Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Herald kind of out today

Due to an error with our printer the physical copy of the paper has yet to arrive on campus. However, I've loaded almost the entire paper onto our website so there's no need to wait! Be the first to read all about RWU's increase in alcohol violations, possible hate crimes, and issues with weight. Enjoy.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bristol police log Feb 17 - 23

While the week was rather busy for the Bristol PD, RWU played only a small part in the large number of arrests that were made. Only two student's were arrested, one for good possession of marijuana, and the other for simple assault. One particular call caught our attention:
"A Buttonwood caller complained to police that Styrofoam plates a woman was using to feed stray cats at the Kaiser building were blowing around the neighborhood."
Had the plates been bio-degradable would she have called the cops?

Check out the rest of the log here

Monday, February 23, 2009

RWU Featured in local paper

In case you weren't following the local news we figured we would do it for you. The Bristol Phoenix featured RWU prominently in three articles over the last two weeks; stories cover the progress of our many construction projects, the canola shuttle, and the sale of the King Phillip residence hall. Click on the included links to read the stories.

The Herald has previously featured articles on both the construction and the shuttle, so in two out of three cases the Phoenix got scooped; sorry guys.

NOTE: the canola shuttle link doesn't work but I swear they did write an article. The Phoenix seems to have taken it down for some reason but it may be back online soon.

Friday, February 20, 2009

No paper this week

Though the Herald was originally scheduled to be published this week and not next, we have reversed that order and will printing next week but not this week. Confused? Don't worry, we will be putting a number of stories on our website in the upcoming days. So stay calm, your thirst for news should be sufficiently quenched soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Students wanted for Nate Mott Band music video

As you can tell from the heading, local group the Nate Mott Band, based out of Bristol, is making a music video and is looking for students to be in it.

Filming will take place Friday at 499 Hope St., and Sunday all day at the Bean. Sunday (Feb. 22) is the day they really need people, so if you're interested in being a part of the music video either post your name/email on this entry, or you can send your email address to You can also join the music video group on Facebook.

Also note that no compensation will be given (besides the fact that you'll be in a music video), but food will be provided. Nate Mott also says he'll be giving out kisses (on cheeks) and hugs. Dress casual, in darker colors (basically no neon).

So again: Nate Mott Band music video--if you want to be in it, post your name/email as a comment or send it to :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Poll results and new poll

Another poll has come and gone, and here are the results answering the question 'which gift woos best on Valentine's Day':

1st - I don't like Valentine's Day (37%)
2nd - dinner and/or movie; flowers (33%)
3rd - card; stuffed animal (8%)
4th - chocolate/candy; jewelry; lingerie/underwear; other (4%)

So there you have it: most RWU students don't seem to like the Hallmark holiday. Be sure to vote on the latest St. Patrick's Day - Luck of the Irish poll. As always, if you choose other comment on this post to tell us what we missed (scroll down to the right of the page)
thanks! :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Herald out to today

The latest issue of the Hawk's Herald came out today and time and in stunning fashion. Stories include:

1. A debate over whether RWU public safety should carry weapons.
2. A rundown on what the new dorm has to offer
3. a piece on the nearing completion of the new academic building
4. RWU hired a big name
5. Students throw away nearly 500 pounds of food a day
6. loads of soppy valentines day stuff
7. movie and CD reviews and much much much.. well not that much more.

you can pick up a copy at your local hangout spot, or read the news at our website:

Bristol police log Jan 2 - 12

RWU makes one measly appearance this week. A simple possession of marijuana charge. If fact, it was generally a mundane week for the Bristol PD. A man shot himself in the hand, and there was a hazardous material incident, but other than that not much out of the ordinary.

You can check out the entire report here

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Core and RAs fired at KP

Apparently the core of King Phillips and a number of the dorm's RAs were fired (last semester), possibly for lax oversight of the off campus apartments. We will have more information on this soon.

UPDATE: according to a comment on this post, the Core was fired last semester and if any RAs were fired it would have been last semester as well. If you have any information on this incident, please write us at

Friday, February 6, 2009

Late paper and Website back online

Okay, so after a little hesitation the website is back up and running. Please visit the site at:

In other news, the printed paper was a little late coming off the press today but word is it should be arriving soon and at least some distribution will go on over the weekend. Pick up a copy to enjoy the news in all its tactile glory.

Parking is getting scarce in I Lot

A RWU student was in such a rush to grab an open spot in I-Lot last night that they accidentally hit the gas, instead of the reverse, while attempting to turn around. As you can tell, they ended up creating their own spot. Note to student: you need a rainbow sticker to park on the hill.

Unfortunately their car is still stuck on the hill almost 15 hours after it slid to a stop and public safety is refusing to help pull the car off.

UPDATE: the car is now unstuck, so only tire treads remain.

Website update

UPDATE: Okay, so according to our site providers the glitch has been fixed but will take a few hours to correct itself. We are waiting on sending our weekly update until the site is back online.

As you may have noticed, the website, unfortunately, is currently not working--unless you checked the site out at about 3am, because it was working fine at that point. We have called College Publisher to help correct the problem, but so far nothing has come of that. We apologize for this let down, but we're doing everything we can to fix it--trust us, we're just as (if not more) upset as you are. So stay tuned and keep checking the website--it could work any second! Thanks for your patience :)

The website is here!

This is a VERY big day for the Hawk's Herald, as this is the day we launch are spanking new website You can expect to find almost all of what you find in our print version online as well as added bonuses such as more photos, polls, video, and multimedia content.

We are very excited about this site, and hope you will bear with us as we become accustomed to our new digs. This is a learning process for us too; over the next few weeks we will continue to work with the site to tailor it more too our specific needs and design purposes. That's to say, we will make it far more beautiful then it is now.

Also as of this posting the site is actually glitching a bit, something we hope will be worked out in a few hours. If it doesn't work on your first try, don't be discouraged! Try again later and all will most likely be fixed and spiffy.

New Hawk's Herald out today

We are pleased to announce that the first Hawks's Herald issue of the semester will be out later today. Here is a rundown of some of the stories you can find in this week's paper:

1. Why students have so much trouble finding off campus housing.
2. A rundown on the new warning siren system.
3. A survey find that a majority of RWU students have cheated on their work.
4. The top 10 things to do on a snow-day.
5. An Afghan student adjusts to life in the United States
6. Some important curriculum changes
7. RWU starts a music major

... and much much more

This is a jam packed issue so pick one up and stay connected. Happy reading.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bristol police log Jan 27 - Feb 2

Well, after a few week's absence from the Bristol police logs RWU is back in full force with three appearances last week. Two involved marijuana, and one was about a computer stolen from the Rec. Center equipment room. A local man was charged with "manufacturing marijuana," (I always thought it was grown), and my personal favorite:
• Bryan Machado, 28, of Warren, was arrested at the Bristol Sports Club on Wood Street and charged with making crank or obscene phone calls.
You can read the full log here

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1000th visitor to blog

At the momentous time of 9:36 this morning, after three months of existence, the blog received its 1000 visitor! Next up: one million. Thanks for reading us and making this a walloping success.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The website is coming

You've heard the hype, lay awake at night thinking about the possibilities, and probably spend countless hours dancing at the thought of the Hawk's Herald getting a website, and now after months of anticipation modernity is on the horizon.

On Friday the Hawk's Herald will formally expand into the 20th century and get a full fledged website! Keep checking the blog for updates over the next few days, and feel free to get excited. We are.