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.
Photo by Harry Schlenger | Construction began on Rodman Hall at the beginning of the semester in order to preserve the historic character of the building. The University of Rhode Island began construction on the exterior of Rodman Hall this fall much to the surprise of many in the community....
On Aug. 31 the Rhode Island Department of Health put a boil-water advisory in effect after the discovery of E. coli bacteria in one of Washington County’s water systems. Suez Water, the company that provides water for Washington County, found the bacteria during a routine sampling. The resulting boil-water advisory...
Laura Weick | URI can now enjoy cookies until 3 a.m. Insomnia Cookies is the only nationwide food chain I can think of that specifically targets college students. The bakery’s gimmick is that they make their cookies in store and deliver them to students’ dorms as late as 3 a.m....
The University of Rhode Island’s Debate Union attended the Lafayette Debates U.S. National Championship in Washington D.C., for the first time on April 7 and April 8. The Lafayette Debates were founded by the Embassy of France to the United States. The debates are a series of five competitions...
University of Rhode Island student Wilfredo Tangui has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Medellín, Colombia. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards fellowships to graduating senior undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals that allow them to study, research or teach overseas. Tangui is one of...
Photo courtesy of Alex Wong On April 9, the University of Rhode Island announced that former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regina “Gina” McCarthy, will be the 2018 undergraduate commencement speaker. A New England native, McCarthy was born in Boston. She attended the University of Massachusetts Boston for undergraduate study...
Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR|  Many college students consider adopting a furry or scaly friend to give them company. But are University of Rhode Island students prepared financially and emotionally for the responsibility of a pet? Students who want to own pets while attending URI must live off-campus in order to...
Photo by Laura Weick |CIGAR| A new restaurant in town, Davo’s offers students another option for their loved calzones. When I first heard that a restaurant specializing in calzones called Davo’s Calzones and Wraps would be replacing the Hawaiian eatery Flat Waves in the Emporium, I was admittedly a bit disappointed....
The University of Rhode Island acapella group, Rhody Rhapsodies put the ‘fun’ in fundraising on Saturday, April 14 with a Mario Kart tournament fundraiser. The tournament was played on the Nintendo Switch and began at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Admission cost $5 for most participants, but was...
Photo contributed by Mikayla Gempp| Greek week continued to break fundraising records, with this year's grand total of $160,000. Last week, the University of Rhode Island’s fraternities and sororities held their 78th annual Greek Week. “It’s a friendly competition just to have some fun and raise money,” Assistant Dean of Students,...

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