Music Student Creates Her Own Course

(Left to Right) Kristin Lafferty, Elise Felker, Morgan Bott, Isobel McCullough, and Julia Curran practice during their class period. Photo courtesy of Elise Felker. The University of Rhode Island’s music department offers many chamber music ensembles, but one sticks...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

For 50 minutes, three days a week, students in Philosophy 110G discuss ethical questions about the nature of love and sex. The class, called Love and Sex, seems to pop out to students as they look for courses to...

Chinese New Year Event Helps URI Students Remember Home

The URI community welcomed the Year of the Pig through dancing, food and celebration. Photo by Grace DeSanti. University of Rhode Island students, faculty and community members gathered to eat traditional Chinese food, partake in various activities and experience...

URI’s Multicultural Center holds a unique history tied to MLK Jr.

(Left to Right) Jaqueline Goncalves, Akshay Zadafiya and Terrell Parker study in the Multicultural Center, which has an immense history related to Martin Luther King Jr. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island’s Multicultural Center holds within...

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News and Features Editor

Andrew Main
I am passionate about writing for the Cigar because I enjoy informing others about what is going on in the URI community. It is often said that education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have. Through writing for the Cigar, I aim to help educate the community about what is going on and why it is important so that people can be as educated as possible about newsworthy events on campus. I ran for the news editor position because I want to help make the Cigar as successful as possible by not just writing articles but by helping other reporters capitalize on their strengths as well.