Ian Weiner

Ian Weiner
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There's the way things are perceived and then there's reality. The role of a journalist is to help the public differentiate between the two. I'm doing this because I want to make a difference. Giving people the resources they need to be informed is one of the most critical things any society can have. In addition, I like telling stories, whether they are about people, places, things, events, you name it. Lastly, it is an honor to be able to lead the editorial staff, help them achieve everything they want, and leave knowing The Cigar will have a brighter future than ever before.
Retired Sgt. Wayne Henry presents the Military Order of the Purple Heart Award to junior Jacob Bliss. | Photo by Anna Meassick. Last Friday, 38 cadets in the Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at the University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University and Roger...
Eugene Mirman (left) and H. John Benjamin (right) brought comedy and life advice to the stage for spring fest. | Photo by James McIntosh. On Sunday, April 14, two “Bob’s Burgers” voice actors, H. John Benjamin and Eugene Mirman gave students and community members...
by Ian Weiner and Kayla Laguerre-Lewis Since the School of Education and the College of Continuing Education merged in 2017 to become the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, the University of Rhode Island’s continuing education programs have shrunk significantly...
Last year, the URI guitar festival community recital included the RIMEA Allstate Junior and Senior ensembles and the URI Guitar ensembles. Photo by Adam Levin. The University of Rhode Island and Pump House Music Works will host the fourth annual URI Guitar Festival on...
A URI Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences student (right) demonstrates to a student and her mother how to use the computer for coding at an event held at the Cranston Library. Photo by Ayla Fox. The University of Rhode Island Graduate School...
On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8:38 a.m., first responders were alerted to a medical emergency involving one student at the Zeta Tau Alpha house, located at 4 Fraternity Circle on the University of Rhode Island’s campus. The student, who was identified as Lambda...
Sunday, Jan. 20 will be a day I remember forever. It’s the day I left home for the start of the Spring 2019 semester, and truly realized that I was the next Editor-in-Chief of The Good Five Cent Cigar. Being in charge of a...
Photo by Anna Meassick | The Roger Williams Complex, home to the sophomore slums, is in the process of getting safety renovations. By Andrew Main and Ian Weiner Over the course of the last decade, the University of Rhode Island has invested $28 million into improving the fire safety of all...
URI receives no money from state or tuition for auxiliary enterprises Auxiliary enterprises at universities are self-sustaining businesses designed to reduce the cost of education and provide benefits to students. The University of Rhode Island has five auxiliary enterprises: Housing and Residential Life, Dining Services, Health Services, the Campus Store...
Photo courtesy of Sunny Davis. Senior, Sunny Davis works alongside her peers to direct her film “You Are the Reason.” On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Sunny Davis, a senior film major, will premiere “You Are The Reason,” a short film she directed this semester and has been in production since last...