Column: It’s not just ‘locker room talk’

“It's just words, folks,” Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump said last Sunday in response to the hot mic comments he made about women in 2005. Before I go on, let me just remind you exactly...

Why everything going on at Mizzou is important to URI

  In case you have actively avoided hot button issues as of late, the University of Missouri is in the midst of a cultural revolution. Every school should join in. This includes the University of...

Letter to the Editor: Childhood obesity doesn’t just affect the child

Worldwide, obesity prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, according to the World Health Organization. Specifically in the United States, West Virginia ranks highest in obesity while Colorado takes the award for lowest, as...

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...

Letter to the editor: What value does a child’s life hold?

Submitted by Jessie Boukarim   “I can’t wait to eat, I’m starving.” I’ve heard this said around campus all too often. Typically, this is conversed while strolling with friends to the dining halls or emporium. But...

Letter to the editor: Why the White Horn Brook matters to the URI campus

For any college, it is important to create a visually pleasing campus as well as one that functions to help students learn and eventually graduate with degrees of their own. Doing that requires a...

Columbus doesn’t deserve a holiday

  To me, Columbus Day is associated with a blistery October day where everyone sleeps in because everything is closed and there are no classes. The University of Rhode Island stripped me of that reality...

My search for faith, the Muslim Community Center

This is the first installment of a semester-long series that documents my exploration of faith on the University of Rhode Island campus. The goal is to sit down with every religious center on campus...

So close yet so far

Plagued by ‘senioritis’ Recently I’ve been suffering from some serious side effects of school:  laziness, dreading waking up, absolute lack of motivation, tired of picking out cute outfits, not following through with reading assignments, regularly...

Letter to the Editor: Sam Foer

On Thursday, September 20th, three members including Allison Lantagne, Jay Rumas, and myself from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of URI presented in front of Faculty Senate. Our cause: to work with Faculty...

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