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...

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...

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...

Making the best at URI

Attending the University of Rhode Island is an experience that cannot be duplicated or described, only lived. “Rhody Rhody Rhody, rams rams rams” is a chant that will be heard during the entirety of your...

Column: Rams could make push in “jumbled” A-10

The Atlantic 10 Conference managed to get six NCAA National Tournament bids last year, with Saint Joseph’s College, Dayton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Saint Louis University, the University of Massachusetts and George Washington University...

New Pap smear guides: protection or violation to women?

Women make .77 cents to every dollar men make, they hold less than 20 percent of seats in U.S. Congress and are CEOs of only five percent of the country’s highest revenue-producing companies. To...

Spooner’s Take: URI looks to overcome recent struggles against Brown

This Saturday, the University of Rhode Island will welcome longtime rival Brown University to Meade Stadium for the 99th annual Governor’s Cup football game. In doing so, they hope to not only earn their...

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...

Spooner’s Take: URI handled controversy better than pros

With each passing day, it seems the National Football League is losing more and more credibility with the public. The same way Major League Baseball has left itself continuously open to criticism with its past...

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...