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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of January 11, 1974 included an article about a fire at the Farnum House dorm and the fact that the fire extinguishers were useless. It was a small fire and no-one was injured. Wintsersession began with many students taking travel courses. The Carr House coffee house was established. Comics, classifieds, and events for RISD students were also mentioned.



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Providence, Rhode Island


RISD, art school, art college, student newspaper, student publication, Carr House Coffee House, Farnum House, fire, dorm fire, Smokey the Bear, colonialism, letters to the editor, Woods Gerry, P. Vanderbeck, transcendental meditation, Kohoutek, comets, environmentalism, student activism, RISD Museum, Manfred Schwartz, comics, home cooking, easy recipes, cough medicine, Mr. Ho, Marcel Ophuls


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RISD press January 11, 1974



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