Laura Weick

Laura Weick
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Working on the editorial team of the Cigar built my experience as a reporter and helps me gain experience as a leader in a professional setting. Journalism has also helped me open up to people on a professional, personal and social level, and in return, I will use it to illustrate the possibilities of the world to others.
Several customers of International Pocket Cafe recently reported symptoms of norovirus. | Photo by Anna Meassick. International Pocket Cafe temporarily closed its Kingston Emporium location from April 2 to April 9 for cleaning after customers reported symptoms associated with norovirus. According...
The community gathered this past week to remember the Stonewall Riots during the LGBTQ+ Symposium. |Photo by James McIntosh Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, an intergenerational panel at the Gender and Sexuality Center reflected on the event that now acts as a catalyst...
Students line up to vote on important topics relating to the university, including one on increased funding for the Club Sports Intramural Council. Photo by Anna Meassick. University of Rhode Island students voted in favor of a referendum that will add an additional $192,000...
Photo Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter. I knew going into “Captain Marvel” that I would at least be mildly entertained. In my opinion, even the worst films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are watchable. It was just a matter of if it could...
Becky Gumbrewicz has a passion for the environment and is working with artists to exhibit artwork that addresses environmental stressors. Photo courtesy of Becky Gumbrewicz. A University of Rhode Island student is planning to change how the community thinks about the environment through her...
by Laura Weick and Edhaya Thennarasu An international graduate student died after an incident at one of the pools inside the University of Rhode Island’s Tootell Aquatic Center last Sunday afternoon. The student was identified as Suhail Habeeb, a graduate physics...
Dan Brogan demonstrates one of the robots in the AI Lab that opened last semester. Photo by James McIntosh. Dan Brogan, a junior mechanical engineering student and technology assistant for the University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, slowly moves a red vase in front of a...

David Dooley’s Day Off

President Dooley poses for a photo with students while visiting them in Indonesia during J-Term. Photo by Brook Williams Ross. URI president makes appearance during Indonesia J-Term Trip The President of the University of Rhode Island, David Dooley, made a special...
The University of Rhode Island and the State of Rhode Island announced three Innovation Campus Projects last December, which will combine academics with commercial businesses. According to a press release from the office of Governor Gina Raimondo, the three projects will be supported by...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Many students have admitted to trying Juuls in the past and some continue use. Last month, the popular e-cigarette brand, Juul, placed restrictions on their sales to meet FDA standards that are intended to discourage young people from vaping. Juul, which makes up over 70 percent...