Column: what Catholic school didn’t teach me about the real world

Up until the beginning of my college career, my days consisted of studying for heavily one-sided religion courses, worrying about whether my plaid, pleated skirt would land me a detention, and getting psyched about...

Some football players stand out early

The University of Rhode Island football season has been a far from memorable one so far. The Rams (0-2) were dismantled in a 54-7 loss to Fordham and they have been outscored 102-14 in...

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...

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...

Column: It’s time for the Rams to move on from Coach Layton

The University of Rhode Island softball team has played 24 games in 2015. They have won just one of them. It has been mentioned many times over the past couple years that head coach Erin...

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...

Major requirements leave little room for course creativity

It’s that time of the semester again: course selection. Thinking back to last year, my senior year of high school, I dreamed about this. I was so excited to be where I am now, picking...

Why English majors need small classes

The small class sizes available to English majors at the University of Rhode Island have shaped my experience because of the content of my courses and the interactions with my peers. English courses, and those...

A Foodie’s first taste: I-Slice

Everyone knows it, and at this point, it goes without saying: college students love pizza. So, I wanted to finally find out just how good the pizza is right at the top of campus...

Vinyl revival is on the rise

  For a long time, people looked at vinyl as nothing more than a past memory, but once again, vinyl has become a sought after form of music, drawing in consumers with it’s vintage, unique...