To put it briefly: no one particularly stood out to me as a debater. I felt that none of the candidates presented the charisma or political chops to really impress voters. But if I had to choose who “won” the debate, I would probably say that by a slim...
Photo by Autumn Walter | Forward Patrick Cremer, recovers the puck from Syracuse. After steamrolling past Towson last weekend, the University of Rhode Island men’s ice hockey team suffered two losses to Syracuse in their first home series of the season. Friday night’s home opener went nothing like last weekend’s...
An associate professor of business at the University of Rhode Island received a 2018 National Award for Innovative Excellence in marketing education. To engage students and give them real-life experiences, Professor Christy Ashley came up with a project called “Fantasy Brands League.” Ashley found that the students in her...

Honors Colloquium

On Thursday, Oct. 9, Claudia Rankine spoke at the University of Rhode Island’s 2018 Honors Colloquium about different poets and artists that affected her writing. Rankine is a writer of numerous critically acclaimed pieces, ranging from plays to poetry. Specifically, her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” is a bestselling...
Photo by Sarah Vinci | Hungry Rhody renamed themselves Hungry Button and launched a new app for mobile ordering. The popular food ordering website “Hungry Rhody” has rebranded itself as “Hungry Button” and launched a new app last week. The website allows students at the University of Rhode Island to order...

Student Senate: 9/12

In the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate meeting this week, elections were held for various committee positions as well as the position of Vice President. Senators Jennifer Kohl, Sara Straube and Mark Gall were all elected to the Elections Committee. Straube was later elected chairwoman of External Affairs,...
The University of Rhode Island’s Debate Union attended the Lafayette Debates U.S. National Championship in Washington D.C., for the first time on April 7 and April 8. The Lafayette Debates were founded by the Embassy of France to the United States. The debates are a series of five competitions...
Students are surrounded by multiple dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, Match.com and Zoosk just to name a few. However, none of them are quite like Bumble. Bumble is an app used for forming connections across various different platforms. It’s not just a simple dating app anymore. Bumble has three main...
We’d like to apologize for our recent publication of “Senate president jumps off union clock tower” in our satire edition.  It  was deeply insensitive and a poor lapse of judgement on behalf of the organization.  It was never the Cigar’s intention to make light of serious mental health issues,...
The University of Rhode Island will welcome the addition of a new Division 1 cornhole team this upcoming fall. Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn was pleased to formally announce the new team in his press conference this Wednesday. Reporters and fans alike were confused as they expected the conference to be...

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