The Good 5 Cent Cigar is the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s student news organization.Â Established in 1971, the Cigar is published in print weekly, updated digitally daily and is free to the University community.
View an up-to-date list of all former Editors-in-Chief of the Good 5 Cent Cigar.
What’s In A Name
URIâ€™s student news organization takes itâ€™s tongue-in-cheek name from a comment made by Woodrow Wilsonâ€™s vice president, Thomas Marshall, while addressing the US Senate. Though the exact context of Wilsonâ€™s comment, â€œwhat this country needs is a good five-cent cigar,â€ has been lost over the years, we, as URIâ€™s news organization, strive to emulate our quirky name and deliver just what this campus needs.
The Cigar meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. Room 125 of the Memorial Union and is always accepting new writers, photographers, videographers, and artists. Anyone with an interest in advancing themselves as part of a reputable, published newspaper is encouraged to stop by!