From England to URI, an American dream

I thought I knew fair amount about American culture. I’ve wasted way too much of my life watching Friends, I regularly hear some great (but sometimes questionable) American music, The Great Gatsby is my...

Why is Layton back?

Sub-par records and a lack of playoff appearances are usually enough for head coaches at a professional level to be terminated. The University of Rhode Island is no stranger to this concept. Women’s basketball head...

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...

I survived: My first collegiate week

I am proud to say that I have made it through my first week as a freshman at the University of Rhode Island! I am exhausted and exhilarated, slightly homesick, but ready for more...

Album review: U2, “Songs of Innocence”

At an Apple press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the Irish rock group U2 announced the release of their thirteenth album, “Songs of Innocence.” Aside from it being tied into an event that also premiered the...

Transfer shock: Transitions are not just for freshmen

Last week, the University of Rhode Island opened its doors to 3,650 new students—3,150 first-year freshmen and 500 transfers. I make up the minority, transferring from a small two-year community college in Northeast Connecticut....

Spooner’s Take: 2001, the Last Great Season for Rams Football

The University of Rhode Island began its football season 13 years ago on August 30, 2001, coming off of a mediocre three-win season, much like the current squad. Little did people know it would...

Women’s volleyball off to undefeated start

The Univeristy of Rhode Island women’s volleyball team is enjoying its fourth 7-0 start in the last 34 years, and though it is early in the season, it is hard not to get caught...

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...

Election year in RI: Why URI students should pay attention and cast a vote

School may be in session, with classes commencing and the Kingston Campus buzzing with new and exciting energy, but there is something very significant looming over campus this upcoming Fall: Local and State Elections. Whatever...

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