New student leadership organization embodies school motto to Think Big

Do you have big dreams but don’t know how to bring them to life? Are you passionate about an issue but don’t know how to make a difference? Big Thinkers is a new student...

Why students chose URI

As new students settle into the new school year, some upperclassmen Rams were asked to reflect on why they chose to attend the University of Rhode Island.   Sara Ryan Senior – Communication Studies   KR: What did you...

Under the sea

Photos courtesy of Julye Newman URI professor makes new discoveries in hydrothermal vents Imagine being underwater in the dark, deep sea with pressures so strong our 206 bones would be crushed. While humans haven’t adapted to...

Professor investigates future astronaut clothing

For the last three years, one professor at the University of Rhode Island has been investigating the needs and constraints of clothing and textiles necessary for long duration space travel. “The actual investigation relies on...

Professors respond to online ratings

RateMyProfessors.com has been an integral and essential tool in a college students arsenal for choosing classes. Despite the widespread positive opinions of students, what do professors think? Faculty, like University of Rhode Island Economics Professor,...

URI Students compete in local singing competition: Wakefield Idol

Photo by Stefanie Erickson |CIGAR| A winner was finally declared after 64 singers competed for a top prize of $1500 in a karaoke-style singing competition the past couple months. Wakefield Idol has now finished its fifth...

Class documentary examines effects of lead paint in Rhode Island

Before Flint, there was Rhode Island. Shortly before Jaylen Hayre’s second birthday, a seemingly routine checkup revealed life threatening blood lead levels. Safe blood lead levels are considered to be five or less, and levels...

First RhodyThon smashes records, raises thousands for Hasbro

Photos by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| RhodyThon crushes previous records, raises thousands of dollars for children Students at the University of Rhode Island made national headlines over the weekend as they succeeded in raising $147,903.28 for the...

Student Entertainment Committee: Behind the scenes of planning concerts for a large university

  Michelle Caramadre, concerts president of the Student Entertainment Committee (SEC) at The University of Rhode Island, spoke to the Cigar about what goes on behind the scenes of the club. Caramadre talked about how...

Meet the Senate: director of marketing and recruitment

While he may not have been directly elected by the student body, Senate Director of Marketing and Recruitment Jakob Frenette loves working with the student body just as much as any senator. Frenette’s position on...

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