Letter from the Editor: December 4, 2014

Dear Readers, One of my favorite parts of my week is watching strangers read the paper on Thursday morning.  I realize this sounds a little creepy, but you have to understand that before this year...

Editorial: Entertainment Editor says goodbye

One of the drawbacks of graduating in December is how quickly things sneak up on you. For instance, this issue being my last with The Good 5 Cent Cigar was something I didn’t have...

Sports from the perspective of a Cigar photographer

It’s been two and a half years and I can honestly say it never gets old. Being a photographer brings many different emotions, and my time at “The Good 5 Cent Cigar” has been nothing...

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...

Spooner’s Take: thankful for Ram sports

With the holiday season officially in full swing, it is not uncommon for people to say what they are thankful for. People take a fresh look at their lives and really appreciate what they...

Spooner’s Take: Money and Sports

Money and its value in the sports world once again took center stage on Monday morning. After several days of speculation and discussion, it was finally announced that the Miami Marlins had agreed to...

Casual sex in the 21st century

The names of students quoted in this piece have been changed to maintain anonymity in this personal topic. It is undeniable that sex has become casual. Sex and emotions or love do not necessarily go...

Five club sports URI should offer

Club sports are a great way to get involved in college. Many state schools offer a wide variety of club sports. For example, the University of Florida offers almost 50 different club sports, Pennsylvania...

Column: Xavier Munford gets selected in D-League Draft

After spending the last two years as the leader of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, shooting guard Xavier Munford was selected in the third round of the NBA Developmental League’s 2014...

Do you know who is texting you back?

It seems to have become a regular occurrence to have all of my friends converge around one cell phone to draft just the right response to a boy’s text message. A group effort in texting...