gather twenty pocket lighters into twig bundles - ignite every menthol in the room. i dont smoke i resent dying young. in the sparse heat of June the moon explodes - remove our shirts dried above our heads, hoisted flags at high mast, no mourning no morning for surrender no morning when the great-grandfathers tilled the...

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...
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,...
A colorful array of traditional festivities are coming to URI in honor of the Chinese Moon Festival to celebrate the joy and peace of the full harvest moon in China.   The event is held in honor of the ancient Chinese ritual of gathering to rejoice the harvest during the...
Matt O’Neil has been an anchor in the URI baseball lineup this season. The fifth-year senior is batting .323 with a slugging percentage of .608 on the year while adding 9 home runs and 37 RBI. O’Neil is top three on the Rams roster in all four of those...
Student Senate welcomed new Election Committee members for fall 2015, last night. Senators elected five members whose role will be to promote elections and voter turnouts, as well as to assure that the elections period runs smoothly. Student Senate President Amanda Rode said, “We are redirecting the elections committee to mainly...
If there is one universally understood truth among college students, it is that tuition is not cheap—and neither is on-campus housing. For many students who put themselves through college on-campus employment is their primary option, and sometimes their only option. Some students do not have transportation to commute to...
The parking problems here at the University of Rhode Island have been discussed time and time again. Yet here we stand, still with no solution. It seems the only thing people can agree on is that the current state of affairs is unacceptable. Whether it is the lack of spots...
Coming to college can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience. Not knowing where to go, how to sign up for classes, even the proper way to prepare for an exam all add to a stressful first semester. Thankfully, at the University of Rhode Island, there’s the mandatory URI 101 class...
In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s revisions to the travel ban, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse met with professors at the University of Rhode Island on Monday to discuss immigration policies and their potential effects on higher education.         Organized by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the event...

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