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,...

Goodbye, Warped Tour: The end of an era

Anyone that grew up on alternative music and dreamed of seeing all their favorite bands on Warped Tour understands my heart break when Kevin Lyman, the creator of the tour, announced on Wednesday, Nov....

Rome Study Abroad

Motivated by a need to go somewhere I have never been, and to learn something new, I applied to go to Rome this past January. It was easily one of the best decisions of...

Letter from the editor: September 4, 2014

Dear University of Rhode Island Community, Welcome back!  We at the Good 5 Cent Cigar are beyond excited to start this school year.  As you may have noticed, there have been some changes to the...

Foodie’s first taste: Jo’s American Bistro

Often overlooked as a dining option for University of Rhode Island students and community members are the many restaurants located on Aquidneck Island in Newport. Often seen as high brow, and financially out of...

Butting Heads: Which is worse? Freshman vs. Senior year?

Seniors have it much worse There’s nothing great about tests, papers and assignments piling up to the point where you feel like it will never end. But let me tell you this, I can guarantee...

Surviving isn’t the same as thriving

  To wax poetic on the absurdity of stipend review is preaching to the choir. Everyone who has experienced it knows its flaws and those who have read this newspaper know the various failures of...

Democrats: where do we go from here?

On Nov. 8, 2016, millions of Americans gathered around to watch what may be the greatest upset in political history. In a year of unpredictability, it was only fitting that Donald Trump would defy the...

Column: Defeat of Fordham a statement win for Rams

The University of Rhode Island women's basketball team's 71-56 victory at home against last year's Atlantic 10 Champion, Fordham University, this past weekend means more to the program than what meets the eye. This particular Sunday was a season-defining win...

An open letter to Kelsey Santmyer: The response we think you deserve

A letter to Kelsey Santmyer Dear Kelsey, We cannot begin to count the number of ways our University has failed you. You were failed two years ago when you were raped. You were failed when you...

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