Do URI’s policies protect us or infect us?

There is a trending notion on college campuses that certain words and ideas are dangerous to intellectual and moral progress and should be squelched without question. This has led students to disrupt, disinvite and...

Letter from the editor: April 24, 2014

My senior year has been filled with countless fun times, some stress, but most of all, a multitude of learning experiences. Being the Editor-In-Chief of The Cigar this year has undoubtedly helped me to...

Senior year: aka the clock is ticking

Do you ever have that feeling of pure disappointment when a teacher hands back a test and you get a considerably low grade? We’ve all been there. Grades have always been important to me, not...

Roll credits

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Zach DeLuca - Senior Farewell Whenever I tell people about my academic career I tend to say I took, what I call, an “unconventional route” through college. I graduated from high...

A Foodie’s first taste: Albie’s Place

Contrary to what most students think, the Emporium is more than just a place to order calzones from late at night. In reality, at restaurants like Albie's, you can escape from eating lunch at...

Nicaragua mission trip leaves lasting impression

It’s hard to believe, as I sit in my house watching this blizzard, that just three weeks ago I was in 85 degree weather in sunny Nicaragua. This was my second mission trip with the...

Column: Transgender Visibility Day

March 31 was transgender visibility day, and in light of that I want people to get a look inside what it’s like be transgender. My friend, Reilly, is a transgender male, meaning he is transitioning...

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...

How I feel voting as a woman in this election

Two weeks ago, I didn’t cast my absentee ballot in favor of Donald Trump. Part of the reason was definitely because he is a man. Go ahead, respond. Tell me that it’s stupid and irresponsible...

Opinion: Coming to terms with my useless general business degree

  It’s probably common knowledge to most, but for those as clueless as I was: certain majors are respected more than others, and some are hardly valued at all. People like to believe they’re better...

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