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Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island announced on Wednesday, April 4 that David Cox, the associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, was promoted to the head coach. The announcement resulted in mostly positive reactions from students on the Kingston campus.  The opening for the head...
Hundreds of thousands of people across the country participated in the “March For Our Lives” rally on Saturday, March 24. The rally was held in response to the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida school shooting, which left 14 students and three faculty members dead. All 50 states had some type...
Photo by Joe Lachance |CIGAR| As the University encounters storm after storm, many members of the community are wondering how exactly the administration are responding to the tumultuous weather. During the past several weeks, the University of Rhode Island has experienced several nor’easters, which have resulted in large amounts of rain,...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island has several 100-level courses that many students take where instructors are required by the department to assign the same textbook or textbooks to all sections of the class.   In these introductory level classes, there are typically either large lectures or...
A powerful Nor’Easter brought strong winds and heavy rain to much of the Southern New England region on Friday, March 2. The storm resulted in widespread power outages across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with parts of coastal Massachusetts experiencing damaging flooding as well. Several towns in New York received...
The armed school resource deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned last week after it was discovered that he never entered the building while the shooting happened. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said that Deputy Scot Peterson waited outside the building, but never went in to attempt to...

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose changes that would ban bump stocks on guns. Earlier in the day, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump had ordered the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to review bump...

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A school shooting at a Florida high school has left 17 dead and an additional 16 injured. The shooting occurred in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to CNN, both students and teachers are among those killed. The school has an estimated enrollment of 3,100 students. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas...

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An Amtrak train crash in South Carolina on Sunday morning killed two people and injured over 100 others. The crash also resulted in “thousands of gallons of fuel” being spilled. The crash occurred when a train traveling from New York to Miami collided with a freight train. The train...
News You Should Know Andrew McCabe, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, stepped down Monday amid tensions with the White House. McCabe was being pressured by President Donald Trump to resign. McCabe has been a part of the FBI since 1996. McCabe has been criticized by Trump after...

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