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.
 News Editor Andy Main and Editor-in-Chief Ian Weiner, say goodbye to The Good Five Cent Cigar. Photo by Grace DeSanti.  It is common advice to tell incoming college freshmen to get involved at their new school. We were told to find a club that...
The new bike path officially opened for public use on Monday. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island’s two-mile-long bike path, which will connect the campus to the William C. O'Neill Bike Path, officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday...
Students Hope Sousa and Kylie Chartier protest on the Quad advocating gender-neutral bathrooms. Photo by Greg Clark.  A group of students took to the Quad on Nov. 7 and called upon administrators to increase the number of gender-neutral restrooms available in academic buildings...
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.