Lauren Aratani

Former Editor-in-Chief and President

Lauren Aratani the former editor-in-chief and president The Herald. She is a senior concentrating in English. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading books, watching videos of cute animals, and eating at new restaurants. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lauren loves bundling up in sweaters and can rock the world's ugliest snow boots (See: Moon Boots).

Articles by Lauren Aratani (48)

Joshua Sevits’ artwork uses dynamic flat shapes in pastel to compare people to objects. The exhibition will run through Feb. 26.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit explores artist’s childhood through shapes

February 18, 2015 1 comment

Joshua Sevits’ “Free Weed” solo exhibition at the Sarah Doyle Gallery juxtaposes figures with inanimate objects with a “homely” perspective.

Kappa Delta, one of the three sororities on campus that had recruitment this weekend, gave out 46 bids to potential new members.

University News

Three sororities see record rush, bid numbers

February 12, 2015 0 comments

207 female undergrads participated in the sorority recruitment process this year, marking a 48 percent increase from the 140 students who rushed last year.

Marc Peters, the University’s first men’s health coordinator, teaches that men can have an active role in sexual assault prevention.

University News

Men’s health coordinator backs ‘healthy masculinity’

February 6, 2015 2 comments

“How men are sexualized plays into the type of violence that exists in college communities,” Peters said.

Now Here This will provide a forum for online storytelling and student communication to increase a sense of community on campus.

University News

Through website, students voice stories

February 3, 2015 3 comments

Featuring stories of magicians, teen crushes and loneliness, Now Here This provides a platform for student voices.

Arts & Culture

Film details development of emergency medicine

January 23, 2015 0 comments

“The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” explores the experience of the people who developed emergency medicine in response to the changing needs of Americans.

Following a $2.4 million investment and five months of construction, Kennedy Plaza renovation work will come to a close at the end of December. Rerouted bus lines and service disruptions prompted complaints from RIPTA riders, but the new design aims to combat former congestion problems.


Kennedy Plaza renovations aim to reduce congestion

December 2, 2014 0 comments

After almost five months of construction, the redesign of Kennedy Plaza is coming to a close.

The Thayer Street Cleansers and Launderers space is in the process of being revamped into a new restaurant, to be opened by the owner of Shark Bar and Grille and Shanghai Restaurant. The new restaurant is one of several changes on Thayer, including the impending closure of Shades Plus.


New storefronts set to bring change to Thayer landscape

November 11, 2014 1 comment

After the closing of Tedeschi Food Shop in 2012 and Symposium Books, Sahara Hookah and Squires in 2013, Thayer St. is continuing to see business turnover.

Overdoses from opioids, which include certain medications and illegal drugs, cause 30 deaths per month in Rhode Island, according to Lifespan. A group of University researchers has released an award-winning educational video distributed to hospitals and prisons to reduce opioid overdoses.

Science & Research

Video aims to prevent opioid overdoses

November 6, 2014 2 comments

“Staying Alive,” an educational video on drug overdose prevention, serves as a narrative about the effects of opioid overdoses and as a form of instruction.

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