About Us

The Good 5 Cent Cigar is the University of Rhode Island’s student news organization.  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

URI’s student news organization takes it’s tongue-in-cheek name from a comment made by Woodrow Wilson’s vice president, Thomas Marshall, while addressing the US Senate. Though the exact context of Wilson’s comment, “what this country needs is a good five-cent cigar,” has been lost over the years, we, as URI’s news organization, strive to emulate our quirky name and deliver just what this campus needs.

Write For Us

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!