the Anchorwomen (with an 883.0 overall score.) McCaffrey had a timed run of 25:34.41.

Junior athlete Briana Lenihan finished in 170th place with a time of 25:36.65 and Freshman Cassidy Bissitt came in 222nd place with a time of 26:08.41. Senior Allison Lomas finished in 295th place with a time of 27:13.12, Junior Lissa Almanzar posted a 357th place finish of 28:34.28, and Freshman Winnely Figueroa finished in 366th place with a time of 28:53.79.

Senior Abigail Dandurand had a timed run of 29:30.48, finishing in 397th place. Freshman athlete Sarah Basler came in 405th place with a time of 29:43.46, while Junior Tess Rhoat finished in 428th place (32:07.33), and Sophomore Margaret Buckley finished the race in 448th place with a final time of 37:33.32.

Catch up with the Cross Country teams next week as they travel to the Western New England Invitational on Oct. 15th at 10:30 a.m.!