Andrew Main

Andrew Main
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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.
Judith Weisenfeld, a professor of religion at Princeton University, discussed the correlation between race and religion. Photo by James Singer.   The sixth installment of this semester’s Honors Colloquium featured a guest lecturer from Princeton discussing the correlation of race and religion in America on...

What’s a Quahog?

Quahogging is a popular activity in the state, but the terminology confuses some non-residents   Despite being the smallest state in the U.S., Rhode Island certainly has plenty of unique words, phrases, foods or concepts that leave out-of-staters confused. What is an example of one...
This September has seen slightly fewer incidents compared to past years According to the Narragansett Police Department, since the beginning of the academic year there has been a slight decrease in the number of nuisance complaints regarding off-campus University of Rhode Island students, in...
A new sushi bar has taken over the grab-n-go located on the first floor of the memorial union. Photo by Grace DeSanti Dining Services has expanded the variety of Grab-n-Go combo meal options available for students to now include a sushi bar, a make...
Professor Thomas Mather shares his research on lyme disease in ticks. Photos by Autumn Walter. Sitting behind his computer, Thomas Mather opened a website that allows him to view forms sent in by people who believe they have found a tick that may...
The emporium introduced the new Providence Bagel restaurant over the summer, now open for service. Photo by Greg Clark. Providence Bagel, an award winning bagel shop, opened a new store in the Kingston Emporium on Aug. 23, offering bagels, coffee, deli sandwiches and...
by Theresa Brown and Andy Main Several resource centers at the University of Rhode Island are continuing to make improvements to the mental health services offered on campus in order to provide students with the highest quality of treatment possible.  
Christopher Parisella received the Winifred E. Brownell International Excellence Award in order to travel abroad and pursue research. |Photo courtesy of Christopher Parisella. Senior Christopher Parisella was on his way home for spring break when he got an email notifying him that he was...
(Left to Right) Carnell Jones, Mary Grace Almandrez, Kathy Collins, Donald Dehayes, David Dooley, George Gallien and Blessing Gbemisola presented at the Diversity Awards. | Photo by Grace DeSanti. Over a hundred students, staff members and guests gathered yesterday evening to honor community...
Work to move above ground utilities underground and repave the road in Fraternity Circle begins this week. |Photo by Greg Clark. Preliminary stages of a multiphase, a $5 million project that will improve Fraternity Circle’s infrastructure will begin this week, and the project will...