Letter to the Editor: Sam Foer

On Thursday, September 20th, three members including Allison Lantagne, Jay Rumas, and myself from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of URI presented in front of Faculty Senate. Our cause: to work with Faculty...

Column: To fix parking woes, change pricing and build more housing

A student parking lot at peak utilization (10 am). Photo by Andy Boardman URI commuters hate parking. As the Cigar has frequently chronicled, students are discontent with nearly every aspect of finding spots to leave...

Column: Interning reminded me of the good in politics

Photo by Mary Lind | The Rhode Island State House. When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to be a lawyer. I watched the news every day with my parents and pretended to...

A foodie’s first taste: Insomnia Cookies

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...

Column: Your primary vote matters

Photo contributed by URI Democrats. When I was in fifth grade, there was an incredible amount of fanfare the week after Halloween regarding the 2008 election. There were red, white and blue streamers everywhere and...

Fortunate to have loved something so much

Emma Gauthier - Senior Farewell I’ve spent the past week wondering how I’m going to say goodbye to the organization that shaped the course of my college career. I could fill 16 pages with the...

‘I will not go quietly into the night’

Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Picard |CIGAR| Caitlyn Picard - Senior Farewell I never thought that I would be a journalist. It was never even an idea on my radar when I was younger. It wasn’t until...

Adulting how to: get a summer internship

The pressure of trying to get a summer internship can be incredibly intimidating for some students and many don’t even know where to start. Some students don’t even care enough to have an unpaid...

Make the most of every situation

The University of Rhode Island was my absolute last choice school.  Unfortunately, it was the cheapest choice too, so from the moment I arrived on campus, I hated it. I would complain that it...

Never be afraid to follow your passion

Sam Murray - Senior Farewell Being asked to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18 is bizarre. Essentially, we have four years to decide how...