Andrew Main

Andrew Main
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I am passionate about writing for the Cigar because I enjoy informing others about what is going on in the URI community. It is often said that education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have. Through writing for the Cigar, I aim to help educate the community about what is going on and why it is important so that people can be as educated as possible about newsworthy events on campus. I ran for the news editor position because I want to help make the Cigar as successful as possible by not just writing articles but by helping other reporters capitalize on their strengths as well.
Photo by Anna Meassick | Sailing is a common practice in the bay that poses as a stressor and effects the bay. The University of Rhode Island is collaborating with other institutions across the state of Rhode Island to monitor the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay. URI is the...
Photo by Andrew Main | President David Dooley and Douglas Dusharm cut the ribbon to open up the new URI Health Mobile. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rhode to Health Mobile Unit was held yesterday at the Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center. The Rhode to Health Mobile Unit is...
Photo courtesy of Jessica McLaughlin. McLaughlin was forced to kill many yellow jackets after they invaded her room in Tucker Hall. A student at the University of Rhode Island had to wait several days to have wasps in her dormitory room removed after miscommunication meant that the appropriate people were...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Ram Escape fell victim to a fruit fly infestation, causing employees to kill off the flies during their shifts. Article by Andrew Main and Kayla Michaud Flies in Ram Escape have caused the University of Rhode Island’s Dining Services to take action to improve sanitary measures....
The popular food delivery company Hungry Button was forced to change one of their promotional programs after numerous students at the University of Rhode Island violated the company’s terms of use. Hungry Button has both a website and a smartphone application where customers can order delivery from various restaurants....
Photo by Sarah Vinci | Due to parking difficulties, beginning in fall 2019, first-year students will not be allowed to bring cars to campus. Transportation and Parking Services held a forum with the Student Senate Campus Affairs Committee last Thursday to allow students to voice opinions regarding the University’s current...
Student Senate voted Wednesday night to table a resolution calling for all student employees at the University of Rhode Island to be paid time-and-a-half on holidays and Sundays. The resolution was introduced by Student Senator Ryan Menard, who is a member of the Student Affairs Committee. Rhode Island state statute,...
The University of Rhode Island has started the process of composing a new contract with an outside vendor for laundry services in the residence halls that will begin in the Fall of 2019. The current contract for laundry services in residence halls is with Automatic Laundry and has been in...
The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography held a coastal resiliency symposium on Tuesday to discuss the dangers climate change could have on coastal communities. Four coastal experts made up the panel of speakers. Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White was the keynote speaker. United...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular in the sustainable energy field. A professor at the University of Rhode Island has discovered that noise generated by the wind farm located off the coast of Block Island is not loud enough to disturb local marine life. The wind...