Why the Cigar?

The University of Rhode Island’s student news organization takes its tongue-in-cheek name from a comment made by Woodrow Wilson’s Vice President, Thomas Marshall, while addressing the US Senate. Though the exact context of Marshall’s comment “what this country needs is a good five-cent cigar,” has been lost over the years, we, as URI’s news organization, strive to emulate our quirky name and give just what this campus needs

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