Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students enjoy the event's food and special cultural tables.  On March 25, at 6:30 p.m., members of the University of Rhode Island’s Persian community held an event in the Memorial Union Ballroom to celebrate the Persian New Year, or Nowruz. This is the second year that...
By Andrew Main, Julia Moro, Samuel Murray, Caitlyn Picard, and Ian Weiner Senate votes 27-3 to unfund student organization After debate, Student Senate decided to defund the Student Organization Leadership Consultants (SOLC) with a vote of 27-3-1 after problems arose surrounding their alleged academic affiliations. Senate approved the final budget last...
Lawmakers and students can agree that the cost of higher education has increased considerably in the last two decades. According to the College Board 2017 Pricing Report, since the year 1988 the cost of higher education has increased 213 percent. Rhode Island Rep. Joseph McNarmara of Cranston and Warwick introduced a...
In high school, I dreamed of living on-campus during college. I couldn’t wait to meet my roommate who would become my best friend, participate in on-campus traditions and experience what would be considered the best years of my life. Being a first-generation college student probably increased this desire. My...
“Game Over, Man!” is exactly the kind of action-comedy you’d expect to get when you let the stars and creators of “Workaholics” free from the restrictions of basic cable censors. It’s basically a knock off of “Die Hard,” just with more drugs, gore and full-frontal male nudity. The Netflix original...
Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Students are looking forward to a new experience that Silent Party will bring to them. A growing nightlife trend, a silent party is an event where there is music but not in a way that’s expected. The Silent Party will be coming to the University of...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Over the past six years, URI has had an emotional ride with Dan Hurley as head coach.  We all knew it was coming. The tough reality that the University of Rhode Island is not a destination job on the college basketball map resulted in former...
A brand new student organization is coming to campus this fall for women interested in science, technology, engineering and other related fields, called the URI Women in STEM Club. Sexism against women pursuing STEM professions is a real issue in our world today and students are taking a stand. Hannah...
Attention English majors: You can find a job after college! These days it may seem tough to be an English major. Amid all the advice being thrown at college students, some of the most common advice has to do with being careful to make sure you’re earning a degree that...
Q: What does your job entail? A: “I am the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, and I oversee a comprehensive student affairs division which includes… housing and residence life, dining, health services, counseling services, campus recreation, the Dean of Students office… and the Memorial...

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