Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island announced on Wednesday, April 4 that David Cox, the associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, was promoted to the head coach. The announcement resulted in mostly positive reactions from students on the Kingston campus.  The opening for the head...
Promotional photo courtesy of the URI Theatre Department, taken by Randy Osga At just 9-years-old Kate Rocchio will be starring in the role of Jane Banks in the University of Rhode Island Theater Department’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” In preparation for her “Mary Poppins” audition she worked with vocal...
John Sears, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and director of Housing and Residential Life, officially put in his resignation this past Tuesday stating that his last day at the University of Rhode Island will be Friday, April 14. “He officially resigned yesterday ,” said Dave Lavallee, assistant director of...
Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| “While tampons may be purchased in the pharmacy or at the CVS in the Emporium, they are not regularly distributed on campus through the departments that routinely give out condoms.” By Kelsey Santmyer and Theresa Brown   Access to preventative contraceptives, such as condoms, are a priority...
By Emma Gauthier and Allie Lewis  Sexual assault is an ongoing and pervasive epidemic happening at college campuses across the country - and the University of Rhode Island is not immune. According to the University’s 2015 Clery Report, there were six reported sexual assaults on campus. Many instances of sexual...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Students flocked to Khalid’s concert to hear his hit songs including “Young, Dumb and Broke.” On Wednesday April 11, Khalid captured the attention of thousands of students when he performed at the Ryan Center. Khalid’s concert in Kingston was his first performance since returning from...
Why Cox was the correct choice to be the 20th head coach in URI men’s basketball history The news broke the morning of March 22 that Dan Hurley would be packing his bags and heading west to Storrs, Connecticut to lead the University of Connecticut Huskies. For the first time...
A deck collapsed at a Narragansett beach house on Saturday leaving multiple students injured and shaken. Photo contributed anonymously.  Over the weekend on Saturday Feb. 3, an off campus party went from fun to horror after the household deck collapsed to the ground. The house, located on Sakonnet Boulevard in...
Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students play soccer with a twist--they must remain upright in inflatable bubbles. The University of Rhode Island’s Campus Recreation brought a free bubble soccer tournament to adventurous students on April 7 on the North Fields. The premise of bubble soccer is much like it sounds. Teams compete...
The University of Rhode Island Parking and Transportation services sent out a statement in August, which listed new parking changes on campus. Since then, a petition was sent around social media along with complaints that are continually rising towards parking. “I was hoping parking services would react to my petition,”...

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