Living off-campus as a freshman

In high school, I dreamed of living on-campus during college. I couldn’t wait to meet my roommate who would become my best friend, participate in on-campus traditions and experience what would be considered the...

Letter to the editor: Clarifying the Malpractice of Student Senate

Submission by Sam Foer Last week the Cigar published an article with some false and misleading information about Student Senate’s practices and policies. I write to clarify Senate’s problematic practices and their actual regulations, which...

Butting Heads:

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Who drives the worst? Massachusetts By Caitlyn Picard If you ever heard of the phrase “going for a Sunday drive,” apply to that every Rhode Islander who steps foot into a vehicle at...

A night inn with the Bordens

Photo by Caitlyn Picard |CIGAR| URIPS takes on Lizzie Borden's house Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one. That famous...

Time to put on your tin-foil hats

Photos by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Samuel Murray found himself at Conspiracy Theory Night hosted by URI’s Debate Union. Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics made headlines last year when he went on the “Road Trippin” podcast...

Making major changes…. literally

I had the same thoughts going into college as every other freshman. I wondered what it would be like, who I would meet, how many parties I would go to and what cool things...

Don’t break the bank this spring

According to research by Skyscanner, the average college student spends between $220 and $600 per night on their spring break trip. Considering most college students are also thousands of dollars in debt, this spending,...

Love yourself: why ‘skinny’ should not matter

Hey you, you’re standing on two feet today. You woke up and got up for a purpose. You are unique and beautiful in every way, but remember your perfections are blinded by what you...

Opiod research seminar

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” a quote by American author M. Kathleen Casey Roughly a 100 years ago, physicians considered pain as essential for healing. Recently, pain has become recognized in the healthcare...

History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is famously known as a day to celebrate those you love. It’s a day where most exchange gifts of flowers, chocolate and/or sappy cards. However, what most people don’t know is that...

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