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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 first Mental Health Awareness Discussion to help end stigmatization on the University of Rhode Island campus was held in the Multicultural Student Services Center on Tuesday, April 12. The event’s founders are three psychology students at URI, freshman Nick Bush, Devon Jarvis and Emily DiGiorvio. The three share a...
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...
Photo by Greg Clark | Pianist Alexander Ray begins the music convocation, captivating the audience. The music department showcased many instrumental and vocal solo and duet performances by students within the department during their Nov. 8 music convocation. Pianist Alexander Ray started off the afternoon’s performances with “Sonata in C#...
The University of Rhode Island men’s hockey team broke their six game losing streak and got head coach Joe Augustine’s his 600th win as the URI head coach with a series sweep against Niagara University last weekend. “Getting 600 it’s nice it just means I’ve been around a long time,...
Perception is so important in sports. The narrative we want to see can sometimes mask the actual reality. Legacies are defined by a variety of circumstances, but winning is the easiest way to assure one’s self a place among the respected greats. Failure to thrive on the grand stage...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Gabby Jeronimo and David Hussong face off in an intense game of foosball in the Ram’s Den. This semester, the Ram’s Den at the University of Rhode Island is offering an assortment of free table and arcade games to increase its popularity amongst students. These...

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...

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