Butting Heads: Single major or double major?

Don’t double your trouble Arguably one of the hardest decisions one has to make at college is what you want to major in. Some people come in knowing what they want, others take a few...

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...

Column: Breaking out of the millennial stereotype

  Millennials are self-centered, addicted to their phones, have a false sense of society, are unaware of the political system and, my favorite, lazy. I’ve heard this my whole life. It usually comes from the direction...

Embrace Rhode Island while you’re a student here

  The old adage goes that college is what you make of it. Personally, I have always thought Rhode Island catches a bad rap. However, if you’re here from anywhere between four and six years...

URI rebuild finally coming to fruition

With a 16-6 record, it is safe to say that University of Rhode Island basketball is, once again, a team the school and its fans can be proud of after three straight years of...

Editorial: Censorship

The Good 5 Cent Cigar is produced weekly as a service to the campus community and is distributed for free with the hope that students, faculty, staff and visitors will use it to stay...

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: Senate’s stipend reviews are unfair

  At this point, many people within the University of Rhode Island community who are members of a Student Senate-stipended organization know how egregious and ridiculous the Student Organization Advisory and Review Committee (SOARC) stipend...

Ethics Column: Letters of Recommendation

The Ethics Column Is Back! Our purpose is to raise dilemmas of concern to students, faculty and administration and invite response. Our goal is to offer encouragement and support for members of the community to enhance...

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...