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Editor-in-Chief

Ian Weiner
There's the way things are perceived and then there's reality. The role of a journalist is to help the public differentiate between the two. I'm doing this because I want to make a difference. Giving people the resources they need to be informed is one of the most critical things any society can have. In addition, I like telling stories, whether they are about people, places, things, events, you name it. Lastly, it is an honor to be able to lead the editorial staff, help them achieve everything they want, and leave knowing The Cigar will have a brighter future than ever before.

Web Editor

Laura Weick
Working on the editorial team of the Cigar built my experience as a reporter and helps me gain experience as a leader in a professional setting. Journalism has also helped me open up to people on a professional, personal and social level, and in return, I will use it to illustrate the possibilities of the world to others.
by Melody Groben  The University of Rhode Island is filled with thousands of students, hundreds of organizations, a plethora of intelligent staff members and a beautiful campus. But just like every other university, it is affected by sexually-transmitted infections and diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the end of...
Tucked away at the back of the local convenience store, Kingston Mart is a new addition to the Emporium’s already broad menu. Recently, Kingston Mart has begun expanding its business model from just selling chips, sodas and cigarettes to food as well. And I gotta tell you, they are nailing it. The star dish...
If you come to URI with at least 15 high school credits, chances are you’re going to be able to graduate early. For me, I arrived at the University in the fall as a freshman with 17 credits after taking Advanced Placement classes in high school. This semester, to my surprise, I was...
In the state of Rhode Island, the minimum wage is now at $10.50 an hour. This is 40 cents up from the $10.10 is was for the past year. Even with this slight raise, it is still not enough, as Rhode Island is a very expensive place to live. The cheapest rent...
As soon as the temperature hit 60 degrees on Saturday and the cloudy skies gave way to sunshine, most of my friends knew exactly where I would be - at Narragansett Beach, enjoying the weather. Throughout all of fall and winter, I’ve been waiting for it to get nicer outside. Late spring and...