Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students enjoyed booths and food trucks all in efforts to spread awareness and knowledge about mental health on the Quadrangle. On Wednesday, April 11 the University of Rhode Island hosted their first Mental Health Awareness Day on the quad. The unprecedented event was the Senior Honors...
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...
Cigarlight Story by Theresa Brown, Nicole Wagner and Ian Weiner The University of Rhode Island has received $12 million to complete exterior renovations and improve the heating and cooling system at the Fine Arts Center. The renovations will include new masonry-brick exterior veneer to be installed on the exterior of...
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...

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URI Students riot after Superbowl loss Photos by Autumn Walter | Students riot on campus after the New England Patriot’s super-bowl loss on Sunday night. Shortly after the conclusion of Super Bowl LII, chaos and madness consumed the University of Rhode Island campus as hundreds of students exited their residence halls in...
Photo by Autumn Walter | JaJuan Lawson scrambles out of pocket vs. UNH. By Nick Cardi and Tyler Krusz Offensive MVP: The quarterback position is one of the most demanding and unique in all of sports. In no other team sport does the success start and end with just one player; it...
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...
The Kingston Emporium’s Cumberland Farms convenience store closed its doors for good this past Sunday after over 30 years of business. When asked why the popular store was closing, Cumberland Farms stated that "We are closing the store as we determined that, based on space and other requirements, we are...
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...

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