Dear University Community, As members of the University of Rhode Island Student Senate, we commit ourselves to preventing sexual violence here at this institution. We value and uphold the cornerstones of our University: to defend the rights and dignity of our fellow students, to create and maintain an environment that...
  Steep Canyon Rangers, an American bluegrass band from North Carolina, will play at the University of Rhode Island’s Family Weekend this Saturday night in support of their new album, “Radio.” Members of the band include Woody Platt on acoustic and lead vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and lead/harmony vocals, Mike...
In today’s world of click-bait, Facebook and ‘alternative facts,’ it can be difficult to know what information is true, and what isn’t. Students wishing to find reliable information should focus on reputable, established outlets while avoiding information from unknown sources. “The simplest thing to do is rely on time...
Welcome to the first ever installment of a weekly Atlantic 10 basketball Power Rankings. With college basketball season just starting up now is as good a time as ever to look back at the first week of action in the Atlantic 10, and rank all 14 basketball programs accordingly....
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...

URI football VS. Albany

The University of Rhode Island’s football team suffered another beatdown on Saturday, falling 35-7 at the hands of the University of Albany. This was the first chance for the Rams to prove their progression, after losing 35-21 last season in one of the more closely contested games of the...
A former URI student is returning to campus to finish what he started - pledging Sigma Chi. Ed Johnson, a 58-year-old from Cranston, Rhode Island, attended URI back in 1975. He began pledging after the fraternity opened up their house for him to live in because there was no...

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,...
There is nothing appealing to me about sitting in the library. In theory, it should provide a quality environment for students at the University of Rhode Island to work amongst others, however, the 24-hour room alone is the absolute opposite of this. It is impossible to pay attention in that...
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,...

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