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.

What’s The Deal With Our Name?

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

Write For Us

The Cigar meets Mondays at 6 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 a part of a reputable, award winning, published newspaper is encouraged to stop by!

Contact US

You can contact us by our email: uricigar@gmail.com