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...

Column: Knowledge equals difference

  The answer is knowledge. The answer to the question that has haunted many of us: how do we help?   Many of us are angry. Many of us are confused. Many of us are frustrated....

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...

Sex and the Cigar: STI Fact or Fiction?

According to a study by Laura Koutsky, PhD published in the American Journal of Medicine,  more than half of all people will have an STI at some point in their life. However, despite the...

Not drinking in college: 21 and (mostly) sober

I’m 21 and I don’t drink. You read that right. The unpopular opinion. I don’t go to Ticket Tuesdays at the Ocean Mist,Chuck Mondays at Charlie O’s Tavern, or Bonvue Thursdays at the Bonvue Inn....

My search for faith: Buddhist Meditation community

This is the third 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 community on campus...

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...

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...

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...