Opiod research seminar

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” a quote by American author M. Kathleen Casey Roughly a 100 years ago, physicians considered pain as essential for healing. Recently, pain has become recognized in the healthcare...

Letter to the Editor: Greek Life reflects on sexual assault column

Greek life, founded upon the values of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Community Service is the largest values based community on campus. Sexual assault has no place in the Greek life experience and is counter to...

Letter to the Editor: Student Affairs on sexual assault

Nationally, sexual assault on college campuses is a significant problem.  Sexual violence is an epidemic that can occur anywhere in any campus environment and is most prevalent among students ages 18-24.  One incident is...

Welcome to the new Cigar

Photo by Abigail Clarkin Getting the proverbial keys to the Good Five Cent Cigar was pretty daunting. Here I am, a junior writing & rhetoric and English major, who now has control of 47-year-old newspaper....

Letter from the Editor: Momentum matters

For the past four years, the fabric of my college experience has been interwoven with the momentum of the Good 5 Cent Cigar. Every semester when I built my schedule I knew I needed...

Traveling the world in four weeks

What if I said that you could travel the world in four weeks? How about travel the world in four weeks without ever having to leave Rhode Island? Over the summer, I did that...

Veg Lifestyle on Campus

I went vegan during my junior year at Westerly High School. I was an athlete at the time and when my friends and coaches found out about my decision to cut animal products from...

Letter from the editor: Journalists are your friends, not your foes

Dear Readers, To those that know me this comes as no surprise, but I disagree with President Donald Trump. We have different opinions on nearly everything it seems--which is a reflection of my views,...

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...

Students discuss safer drug use at concerts and festivals

Students for Sensible Drug Policy, known around campus as SSDP, hosted a discussion on “Sensible Drug Use at Shows and Festivals” on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The event, which took place in the gallery of...