Growing up in a political family

Election season for me is always a little bit more personal because of my upbringing as part of a political family, whose involvement in politics now spans two decades. My dad has served for both...

URI treats its students as customers

  Sometimes when I learn something in a class or in a lecture that I would otherwise not know, or a professor shows general interest in my own life, or when a class is functioning...

Trading donuts: a little rubbing is good for NASCAR

There is no narrative more sacred to NASCAR than conflict. Take NASCAR’s ascendance to the national spotlight as evidence. President’s Day weekend in 1979 saw large amounts of snow cover the Northeast and parts of...

G-Spot Chronicles: March 26, 2015

To whom it may concern: I would like to apologize for the trash piling up, it seems to do that on its own. Moving past the trash I would like to warn you that if...

Veronica Smart the ‘sexpert’: Week Three

We live in a world where you can order Chipotle through a mobile app. So naturally, finding a person to go out with is also that convenient. If you asked me a year ago how...

Letter to the editor: URI’s treatment of the Football Team

(This is in response to the article http://rhodycigar.com/2015/10/10/two-football-players-arrested-for-fighting/. The information on what President Dooley has said about this situation comes from the article http://ripr.org/post/uri-president-david-dooley-campus-violence.) Dear Editor,         Broken noses. Fractured jaw. Fractured arm. These are...

Cigar staff picks: Top 10 things to do your first week at URI

Your first week on any college campus can be daunting. There's so much to do, so where should you begin? To help you out, we've come up with our top picks for things you should...

David Albiani’s Spring Football Practice Notebook

The University of Rhode Island men’s football practice continued this week with a regular practice on Monday and a live scrimmage on Wednesday and here are the takeaways from the week: First Down: The quarterbacks...

Column: Men’s basketball starting to get into form

Six games into the season, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team has shown flashes of their potential to become an NCAA tournament-caliber squad. They’ve also showed that it might take longer than thought. Last...